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 …

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 …