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Winter trees and shrubs have a lot to offer

By Stephanie Hudack The leaves are off the trees and hopefully being composted somewhere. Well, the leaves are gone from most trees, except those oaks and beech trees which hang on to them until spring. Not a bad thing though. That beige color is kind of nice.

Obituaries: Deacon Samuel Eugene Cooper

Deacon Samuel Eugene Cooper, 70, was born March 30, 1943 in Rutledge to the late Bennie and Opie Nell Cooper. He was the third child of eight born to his parents. He attended Thankful Elementary School and later Pearl High School. Following graduation he moved to Atlanta.

On the road for the holidays

By Nick Nunn, Columnist As I grow older, Christmases seem to become a little less magical with each passing year. Call me the Grinch, but that’s just how it has felt to me for the past few holiday seasons. Christmases since I’ve turned 20 or so have

Rockin’ down the highway – MCHS Mat Dogs travel to Elbert County for Granite City Duals

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School Mat Dogs traveled to Elbert County this past Saturday, Dec. 21, to compete in the Granite City Duals. The Dogs fell to Social Circle, Chestatee, and Jackson County but beat Cross Creek. Earlier in the week, the

Hoop Dogs compete in Holiday tournaments

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity basketball teams began their holiday tournament schedule on the road last weekend, with the girls traveling to Atlanta for the Woodward Academy Classic, and the boys riding all the way out to Columbia, SC, for

MCMS Dogs face Hurricanes, Red Devils before break

By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer The middle school basketball teams were busy this week taking on Monticello and Loganville. First up the teams took on Monticello at home. On Wednesday Dec. 18 the teams came back home after a long stent on the road. Even though they

MCMS Mat Dogs place second at Monticello Duals

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS middle school basketball teams were busy this week taking on Monticello and Loganville. First up the teams took on Monticello at home. On Wednesday Dec. 18 the teams came back home after a long stent on

Let Voices Sing!

Man dies in house fire

By Patrick Yost Editor A 70–year–old Rutledge man died tragically in a house fire last Saturday. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Samuel Eugene Cooper died after his Reese Road house caught fire and burned. Morgan County Fire Chief Mark Melvin said Morgan County Dispatch was

‘Tis the season