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Obituaries: Donna Jean Cochran Bryans

Donna Jean Cochran Bryans, 54, of Newborn passed away Friday, January 24, 2014. She was born in Atlanta to Robert and Jessie Kennedy Butler on December 1, 1959. Mrs. Bryans is survived by her husband John Bryans; her children Robert Duckett, Mary Oakley and Phillip, Laura Oakley

The Sports Desk: Soupy Bowl Sunday

By Nick Nunn, Columnist I was genuinely surprised to hear just a couple of days ago that the world is bearing down on Superbowl Sunday. However, my surprise didn’t surprise me. I’m not a big follower of professional football generally. I think the last time that I

Dogs vindicate early region losses with home wins this week

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs and Lady Dogs were able to make good on their sole region losses of this season last week with wins over Elbert County and North Oconee, respectively. Early in the season, the Elbert County

Mat Dogs to hot 1-AAA Area Tournament this Weekend

  By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Mat Dogs will be taking the first step towards the 2014 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Tournament this weekend at the 1-AAA Area Tournament, held at the MCHS gym. The Area tournament this Saturday

Sports Calendar

Friday Jan. 31 • MCHS Varsity Wrestling @ 1-AAA Area Traditional Tournament, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 • MCHS Varsity and JV Basketball @ Buford High School. JV Girls begin at 4:15, and varsity begins at 7 p.m. • MCMS Basketball @ Monticello. Begin time TBA. •

Brown commits verbally to Mississippi State

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last week, the Morgan County basketball program announced that Tookie Brown has verbally committed to play with the Mississippi State University Bulldogs after his graduation in 2015. Mississippi State University’s basketball program is a Division I program with four SEC West Division

Region lines move North Oconee and Franklin out, Jefferson into 8-AAA

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Reclassification Committee ratified the region alignments for the 2014-2016 on Tuesday, Jan. 14. As a result, Region 8-AAA will no longer include the Franklin County Lions or the North Oconee Titans, but the Jefferson Dragons, formerly

MCMS Hoop Dogs “white-out” Loganville Red Devils

By Leila Dycus Intern It was a tough week for the Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Bulldogs, but ending on a strong note at home as the two teams beat the Loganville Red Devils. “I’m proud of how well the players are beginning to understand the game

New Plants for 2014

By Stephanie Hudak I was going to tell you how the containers were fairing after that single digit nightmare we had. Well, the short story is — bad. Except for the kale which did great; wait I need to clarify that. The Winterbor kale looks wonderful. Wanna

Best of the Best: Tie One On

By Cathy Best Nora Ephron felt bad about her neck. She said as much in her book “I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.” I get it. You don’t have to be surrounded by all the beautiful people, as Ephron was,