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Dycus considers the pressures on young athletes

It’s 8:45 a.m.; my car is loaded with two little girls dressed in leotards and oversized shirts, Gatorades and snack bars fill their hands. I’m the nanny to two elite gymnasts, but what does that even mean? Sydney, 10, is a level five gymnast at Georgia Elite.

Mat Dogs conclude summer schedule with home duals

By Leila Dycus staff writer The past month has been busy for the Morgan County wrestlers but they will now have the chance to rest before the real season kicks off As a recap the past few weeks wrestlers from across Morgan County have committed themselves to

Historic Heartlands

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The city of Madison is being featured in one of nine regional tourism videos for the state of Georgia that will air at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport,, and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Madison was chosen as one of


Thursday, June 26 • ‘Dixieland Jazz in the Park’ at Town Park at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (706) 342-4743. • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Saturday, June 28 • Independence Day Celebration in downtown Social Circle. $200 prize for best float.

Planning Commission discusses rezone request related to annexation

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission discussed an application requesting that the property at 0 Pennington Road be rezoned from the county’s Low Density Residential (R1) zoning to the city of Madison’s Estate Lot Residential (R) zoning. This application is tied in with

Proposed city budgets for Rutledge

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The City of Rutledge held the first of two public hearings for the proposed city budget on June 23. The proposed amount for the general fund was $435,530. “It’s not very different from what we have proposed in previous years,” said

Chamber welcomes new business, Rabo AgriFinance

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business, Rabo AgriFinance, located at 173 South Main St. in downtown Madison, with a ribbon ceremony and luncheon on June 19. Relationship Manager Doug Graham thanked the chamber for rallying around the company

The New Apostles concert at Sewell Methodist

Today was a good day for a Buice Cousin’s Reunion in Snellville.   As most families these first cousins are gradually fading away. We had 16 first and second cousins to meet today for a day of love, memories, so much. Plus we had two additional to meet

11th Pastoral Anniversary

Greetings from The Springs! On Sunday, June 22, USBC celebrated Pastor Robert Terrell, Jr. and Lady Elect, Toni Terrell, 11th Anniversary. To honor the day, there were two services to pay tribute to this power couple. The Mistress of Ceremony for the morning service was Gloria Brown

Pretty busy around this old farm home-place

We are pretty busy around this old farm home-place these days what with things in our garden and other people’s gardens coming in.  We’ve been canning beans, making pickles and putting up a little blackberry jelly!  All of these things will be great to just go and