Biz Buzz: IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON Y’ALL

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Cooler temps? Check! Red & black? Check and Go Dawgs! Orange & blue? War Eagle! Red & white? Yuck, but check! Royal blue & orange? Chop Chop! Red & Blue? Gosh almighty Check! Purple & yellow? Tacky but Check! Orange and White? Faye Craft I hope you have an ok season! Gold & black? Check! Ok get Madison’s very own SEC college cheerleader extraordinaire from Georgia Tech Caroline Jones over here immediately to lead us off! Queue the drum line! Get your poms poms movin’ to the beat! It’s FOOTBALL …

Bizz Buzz: Y’allywood

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Sodium Pentothal? Check! Hypnosis spiral wheel? Check! Right so Jake Grant won’t tell if Tom Cruise is stayin’ at the James Madison Inn so we’re gonna trick ‘em with CIA interrogation tools! Momma! Spike the tea with truth serum! Oh Jake! Momma brothat means: SALES, SALES, SALES! Right so BB&G on Main Street in downtown Madison has a huge sale goin’ on right now with 50% OFF summer apparel and July 4th items! And, Amelia’s and Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co. in downtown Madison on Main Street are gonna host their …

Wild Card Cafe, Clover House now open!

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From the Southern city so pretty even fire-hungry Sherman refused to burn it, it’s Biz Buzz here! Reportin’ smack dab from the tip-top of the Morgan County Court House in Madison! Safeguardin’ the town, dodgin’ city chickens, babblin’ bats, murderous mosquitoes and chimney sweeps! This week we’re pullin’ out all the stops under the mist of night! There is no moon and this is NOT your grandmother’s column. So finish eatin’ up that buttermilk-biscuit-and-fried-chicken supper, ‘cause you’ll never read this in the mainstream media! Y’all know the drill: Call momma. …

Bizz Buzz: Tour ready, spillin’ the beans!

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Greetings from the craziest, most outrageous column in print! Y’all are in the right place at the right time! This is Biz Buzz. Blastin’ out of a girls-night-out porch party! Blazin’ into your town like a Southern midnight meteorite! Flat slammin’ into your newspaper. That’s right y’all! This is the designated driver of the Morgan County Citizen, where beans are spilled, whistles are blown, white lightenin’ is drunk and confessions are told! Let’s get this party started! All right y’all! Get Ready. Get Set. TOUR! Madison is gonna be flat …

Bizz Buzz: I’m feelin’ right funky

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Hurry up y’all! We gotta stop Momma before she drinks some psychedelic tea made from shrooms she found out in the pasture! Lord Have Mercy! Momma! Don’t take another sip of that outlaw tea! Talk ‘bout goin’ down the rabbit hole! Sheriff Markley’s gonna put you in the jailhouse! What? Well ok you twisted my arm . . . I’ll try just a tiny sip. Y’all don’t tell nobody nothin’! It sure don’t taste right but I’m feelin’ right funky. . . like I wanna dance in the Soul Train …

Biz Buzz: Main Street Pantry opens, big events a comin’

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Biz Buzz By Dianne Lively Yost Main Street Pantry located right down from the Madison ChopHouse Grille on Main Street in downtown Madison next to Thrifty Mac is flat fabulous, y’all! I just had to check it out and y’all are gonna flip when you see it! First off, it’s super clean and bright! Honey they’ve got those slap-yo-momma delish breakfast biscuits with sausage or ham, coffee, cappuccino, tea, soft drinks galore, hotdogs, boiled peanuts (regular and SPICY HOT!), all sorts of grocery items, wine, a huge assortment of beers …

Biz Buzz: A buyin’ spree and a new pizza place coming!

