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Spike Dogs defeat Prince Avenue, Jackson County on the road

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County High School Spike Dogs were on the road last week, traveling to different area schools. The varsity team took on Prince Avenue and Jackson County at Prince on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The varsity and JV Dogs traveled to Hart County

For the trophy-hunting outdoorsman, size matters

By Alvin Richardson I caught my first trophy bass at around the age of six and I’ll never forget that day. The big fish hit a plastic worm that I was inexpertly dragging along the bottom of our small pond. The day had been slow to that

JV Dogs fall to Jefferson 0-15

Next Up The JV Morgan County High School football team takes on Monticello at MCHS, 5:30 p.m. This is their third game of the season. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer In the first two weeks of Morgan County High School (MCHS) JV football, the Bulldogs beat Putnam County 36-26

MCMS beats Monticello 32-18

Next Up The MCMS Dogs took on Loganville this Wednesday, Sept. 18, and play the Putnam War Eagles next Wednesday at home, 4:30 p.m. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School Bulldogs beat the Monticello Purple Hurricanes 32-18 last Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Jasper County.

Open heart: Local museums host Open Art Day

Four local museums – the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison Artists Guild and Morgan County African American Museum – opened their doors last Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 for four hours, during which those who wished could come in free of charge. In additional to the art, of

Columnist is “singing the praises of the petunias”

By Stephanie Hudak Last week I talked about the thugs in the pots. This week I want to sing the praises of the petunias. Well, not all of them, but a few have been outstanding and you need to know about them so that next year you

Obituary: Glenda Wilson Hodges

Glenda Wilson Hodges, 67, of Madison, and formerly of Bainbridge, passed away on September 14, 2013, after a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. She was born in Americus,  on June 3, 1946 and was valedictorian of the 1964 class at Webster County High School in

Obituary: Annette D. Wilkes

Annette D. Wilkes, 78, of Watkinsville passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013. Born March 24, 1935 in Watkinsville, she was a lifelong resident of Oconee County and was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Wilkes and her eldest son, Richard A. Wilkes. She was

Obituary: Joseph Blackwell

Joseph Ben Blackwell, age 77, of Newborn, died on September 11, 2013. He was born in Jasper, on February 23, 1936 to the late Audie Chumbly Blackwell and the late Joe Blackwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Dorothy Blackwell, and sons, the

Best of the Best: “Riding the lines, a Wisconsin ramble”

By Cathy Best I was working in Belles Beaux & Gifts, in downtown Madison, this summer when a couple came in from Houston, Texas. “What brings you to Madison?” I inquired. “Madison,” they replied. Turns out, they read about Madison and decided a long weekend was in