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Boys & Girls Club tourney raises $10K

Staff Reports The Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club held their annual Hope & Promise Golf Tournament on June 7. With 15 teams competing in the charity tournament, more than $10,000 was raised for the Boys & Girls Club. Tony Barnhart, commentator for CBS Sports, and his

Touchdown Club to host golf tourney in memory of Cochran, Jr.

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Touchdown Club will hold this year’s golf tournament fundraiser in memory of Bill Cochran, Jr., which will take place at The Creek at Hard Labor beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19. A portion of the funds raised

Dogs I have known

By Alvin Richardson Ever since I can remember there have been one or two dogs hanging around the house. Some of them we owned, some owned us, and some were just passing through. I’ve loved most of them, raised a few, and even let one or two

Pride: Independence Day 2013 celebrated in Morgan County

Staff Reports Independence Day celebrations in the county started this year on Wednesday, July 3, with a patriotic concert by the Classic City Band in The Hall at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. The concert was supposed to take place on the lawn, but was held indoors due

Columnist graduates to a big girl bike

By Cathy Best Nine years ago, I graduated from driving a moped to riding passenger on a Ducati Multistrata 1000 DS motorcycle with my husband. The moped is a Mother’s Day gift from my sons and husband; I take it on spins around the farm and throttle

Artists collaborate, help young artists: Bellebuono, Noland use collective talents to teach up-and-coming artists

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Two local artists, Angelina Bellebuono and Julie Noland, have a unique collaboration in which the former teacher of one, Bellebuono, helps the other, a teacher in her own right, to the benefit of young artists. “The gift of connecting – through art,

Frances S. Mathis

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Frances S. Mathis, 77 of Jefferson, who passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mrs. Mathis was born in Madison a daughter of the late Roy and Desi Parr Stephens. She retired from Buhler Quality Yarn Company in Jefferson after 25

Raymond Franklin Harper

Ray Harper, 61 of Madison, died July 6, 2013. He was the son of Raymond and Lizzie Mae Harper. He was born July 17, 1951. He was a lifelong resident of Morgan County. He was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church. Mr. Harper was a talented man,

Beatrice Malinda Clark Russell

A Homegoing Celebration for Beatrice Clark Russell, 82, of Madison, will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 336 East Main St., Rutledge Pastor James A. Hawkins will be the eulogist. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Beatrice Malinda Clark

Geraldine Stephens Warfield

Geraldine S. Warfield, 84, wife of 62 years to Harold B. Warfield, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013. A native of Sarasota, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Early D. and Anne Hill Stephens. She was a homemaker and member of Briarwood Baptist Church. Gerry will