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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

Buckhead News: Mark your Calendar for “Old Buckhead Days”

By Betty Moore, Columnist We have really had the rain lately. Last weekend it was over three inches. I saw my column from apparently three-year ago. There was snow on Christmas Day. That was the first time since 1862 that it snowed on Christmas Day. The snow

Brownwood News: Thanks to Walton EMC for keeping our power on!

By Margie Ward Attendance on Sunday morning for worship service was good with visitors present. We missed our regular members that were out because of jobs, sickness, traveling etc. Praying they all will be back soon. We are thankful for visitors that continue to come each week,

Union Springs News: What a Week!

By T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from The Springs! Well, how did you survive the “Deep Freeze”? It has been all the talk whether you watched TV and was nauseated by the relentless news coverage on the cold or talked on the phone with family and friends. From

Surgar Creek News: New Year started with a bag of sickness for us

By Mae Buice, Columnist Can hardly believe it’s nearly a month since I’ve written and I do appreciate all that have called to check and say you’ve missed me. First of all, Happy New Year to each of you and it started with a bag of sickness

“Cold as Donie” is a family saying. . what’s a Donie?

By Rachel Harper, Columnist What a difference a week makes!  Last week at this time it was “cold as donie” as Grandma used to say.  You know, we have never, never learned where that expression came from, but we all still say it in our family to

Great Blessing Ahead for Centennial Baptist!

By Rev. Donnie Compton, Columnist The New Year has brought great joy to the people of Centennial Baptist Church. This past weekend was spent getting to know our Senior Pastoral Candidate, Dr. Michael Stovall. Our pastor search team, who has been praying and seeking God for 11

Rutledge has a new mayor

By Tim Ferguson, Columnist Rutledge’s a new mayor, James Bratcher, began his tenure as mayor on Jan, 1 2014. I met James about 10 years ago while attending Center Pointe Church in Madison. I had the pleasure of attending church with Mr. Bratcher for 7 years and

MCHS Teacher named Music Educator of the Year

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Jeffrey Rowser, a music teacher at MCHS for three years with over 30 years of teaching experience, was named Music Educator of the Year by the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA). The award will be presented at the 2014 (GMEA) In-Service