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MCHS JV girls cross country team ranks high at North Oconee High meet

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) JV girls cross country team placed highly at the North Oconee Home Meet on Sept. 5, with Yakira Chapman taking first place with a time of 25:56.36. Carolina Zant, Jessie Pagett and Maddie Allen also placed

MCMS beats Monticello and Putnam

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Lady Dogs softball team defeated Monticello 8-4 and Putnam County 18-6 on Aug. 27 and 29, respectively, before losing to Loganville last Friday 2-4. The Lady Dogs’ 8-4 victory over Monticello marked the first win of

MCMS beats Carver Middle School 28-24 in season opener

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School football team beat the Carver Middle School Wildcats 28-24 at home for their first game of the regular season on Sept. 4. During the Bulldogs’ preseason game against Carson Middle School on Aug. 24, Morgan County beat

Spike Dogs lose to Oconee, dominate over Central Gwinnett

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County High School JV and varsity Spike Dogs found themselves on the road this week to play in neighboring Oconee County. Morgan took on Oconee County as well as Central Gwinnett high schools last Tuesday, Sept. 5. While the varsity Dogs

How tractor engineering lost World War II

By Alvin Richardson As an old history teacher I’m always on the lookout for events that changed the course of our country and world. I ran across one from a surprising source the other day and this story will chronicle that event as best I can. Be

Lady Dogs beat Athens Christian, lose to Eastside during Invitational games

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Sept. 4, the Morgan County High School Lady Dogs put Athens Christian behind 12-5 before losing to Eastside 6-8 during pool qualifying games for the Lady Dogs Invitational medal games, which will take place this Saturday at Heritage Park. After the

Dress for success: Local celebrities get costumed for a cause

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Let’s call it cosplay for charity. The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art (STMA), in Buckhead, has enlisted local celebrities to play a grown-up, dress-up game in an effort to raise funds for the museum’s children’s art programs. To that end, 16 well-known

Allene Carolyn Crissman • Templeton, Penn.

Allene Carolyn Crissman, 89, of Templeton, Penn., passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born January 7, 1924 in Madison, the daughter of Edward and Irene (Duke) Morris. She spent her younger years living in Georgia and El Paso,

Horace Dupree “Rudy” Bridges

Rudy Bridges, 89 of Madison, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born Horace Dupree Bridges on August 11, 1924 in Danielsville to Toombs and Quilla Grahm Bridges. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in

John Alec Haley

John Alec Haley, 59 of Watkinsville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. He was the son of the late Marvin and Edna Towe Haley. He was born March 24, 1954 in Buckhead. He worked for Wellington Puritan as a mechanic for many years. He was a member of