Sort Posts by:

Black History Month Profile: Henry & Katherine Veasley

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick STAFF WRITER Madison Mayor Fred Perriman, president and co-founder of the Morgan County African American Museum, came to this newspaper with the idea of choosing four married couples in the community to be spotlighted during Black History Month in February. Henry Veasley, 76,

Rutledge Beautification group “cruises” for city park improvements

By Leila Dycus staff writer The Caboose in Rutledge was transformed into a stylish cruise ship last Saturday as the Beautification Committee held this year’s Rutledge Downtown Soiree. The Bon Voyage Fun’ Raiser began at 7 p.m., and the money raised will go towards city park improvements

Obituaries: Juanita Burroughs Huff

Juanita Huff Juanita Huff died February 20, 2014. She was born April 5, 1923 to parents Howard B. and Clara W. Burroughs, both deceased. She married the guy next door, Doyle Huff. They had 52 years together. They had two children William Lawrence Huff and Pamela Huff

Obituaries: Lizzie Nell Stephens

Services for Lizzie Nell Stephens, 71 of Madison were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. Pastor Harold Tapp officiated. Interment followed at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at A. E.

Obituaries: Florine Harvey Ward

Florine Harvey Ward, 91 of Madison, died February 19, 2014. She was born May 22, 1922 in Oconee County to Jasper and Alma Harrison Harvey. She was married to George Ward on November 1, 1941. Mrs. Ward worked at Schandig Corporation for 27 years. She was a

Dancing with the Lake Oconee Stars Comes to the Plaza Arts Center

Move over Amber Riley, Emmitt Smith and Helio Castroneves. And make room for a new wave of dancing champs. On Thursday, April 3, Dancing with the Lake Oconee Stars will launch its first competition at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton. This stellar event will benefit First

Adult Daycare Center Opens

  Vibrant Life Enrichment Center, a new adult day healthcare center, has opened at 1061 Park Drive in Greensboro at the entrance to Harbor Club. The locally-owned business provides full- and half-day programming to assist caregivers who have responsibility for an older adult who cannot be left

Sustaining Wildlife

By Stephanie Hudak, Columnist Okay, usually I end my story recommending a book. This time I am going to start the story with a book title. Douglas W. Tallamy has written a great book about sustaining wildlife entitled ‘Bringing Nature Home’. It is filled with wonderful ideas

Best of the Best: A Novel Idea

By Cathy Best, Columnist What’s happened to the service industry? Somehow we’ve managed to accept self-service as common practice. It snuck up on us disguised as a novelty. Isn’t it novel to stand in the rain and pump our expensive gas, and novel to be stranded in

CDC approves Mannington expansion plans

By Nick Nunn staff writer Mannington Mills’ plans for a 45,000 square foot facility expansion at 1421 Amtico Road, Madison, passed under the eye of Madison’s Corridor Design Commission (CDC) during a called meeting last Friday, Feb. 14. Pending administrative approval on a couple of aesthetic details,