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The life skills learned in the rural South build character

By Alvin Richardson Growing up in rural Georgia helped me acquire certain skills that have made me a much more productive citizen.  Many of those lessons I learned have also been helpful in honing my meager outdoor talents.  I should point out to begin with that if

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

Hoop Dogs spend the summer on the court

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Hoop Dogs held their penultimate series of games Saturday, June 13, at the Morgan County High School. The Hoop Dogs had more series of games Saturday, June 20, all games took place at the Morgan County Middle School. “Participating in the

Lady Dogs begin preseason training

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County High School Lady Dogs softball team is gearing up for preseason events before school starts in the next couple of weeks. Last Saturday, members of the Lady Dogs got together at Heritage Park to raise funds for the MCHS

Cause for Cakes: Kylie Anderson sells homemade cakes to fund Outward Bound trip

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Rising Morgan County High School freshman Kylie Anderson, 13, baked a variety of pound cakes to send herself to camp this summer. “It’s pretty expensive to go,” she said. Between cake sales and donations, Anderson said she raised about $1,000 to attend

Columnist on zinnias: Something old is new again

By Stephanie Hudak Many years ago, after leaving the military, my husband and I moved into our first “home,” a duplex owned by an elderly Hungarian bachelor who maintained his small yard with pride. Along the entire side of the driveway he grew tulips in the spring

Mixed feelings about the rain

TriBee News By Rachel Harper We are still getting rain about every day– some people are getting BIG rains. I happened to think of Dog Days, but someone told me they don’t start until July 28. I really don’t have time this morning to check on all

Secrets that all dog owners need to know

Rutledge News By Carol Altznauer Cherokee Rose Ranch, the well-kept secret that all dog owners need to know about. Located off of Brownwood Road on Knight Road in Rutledge is a little gravel driveway that winds around until you reach the end, where Steve and Cindy Shell

Hilda Hollis Hanes

Hilda Hollis Hanes, 89, passed away at Summer’s Landing in Monroe Saturday, July 13, 2013. The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 15 at A. E. Carter Funeral Home located in Madison. Elder Gus Harter of Bethany Primitive Baptist Church officiated. Visitation was held

Mary Lou Davis Lang

Mary Lou Davis Lang, 72 of Madison, formerly of Buford and Fitzgerald, passed away July 11, 2013 after a long and valiant fight with breast cancer. She was born in Norcross and was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Nellie Davis and brothers Gene Davis