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Local zoo? Vaden, Killmer get nod from county Planning Commission for zoo proposal

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Morgan County may get its own zoo, thanks to two business partners: Michael Vaden and Bill Killmer. Vaden currently raises exotic birds such as hornbills, cranes, jays, toucans, kookaburras, and storks, at his aviary in south Morgan County off of Highway 83.

Dairy duties mean milking your vacation if you can

TriBee News By Rachel Harper I had an early deadline this week; this past Friday to be exact, so the news is a little scarce!  I just hope I remember to do it again this coming weekend! Everyone is busy going on vacation or getting ready to

Helianthus annus blooms bright

Rutledge News By Nicole Tilde The Sunflower Farm Festival scheduled for this weekend has me thinking about flowers and their myths and meanings. Why were the Greeks so melodramatic with that old story of Clytie, the young girl who turned into a sunflower while swooning over Apollo?

Best of the Best: Red, white and blueberries

  By Cathy Best Flags, John Philip Sousa, fireworks, barbeques, picnics and hand-shaking politicians are all the makings for an Independence Day celebration. Whether it’s a community event, lakeside gathering or entertaining family in the backyard, July 4th reminds me of what it means to live in

VBS has good turnout and fellowship

Brownwood News By Margie Ward This has been a very good week of Vacation Bible School at Brownwood; so far the average attendance has been 45 children along with several adults every night. Friday night the commencement service will be held afterwards and everyone will enjoy ice

George Ray McNair Sr.

George Ray McNair Sr. died Friday, June 28, 2013. He was born May 10, 1933 in Wrens. He was a son to James and Clara Dye McNair. He retired from General Motors after 32 years. Mr. McNair also served in the United States Army. He was widowed

Jessie Hildred Wagnon Adair

Jessie Adair, 88 of Fairplay, died June 25, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Lavic Pierce Wagnon Sr. and Carrie Ada Ruark Wagnon. She was born June 14, 1925 in Bostwick. She was a graduate of Bostwick High School where she played basketball. She was

Dorothy Bowie Stewart

Dorothy Bowie Stewart, 94, of Madison, formerly of Stone Mountain, died at home June 22, 2013 under the care of St. Mary’s Hospice. She was born in Willimantic, Connecticut on January 19, 1919 to Alexander G. and Laura L. Bowie. A veteran of World War II she

Whiteflies are obnoxious ornamental plant-killing pests

By Stephanie Hudak Along with our beloved magnolias and honeysuckle, those of us who live in the South love our gardenias, both for their brilliant, white waxy flowers and the heavenly scent that wafts around the entire garden. But with all that pleasure comes trouble – in

Enjoy barbecue and fireworks tonight

Buckhead News By Betty Moore Don’t forget the chicken barbecue on July 4th at the Buckhead fire department. It will be a half chicken, slaw, bread, chips, tea and a dessert. It will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be raffles and games for