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By Dianne Lively Yost I’m gettin’ right homesick for the olden days. . . So homesick in fact, I wanna jump in a time machine and ride it all the way back to 1969 at Christmastime. We’d all be there with Momma and PawPaw, a cracklin’ fire in the fireplace, Christmas music  . . . “I’ll be home for Christmas, You can count on me . . . Please have snow and mistletoe and presents under the tree.” Momma says I’m actin’ the fool and that we all had better …

Lion’s Club Fair is OPEN for fun!

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By Dianne Lively Yost Lord. Have Mercy! It’s Merle Haggard on the porch with Momma! Now that’s a sight to see! Sing it y’all: We don’t smoke marijuana in Morgan County. We don’t take our trips on LSD. We don’t dress like hippies down on Main Street. We like livin’ right and bein’ free. Yes I’m proud to be townie from Morgan County. A place where even squares can have a ball. We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, and white lightnin’s still the biggest thrill of all!  …

Madison Artist Guilding moving to Vason Building on Main

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By Dianne Lively Yost staff Hold your breath. Count to three. Make a wish. Come with me … and you’ll be … in a world of pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination. We’ll begin … with a spin traveling in the world of my creation. What we’ll see will defy … explanation.  Momma’s magic Barn Dance is tonight! We already late! Do you hear that? Wow! The place is packed!  But it can’t be . . . Lord. Have. Mercy! Honey, you have hair on …

Our sweet tooth has waited long enough

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By dianne Lively Yost Oh. My. Gosh! Momma! You’ve flat turned into a cartoon! Whaaatt. Is. Goin. On? What do you mean I’m a cartoon too? Get the smellin’ salts out y’all! Well ding dang! We’ve entered another space-time continuum. You know! The fourth Dimension! The Cartoon Continuum! Momma you’re Veronica on keyboard! I’m Betty on tambourine! Here comes Archie, Jughead and Reggie! The Archie’s band is back together! Hit it: “Sugar, ah honey honey . . . You are my candy girl and you’ve got me wanting you . …

Don’t look now but it’s back to school time, y’all

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By Dianne Lively Yost Momma’s been practicin’ her Morgan County school bus route all ding dang week y’all! That’s right! Momma’s gonna be drivin’ one of them brand spankin’ new Morgan County School System buses complete with air conditioning and seatbelts! Sing it with me: “She’ll be drivin’ around the neighborhood when she comes! She’ll be drivin’ round the neighborhood when she comes . . .” Lord have mercy! So y’all check out the super fantastic special Back to School section in this week’s paper! You’ll find some of our …

From dirt bikes, to fab candies to fresh produce

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Y’all! The Citizen’s new ding dang band is playin!  . . . Thank you, thank you, thank you very much! Biz Buzz here and we’ll be playin’ all week! So let’s hear it for the band: Patrick on Cow bell, Monaray’s on trumpet! Give it up! Jesse’s got it goin’ on Bongo drums! Debbie’s on xylophone! Betsey’s on drums and Tracey’s playin’ woodblock! Let’s take you back to the 1970s, when you were sneakin’ out to head to parties you weren’t supposed to be headed to! It’s an oldie but …

Summer time and the walking’s easy

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Summertime! Ding dang! It’s a perfect, sun shiny day on the . . . . Shoot Fire! Somebody just texted me a picture of Momma at Town Park blowin’ fire! She has a hat out in front of her for donations! This is what happens when Momma runs through her shoppin’ money too quick! Lord have mercy! She’s usin’ her special batch of White Lightnin’ as fuel! Come on! We’ve gotta stop her before The Law picks her up! She ain’t got a street performer license! Whew! That was close! …

Get ready for the big Memorial Day Ceremony Monday!

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Rummmble . . . fwtt . . . fwtt . . . fwtt VAROOOOM! VAROOOOOOOOOM! Momma! Turn it off! What in the Sam Hill are you doin’ sitin’ on that Harley Davidson and where’d you get that leather outfit? Lord have mercy! Is that a skull on your helmet? Get the preacher! Get the doctor? Momma’s done gone nuts! What’d you mean you have a license to drive a motorcycle? Ding dang Momma! You ain’t never gonna get old! Well if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Momma! Can I …

Bizz Buzz: Calling all dog & cat, lip sync lovers

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This month’s Petey the Poodle and Scout the Jackhauha are flat flippin’ flips ‘bout the upcomin’ Lip Sync Competition hosted by the Humane Society of Morgan County! Ok so here are all the details! On Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in downtown Madison . . . History. Will. Be. Made! Indeed! Madison and Morgan County will experience it’s first ever Lip Sync Battle & Dessert Bar event! Tickets are on sale now ($10 for one ticket or $30 for a set of four tickets) …

Biz Buzz: Oh My! Graduation is flat upon us next week!

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By Dianne Lively Yost Put down the gun Momma! We ain’t goin’ pig huntin’ this Saturday! We’re going Piggy Bank huntin’! That’s right! United Bank is hostin’ Piggy Bank Day Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. until noon! Offices will have fun activities and snacks for the kids! Every kid who opens a minor savings account will get their very own Piggy Bank! Whaaat?! Plus! All kids who make a deposit will get a Save, Share, Spend foam puzzle! Ding dang y’all! It ain’t never too early for your kids …

Biz Buzz: Hold on to your sombrero for Cinco de Mayo!

