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Spike Dogs lose to Oconee, dominate over Central Gwinnett

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County High School JV and varsity Spike Dogs found themselves on the road this week to play in neighboring Oconee County. Morgan took on Oconee County as well as Central Gwinnett high schools last Tuesday, Sept. 5. While the varsity Dogs

How tractor engineering lost World War II

By Alvin Richardson As an old history teacher I’m always on the lookout for events that changed the course of our country and world. I ran across one from a surprising source the other day and this story will chronicle that event as best I can. Be

Lady Dogs beat Athens Christian, lose to Eastside during Invitational games

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Sept. 4, the Morgan County High School Lady Dogs put Athens Christian behind 12-5 before losing to Eastside 6-8 during pool qualifying games for the Lady Dogs Invitational medal games, which will take place this Saturday at Heritage Park. After the

Dress for success: Local celebrities get costumed for a cause

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Let’s call it cosplay for charity. The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art (STMA), in Buckhead, has enlisted local celebrities to play a grown-up, dress-up game in an effort to raise funds for the museum’s children’s art programs. To that end, 16 well-known

Allene Carolyn Crissman • Templeton, Penn.

Allene Carolyn Crissman, 89, of Templeton, Penn., passed away Friday, September 6, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born January 7, 1924 in Madison, the daughter of Edward and Irene (Duke) Morris. She spent her younger years living in Georgia and El Paso,

Horace Dupree “Rudy” Bridges

Rudy Bridges, 89 of Madison, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born Horace Dupree Bridges on August 11, 1924 in Danielsville to Toombs and Quilla Grahm Bridges. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in

John Alec Haley

John Alec Haley, 59 of Watkinsville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. He was the son of the late Marvin and Edna Towe Haley. He was born March 24, 1954 in Buckhead. He worked for Wellington Puritan as a mechanic for many years. He was a member of

Richard Maurice Hawkins

Richard Maurice Hawkins, 65, died September 3, 2013. He was born in Madison to Pecola Hawkins. Upon graduation from Pearl High School he “tossed his cap” and walked away from Madison swearing not to return. He joined the United States Navy shortly after graduating from high school

Sermon: “Father knows Best”

By Willie Ann Johnson The weather is nice but hot. We are ending summer and approaching fall. We’ll still have some hot days and cool nights. Praise God. Sis. A. we all missed you on Sunday. Sunday our Sunday school lesson was very interesting, “God’s image, male

Newly planted crop doesn’t need rain, only sunshine!

By Nancy Darby If you take a drive down Hawkins Academy Road, a couple of miles outside of Rutledge, you will find a large field with a brand new crop. A crop never before seen in Georgia. A crop that will continue to produce year after year,