Bizz Buzz • Dianne Lively Yost
Lord Have Mercy! Sassy Sista has flat moved in with Momma and PawPaw! This is a disaster just a waitin’ to happen y’all! She’s bossin’ everybody from Bostwick to Rutledge! Why she even said she was gonna start writin’ a Sassy Sista column! Talk ‘bout a disaster! Plus she’s an extreme UGA Bulldog Fan! I’m talkin’ she makes Madisonian Mark Schlabach of ESPN look like a ding dang Auburn fan! This Saturday, Momma’s even gonna let her decorate the big house in red and black to go with her face on which she plans to paint a big ole ugly bulldog! I can’t take it anymore! Tacky? Meet Sassy Sista! But, don’t y’all worry none . . . pretty soon Sassy Sista’s gonna make momma mad and you know what that means! I can’t wait!
But one thing Sassy Sista and Biz Buzz do agree on is shoppin’! And y’all we’re fixin’ to get more shoppin’ opportunities right smack here in Madison! I’m talkin’ all ‘bout Mickey Moore and his partner Shirley Northrop! They’re gonna open up The Hub located on at 125 West Washington St. in downtown Madison right smack next to Scoops! Anyhow, I caught up with Shirley today and she gave me all the fabulous intel ‘bout the new shop and it is this: It’s gonna be like a small Steinmart or T.J. Maxx! Love it! I’m talkin’ big designer brands sold at 10 percent to 50 percent off retail prices! Plus all the items are brand new and come from retailers who overstocked! Shirley has a retail background and has contacts literally all over the world! Russia! Japan! China! and more! OK so The Hub is gonna primarily focus on women’s fashions but will also carry men’s fashions, home accessories, high end jewelry, fashion jewelry and occasionally children’s fashions! Hummmm. Brand names + Discount = Happy Shoppin’! Shirley says The Hub will be open in a few weeks! Until then, y’all keep watchin’ the Biz Buzz for more updates on this excitin’ shop!
Hey Paul and Pam Jones of Rutledge Hardware want y’all to pop on over to Rutledge to see their fall garden plants! Collards! Cabbages! Lettuces and more! Lord have mercy! Oh and Pam wanted me to tell y’all that you can order a Honey-Baked Ham this fall at Neighbor’s Market, owned and operated by Jamie and Spencer Knight, right next door to Rutledge Hardware! Yay! We can order our ham and pick it up there too! Wow! Y’all check it out!
Hey and speakin’ of Rutledge, I picked up a new book by Rutledge artist Molly Lesnikowski at the Rutledge Co-Op! It’s called Summer Is . . . and it’s a beautiful storybook with fantastic illustrations by Molly! Y’all need to head over there immediately to pick up your copy! It’s about Molly’s hometown of Martha’s Vineyard where she was raised! Go get you a copy!
Trick or Trot! What? That’s right y’all! Mark your calendars for Oct. 27 for the Morgan County Elementary School’s Trick or Trot 5K and 1-mile fun run in downtown Rutledge! Walk up registration begins at 7 a.m.! The Fun Run starts at 8:30 and the 5K starts at 9 a.m.!
Wow! That’s it for the Buzz! Y’all get ready for some chili at the Oct. 6 Chili Cook-Off event in Town Park! Trust me: It’s gonna be the BEST EVER!
OK I’ve flat gotta split this scene to work on my super-secret chili recipe! I heard tell Sassy Sista wants to steal my recipe! Well let me tell you I’ll pepper her pot 'til steam blows out of her big ole ears! OK! I’ll see all y’all next week! In the meantime! Be real sweet to Momma, shop local and make sure you become a friend of the Morgan County Citizen on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Honey, our fab photographers Jesse Walker and Josiah Connelly are postin’ photos each week! You might just see yourself on Facebook!