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Senior Moments: April is Volunteer Month

Special to the Citizen: We were proud to offer the community a workshop to support caregivers – one of the most stressful, yet needed job in society.  This 6-week program found participants uniting to support each other and understand that taking care of one’s self is just

Earl Nunn and his 50-year vegetable garden

By Nick Nunn staff writer When Earl Nunn moved into his newly constructed, ranch-style home at 1350 Wellington Road, Bostwick, during the height of summer in 1960, there must have been a lot on his mind. The then 27-year-old husband and father of two, who had recently

Classic Smith Construction is proudly serving the Madison area!

Special to the Citizen   Classic Smith Construction is a full service Custom Home and Renovation firm servicing Madison and the Lake Oconee Area. Mark and Kaleb Smith are a father – son team with over 40 years of combined experience, successfully completing over 800 quality custom

Basic Gardening Tips

Stephanie Hudak, columnist One can certainly buy a plant, dig a hole, plop it in and have a great result, but gambling in Vegas might have better results. There are some basics that will help the new gardener and might remind the long-time gardener about how to

Contain your garden

Brett Glenn of Le Petit Jardin Container Gardening should be defined as instant gratification for any home or garden! At Le Petit Jardin we pride ourselves in arranging beautiful compositions for both interior and exterior spaces. Our shop and our latest addition, The Potting Shed both offer

Byer Realty specializing in Georgia horse farms and land

Special to the Citizen Byer Realty specializes in Georgia Horse Farms, Homes and Land.  We are located in Rutledge Georgia at the entrance to Hard Labor Creek State Park in Morgan County, just 55 miles east of Atlanta.  Our  areas of expertise include Newton, Walton, Morgan, Rockdale,

Not just your ordinary herbs

Special to the Citizen Debbie and Phil Caudle began growing herbs as a hobby, now with over sixty varieties of herbs they have began attending plant shows and farmers markets. Their inventory includes unusual and hard to find herbs. Herbs have culinary, medicinal and fragrant properties as

Thurleston Delivers Springtime Magic With history and color

By Dianne Lively Yost staff writer In spring, Thurleston is magical with bright blooming pink azaleas and graceful white dogwoods. A master gardener, Kathy Whiteside has lived with her family at Thurleston since 1983 and in the span of those 31 years she has meticulously collected the storied

Things A Seller Should Know Before Listing A House

By Chris Hodges, Columnist As local real estate market conditions change, so do the trends and tactics of buying and selling homes. In the past, sellers controlled the market, calling all the shots: they could set the prices, resist making improvements, and demand terms in contract negotiations.

Morgan County Master Gardeners Club

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Master Gardener program is a diverse club comprised of active training volunteers across multiple Georgia counties that promotes environmental stewardship, home food production, gardening with youth, and transfers gardening research and techniques to the University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension.