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Turman commits to UT

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dog CJ Turman announced this week that he is committing to the University of Tennessee. Turman, senior at MCHS this year, stated in an interview earlier this week that the University of Tennessee (UT) had been

One Year Down

By Nick Nunn I remember saying to myself a year ago when I applied for this job that I’d never get it. After all, I don’t have a background in journalism, I had never written for a living, and – as anyone in my family will tell

Outdoorsmen are getting mighty fancy when it comes to clothes

By Alvin Richardson I will never forget driving up to visit with my grandmother many years ago sporting a new car. Well, it was new to me even though it was a 10-year-old Chevy. She immediately commented “You’re getting might fancy aren’t you?” Of course fancy to

Lady Dogs win some, lose some at North Oconee Play Day

  By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County JV volleyball Lady Dogs started off their season last week and competed in a Play Day event at North Oconee High School. “They’re very experienced JV teams, they’ve got a lot of experience on their JV teams, several years

Varsity Lady Dogs take championship in Cherokee Leadoff Classic

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity Lady Dogs swept their way through the Cherokee Leadoff Classic at Etowah High School in Woodstock last weekend, beating Dodge County 15-12 and Paulding County 6-4 before taking the last game 5-2 against Etowah. During

World Champion: Local Keegan Pollard winner of NBHA Youth World

By Leila Dycus, Intern During the week of July 21, hundreds of young barrel racers from across the world flocked to Perry, Ga., for the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Youth World Championship. Among them was Morgan County’s own Keegan Pollard, who lives in Newborn. Pollard was

Columnist on jasmines: Do you really have one in your yard?

By Stephanie Hudak Are you confused about what is a jasmine? Well, I thought I was clear about it until my son asked me a question about the one growing in his yard. It was purchased as a Confederate ‘Madison’ jasmine – ta da – so it

Unresolved grief, closure

By Jennifer Smith Going through the grief process can be a tricky thing. At some time in all of our lives we will be faced with a death that requires us to do “grief work”; and “work” is the operative word. It is work that has several

Troy Herbert O’Neal

Troy Herbert O’Neal of Mansfield passed away August 14, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was 71 years old. He was born December 14, 1941 in Lyons in Toombs County and was the eldest of four children. Mr. O’Neal married Mary Alice Cox in 1960. He

Doris Roberts Huff

MRS. DORIS ROBERTS HUFF, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center. Born in Shelby, North Carolina on August 19, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Irene Palmer Roberts. Mrs. Huff was a seamstress for