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Centennial Baptist Church’s AWANA Children’s Ministry kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 4

By David and Debbie Ingalsbe We are excited to be the new Awana Commanders at Centennial Baptist Church! We know we have been called of God to lead and minister in this outreach ministry. We would count it a privilege and blessing to have your child be

Remembering the City of Rutledge, then and now

By Joellen Artz “Through the eyes of the casual visitor, Rutledge seems to be the small, quiet town described in many a novel. The residential streets are shaded by canopies of massive oaks and elms. The houses appear to have been freshly painted and well-maintained. While the

Start of school a “bittersweet moment”

By Rachel Harper School started this past week and that is a bittersweet moment, too, for parents and even for grandparents. Especially if you have a child that is just beginning school or will be a senior. Life is made of milestones and I for one have

“Time waits for no one”

By Mae Buice Hey, did I understand the weatherman to say more showers all this week? We need a little and thankful for every drop, but we don’t need any floods. Neighbors throughout Georgia have had terrible floods. Pray we don’t get that much. The summer days

New Faces: Introducing the newest crop of teachers, a counselor and a principal

Compiled by Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor With the beginning of the new school year last week, we present to you, reader, our annual tradition of meeting the county’s new teachers in print. Enjoy! Morgan County Primary School Sarah Ball will teach Pre-Kindergarten at Morgan County Primary. Do you have

Former Extension Agent Bobby Smith says thank you to the county

  By Bobby Smith As I look back on my career thus far, that day I moved to Morgan County was special. It was the end of May in 2000. I was moving from my home in Auburn where I managed the University Dairy for the past

Zoned for a Zoo: It’s all in black and white – board OKs zoo proposed on Vaden’s Highway 83 property

By Patrick Yost Editor After a 90-minute hearing on a request to allow a conditional used permit for a zoo on more than 30 acres of River Farm Road, Ellen Warren, chairwoman, Morgan County Board of Commission, broke tradition. As chairwoman she is not tasked with offering

Second suspect is arrested in Bostwick beating incident

By Patrick Yost Editor A second suspect has been arrested and charged in the brutal beating of a 70–year–old Bostwick man. David Gunner McCullough, 19, Greensboro, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and robbery in relation to the beating of Thomas Gary Etris. Etris was found

Mayor Gilbert wants out, Perriman wants in

By Patrick Yost Editor Madison Mayor Bruce Gilbert said Tuesday that he would not seek another term. The announcement came on the heels of current Madison Mayor Pro Tem Fred Perriman stating that he would seek the position. Perriman, 65, has been a 30-year Madison City Council

String of thefts from cars plagues Madison

By Patrick Yost Editor In two days five different vehicles were entered and items were stolen last week. According to Madison Police Department reports, the thefts, which occurred on July 31 and August 1, had a recurring theme. None of the vehicles were locked. “It’s imperative that