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Beautiful blooming daffodils give us hope for the Spring

Mae Buice, Columnist I can’t wait to see what is in store from Mother Nature. Nice weather lately, BUT I think there is more cold weather to come. This is just February. Still winter but you can see the beautiful daffodils blooming in our yards. Nice in

God goes before us when we go and reach people for Him

By Margie Ward, Columnist Our family, church family and community was saddened on Wednesday afternoon to hear of the death of Florine Ward. She was 91 years old and always a very special person to all that knew her. She always had words of encouragement and wisdom

Centennial News

Centennial News It is a privilege to be a husband and father. I like to be known as Tricia’s husband or my children’s father. I remember when we took our eldest child to church for the first time. I was no longer “Michael.” I was now to be

13th Annual Madison Antique Show & Sale

Showcasing American Antiques & Accessories By Tia Lynn Lecorchick STAFF WRITER The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) held its annual Madison Antiques Show and Sale on Feb. 21- Feb. 22. According to Ruth Bracewell, director of the MMCC, the event brought in almost 900 visitors to Madison. The

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