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By Dianne Lively Yost Momma! Take off that sombrero! You look the fool! What do you mean you can’t drink tequila shots without your sombrero? Lord have mercy y’all! Momma’s been celebratin’ Cinco de Mayo since Cinco de Tres! She’s as loaded as a shotgun in Texas on a Saturday night after payday during a bar fight! Somebody call PawPaw ‘cause Momma ain’t gonna be right for days! Ding dang it! Did somebody mention Cinco de Mayo? Yes! Honey, we have a brand spankin’ new place to celebrate Cinco de …

Biz Buzz: Oh the gifts! The diamonds!

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Get your covered dish ready y’all ‘cause Momma and Pawpaw are hostin’ the family reunion to end all reunions right smack here in Bostwick! Shoot re! It’s time for the family US vs. ‘EM baseball game! Momma’s up to bat! Batter batter batter batter sa-wing batter! Bangin’ balls! Momma’s done hit it at outta the park! It just broke the sound barrier! It’s a homerun! Go Momma Go! She’s runnin’ those new knees like she’s eein’ the law! POP! Lord. Have. Mercy! Momma’s ball just found a home on the …

Bizz Buzz: Pollen’s dropping, time to go shopping

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Momma! Stop tryin’ to sweep that pollen off the porch! It ain’t gonna do no good! Leave it be and let’s go antique shoppin’! Yes! Y’all we are flat ding dang lucky to live in Morgan County with all the antique shops and flea markets! First up lets head on over to Unique Treasures where I flat found some doozy deals Unique Treasures located at 1620 Athens Hwy., in Madison across from Youngblood Motors is flat fantastic! Owner Cheryl Kimbrell of Madison just showed us some beautiful antiques that she …

Bizz Buzz: Callin’ All Farmers

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Callin’ all farmers! In case y’all haven’t noticed, the Farmers Market at Farmview located at 2610 Eatonton Hwy., in Madison is fixin’ to take off! The open-air barn pavilion is beautiful and ready to open Saturday, April 30! Laura Rotroff wanted me to let all Morgan County famers know that Farmview is still seeking participants  within a 75-mile radius of Morgan County! It’s only $10 per week! Oh and someone please, please sign up to bring us flowers at the Farmers Market! Call Brad Kelly at 770-385-1187 or email him …

Madison’s merger and aquisitions week

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M&A Activity Spotted in Madison! Mergers and acquisitions ain’t just happenin’ on Wall Street, Honey! Momma just found out there’s been a merger on Hancock Street! You heard right! Christy Friesen owner of Clover House Gifts has bought out Jamie Williams’ Wild Card Café operation! The café and gift shop already share the same space and will reopen Tuesday, March 29 as Clover House Café & Gifts! I love it! Ok, so here’s all the scoop and nothin’ but! The café’s menu and décor concept will stay the same: Healthy, …

There’s a new underwear in town

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Hot Hot Hot SAXX! Move over ladies, there’s a new topic on the golf course these days and it ain’t what you think! Momma was over at Lake Oconee Saturday at the golf club spyin’ on all the handsome men and she said boys from all over Morgan, Putnam, and Greene Counties are flat goin’ nuts over the new men’s SAXX Underwear! Listen y’all! Momma even bought her oldest grandson a pair for Christmas at The Clothing Depot and flat had to go back to get three more pairs ‘cause …

Oh, I love me some Blue Onion China

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Spring is comin’ y’all! And, that means it’s time to get your garden ready! And, honey there ain’t no better place than Morgan Outdoors located at 2261 US-441 Bypass in Madison! Ok y’all they’ve flat got plants, trees, tools, outdoor furniture, fire pits, pine straw and honey they’ve even got fab Pole Barn Kits for PawPaw! Oh and even some of those Yeti Coolers for those super hot summer days! Anyhow, y’all check out their banner ad in the Local Color section for updates! In the meantime, get your bowhonkers …

Time to shop y’all

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Momma’s all stirred up y’all! She’s flat mad at that ugly Grinch! She saw him yesterday on the outskirts of town! He was schemin’ somethin’ flat awful ‘cause she heard him say: “I won’t shop small; I’ll buy from the mall!” Well that Grinch is a ding dang dingbat if there ever was one! Momma’s fixin’ to open a can of Alabama on that grinchy Grinch! We’re gonna shop local ‘cause that’s where the real spirit of Christmas lives! What? Did y’all see that? In front of the Madison Tea …

Tis’ the season to Shop Local, Ya’ll

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Momma’s flat mad as a hornet! She just now found out that 70 percent of all on-line purchases go to only five huge companies! That’s right y’all! Those five companies are Amazon, Alphabet, eBay, Facebook and Liberty Interactive and the last time I checked they sure as heck weren’t local! Trust me, those rich CEOs don’t give a flyin’ flip ‘bout your Momma, your ding dang Daddy or your hometown! So y’all THINK LOCAL FIRST this Christmas! Momma says that’s a ding dang ORDER! Right so there’s lots of reasons …

Get your tailgate on… new store in town!

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It’s my lucky year – 2015! That’s right! It’s all happenin’! I’m gonna win the Humane Society of Morgan County’s whoppin’ $10,000 raffle! It’s flat comin’ my way y’all! I can almost taste the champagne; see the sparklin’ diamond necklace; relax in a down-filled, fabulous new sofa; drive ‘round in my brand spankin’ new golf cart I’m gonna buy; sashay all over town in the fab mink coat I’m gonna buy; and make new friends on the French Riviera durin’ the European vacation I’m gonna buy! I’ll be on EASY …