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Greetings from the Oregon trail

  By Nick Nunn This week, I’m doing a little remote reporting from Oregon, visiting the family of my girlfriend, Alayna Fisher. We’re planning on making a whirlwind trip of some of the sights in Oregon, including Crater Lake, the redwoods along the coast, the Oregon caves,

The last hurrah of the Greater Rutledge Sportsman’s Club

By Alvin Richardson In 1971 Lake Oconee was just a gleam in the eye of the Georgia Power Company. There were, however rumors out there that the river was on its way to semi-extinction and that a big dead lake would take its place. The Greater Rutledge

On Point: MCHS Marching Band preps this football season’s “Lion King”-themed halftime show during band camp

  By Leila Dycus Intern Last week some of Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) best musicians made their way back to school early… for band camp. “First of all, we’re doing an exciting show featuring music from Disney’s The Lion King. That’s always a crowd-pleaser; it’s always

Schools to hold beginning-of-the-year events

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Morgan County public school students begin the school year Thursday, Aug. 8, but Meet the Teacher and open house events continue after that date. Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) will hold their Meet the Teacher date on Wednesday, Aug. 7, the day

Howard E. Pickett

Howard E. Pickett of Madison passed away July 31, 2013 at Madison Health and Rehab. He was 91 years of age. He was born October 27, 1921 in Covington and was one of eight children. He joined the Navy when he was 22 years old where he

Betty Joe Smith

Funeral service for Betty Joe Smith will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 10 at Springfield Missionary Baptist church. The body will lie in state from noon until hour of service. Family and friends please assemble at Dellie Franklin residence at 12:15. Visitation will be held

William J. “Bill” Griffin

Asheville – William J. “Bill” Griffin, 90, of Asheville, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Charles George VA Medical Center. A native of Bostwick, he was a son of the late Henry and Era Williams Griffin. He was also preceded in death by an infant son,

Leroy “Lee” Binion, Jr.

Leroy “Lee” Binion, Jr. was born August 28, 1929 in Madison to the late Leroy and Sallie Ree Binion in Madison. He entered into a peaceful rest Saturday, July 13, 2013 with his family gathered around him. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers,

Ralph Emerson Burky, Jr.

Our Daddy, Ralph Emerson Burky Jr.(Sonny), age 66, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday July 31, 2013.  Services will be held Saturday August 10, 10 a.m. from the chapel of Moores Funeral Home in Milledgeville. Sonny was a native of New Philadelphia, Ohio, but

Lorene Miller Jordan: January 10, 1925 – August 2, 2013

Lorene Miller Jordan went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, August 2, 2013. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Mrs. Jordan was born January 10, 1925 in Gainesville to Joseph Richard and Ruby Harper Miller. She was married to the