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Columnist is “singing the praises of the petunias”

By Stephanie Hudak Last week I talked about the thugs in the pots. This week I want to sing the praises of the petunias. Well, not all of them, but a few have been outstanding and you need to know about them so that next year you

Obituary: Glenda Wilson Hodges

Glenda Wilson Hodges, 67, of Madison, and formerly of Bainbridge, passed away on September 14, 2013, after a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. She was born in Americus,  on June 3, 1946 and was valedictorian of the 1964 class at Webster County High School in

Obituary: Annette D. Wilkes

Annette D. Wilkes, 78, of Watkinsville passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013. Born March 24, 1935 in Watkinsville, she was a lifelong resident of Oconee County and was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Wilkes and her eldest son, Richard A. Wilkes. She was

Obituary: Joseph Blackwell

Joseph Ben Blackwell, age 77, of Newborn, died on September 11, 2013. He was born in Jasper, on February 23, 1936 to the late Audie Chumbly Blackwell and the late Joe Blackwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Dorothy Blackwell, and sons, the

Best of the Best: “Riding the lines, a Wisconsin ramble”

By Cathy Best I was working in Belles Beaux & Gifts, in downtown Madison, this summer when a couple came in from Houston, Texas. “What brings you to Madison?” I inquired. “Madison,” they replied. Turns out, they read about Madison and decided a long weekend was in

“The Prayer of Thanksgiving”

By T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from The Springs! I shared with you previously all of the events scheduled for the month of October. Well one more has been added. The next USBC Women’s Conference will be a two-day occasion. The first session will be on Friday, Oct.

The Co-Op: Home to the Rutledge Pickers

By Tim Ferguson You have GOT to go to the Co-Op in Rutledge. Go over the railroad tracks, pull up to the famous stop barrel and look to your right, then look to your left, then look right again and you’ll see the Co-Op in an old

Training children in the “old-fashioned ways”

By Mae Buice I love changing of the seasons. We are never bored with the Southern way of doing things. Just think, in a few weeks God’s paintbrush will be working double time, hitting every leaf and most of them different colors. What a wondrous Lord we

Difficult times? Trust the Word of God!

By Rev. Donnie Compton “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear

Memories of driving The Salamander

By Rachel Harper It has really been hay weather this past week!  My men were getting up hay close to Bob Bennett’s house this past week and on this particular day, his daughter, Leigh, with her little boy, were visiting him.  They both enjoyed watching them in