Artisan’s Alley, Teal Couture & Whidby Jewelers Bring Fall Fashions

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By Dianne Yost staff writer Camp equipment? Check! Merrell hikin’ boots from Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co? Check! Let’s hit it Momma! We’ve flat gone miles and miles! Let’s set up camp and start a fire! Ding dang Momma! It’s pitch black dark o’clock I flat can’t . . . “Awwwoooo Woo Woo AWWWOOOO!” What in the Sam Hill was that? Yikes! It’s a whoppin’ choppin’ werewolf! This calls for a fight! We’re gonna have to let our Alabama out! POW! WHAM! BOP! SLAP! SLAM! BOOM! He’s ding dang dead! Momma! …

Fall bring Mint Juleps Kitchen & Chili Cook Off

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It’s fall y’all! Breathe in that cool mornin’ air and get happy ‘cause it’s all good! Morgan County is more delicious than ever with the openin’ of its newest restaurant Mint Juleps Kitchen in downtown Madison! Restaurant owner Susan Draeger hosted a soft openin’ on Saturday and the place was packed! Of course Biz Buzz and her handsome husband were there to celebrate and it rocked! We started off with a signature Mint Julep at the artsy, cool bar, shared a super delish crab cake and dined on grouper and …

Fresh Market is serving up fresh Y’all

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Fun, handsome Zeb Grant of Zeb Grant Design with his two locations in Madison (formerly Le Petit Jardin) and in Greensboro, is flat pullin’ out all the stops y’all! It’s all happenin’ at Zeb’s Madison shop located at 142 Academy St. in the Madison Markets campus! Ok so Zeb is bringin’ his friends Jill Helmer, John Grady Burns and Kathy Stewart who wrote the most the beautiful book “Home – Celebrating Autumn & Winter” to his shop this Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.! It’s Fall y’all …

Here comes Labor Day savings and sales!

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Momma! What do you mean you aint’ found PawPaw’s wallet yet? Ding dang! All I did was wait til my handsome husband took a nap and voila! Wallet snatched! Works every time. Got it? Perf, cause honey Sales Are Coming! That’s right! I just got word from my advertisers and honey The Labor Day Holiday celebration has flat begun! Here’s what’s happenin’: Hold me back Momma! Amelia’s owner Kim Jensen just told me all spring and summer fashions are up to 50 percent OFF from now til those fashions are …

Bizz Buzz: Eclipsing our way into a new season

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By Dianne Yost staff writer Momma and I are still reelin’ from the absolutely fabulous 2017 Solar Eclipse! Honey the lights turned on in Town Park at 2:30 in the ding dang afternoon! And, that’s not the only thing that turned on! I’m talkin’ all ‘bout the huge shift in the entire universe! I know you felt it too! That means we’re headin’ down a whole new path, so y’all hold onto to your knickers and enjoy the ride! And, speakin’ of changes, honey sometimes a little change of menu …

Lightning Makes No Sound Until It Strikes: Opinion

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When I say object left: That means a bottle, brick, rock or other object has been thrown from your left. When I say object right: That means a bottle, brick, rock or other object has been thrown from your right. Be prepared to take cover.” God, I thought. This is real. Earlier that Jan. 24, 1987 morning, we met at the Martin Luther King Center For Nonviolent Social Change in downtown Atlanta to board buses to march into Cumming, Georgia – a small city where the KKK held rallies to …

Order in the court! Order in the court!

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Where’s my judge’s gavel? Bang. Bang! Hear ye hear ye! Order in the court! School may be in session, but it’s still summer so act accordingly! Ok y’all there’s a heap of Buzz this week so let’s get started! The Humane Society of Morgan County is hostin’ an open house Pawty y’all! Mark your calendar for August 18 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and head over to 1170 Fairground Road in Madison for free hotdogs, hamburgers and cold drinks! Take a tour of our fabulous Humane Society of Morgan …

BIZ BUZZ: Who’s going, who’s coming, and who’s moving

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Bad news. Good news. Right so the bad news is that Anne Redmond, owner of Canavan Home and Arts located at 125 West Jefferson Street in Madison, is retiring and plans to close her shop. Anne says her artisans and their products will be leaving July 31. The good news is that Anne plans to study art therapy to put her knowledge of art into a career that helps people. I just think that’s really cool! Ok so that means her building with 2,500 square feet, plus a full basement …

Influential bloggers tour Morgan County

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By Dianne Yost staff writer Six well-known lifestyle bloggers also known as social media influencers visited Madison and Morgan County last week as part of the state’s effort to increase awareness of Georgia’s luxury travel offerings in “small town Georgia” among the attractive millennial travelers demographic. Madison-Morgan Convention & Visitors Bureau executives Director Ellen Sims and Tourism Project Coordinator Jamison Hooks worked with state tourism executives to create an iteniary that showed off Morgan County’s luxurious side to: Chaissty Evans of Charleston and founder of the site www.looklingerlove.com, Blair Staky …

Embrace the rain and a chance to be a good neighbor, Buzz says

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Umbrella? Check! Black paten leather tap shoes? Check! Rain from heaven? Check! Wet sidewalk in downtown Madison? Check! Well Ding Dang y’all! Get your tap shoes on and let’s channel some Gene Kelly immediately! Hit it: “Do dee do do do de do dee do do de (repeat) I’m singin’ in the rain, just singin’ in the rain. What a glorious feelin’, I’m (tap tap) happy again! I’m laughin’ at clouds, so dark up above . . . the sun’s in my heart and I’m ready for love.” Momma! Bust …

