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Cotton Gin Festival Selects Queen

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Each year, a new queen is crowned at Bostwick’s Cotton Gin Festival. This year, for the 25th Annual Cotton Gin Festival, set to take place on Nov. 1 at 9 am, Margaret Gilbert, 92 has been chosen as the festival’s queen.


Thursday, October 23 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.   • Southern Circuit Independent Film Screening “Stay Then Go” 7 PM The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will continue their 2014-15 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers season with the screening of Stay

Athens author with Morgan County roots

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Many accomplished artists and literary aficionados call the Morgan County area home. Philip Lee Williams, a novelist, poet, essayist and composer is one of them. William’s family moved to Madison in 1953 when his father began teaching chemistry and physics at Morgan County

Facebook rant causes church to evacuate

By Patrick Yost, Editor A threatening message left on the Centennial Baptist Church Facebook page had police officers scrambling and church officials shutting down services last Sunday. According to a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office report, Centennial Baptist Pastor Michael Stovall alerted authorities that a man had left

Famed animator Ed Murrieta drops in on local art class

By Jamie Miles special to the citizen People have a hard time saying “no” to illustrator Melindia Burnett. Just ask her art students and celebrated artistic friends like famed animator Ed Murrieta. Recently, Murrieta braved the drive from Atlanta to Morgan County – on a weekday afternoon

Sheila the Great performance at Cultural Center

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer The Madison Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) partnered with ArtsPower to bring the comedic writing of Judy Blume to Morgan County with a performance of “Sheila the Great”. Morgan County second and third graders enjoyed the show along with other students from Social Circle,

Michael Barnett Walters

Michael Barnett Walters, 58 of Buckhead, died October 20, 2014. He was the son of the late Richard Walters, Sr and Beverly Walters Collins. Michael worked for Bostick, Inc. He enjoyed golf and UGA football. He liked to fish and go to yard sales. He will be

Mary Ellen Vaughn

Mary Vaughn, 76 of Madison, died October 8, 2014. She was a native of Madison, born April 27, 1938 to Emmett and Clara Bell McHugh Mitchem. She worked for many years as a dietician at Morgan Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Vaughn attended Cornerstone Christian Center. Mrs. Vaughn is

Gloria Wilson Malcom

Gloria Wilson Malcom, age 69, of Madison, died on October 14, 2014. She was born in Covington, GA on November 1, 1944 to the late Kathrine Kirkpatrick Wilson and the late Homer Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Frankie Malcom of Madison; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy

Judith “Judi” Lynn Chamberlain

Judith “Judi” Lynn Chamberlain passed away peacefully on Friday October 10, 2014. Her parents, the late Elmer Lee and Mary Laphena Adams Cobble preceded Judi in death. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 33 years Robert “Skeet” Chamberlain. She is survived by