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Lady Diamond Dogs break into pre-season

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer On July 22 and 23, the Morgan County High School Lady Diamond Dogs participated in the Dan Davis Invitational, which was held at the University of North Georgia and Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega.  During the two-day event, the Lady Dogs

I’m still here

By Nick Nunn You may have noticed, but my byline has been venturing out beyond the comfortable confines of the “B” section during the past couple of weeks. In case you haven’t noticed, I am now the Citizen’s news writer as well. The reactions that I’ve received

Bultaco and Thomas, all about the love

By Cathy Best Two years ago, our son, Thomas rescued Bultaco, a male Blue Heeler. Due to Jodot, his year-old female heeler, Thomas was familiar with the breed. He knew they were a sturdy, smart, headstrong, and energetic breed that loved to work and play. He also

MCHS Hoop Dogs compete in summer programs

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Several members of the Morgan County High School Hoop Dogs had the opportunity this summer to compete in regional and national programs. CJ Turman, Tookie Brown, Jaylin Ingram, and D’verious Brown were all chosen to participate in programs sponsored by Nike and

Hey, Coach!: This week we meet Charlemagne Gibbons, head coach of the Morgan Co. High School boys basketball team

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Charlemagne Gibbons was born in Montgomery, Ala. on Sept. 23, 1977. After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Coach Gibbons attended Auburn University at Montgomery, where he played for the basketball team and eventually returned for a Master’s Degree

On health, aging and “The Medicine Man”

By Alvin Richardson There are some days when old age seems to be creeping up on me. On the other hand there are moments when it feels as if the speed at which I’m reaching advanced age is coming on like a runaway freight train. Throughout this

Firefly in the Sky: City’s Firefly Festival Kids’ Night Friday and Date Night Saturday

The City of Madison held their annual Firefly Festival in Town Park on Friday, July 26 (Kids’ Night) and Saturday, July 27 (Date Night). For complete coverage of the Firefly Festival, in photos, click here.

Morgan schools to hold beginning-of-the-year events

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Morgan County public school students begin the school year Thursday, Aug. 8, but Meet the Teacher and open house events start before and continue after that date. Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) will hold their Meet the Teacher date on Wednesday, Aug.

Alfonso Adams August 6, 1947 – July 27, 2013

Funeral services for Alfonso Adams, son of the late Evelyn B. Adams Sr. and Mrs. Parthenia Adams will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1628 Godfrey Road, Eatonton. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m.

Ganelle “Nell” Cronic Porter

Nell Cronic Porter, 85 of Buckhead, died Monday, July 29, 2013. She was born April 21, 1928 in Buckhead to William Hillary Cronic and Bunie Bell Cronic. She was married to the late William “Bill” Daniel Porter. They raised their four children on the family farm in