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By Dianne Lively Yost, Columnist Move over Paris Hilton! Momma is the new heiress in town! Crazy Uncle Mavis left her his entire multi-million-dollar fortune! She’s spendin’ money like Donald Trump at a toupee factory and even bought one of them Louis Vuitton pet carriers for her rescued Chihuahua mix (recently adopted from the Morgan County Humane Society)! But don’t worry! Momma met with the financial experts at Longview Wealth Management so she’s all set! That’s right y’all! Joey Lancaster and Jennifer Hanes Stewart have just opened Longview Wealth Management …

Better get ready for a Chili Cook–Off Saturday

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By: Dianne Lively Yost: Secret ingredients? Check! Hot, hot chili peppers? Check! Cold beer? Check! Ding dang! Hot Off The Presses is flat ready to compete in the 10th Annual Madison Chili Cook-Off at Town Park this Saturday, Oct. 4! As of press time there are a total of 25 teams who are gonna cook up a big firestorm for all y’all! Hey and did y’all know the University of Georgia even changed the time of Saturday’s football game from a previously scheduled 12 p.m. kick-off to the newly scheduled …

Whidby Jewelers football promotion!

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By Dianne Lively Yost Columnist Momma’s flat ready for football y’all! She’s changin’ into her ballgame outfit right now so I can see how flat fab it is! What the? Momma! Why in the Sam Hill are you wearin’ a football jersey that’s half Georgia Bulldog and half Clemson Tigers and why in the ding dang dong are you shakin’ one red shaker and one orange? Lord Have Mercy! Momma’s elevator ain’t goin’ to the top floor y’all! I’m talkin’ she not only cooked up a batch of crazy White …

Get up offa that thing!

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Whaat? Momma’s feelin’ right funky! I’m talkin’ James Brown! Y’all gotta get up! Yeah! Channelin’ some 70s funk! It’s like the Soul Train over here at the Citizen! Yes! Line Dance! Here comes Monaray Powers and she’s flat kickin’ it! “Get up offa that thing and shake til you feel better . . . get up offa that thing and shake til. . . “ Momma’s up next! “ Holy Smokin’ Sizzle Sass! Momma’s doin’ the back bend! “Get up offa tha. . .” Bangin’ Bongos! She flat can’t get …

Dairy Queen opened on Eatonton Highway

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Ding Dang! All you-know-what has flat broke loose! Honey, times they are a changin’! Hold on honey and get ready! First up, we had the big Dairy Queen open up on Eatonton Highway last Friday to record crowds! Susan Praugh of Madison even got in the line at 6:30 a.m. (I’m talkin’ before the birds were chirpin’) and she got the very first Dairy Queen cake and a $5 meal per week for a dad-gum year! That’s right! Dairy Queen gave $5-meal-a-week-for-a-year gift cards out to the first 50 people …

It’s astounding. Time is fleeting. Madness takes its toll.

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Ding Dang Momma! Don’t tell me we’re gonna hike down this Hard Labor Creek State Park trail! Nobody goes down there . . . Some even say it’s flat enchanted! I’m talkin’ spooky, haunted! Shoot fire! Why’s the air gettin’ all blurry? WHOOOOA Momma! Hold on! We’re in one of those flippity-floppity, loopity-loppity Time Warps! POP! What? Where? Who knows me? And, why are we dressed like servants from the post-Edwardian era? Oh My Ever Livin’ Gosh! There’s Downton Abbey! (cue theme song) And, don’t look now but Mrs. Crawley’s …

Mother’s Day ideas from Bizz Buzz, with hot filming news

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Somebody help us! Momma’s ain’t playin’! She got her one of them race cars and went to Talladega! I mean she’s got on a red racin’ suit with matchin’ helmet and handbag! Plus her car is aptly named White Lightnin’ cause it runs on Georgia Moon Shine! Lord keep us all outta the jailhouse. Amen! Well I reckon we’d better head to Alabama! Whew! Talladega sure is loud with all this racin’ racket! Don’t look now but Momma’s in the line up! POW! There off! She’s headin’ into the curve! …

