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Zack Stone takes sixth at Athens Academy for MCHS

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer At the Athens Academy Home Meet, held last Thursday, Sept. 19, five members of the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Cross Country team placed in the top 20 positions in the Boys’ 5K and Girls’ 5K races. For the Boys’ 5K, Zack

The do’s and don’ts of hunting camps: Your checklist

By Alvin Richardson Deer season is underway for the archery guys and just around the corner is opening day for the hunters who favor smoke poles (muzzle loaders) and traditional firearms. With that in mind I thought it an opportune time to send along a few tips

MCMS Dogs defeat Loganville Red Devils 12-8

Next up for MCMS The MCMS Dogs will take on Youth Middle Oct. 2 and then Social Circle Oct. 9, both on the road. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Last Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Morgan County Middle School Bulldogs beat the Loganville Red Devils 12-8 at home for their

Spike Dogs lose to Oconee, beat Hart

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County High School Spike Dogs traveled to North Oconee last Thursday to take on two tough teams: North Oconee and Hart. In the past, both North Oconee and Hart have proved to be a challenge for the Bulldogs. In the first

Maine Questions: Morgan County Primary School students take to Skype to speak with Maine residents, ask questions and meet a lobster

Facts about Maine Maine gets about 8-12 inches of snow at a time. Georgia and Maine share the same state insect: the honeybee. Maine state cat is (surprise!) the Maine Coon. Maine is smaller than Georgia, land-wise, but has a larger population. Temperatures in Maine vs. Georgia differ by

Gardening columnist Stephanie Hudak: “Natives versus aliens”

Native Plant Ideas for your Yard Trees Red maples, river birch, American beech, oaks (white, pin, willow, live), white ash and sweet gum Borders and beds Asclepias (milkweeds), Joe Pye Weed Grasses Panicums For the birds and the bees Serviceberry trees, blueberry bushes By Stephanie Hudak Hair

Tips on how to improve focus, concentration in children

By Dr. Haley Lance A new school year is underway. Along with waking up early and homework, comes getting into a routine. For many kids, the transition to waking up, sleeping, eating, and concentrating on schedule can be a difficult one. Many of these problems resolve themselves

Obituary: Robert Henry Litz

Robert Henry Litz, known by all as “Bob,” died on September 13, 2013 of lung disease at the age of 72. He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and has lived in Madison for the past 23 years after marrying his wife Rebecca Holland Litz, known

Obituary: Mable Leonard

Mable Leonard, 86, of Eatonton, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013. She was born in Eatonton Sept. 7, 1927 to the late Charlie Croma Carnes and the late Chapel Waters Carnes. Mrs. Leonard attended Harmony Baptist Church and enjoyed spending her early days outdoors with horses, and

Obituary: Betty Walton Johnston

Betty Johnston, 92, of Madison, died September 14, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker and wife to the late Raymond Johnston. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard and garden. She loved to help others. She and