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Sunday services: “The Natural Carnal and Spiritual Man” and “Love is a Noun”

By Margie Ward A good attendance was present for the morning worship service. It was so good to see some of our members back after being out due to sickness. We pray they will continue to do well and will be back in church each week. We

Remembering Billy Graham Crusade singer George Beverly Shea

By Betty Moore Congratulations to Sue Doorenbos in receiving her associate degree in Business Administration from Georgia Military College. I’m proud of you Sue! Christie and Frieda White went to the Parsons’ reunion at Watkinsville Sunday. Scott, Jennifer and Sara Doran went to Callaway Gardens to see

On $3M dairy study: “We could tell them what’s wrong with a five-minute phone conversation that wouldn’t cost them a dime”

By Rachel Harper I can’t believe I am saying this, but wouldn’t a nice shower of rain be nice?!   It waited until the end of summer, but it is definitely hot and dry; but at least the farmers are able to get up their hay, which is

Gardening, city containers and the thugs that live there

By Stephanie Hudak Well, did that get your attention? What I really meant was that some of the plants that I put in the containers I “thought” were the good guys have become “thugs.” Last week, Jack Meyer and I were grooming the containers – by the

Best of the Best: Oh, what fun it is to hide

By Cathy Best Clandestine culinary societies are tucked in to home kitchens across the globe. These alternative dining spots, known as underground, or secret, restaurants have evolved, from conventional supper clubs with friends, to elevated supper clubs with paying customers. Home-cooks, and chefs alike, host these intimate

Pedestrian hit by car in crosswalk

By Patrick Yost, Editor A Thomasville woman was struck by a late model BMW Sunday while attempting to negotiate a crosswalk at the intersection of Main and West Washington streets in Madison last Sunday. According to Sgt. Marc Meeler, Georgia State Patrol, Jennifer Dewell, 52, was struck

Celebrity burglar strikes Madison? Thefts of silver range from Charleston to Belle Meade, Tenn.

By Patrick Yost, Editor A man dubbed “Burglar to the Stars” may have been involved in the theft of more than $20,000 of antique sterling silver from a Madison resident. According to Madison Police Chief Bill Ashburn, the recent arrest of Blane Nordahl in Florida due to

Tractor-trailer wreck shuts down I-20: Driver flown to Grady with third-degree burns

By Patrick Yost, Editor A Fort Worth, Texas man continues to cling to life at Grady Memorial Hospital after he suffered third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body following an Interstate 20 tractor-trailer wreck on Thursday, Aug. 29. According to TFC Alex Starling, Georgia State Patrol,

2013 Local Elections: Who’s on the ballot?

Qualified Candidates Madison Mayor Fred Perriman (current city councilman) Madison Council, D1 Carrie Peters-Reid Madison Council, D2 John Stratton Hicky and Bobby Crawford Madison Council, D5 Chris Hodges and Michael Naples (incumbent) Rutledge Mayor Joellen Artz and James Bratcher (current city councilman) Rutledge Council, D1 Timothy J. Smith and William

BOC OKs $459k bid to pave and stripe Weaver Jones Road

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting on Aug. 3, the BOC approved a bid by Pittman Construction for $459,000 to pave and stripe the 2.7 miles that make up Weaver Jones Road. BOC Chair Ellen Warren said during the