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Craft, Zant set course records at cross country meet

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) cross country team held their first home meet of the season last Thursday, Oct. 10. The Morgan County boys and girls teams placed first against runners from Putnam and Greene, and MCHS runners Jeremy Craft and

Playoff Bound: MCHS Lady Dogs place third in region, continue to state playoffs

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Last Thursday, Oct. 10, the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Lady Dogs softball team traveled to Jackson County High School to compete in the 8-AAA region tournament. The Lady Dogs fell to Region leader Franklin County 0-4 in the semifinal game of

Perfect Record

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Bulldogs beat the Social Circle Redskins 25-6 on Wednesday, Oct. 9, to come out of their regular season with a perfect record. On Oct. 16, the Dogs played against Youth Middle School at home in the

Boating mishaps can dampen the fisherman’s spirit

By Alvin Richardson Today’s lessons in avoidance of maritime disasters come courtesy of long painful experience that includes various dunkings, dumpings, divings, and even a few Olympic style backflips. Hopefully my errors in judgment will help you steer clear of similar disasters and predicaments as you launch

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