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Holiday Parade and Caroling by Candlelight

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor The Christmas spirit descended upon Madison last Saturday with the annual Holiday Parade that culminated with The Caroling by Candelight event in town park that featured local musical performers and good ole’ Santa and Mrs. Claus. The parade’s theme this year


The Madison Welcome Center, located downtown on Madison’s square, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to be added to their list of volunteers to work the front desk on a periodic, on-call basis.  Knowledge of answering phones and directing guests on what there is to see and do

Gingerbread Workshop: A Christmas triumph

By Mauli Desai Staff Writer The Madison Artists Guild’s annual Gingerbread Workshop was a giant hit this year. “The workshop was a huge success,” commented Elizabeth Collins, the Executive Director, of the Madison Artists Guild (MAG). On December 11, the MAG hosted its 14th annual Gingerbread Workshop

George Jackson Hanes

George Jackson Hanes, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Madison surrounded by his loving wife and family on December 12, 2014. He was born on May 20, 1926 in Hall County Georgia to Lester and Eula Hanes. The family moved to Morgan County in 1929.

Karin Matheson Tamplin

Karin Matheson Tamplin, 47 of Madison, died December 15, 2014. She was the daughter of Dean and Kathleen Gaynor Mathesin. She was born November 18, 1967 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She spent much of her youth in Tennessee and was a graduate of the University of Georgia

Sylvia Faye Peters

Sylvia Peters, 70 of Madison, died December 12, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was a native of Walton County, born August 23, 1944. Her parents were the late Lunne and Clara Kilgore Durden. She was married to Kenny Peters. Mrs. Peters was a 911 operator and

Joseph “Joey” Graham Kellogg

Joseph “Joey” Graham Kellogg, 28 of Madison, died December 5, 2014. He was born March 23, 1986 in Snellville and was he beloved son of Tom and Kathy Kellogg of Madison. He was a 2004 graduate of South Gwinnett High and moved to Madison in 2012. He

Donald Whitley Brown

Donald Whitley Brown, age 85, of Monroe, died on December 10, 2014. He was born in Walton County on March 31, 1929 to the late Beatrice Whitley Brown and the late Emory Golden Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Thurmond Brown and his

Viola Reid Harper

Celebration of Life for Mrs. Viola Reid Harper will be held on Saturday December 20, 2014 at 12 Noon.  Jefferson Missionary Baptist Church, 455 Harmony Rd. Eatonton.  Sis. Harper is daughter of late Deacon Edmond C. Reid, Sr. and the late Eva Leola Willis Reid.  And, the

Activities centered around the season

We are so thankful for the friends in our community that have helped our Family Ties group at this season. Our Celebration was Monday night the 15th.  The Methodist Church’s outreach group prepared a stocking for each of the children that included many goodies and unique gift