Downtown ‘Shop, Sip and Stroll’ next week

Staff Written Biz Buzz, News

Ok y’all! It’s beginnin’ to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go! And, ding dang it, I flat can’t wait! But before we get into all the shop, dine, sip and stroll news, the Buzz needs to give a big Shout Out to the City of Madison! That’s ‘cause the City just recently installed a heap of in-street crosswalk signs! I mean you just can’t miss ‘em and it truly makes drivers more likely to slow down at the crosswalks! So now we’ve got signs, flags, well-marked crosswalks and …

There’s hidden treasures everywhere

Staff Written Biz Buzz, Community

Get the banjo Momma! Get the Guitar, Pawpaw! I got the washboard! Somebody out there play the spoons! Hot ding dang dog! Hit it! You get a line and I’ll get a pole honey. You get a line and I’ll get a pole babe. You get a line and I’ll get a pole, we’ll go down to the crawdad hole, honey, babe, mine! Little biddy baby nine days old honey. Little biddy baby nine days old, sweet thang. Little biddy baby nine days old, stuck his finger in a crawdad …

In the movies? Here’s some tips to help

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It’s hotter than a billy goat with a blowtorch in a pepper patch! Momma! It’s too just hellish hot to work! Let’s play possum, tell boss man we just ain’t right and bog ‘round town in PawPaw’s new truck! Ding Dang! Roads are blocked, crew caterin’ signs are everywhere and fancy vans and trucks are parked all ‘round Town Park! Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! The movie people are here! Madison and Morgan County’s gonna be flat famous ‘cause the Hollywood people are makin’ that Charmin’ …

Festival of Friends coming

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Ding dang it! I have flat nothin’ to wear to the fancy party! No dress, no shoes, tangle-ly dried up hair, tacky unpainted goat nails  . . . And trust me no ding dang bluebirds and small little animals are gonna come over, flitter ‘round and make me an outfit. I’m doomed I tell ya! Doomed! I reckon I’ll just sit alone in the garden and mope, mope, mope cause their ain’t no hope. What’s that? Tinklin’ bells and sparklin’ fairies! Well knock me down and steal my teeth! She’s …

This sale took 118 years to get ready

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Ladies and Gentlemen. There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. You are about to participate in a great adventure in the fifth dimension. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume.  Mini skirt? Check! Go Go boots? Check! Groovy tunes? Check! Let’s go back to the groove in 1969! Sing it! When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with mars, Then peace will guide the planets and love will …

Humane Society having huge fundraiser

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Whew! I’m just so flat happy! That gullywashin’ rain we had last week is finally OVER! The grass is green, the birds are chirppin’, the squirrels are stealin’ food outta Momma’s birdfeeder … WHACK! What the? Who knocked that squirrel unconscious with that ding dang beanbag? Momma! What in the Sam Hill do you mean you’re practicin’? Oh me! Y’all Momma is plannin’ on becomin’ the champion to end all champions of the annual Corn Hole Tournament this Saturday, June 15 at the Madison Airport! Specifically, it’s all goin’ down …

Mandy Reese taking over Vicky’s Hairstyles

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Hold on y’all Petey the Poodle is flat barkin’ up a storm! Arf-Arf! Arf-Arf! What is it Petey? Do wanna go out? Grrrrrrr RUFF! Ding Dang it! Bark slower so I can understand what the Sam Hill you’re barkin’ ‘bout! Got it! Right so Petey wants me to remind all y’all that the Humane Society of Morgan County is hostin’ a great “Spayghetti” fundraiser March 5 at The Hall located at 513 Foster Street in Madison behind the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center! Here’s the deal: Da Carrado Ristorante of Lake Oconee …

Chophouse celebrates, Antique Show at MMCC

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The Madison ChopHouse Grille has turned 25! Can you believe it? That’s right y’all, the Madison ChopHouse Grille first opened 25 years ago on Feb. 14! Congrats Madison ChopHouse Team! Ok everybody! Y’all head over there and tell everyone at the ChopHouse Happy Birthday! Ding Dang! I feel old ‘cause I was THERE when the ChopHouse opened!  Hey but don’t forget to check out the Morgan County Citizen next week for a look back at the ChopHouse and how it has become one of Madison’s most well-recognized restaurant destinations! The …

Zeb Grant Design transforms old Amici’s space

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Zeb Grant Design has just smack opened in downtown Madison next to BB&G and across from the Post office in the former Amici building and it’s gonna BLOW YOU AWAY! And Momma ain’t playin!  That handsome Zeb went all out honey!  Ok so this building has been completely renovated! I’m talking Zeb said they “took it down to the dirt” but maintained the historic beauty of the structure. The punch-tin ceilings look amazing with a new, shiny black coat of paint that reflects elegance and style! New hardwood flooring was …

‘I never promised you a rose garden…’

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Turn it up Momma! Everybody sing! It’s that famous country singer Lynn Anderson!  I beg your pardon  . .. I never promised you a rose garden along with the sunshine there’s got to be a little rain sometimes . . . so let’s smile for a while and lets be jolly… love shouldn’t be so melancholy. Come along and share the good the times while we …  That’s right y’all . . . you might not have a ding dang rose garden but you sure as Sam Hill can get …

