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World Champion: Local Keegan Pollard winner of NBHA Youth World

By Leila Dycus, Intern During the week of July 21, hundreds of young barrel racers from across the world flocked to Perry, Ga., for the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Youth World Championship. Among them was Morgan County’s own Keegan Pollard, who lives in Newborn. Pollard was

Columnist on jasmines: Do you really have one in your yard?

By Stephanie Hudak Are you confused about what is a jasmine? Well, I thought I was clear about it until my son asked me a question about the one growing in his yard. It was purchased as a Confederate ‘Madison’ jasmine – ta da – so it

Unresolved grief, closure

By Jennifer Smith Going through the grief process can be a tricky thing. At some time in all of our lives we will be faced with a death that requires us to do “grief work”; and “work” is the operative word. It is work that has several

Troy Herbert O’Neal

Troy Herbert O’Neal of Mansfield passed away August 14, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was 71 years old. He was born December 14, 1941 in Lyons in Toombs County and was the eldest of four children. Mr. O’Neal married Mary Alice Cox in 1960. He

Doris Roberts Huff

MRS. DORIS ROBERTS HUFF, age 85 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center. Born in Shelby, North Carolina on August 19, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Irene Palmer Roberts. Mrs. Huff was a seamstress for

Neeth S. Baurose

A Memorial Service Celebrating the Life of Neeth S. Baurose will be held at the Madison Presbyterian Church, 382 S. Main Street on August 29, 2013 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous at www.ifr.org/pages/rescuer or

James Allen Harper

James Allen “Jamie” Harper, 51, of Atlanta died August 13, 2013. He was a native of Madison. He was born December 4, 1961 to Raymond and Lizzie Mae Harper. He was a graduate of Morgan County High School and later attended the University of Georgia and Georgia

Love: Cowboys in the Country holds benefit for Gary McNair

Photos by Jesse Walker Cowboys in the Country, Rutledge, held a benefit event for Gary McNair, who was seriously injured in a car accident in April, on Saturday, Aug. 14. For photos of the event, click here.

Don’t be surprised by the test

By T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from the Springs! Join us as we welcome Deacon Tom and Sister Gloria Carroll to the family. They are transplants from New Jersey and are already off and running continuing their work for the Lord. They were officially introduced to the congregation

Monsignor Dora: “The Dogs of Rutledge”

By Peter A. Dora Upon reaching age 65 a couple of years ago I decided not to retire but to keep going as long as possible. This resolve was marked with a grand non-retirement party at the Caboose in Rutledge. Some months later it occurred to me