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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,

“Nip” in the air? Maybe we’ll get an early fall

By Mae Buice Is it possible there’s just a little “nip” in the air, especially at night? Do you think we might have an early fall? Seems the last few years we’ve had nice weather on through October. Sunday was nice and pleasant, and a great day

Columnist: “Great is Thy Faithfulness!”

By Julie Phillips Fall is in the air and I love everything about it. It seems like such a special time, with God’s mighty hand on everything! With the cooler weather, juicy fresh apples, leaves turning beautiful colors of red, green, orange and brown, creating a carpet

Sunday services: “The Natural Carnal and Spiritual Man” and “Love is a Noun”

By Margie Ward A good attendance was present for the morning worship service. It was so good to see some of our members back after being out due to sickness. We pray they will continue to do well and will be back in church each week. We