Morgan goes mainstream with CBD oil sales

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

Don’t worry Momma! CBD oil can’t get you all trippy, but it might just help you feel better! That’s right y’all! Thrifty Mac Pharmacy, located at 218 South Main Street in downtown Madison, is now offering high-grade CBD oil for it Morgan County customers! Ok so I just had to pop over there to check it all out! The brand they sell is called Ananda, maker of an exclusive line of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil products created specifically for independent pharmacies and healthcare professionals. Thrifty Mac owner George Launius says the …

Santa coming to Chophouse, Society Hall

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, Community

Whew howdy! Bedtime at last! I’m slap worn out y’all! A cold winter night in Madison, Georgia. Moon and stars shine bright in their glory while clouds lazily drift. Ascending into sleep . . . deep, deep, sleep . . . Entering the dream realm where spirits roam. Hoooooooooohaaaaaaaaaa hooooooooooooohaaaaaaa … ka ka ka  … snore . . . khoooooooooohaaaaaaaa . . . . “AWAKE! I am the Ghost of Christmas Past! What the? I ain’t flyin’ nowhere!  SHOOSH! Not so fast! Whoa! Madison is flat full of shops, businesses …

Christmas coming fast, here comes the tour!

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . Everywhere you go! I’m not kidding y’all! If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, honey all you’ve gotta do is trot to downtown Madison and downtown Rutledge and take a look at all of the beautiful decorations! Madison has some new holiday decorations in front of the Post Office too! It’s just flat beautiful strolling though downtown and taking in all of the lights!  But the very best part of all is popping in our retail and …

Shop, Sip & Stroll Saturday

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

The Season is upon us Morgan County! Thanksgiving is incredibly just one week away! Holiday shopping has already begun for many families and our mailboxes are becoming full of catalogs from online retailers of every stripe. And, therein my friends lies the opportunity. Instead of shopping online from a far-away retail conglomerate, why not shop where it counts? Local.  It truly counts. In fact, our diverse collection of retail shops in Morgan County depends on it. Shop local. It’s not a challenge . . . it’s not a hassle. Instead, …

Starbucks coming (back) to Madison at Ingles

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

Come January, it’s gonna be a heck of a lot easier to wake up around here! That’s cause IT’S HAPPENING! That’s right y’all! Starbucks is coming to Madison’s Ingles in January! I just got all the scoop from manager Chip Scanland! They are already working to position the Starbucks at the main Ingles entrance! Oh and y’all need to know that the Sushi Bar, Pizza Bar and Asian Bar are all up and running already and if the line is any indication, then honey this is gonna be one popular …

New business coming to town, deals a plenty

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

I popped into The Madison Chop House Grille last week and got the big scoop! Chop House Manager Grace Baldwin says they are starting an Express Lunch special menu! I’m talkin’ Soul Food good y’all! Plus it’s super affordable with a meat and two veggies, plus drink, plus dessert for only $10.99! And, if it’s only veggies you want, well you’ll get three veggies, a drink and a dessert for only $7.99! Can’t bet that with a stick y’all! Fried Chicken, black-eyed peas, collards, and butter beans . . . …

A Barkin’ celebration, yoga for everyone on Sunday

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

Get your OM ON! Relax! The Madison Fitness Center, located at 1290 Eatonton Road in Madison, is now offering a Sunday 2 p.m. yoga class for all levels! The beautiful Susan Vaughn is teaching this amazing class! If you haven’t tried yoga yet, this is the perfect opportunity to get introduced to the practice! So get all zenned up and get over there! Barkin Birthday! Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co. is celebrating 10 YEARS! Can y’all believe it? Well honey Owner Vickie Hunt is pulling’ out all the stops all month …

After Hours Urgent Care coming, time to Solarize

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

Momma’s all right now y’all but last week she was in the ding dang dumps! She joined one of them fancy bridge clubs and jumped off! Ba-Dum-Bump.  I mean she’s in a jumpin state of mind! She’s even walkin’ round in a rockin’ Evil Kanevil outfit complete with helmet! That’s ‘cause she’s gonna make history on the Vespa when she jumps the entire width of the swimmin’ hole! Get the popcorn! Get the coke! Burrrrrooooom roooooom rooooooom! Lord have mercy here she goes! Flyin’, soarin’ like the wind! Yikes! CRASH! …

Local Ingles adding jobs, meals-to-go menu

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

A new car is flat in my future y’all! That’s right! The Buzz just attended Madison Main Street’s presentation on 2018 Tax Changes! The best part is that the presenter explained that my handsome husband can purchase me a brand spankin’ new car through our business and depreciate 100 percent of it this year! I. LOVE. IT! Now of course I’ll need me a right nice Mercedes Benz Convertible so I can toss newspapers out all over town and of course it’ll have to be equipped with a huge Bose sound …

Downtown’s hot, Madison Tea Room transition

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

Momma! What in the Sam Hill is that ba ba boomin’ noise? It’s been goin’ on night n day for months . . . Ding dang! It’s comin’ from downtown Madison and its BOOMIN’ real estate market! I mean Downtown Madison is flat hot, hot, hot!  That’s right y’all! Real Estate investors in downtown are investin’ millions for both retail, service businesses and restaurants! Plus, several investors have plans in the works to significantly add to our portfolio of in-town living options from downtown condos and apartments to senior living! …