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Enjoy God’s abundance by sharing a meal with your loved ones

By Mae Buice, Columnist What a beautiful day, this 18th day of November. James is out blowing leaves. Seems the more he blows the more we have, more like a spring day instead of fall. We are getting ready to go into one of the most celebrated

Mark your calendar for the lighting of the community tree Dec. 1

By Betty Moore, Columnist I send my sympathy to the McAllister family in the death of Bob. I know Grace from her working at Wal-Mart. I’ve known her for a number of years. Jo Marcum went to Dublin and carried several homemade cakes for a sale that

Art at the Rock this Saturday featuring artisans and crafts

By Rachel Harper, Columnist That cold spell didn’t last long!  It is actually hot and muggy this morning to me.  The people in Illinois and out west need our prayers after having been hit with a tornado this past weekend.  So sad.  I have heard geese honking

What are your plans for this holiday season?

By Rev. Donnie Compton, Columnist aThe book of Psalms is the greatest worship handbook ever compiled, the greatest hymnal ever penned, and the greatest collection of exhortations to worship ever assembled. The book of Psalms ends with this: Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise

Make good use of the magic word (thank you)

By Willie Ann Johnson, Columnist The weather was damp and cool on Saturday and we had a great turnout at the Nursing Home. I thank God for blessing everyone that came far and near to be able to come and bring some joy to the residents. We

Rutledge News

By Joellen Artz, Columnist The holidays are fast approaching. You can tell because the Rutledge gazebo is all decked out in festive lights, bows and garland and there’s a spectacular Christmas tree in the corner garden. Our treasured vintage Nativity Scene graces the City Park, shops and

Humane Society Dog Trainers

  By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer Leila Dycus Staff Writer he Morgan County Humane Society’s newest edition is working to keep dogs out of shelters and in their homes. “We truly want to support, through education, ways that people can help themselves and their dog,” said Linda

Best of the Best: Gingerbread and Lemon Sauce

By Cathy Best, Columnist Thanks to my grandmothers, cool days and bright leaves put me in comfort food mode. There’s something about being in a warm kitchen on a cool evening that makes me happy. It’s no secret I love to cook. Whether it’s comfort food or

Pansies are worth it!

By Stephanie Hudak, Columnist A couple weeks ago I had some of my northern relatives come to visit me and they were shocked when I told them I would just be finishing planting the city containers. What, they asked, could I possibly be planting in “the winter”?

Swag at ‘Swag Shop’ not real, police say

By Patrick Yost Editor After a short investigation and some “controlled buys,” a Lithonia man was arrested and charged with possessing and producing “boot leg” movies and music. Kevin Lanier Moore, 45, was arrested November 1 and charged with criminal reproduction and sale of recorded material and