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Good times we had on the slopes

I send my sympathy to Debbie Ashburn and also to Dr. Ralph Bennett Jr. in the death of their dad Ralph M. Bennett Sr. in Macon. The funeral was on Sunday. There was a huge crowd there including some from Madison. Mr. Bennett was 90 years old

I have had many hummingbirds

We have had some nice hot summer days. I have had many hummingbirds and not many butterflies. I could not be at Madison Health and Rehab Saturday and I thank Mother Ruby Rainwater for taking notes for me that she handled to me on Sunday at church.

Morgan Memorial Hospital’s Festival of Friends

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) Auxiliary is gearing up for its 14th Annual Festival of Friends fundraiser this Saturday, Aug 23. A swanky cocktail party will be held at the James Madison Inn at 6 p.m., where guests can mingle before heading

Hannah Eaton, named “head mico”

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Editor Hannah Eaton, 22, a graduate of MCHS and a senior at North Georgia College in Dahlonega, was named “head mico,” the Muskogee Creek word for “leader,” at Rock Eagle Camp in Eatonton, the largest 4-H camp in Georgia. It’s a state-wide recognition.

Carole Ann Hellyer

Carole Ann Hellyer, 75 of Madison, died August 13, 2014 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Rose Lydia Gifford. She was born May 1, 1939 in Summerville, Mass. She worked as a caregiver most of her life. She loved to help

Tammy Beal

Tammy Beal, 77 of Madison, died August 12, 2014. She was a native of Adkins, Ark. She was born September 27, 1936 to Bud and Alta Patrick. She worked as a beautician. She enjoyed sewing and reading and she loved her family. Ms. Beal is survived by

BOE to appeal state’s tax assessment

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks staff writer The good news for Morgan County property tax owners: according to a state report, property in Morgan County is selling higher than the assessed value. The bad news: that same report may cost taxpayers and the Morgan County school system money.


Places Everyone… Trucks, talent, production crews, cameras and filming equipment descended once again on Downtown Madison Saturday only this time for a documentary produced by State Line Films for the ION Network. The documentary is about a U.S. war veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan and

‘Goosebumps’ to offer early, free screening

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Goosebumps, the film based on R.L. Stine’s popular children’s horror fiction novels , wrapped up shooting in Madison a couple weeks ago. As a “thank you” to Madison for allowing scenes from the movie to be filmed downtown, Sony will arrange

Council rejects family’s request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison City Council voted down two hotly-debated zoning applications from one applicant, Robert Benford, after a three-hour heated public hearing, in which family members, neighbors and prominent community members argued for and against the applications, on August 11. The applications