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Slice o’ Love: Local lunchroom patrons are eating more varied, homemade dishes than ever

Menus are online! Go to the system’s website,, and click on the “School Nutrition” tab. By Katie Walker, Staff Writer “Woke up in the Mornin’, put on my new plastic glove. Serve some reheated salisbury steak, with a little slice of love. Got no clue what the

Spin for Kids set for this weekend

By Leila Dycus, Intern Got wheels, will spin… for kids. Come to Camp Twin Lakes for the annual Spin for Kids event this weekend, Oct. 19-20. The event will be held at the Rutledge campus. Spin for Kids is designed for riders of all skill levels to

Obituary: William Graham Ponder, Sr.

William Graham Ponder, Sr. died Oct. 13, 2013 at his residence at Marsh’s Edge on St. Simons Island. He was 89 years old. He was born November 5, 1923, in Rutledge, the son of Paul Holloway and Mary Graham Ponder. He attended Emory University and graduated from

Obituary: Mary Paula Potter

Mary Paula Potter, 63, of Rutledge, died October 11, 2013. She was a native of Atlanta. Ms. Potter was the daughter of the late Paul Schulte Sr. and Mary Fleeman Schulte. She worked as a dietician at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro. She is survived

Obituary: Johnnie Thelma Mosley (“Sister”)

Johnnie Thelma Mosley passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Rockledge, Florida. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Plainview Baptist Church, Madison. Visitation will be Friday evening, Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jones and Turner Funeral Home Chapel.

Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Ray Stapleton

Mary Elizabeth Ray Stapleton, 87, entered into rest on Friday, October 4, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Elizabeth was born on June 9, 1926 in Lumber City, Georgia. Her husband, Owen M. Stapleton and parents, Prentice Ray and Bertha Mae Floyd Ray, preceded her in death. Having

Obituary: Lucy Brown Gomez

Lucy Brown Gomez, of Lake Forest Drive, Elberton, passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.  Mrs. Gomez was born in Elbert County, Jan. 16, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Clyde Caldwell Brown and step-daughter of the late

Obituary: Danny Herring

Danny Herring, 55, of Newborn, passed away October 13, 2013. Danny enjoyed watching horse races, riding his Harley, and was always ready to smoke meats to serve a crowd. He was an exceptional pool player, but above all, he cherished his time with his children. Danny was

Mastitis being blamed for industry troubles

By Rachel Harper Do you remember when I wrote the other week about that $3 million study the Department of Agriculture was going to spend to try and find out why dairies are dwindling in the Southeast?  Well, lo and behold, we got a survey in the

Columnist has praise for “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Sunday School We either build better Sunday schools and churches or else we build better prison cells. Three rules in teaching Sunday school: be sincere, be brief, and be seated. Everyone who thinks there ought to be a Sunday school ought to attend Sunday school. The most expensive