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JV, varsity Spike Dogs dominate Jackson County, Putnam

By Leila Dycus, Intern The varsity and junior varsity Spike Dogs got to play side by side this week, hosting Jackson County and Putnam. “This was a tough one because we didn’t have a lot of action that we’re used to, but you’ve got to learn somehow.

Richardson recommends camping to relieve stress levels

By Alvin Richardson Sometimes I just need to soothe my frayed nerves. I normally can accomplish this by pretending to be a fishing guide (for no pay) or playing a little golf with my buddies (for money). When these two activities don’t work I always have my

Saturday in the Park: Community builds Washington Park: Can you dig it?

About Washington Park Playground $67,000 playground, funded by a $15,000 KaBOOM grant, $30,000 in private donations and $22,000 from the City of Madison. 100 volunteers – 50 helped with playground construction – came out last Saturday to work on the park. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Last Saturday, Aug. 31, I

Best of the Best: The Isle of Capri, and its inspiration

By Cathy Best According to her website, European fashion designer, Sonja de Lennart, sketched Capri pants in 1948 as part of her Capri Collection. Named after Italy’s Isle of Capri, the three-quarter-length pants fall anywhere from mid-calf to high-rise ankle. Grace Kelly elegantly wore them on the

Fannie Lee Heard Cannon

Fannie Lee Heard Cannon, 78, died August 21,2013. She was born in Morgan County on March 24, 1935 to Corry and Fannie Taylor Heard. She was affectionately known as “Sista” by all who knew her. She was a member of Little Indian Creek Baptist Church. She was

Alonzo Wadsworth Sumpter

Deacon Alonzo Wadsworth Sumpter died Friday, August 30, 2013. He was born September 21, 1922 to the late Samuel and Leona Crowdler Sumpter in Love Joy, Illinois. He joined the First Corinthian Baptist Church at an early age and began working in the vineyard of the Lord.

October a busy month at church

Union Springs October Calendar Choir Extravaganza Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. African-American Museum Concert Oct. 24 Hallelujah Fest Oct.26, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Pastor’s Appreciation Day Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. By T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from The Springs! It is not too early to

“Quiet, country living” in Rutledge

Music in the Park David Clemens, guitar and vocals. This concert was previously rescheduled due to rain. This is the make-up performance. Friday, Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. By Elizabeth Rockhill When we moved from Atlanta to Rutledge, I had some lifestyle adjustments to make and my friends in

Columnist: Where has this year gone?

New Apostles in Concert Sept. 14 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, at the corner of Greensboro Highway (278) and Sugar Creek Church Road, 6 p.m. The public is invited. By Mae Buice Wow! Already September 2013. Where has this year gone? Seems only yesterday we were having a

Centennial hosts GriefShare group

By Tim Reed Let me share with you some things about GriefShare and how it could possibly be for you. You may ask…do I qualify for this program? Yes! GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a loved one. There are also other life situations that