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Like Sand Through the Hour Glass…

There are those precious commodities of life that are valuable in nature and limited in amount. TIME is one such commodity. We only have a set amount of time each day. Yet, the demands for our time seem to grow exponentially by the hour. Time is constantly moving and once

Went to a Garden Party

The Rutledge Garden Club, nicknamed “The Dirt Girls”, is one of the hardest working organizations in the RTL. The Garden Club is comprised of 25 of the most wonderful ladies you will ever meet. The group is celebrating its ninth year of service to our community. The

Gazebo Grooves! Be there at Town Park Friday at Noon

Lake murder shocks community

By Patrick Yost editor There was a single topic of conversation this past week at every coffee club, lunchroom counter or other public gathering place. Who killed and beheaded Russell Dermond, 88, and where is his wife Shirley? And, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said during one

HPC Approved

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) approved Kathi Russell for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA), after more than a year of stalled negotiations, with certain conditions. “I am delighted,” said Russell. “We will start construction right away.” Russell, owner of the historic Mapp-Gilmore

Woman held for three days

By Patrick Yost Editor A 61–year–old Madison man was arrested Wednesday, May 7, and charged with false imprisonment after he allegedly held a 36–year–old woman against her will for three days and demanded sex, reports state. Alfred Joseph Duncan was arrested and charged after the woman told

Rutledge mayor has mild stroke

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Mayor of Rutledge, James Bratcher, 71, suffered from two mild strokes last week and is currently staying at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens awaiting further test results. Julie Bratcher, James Bratcher’s daughter, said her father did not feel right on

New principal named at Morgan Middle

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County School Board voted to accept the resume of Darrell Stephens, who will become the new principal for Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) to replace resigning Principal Lydia Norburg, at their monthly meeting on May 12. According to Stephens,

Board rejects home–schoolers plea to join band

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A Morgan County home-schooler, Karen Mullins, petitioned the Morgan County School Board for a second time on May 12 to request that her son, who will be a high schooler this fall, be allowed to join the Morgan County High School

Health Department board votes to submit $160k budget request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Health Department board met on May 12 to vote to approve the proposed budget request for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 for $160,000, which will be submitted to the county commissioners for approval. “I think our requests are