Everybody’s crazy about a sharp dressed man (and woman)

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When it comes to fashion, Kim Jensen says it comes down to this: comfort, classic and original. Right so it’s no wonder that Kim operates one of Madison’s most popular boutiques and that she recently was honored with the prestigious Best Dressed Award at the Morgan County Conservancy’s famous Derby Party. So I popped into the shop to see what’s the what. First, Kim said she wore a vintage dress for the occasion that looks very similar to this fab Vintage brand dress that’s currently in her shop! And, all …

Tour of Homes this weekend, BB’s top three

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Good golly y’all! The Madison Morgan Culture Center’s Spring Tour of Homes will fill up town this weekend! Let’s pray for some beautiful weather, record tour ticket sales and huge sales at our restaruants and shops! Oh and y’all check out the beautiful tour supplement in this week’s Citizen! Ok so let’s get to it! Best Biz Buzz Buys Number 1: Hit the beach, the lake or the pool in high style with these super fantastic beach towels at Teal Couture. These beach towels are trippy and fun! Plus they …

Farmers’ Market coming to Farmview, more of Best Buzz Buys

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Y’all do not miss the Farmers Market at Farmview Market and Spring Harvest Festival THIS SATURDAY, April 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.! Ding dang y’all! Ok so not only will you find fresh produce, locally grown items and crafts but honey they are flat gonna put on a show! I’m talkin’ the Happy Soles Cloggers are gonna be there between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.! Momma says she’s gonna pop on her cloggin’ shoes and dance a jig! Plus there will be a workshop by butcher Glen Wellman …

Biz Buzz presents the top three you need

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Get your business face on people! I mean we’ve flat gotta talk shop . . . as in . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . SHOPPING! You guessed it right! Y’all are on the ball! Ok so this Biz Buzz column has got to spice it up with a brand spankin’ new component and it’s called: Best Biz Buzz Buys! And honey Biz Buzz has a heap of cool retail things from Morgan County and around Lake Oconee! Drum roll please . …

Biz Buzz goes Italian in a big way

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Omg! Momma’s done lost her ever-livin’ mind! She’s ridin’ all over town in an Italian Vespa! What in the Sam Hill! Give me that extra helmet Momma and take me for a ride! And speakin’ of Italian . . . when you’re cravin’ fine Italian food honey there’s a spot at Lake Oconee that will flat fix you up! First you’ve got to collect some really fun friends who know all ‘bout wine and fine dinin’ and then head to da Corrado Ristorante located at 1061 Village Park in Greensboro! …

What happened? Spring has sprung!

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Spring has ding dang Sprung! And, you know what that means! Porch party at Momma’s! What the? Who’s that on Momma’s porch? It’s none other than Reba McEntire with her guitar! Now all we need is a mason jar of Momma’s original White Lightenin’ and honey we’ll have a big time party! Come on over y’all! That’s right! Spring is all about the Party and the biggest Spring-time party is flat comin’ up fast! I’m talkin’ all ‘bout Derby Day, hosted by the Morgan County Conservancy! Honey it all goes …

Here’s to being a tourist in your hometown

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Last weekend, was Girl’s Weekend in Madison. Six of my oldest, life-long girlfriends from Huntsville High School Class of 1979 converged on Madison making a lasting impact on how I see my hometown. The trip was scheduled a year in advance no less. These girls had begged me for years to host them. They would say: “We’ve heard so much about Madison.” “Please let’s go there.” “Everyone I know who has visited Madison, adored it.” And, on and on. So it all went down last week. They arrived Thursday from …

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By Dianne Yost Momma! Let’s be happy an’ shop local with Citizen and Lake Oconee Living advertisers! Ho! Ho! Ho! Sing it with us y’all: “Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green; Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you and to your our wassail ..”  BANG! Well Excuuuuuse me! That hawk nose man in the old-fashioned coat and top hat is ‘bout as pleasant as a spoiled egg on PawPaw’s toast! Ding dang! It’s that sad, sanctimonious Scrooge and he’s …

Get ready: Super deals coming to downtown

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By Dianne Yost Oh My Gosh Momma! Is that Charlie Brown? Ding dang! It is! And, there’s Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Pigpen, Snoopy and the whole gang! What in the Sam Hill are they doin’ in the middle of Town Park in beautiful Madison? Turn. On. The. Tree! Honey here comes Schroeder with his little grand piano! Let’s all sing together y’all! “Christmas time is here . . . Happiness and cheer . . . Fun for all that children call their favorite time of year .  . .” Now …

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By Dianne Lively Yost Ommmmmm. Ommmmmm. Gosh! Talk ‘bout relaxed! I mean nothin’ is gonna get my goat today! That’s ‘cause Momma and I just did a yoga class with Elise Faust at The Yoga Co-Op, located across from Petals Salon on West Jefferson St.! Elise even sprinkled us all with drops of magic essential oils! Wait a minute . . . Momma! My ears feel funny . . . Like they’re pokin’ the sides of my head! What in the Sam Hill . . Oh. My. Gosh! My ears …