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Don’t throw me in the briar patch with Brer Alan

By Alvin Richardson Author’s note: In my youth November always meant quail season was close at hand. This is a story about some of those memories. You may remember the story from Uncle Remus of American folklore literature. Brer Fox laid a trap for Brer Rabbit by

Get loud! MCHS students celebrate Homecoming last Friday

Last week marked Homecoming Week at Morgan County High School, and the week ended with Friday spent playing games (including the powderpuff football finals), going to a pep rally and then to a football game, where the Homecoming Court was celebrated at halftime. Photos by Jesse Walker

Gardening columnist on weeds: “They may actually be valuable”

By Stephanie Hudak Have you been a good gardener and already put out your pre-emergent to keep those winter weeds at bay? Well, you may have missed an opportunity to make some money. “What?” you say. Well, here is the whole story. I attended a wonderful program

Columnist speaks to health concerns related to deodorants

By Dr. Haley Lance Of all the products we read labels on, deodorants and antiperspirants rarely make the list. However, there are some considerations to take into account when choosing a deodorant/antiperspirant formula, and learning to read the labels can yield long-term health benefits. The active ingredients

Obituary: Julia Constance Bryant

Connie Bryant, 52 of Buckhead, died Monday, October 14, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Paul Adams Bryant and Joy Flamm Bryant. She was born March 26, 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a registered nurse and a graduate of Georgia Baptist Nursing School. Ms.

Columnist: “What does it mean to rest?”

By Jennifer Smith Recently our Sunday school lesson was about “Balancing Work and Rest.” I learned some significant truths about why it is important to take “Sabbaths” in our lives. There are spiritual, physical and emotional reasons that make a Sabbath necessary in order to maintain a

Spin for Kids draws hundreds of cyclists to Rutledge area

By Leila Dycus, Intern Camp Twin Lakes was overtaken by cyclists this past weekend, racking up miles and raising money to send kids to camp. More than 800 bike riders made their way to Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge this past weekend, Oct. 19 and 20. The

Flip the switch and prepare for the frost!

By Rachel Harper Well, I flipped the switch and turned on our heat this morning; it was a nippy 47 degrees when I walked into the kitchen.  I have down tomorrow, the 22, as a possible day of frost and also this coming Saturday, the 26, on

On the Holy Spirit

Selfishness Americans used to say, “Give me liberty.” Today they just say, “Give Me.” The perfect gift for the person who has everything – a burglar alarm. Too many people live cafeteria style – self-service. No one is so empty as when he is filled with thoughts

Sympathy to the family of Connie Bryant

By Betty Moore I send my sympathy to the family of Connie Bryant. My girls went to Rutledge Academy with Connie. She was a cute young girl. Linda rode to ballgames with Connie and her mother Joy. After high school she studied to become a nurse. She