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Engagements: Brittany Taylor Thompson & Austin Kyle Crowell

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Thompson of Rutledge announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Taylor Thompson to Austin Kyle Crowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kim Crowell. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roper and Mr. and Mrs.

Graduates: Hayli Wilson

  Private First Class Hayli Wilson of Madison, graduated from Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Thursday, January 30, 2014. She qualified and earned Expert Marksmanship and also received the Soldier Leader of the cycle award. Since graduating, she has moved on to her Advanced Individual

Obituaries: Elie Carter

A Tribute to My Friend and Brother Deacon Elie Carter From the Madison Rams During the homecoming service and remarks given everyone talked about love and greatness for sports. How well he played the game, which was so true. Elie and his brother Horace were one of

Best of the Best: Say I Won’t

By Cathy Best, Columnist It’s lunchtime in Athens when I navigate my Ford Edge into the Varsity parking lot on the corner of Broad and Milledge. My visit to the ten-year-old institution ends a ten-year Varsity chili dog drought, give or take a few years. On this

Watch out for those snow babies!

By Rachel Harper It is unbelievable, but they are forecasting another batch of snow and ice!  Don’t you know the governor and Mayor Reed of Atlanta just want to crawl under something and hibernate until this winter is over!! Another “by-product” (if you will!!) of all the snow

Salvation opens the door to Heaven

  By T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from the Springs!  Oops!  We’re sorry!  there was a last minute change to the scheduled church conference which was supposed to be held on last Saturday. After some discussion, we will have conference on Sunday, February 16, after morning worship.  We

Storms are not sent for retribution but for restoration

By Margie Ward, Columnist Sunday morning attendance for worship service was good with visitors present. We are thankful they chose our church to come and visit. We the members are always blessed by their presence and we pray they were encouraged and blessed as well and will

Ok, I’m ready for this weather to clear out and leave . . . Again!

By Mae Buice WHAT!!!!  Snow on Tuesday. It’s nice for maybe an hour but I hope it skips over us. I know the school kids would love a “snow day” vacation. And that’s the way I opened my last news column. I pray this is not a

Remembering our spotless fireplace with “white mud”

By Betty Moore, Columnist John and Gail Wade went to Lawrenceville to see the grandchildren. They enjoy playing with them so much. Martha Sue Peek has lived in Charleston, South Carolina, Germany, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Goose Bay, Labrador, Philippines, Oklahoma City and now she is back after 50

AARP will complete your taxes for free on March 11

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a FREE workshop for anyone who is in the role of providing services and oversight to those needing extra help at home.  These sessions are for those caring for an elderly friend or loved one, or those caring for the younger generation.