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The Christmas spirit has fallen here at Centennial

By Rev. Donnie Compton, Columnist It was an exciting day at Centennial Baptist this past Sunday. Our services started with two baptisms and the sounds of our Centennial Bell Choir playing “Away in a Manger.” Dr. Steve Parr preached a great message ending his Series titled “Looking

Grandma’s Home Made Ornaments made a disaster instead

By Rachael Harper, Columnist I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to get together with your families.  All of our brood along with Mama and Daddy all gathered here on Thanksgiving Day and enjoyed being together and eating too much!  I

Along with wet, chilly weather comes cabin fever

By Joellen Artz, Columnist Last week we were lucky to have two of our four grandchildren visit us but as cabin fever set in we really had a hard time thinking of activities that 10 and 12 year old boys would enjoy as it was raining and

I’m still a little girl where Christmas is concerned

By Mae Buice, columnist What a beautiful week end, this first of December. Temperature just right to put us in the right spirit to begin the most beautiful time of the year. I’m still a little girl where Christmas is concerned. When I think of the very

Christmas Came to Buckhead

    By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff writer Christmas came to Buckhead with the arrival of Santa Clause and the lighting of the town’s tree. “I think it’s great for the community to come together to celebrate the Christmas season,” said resident Erin Miller. On Sunday Dec.

Winter Beauty

  By Stephaine Hudak Okay, it isn’t officially winter, but it sure looks and feels like it. The intense cold temperatures finally did in the last of the plants in my yard. Well, except for those wonderful winter weeds. Yes, I should have put out that pre-emergent

Best of the Best: These boots used to be made for walking

By Cathy Best, Columnist Texas covers 268,820 square miles; it’s a big state… big state. My father and younger sister do their dead level best to cover some part of it every time he visits her in San Antonio. Snapping pictures and giggling, they traipse the back

BeMent best in county

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff Writer Amy Saylor BeMent, a MCHS teacher for 11 years, was chosen as Morgan County’s Teacher of the Year. BeMent was named the top teacher from a pool of four Morgan County teacher nominees including Angela Stapleton, Lamb Eggers, and Connie Cunningham.

MMH books a profit for the month

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority (MMHA) stated during the Nov. 21 meeting that the Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) gained a net income of more than $189,000 during the month of October. “It’s good to be back in the black,” said MMHA Member

County seeks $2.5 million loan to fund pension program

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved of a request for loan proposals in the amount of $2,500,000 for the purpose of fully funding the county’s unfunded pension liability. By paying off the remainder of the pension liability and, instead, paying