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Obituaries: Rachel Secrist Copelan

Rachel Secrist Copelan, age 49, of the Greshamville Community, died on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Born in Beech Grove, Indiana on September 7, 1964, she was the daughter of George Arlen Secrist and the late Betty Louise Hawkins Secrist.  She graduated from

Obituaries: Ella Pecola Hawkins

Pecola Hawkins, 91, of Madison died December 26, 2013. She was born August 10, 1922 in Madison to Cora Ponder. She graduated from Madison High School on May 23,1939. She remained in Madison and performed domestic work for many families. She was a pillar in her community

Obituaries: Roger Phillip Glass, III

Roger Phillip Glass, III, 28, died December 28, 2013 from injuries sustained in a tragic pedestrian accident after being struck by a vehicle. Phillip was born in Athens on September 9, 1985 and was a 2004 graduate of Oconee County High School, where he played for and

Obituaries: Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin, 96 of Venice, Florida and former long-time Madison resident passed away peacefully December 28, 2013. She was born in Maxeys on August 23, 1917, the eldest daughter of the late Edward and Emmie Thaxton. Also pre-deceasing her were her husband of 59 years, Robert Martin

Another year is dawning, another year for Thee

By Margie Ward, Columnist Attendance for worship service on Sunday morning, Dec.22 at Brownwood was good, visitors were present and we missed everyone that wasn’t with us on that day. As we were planning for church the promise of rain was among us and sure enough during

Let’s Wrap up 2014!

By T. Adrienne Terrell, Columnist Greetings from The Springs! By the time you read this article, 2013 will be history and we will be marching into an awesome 2014! You know, there’s that saying, “the best is yet to come.” I believe that is true. So as

There is a new year before us and a new page to be turned

Rachel Harper, Columnist Well, Christmas has come and gone and we had a very nice one here at our house with all of our family here to just enjoy the love and good times. I really hate to take everything down and pack it up, but it

2013 Year in Review – January

January Madison earned a positive audit report, exceeding the city’s liabilities by almost 30.8 million while the city’s assets increased by almost 240,000. In effort to combat declining high school attendance rates, the school system adopted the three-pronged initiative the ABC’s (Attendance, Behavior and Curriculum) to refocus

2013 Year in Review – February

February Horace Martin Guinn, who faced more than 100 charges of child exploitation and sexual molestation, opted for a plea agreement, in which he pled guilty to 15 counts, resulting in a sentence of 40 years incarceration with 20 years to serve. Bostwick demolishes their community center

2013 Year in Review – March

March The Madison Police Department worked in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Service to arrest four out-of-town men using bleached, reprinted bills to purchase goods at the local Wal-mart. A Certificate of Need (CON) for a five-bed expansion with an estimated cost of $140,000 was approved for