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When money was forced upon us

  By George Warren, Columnist Today we return to my essay series which will outline my humble opinions on the major decisions made by our multiple government branches that have denigrated our great republic through the years. I want to discuss paper money, more specifically “fiat money.”

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Oh, give thanks to the Lord for He is good! He blesses us so we can bless others. Many unexpected donations were made and faithful volunteers worked to provide a joyful Christmas to many Morgan County children. Your kindness is highly appreciated from the

It’s Here: Lake Oconee Living gala Saturday

Staff Reports Lake Oconee Living magazine invites the community to celebrate the “Best of Lake Oconee” during its annual Red Carpet Awards Gala on Jan. 18 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, winner of this year’s “Best Art Gallery.” Other winners of the magazine’s fifth-annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On January 13 a criminal attempt to commit burglary complaint was filed at an Old Buckhead Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a deputy responded to an alarm activation. The deputy contacted the property owner who told the deputy he was in Atlanta. Two deputies searched the

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

On January 10 a civil report was filed at an Eatonton Road auto parts store. According to reports, a man stated that on April 2, 2013 a man entered the store and purchased a $1,324.25 air compressor and used the credit account of the company of which

Obituaries: Sam L. Jefferson

Sam L. Jefferson passed away at the age of 95 on Monday, January 13, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18 at Low Mosley Baptist Church, 3007 Davis Academy Road, Rutledge. Visitation Friday, January 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Jones and

Obituaries: Sandra Thomason Lowe

Sandra Lowe, 70, of Madison died January 9, 2014. She was a native of Columbia, South Carolina. She was born July 23, 1943 to Horace and Louise McDowell Thomason. She was a resident of Madison Health and Rehab. She was retired as a nurse. She was preceded

Obituaries: Franklin Shaw Bohannon

Franklin Shaw “Bud” Bohannon, 91 of Rutledge, died January 2, 014. He was born April 10, 1922 in Jenkinsburg to Felton and Addie Tolleson Bohannon. He served in the United States Army in Japan and the Philippines. He was married to Betty Bond. They lived most of

Obituaries: Rachel Norris

Rachel Elizabeth Hammock Norris, 88, died January 8, 2014. Born in Bostwick, she was the daughter of the late Tracey S. Hammock, Sr. and Minnie Lee Peppers Hammock and was the widow of Hurshel Lee Norris. Mrs. Norris worked for the Athens Police Department for a number

Obituaries: Charles Harlin Smith

Charles Harlin “Rabbit” Smith, 89, of East Palatka, Florida passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. A native of Aldrich, Missouri, Rabbit moved to Palatka, in 1937 and graduated from Palatka High School in 1943. While in high school, he