Happy Easter & be sure to shop local for Easter goodies

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Momma is that you! Say somethin’! Stop starrin’ at me all mean like! Gosh Almighty! That’s the scariest ding dang Easter Bunny costume EVER IN CREATION! I’m talkin’ that long-eared, red-eyed face will flat stop a clock! And, what in the Sam Hill do you mean smokin’ one of PawPaw’s cigars! You look a sight! You sure ain’t gonna work no Easter Egg Hunt lookin’ like that! Now hop skippity jump smack outta hear before I choke! And, don’t come back until . . . WHOOOOA! Y’all! Momma just drove …

BRAGging all around Morgan

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Dianne Lively Yost, Biz Buzz Columnist Was last weekend’s BRAG event was just fantastic or what? The Brady Inn was flat booked for the full three days and The James Madison Inn sold out too! Our restaurants were slammed and our retailers had great business sales! A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers and to our very own Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Ellen Ianelli who coordinated the event and the volunteer efforts! Hey and y’all! All these bikes mean big business! I cannot tell you how …

Running with the Rooster

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Edward Jones! Morgan Stanley! Wall Street! Take cover! Momma’s a bonafied wealth management consultant! What the? I’m talkin’ she’s one of them high frequency traders, spikin’ the Red Bull with the White Lightenin’! Every nanosecond adds up to vast returns! We’re gonna get Rich, Rich, RICH, Fast, Fast, Fast! The only problem is her dadblasted partner! None other than that rowdy Rutledge Rooster Foghorn Leghorn! “Who’s respons, I say, who’s responsible for this unwarranted attack on my person? Biz Buzz . . . you’re cold, I say, cold as a …

Here comes Ricky D’s! Dianne Lively Yost biz buzz columnist

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Momma! I’m home! I brought you a brand spankin’ new . . . Oh My Ever. Livin’. GOSH! Yoda! Ironman! Indiana Jones! What in the Sam Hill is goin’ on? Whoa! Did somebody slip psychedelic mushrooms in my tea? Momma y’all can’t play poker with our shoppin’ money! Yoda! Get that light saber away from me before I slap you to kingdom come. “To kingdom come you will slap me not.” What? Don’t get your metal plates in a rust, Ironman! No one’s gonna get hurt so put down that …

Biz Buzz: Bieber fever takes a back seat to Spring

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By Dianne Lively Yost, Columnist Lord have mercy! There’s a rambunctious ruckus goin’ down at the Big House! I can hear the hollerin’ from here! Look out! Momma’s done kidnapped Justin Bieber and she’s got ‘em hog tied in PawPaw’s barn! Hot fire Momma! You’re gonna flat ruin PawPaw’s barn with the likes of Justin Bieber! I’m talkin’ the horses won’t even step foot in there now ‘cause they know a fool when they smell one! Heck! Even the pigs are in an uproar and don’t even get started on …

Somebody’s got a bad, bad case of the “Affluenza!”

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By Dianne Lively Yost, Columnist Momma’s flat sick with a whoppin’ case of the Affluenza! She must have gotten it from that fool Wall Street billionaire Tom Perkins! It’s a dang epidemic! I accidently saw Momma’s email correspondence and she flat booked the Presidential Suite at the MGM Grand in Vegas this weekend and from there a private jet to Los Angeles for a shoppin’ spree with a high falutin’ personal shopper on Rodeo Drive! Shoot fire! She even retained Madison-based Robert Hanselman Domestic Agency to hire her a fancy-dance …

Biz Buzz: Lake Oconee Living wows again! Ricky D’s gets close!

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Diamonds and more diamonds? Check. Fabulous gown? Check! Chic-but-extremely- painful-pointy high heels? Check! Red Carpet? Double Check! Ding dang y’all! Lake Oconee Living’s Best of Lake Oconee gala last Saturday night was a resounding success! We thank all of the many restaurants and caterers who donated delish food and all of our retailers and artists who donated items for the auctions! And, a big THANK YOU goes out to the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center for allowing us to host the event there! Congratulations to each and every winner and to all …