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

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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

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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

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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

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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! …

Biscuits are served

Jesse Walker Biz Buzz, Community

What the? I flat can’t get Petey the Poodle to stop smilin’! I mean he’s ‘bout as happy as a dog chasin’ a squirrel off leash!  What’s that Petey? You need to bark slower ‘cause my poodle interpretation skills are right slow. Got it! Petey says he’s smack happy ‘cause his canine choppers aren’t hurtin’ him no more! That’s right y’all. We recently took Petey to Main Street Vet located at 1311 Eatonton Road in Madison, to see their Dental Tech Dave Shuey.  Shuey ended up havin’ to extract some …

Fixin’ to take it way back!

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, Community

Good beautiful Morgan County afternoon ladies and gentlemen! . . . We’re broadcastin’ live from Madison, Georgia . . . That’s Mad Town for all you cool people out there! We are fixin’ to take it back . . . way, way back y’all . . . To those fabulous days long, long ago… when vinyl was spun and Disco was king! I’m talkin’ 1980 y’all! Can’t you feel it?  I’m talkin’ Kool & The Gang! LET’S SING IT: “There’s a party goin’ on right now. A celebration to last …

Muzzy’s moves to Main St.

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

Downtown Madison is hoppin’ y’all, and the shoppin’ just got a lot better! I’m talkin’ ‘bout Tammi Bodin, owner of Muzzy’s Gifts & More! Tammi just moved and expanded her shop in a new location at the corner of Main Street and West Washington. It’s one of Madison’s most visible storefronts with display window space to showcase the shop’s merchandise on two of downtown’s most high traffic streets! The best part is that now Muzzy’s has more space for more fabulous offerings. Ok so I popped in there just a …

Mother’s Day!

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, Community

Ain’t no buggers out tonight. . . PawPaw killed ‘em all last night . . . NOT! I swannie there’s a Troll infestation in Morgan County, Momma! They’re just a hatin’ an a bullyin’ on social media an everywhere! We’ve gotta hatch us a scheme and hatch it quick! Gimme my cell. I’ll get Batman on speed dial. “Batman, it’s Biz Buzz. Momma’s just fine thanks for askin’ . . Hey, we need help in Georgia tonight! Dang! Ok thanks Batman.” CLICK!  Open the batbox Momma! Troll Repellent Spray. PERF! …

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

Jesse Walker Biz Buzz

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

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

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

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz

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

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, News

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

Jesse Walker Biz Buzz, News

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

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz

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! …