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Debut: First-ever Cotton South Fine Arts Festival brings hundreds to Madison

Art Media at Cotton South 2D and 3D mixed media; basket; ceramic; drawing; fiber; precious and semi-precious jewelry; metal; acrylic, watercolor and oil painting; pastel; photography; sculpture; wood By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Artists and lovers of art – between 1,000 and 2,000, actually – descended on Madison last Saturday

Grand finale for summer season in the city’s containers

By Stephanie Hudak This is it folks… The summer season is over, fall is officially here, and the containers will be changed out. I know they look awesome right now. Huge! They are all huge and overflowing the boxes. I must give credit to Erin and his

Obituary: David Junior Angel, Bishop

David Junior Angel, 51, husband of Vicki Livsey Angel, died Friday, September 27, 2013. A native of Pendergrass, he was the son of the late Clifford and Gloria Stone Angel and brother of the late James Onice Angel and Dorothy Mae Angel. He was currently working for

Obituary: Ray Knight

Ray Knight, 84 of Rutledge, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Covington on July 2, 1929 to the late A. K. and Elizabeth Huff Knight. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later served Morgan

Best of the Best: “The Best Historic Town in Wisconsin”

By Cathy Best We have arrived. Mineral Point, Wisconsin is a charming town of about 2,500. A visit here will treat you to an interesting history as to how, and why, the area was settled, historic architecture, daily historic home tours, great restaurants, a thriving art community,


By Jennifer Smith I just came home from spending a few days at the beach. It is an odd time for me to be there, since usually I am there in the middle of the summer and not at the very end. It was quiet there, almost

Belgium celebrates ‘no car’ day

By Rachel Harper I don’t have to tell you that fall is definitely here!  I love these wonderfully cool mornings and cool nights, but from what I have seen of the weather forecast, it doesn’t look like we are going to have a frost on Oct. 3!

Silent soldiers: Old chimneys stand guard to history

By Nancy Darby I see them everywhere, so often it sometimes doesn’t even register that I am seeing our history flash before my eyes. A lone chimney, hiding in the woods or maybe in the middle of field. A lone sentinel of times past. But each one

Singing about heaven and God’s tomorrow

By Rev. Donnie Compton I love to sing about heaven! Do you ever think about heaven? I think about it all the time. 1 John 3:2 says, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we

The happiness of David came from confessing his sins

By Margie Ward Sunday morning attendance was good; we still have some out for different reasons. We pray each and everyone will be back soon. We again had visitors present. We appreciate them coming and hope they received encouragement and help for the week ahead to go