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Boo! Rutledge Holds Spooky Fall Fest

The City of Rutledge held their annual Spooky Fall Fest last Saturday, Oct. 26, and children (and some adults) came out in costume to participate in the Trunk-or-Treat and hayride as well as costume contest, among other things. Call it a Halloween warm-up, if you will. Photos

Speer to serve as Cotton Queen at Saturday’s festival

Special to the Citizen Special to the Citizen Meet Sara Ann Nunn Speer, this year’s Cotton Queen: I was born in 1935 the only daughter of Sam and Ethel Nunn with five brothers. At a young age I quickly learned that in order to survive in a


Thursday, Oct. 31 • Trunk-or-Treat at New Hope Baptist Church, 6-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the evening with us. There will be games, food, fellowship and trunk or treat. Everything is free. Saturday, Nov. 2 • Cotton Gin Festival, downtown Bostwick. • 2013 Gin Run

Obituary: Hamelean Chester Jr.

Hamelean Chester Jr. passed away at the age of 64 on Friday, October 25, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2 at 2nd St. Paul Baptist Church, 2611 VFW Lane, Athens Highway, Madison. Family and friends please assemble at Jones and Turner

Obituary: Lenwood Charles Peoples Sr.

Deacon Lenwood Charles Peoples Sr. passed away at the age of 71 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at First St. Paul Baptist Church in Apalachee. Visitation was Tuesday, October 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jones

Obituary: Dorothy Mae Conner Herbert

Dorothy Herbert, 88, died October 27, 2013. She was a native of South Boston, Virginia. She was born February 6, 1925 to the late James and Flossie Booth Conner. She was married to the late Samuel Herbert and spent her career as a nurse. She enjoyed gardening,

Obituary: Mrs. Inez B. Lee

Inez B. Lee, 88 of Hampton, passed away, October 25, 2013.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Watson B. Lee.  She is survived by her children, Shirley (Doc) Kinney of Hampton, Steve (Patty) Lee of McDonough, Butch (Cindy) Lee of Madison, Beverley Martin of Hampton,

Obituary: Martha “Mott” Pearson

Martha “Mott” Pinson Pearson, 72, of Rutledge, died Sunday, Oct.27, 2013. She was born December 9, 1940 to Robert and Effie Taylor Pinson. She was married to Timothy Pearson. She lived most of her life in Rutledge where she was a hairdresser. She was a member of

Obituary: Grady Gill

Grady Gill, 71 of Madison, passed away October 26, 2013 while engaging in one of his favorite pastimes, gardening in his backyard. Mr. Gill was born June 2, 1942 to Thurman Northern and Sadie Williams Gill of Millerville, Ala. On June 2, 1963 he married his high

Best of the Best: Beyond pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness

By Cathy Best Since 1985, October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Wikipedia states the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries partnered to create the NBCAM “to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against