Amici, General Store opens

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Momma let me catch up! You’re peddlin’ too ding dang fast! Whew! There just ain’t nothin’ like celebratin’ Spring in Morgan County than a bike ride! The only thing better would be for us to sing a little Classic Motown! Hit it Momma! “I never met a girl who makes me feel the way that you do (It’s all right) . .. .Whenever I’m asked who makes my dreams real, I say that do you (you’re outta sight). So fee fi fo fum, Look out baby cause here I come …

Lookout! Defensive driving course coming

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Let’s ride Momma! I say let’s ride! Well shoot fire! PawPaw’s truck has two speeds: Slow and stop! I mean this truck couldn’t pull a fat baby off a tricycle! It’s full of gas with nowhere to go! Let’s hitchhike over to Youngblood Motors located at 1600 Athens Highway and buy us brand spankin’ new F-150! Yes! Did somebody mention hitchhiking? Yes! Honey if you’re doin’ lots of walkin’, then you’d best have some comfy kicks! It’s just that simple. Y’all head over to Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co., located at …

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Morgan County/ Madison building permits

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March 19, 2018 • Electrical, Project Name Allen Pearson, 4011 Greensboro Highway, $400. • Electrical, Project Name Bryon Hicks, 1071 Mallard Ridge Road, $0.0. • Driveway/Curb Out – Project Name Gary Savage, 1351 Morgan Drive, $0.0. • Plumbing, Project Name Eric and Rebecca Kent, 1421 Riverwalk Road, $0.0, Contractor Steve Melton of Melton Plumbing. • Electrical, Project Name Steve Stempinski, 6011 Seven Islands Road, $200. March 20, 2018 • Mechanical, Project Name John Gill, 1171 Fawnfield Drive, $9,000, Contractor Wilson Bryant Air Conditioning. • Mechanical, Project Name Mike Miller, 1141 …

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$2,247,300 sold in Morgan real estate

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March 16, 2018 • Stuhlmiller Family Trust U/A Oct. 2, 2017 of Rochester, NY to Thomas Eichloff of Boca Raton, Fla., 250 West Washington St., Madison, $160,000. • Eric Guinn of Madison to Ronald Erwin of Madison, 1970 Riden Road, Madison, $68,000. • Mina Reid Hicky Lujan of Fountain, Colo., to Frank O. Walsh of Madison, 651 Dixie Avenue, Madison, $345,000. • Bank of Madison of Madison to RBC Homes LLC of Madison, 1050 Matthew Lane, Madison, $15,000. • Bank of Madison of Madison to RBC Homes LLC of Madison, …

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Back Porch expansion, new Marco’s owners

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Big news! The Board & Brush, located at 119 West Jefferson St., in downtown Madison, is expanding y’all! Ok so here’s the net-net: Owners Julie and Don Parsons are in the process of combining a new retail destination called The Back Porch with its existing Board & Brush, DIY wood sign art space! Julie has moved (or should I say directed Don to move) the Board and Brush workshop area to a large space in the back and is using the front space as The Back Porch retail space! Right …

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$5.5 million in real estate sold last week

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Compiled by Dianne Yost • March 8, 2018 – Algin Investments LLC of Monroe to Parnell Enterprises, LLC of Madison, 1160 River Woods Drive, Madison, $120,000. • March 8, 2018 – Janice R. Mullins, Administrator of the Estate of Ozell Moss of Madison to Alan Shelton of Madison, 1070 Norris Land, Madison, $107,000. • March 9, 2018 – David Wayne Stone of Statham, to Ronald B. McCallister of Good Hope, 2851 Bostwick High Shoals Road, Bostwick, $219,900. • March 12, 2018 – Randall G. Breedlove of Chattanooga, Tenn. to House …

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City/county building permits pulled in March

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Compiled by Dianne Yost March 1, 2018 • Electrical, 566 Hough Circle, Contractor Terry Farrar, Property Owner Belinda Harris, Valuation $1,500. March 5, 2018 • Accessory Building-Residential, 172 North Second Street, Contractor McMahon Construction, Inc., Property Owner Rhonda Rutherford, $12,000. March 7, 2018 • Electrical, 520 Burney Street, Contractor William Brown, $5,000. March 8, 2018 • Residential Addition/Remodel-CC, 578 Belmont Street, Contractor homeowner, Property Owner Jimmy Hendrix, $42,500. • Accessory Building-Residential, 985 Saye Creek Drive, Contractor homeowner, Property Owner Randall Nelson, $10,000. • Residential Addition/Remodel-CC, 811 Morgan Circle, Contractor Billy …

Back in High Cotton in MOCO

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Momma! Why in the Sam Hill are you callin’ me before the sun’s even… Whaaaat? Are you tippin’ the White Lightenin’? Hold on and  let me look outside. Glory Glory Halleluiah Boy Howdy! Momma that ain’t no snow! It’s High Cotton and it’s on every patch of yard! Let me call my Morgan County sources and call you back. Momma! High Cotton’s done sprung up all over Morgan County, and it’s all over Newton, Walton and Jasper too! Somebody call John Ruark over in Bostwick! It’s time to fire up …

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 …