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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

John Marshall Givens

John M. Givens died peacefully July 23, 2013 after complications related to a stroke at the age of 72. He was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi on August 30, 1940.He was preceded in death by his parents Siller Wilkinson Givens and Marshall Givens. He is survived by his

Ushers and Greeters’ Anniversary

Union Springs News By. T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from The Springs. Guess who graduated on Tuesday, July 30, from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science, Integrative Studies Degree in Leadership and Communication? That would be none other than Gary Marneze Walker! Now that was a

The pursuit of happiness: You “get it” or you don’t

Rutledge News By Joan Ekstrom Rutledge has a slogan: “Rutledge… Small but Special.” And when you visit Rutledge you either “get it” or you don’t. The folks who “get it” come back again and again. I believe part of the reason is the small and simple things

Columnist: “We’re justified by faith, peace with God…”

Brownwood News Margie Ward A good attendance was present for the morning worship service. We still have some out due to sickness, jobs etc. Our prayers continue to be with each of these. We are thankful for all our visitors that come worship with us week after

Master Gardeners’ plans have changed!

Madison News By Monaray Powers The families of the late Thomas M. Gilbert and Fannie Lou Gilbert had their annual get together Sunday under the big pecan trees at the home of Mike and Pam Gilbert. Pork barbecue and stew were served to those present along with

A very happy 95th birthday to the one-and-only, original Mrs. TriBee

TriBee News By Rachel Harper The original Mrs. Tri-Bee had a very big birthday this past weekend.  She was and is very blessed to have celebrated her 95th birthday! Although she isn’t able to live at her home anymore, she is happy and content down at The Lake

Calling “Mama” on trip west to Colorado

Buckhead News By Betty Moore I was shocked today to learn of the death of Jimmy Alford of Eatonton. I had known him all of his life. At one point we lived next door to he and his family As a matter of fact his mother was