Biz Buzz: Eatin’ and a-shootin’

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By Dianne Lively Yost Y’all come on in! We’re in the kitchen so take a seat and grab some of this fresh coffee! Momma’s cookin’ up a storm! There just ain’t nothin’ like Momma’s famous creamy, cheesy, garlic grits on a cool fall day! Mercy! As a matter of fact, the only thing better than grits is a big old SHOT GUN! That’s right y’all! Grits & Guns are the PERF combo if there ever was one! You’re darn shootin’! That’s why we all need to go to this year’s …

Turn the government back on!

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By Dianne Lively Yost Somebody needs to turn the dad-blasted government back on! I reckon Momma’s gonna be the one to flip the switch! Or maybe we just need to require our elected officials in the Senate and House of Representatives to take a breathalyzer test before voting on anything! They must be loaded! There is BIG news for Downtown Madison this week and it’s all about a new shopping destination soon to open in Madison. In a word this new shop is original– truly life imitating art. The best …

Pickin’ hot, hot, hot peppers for the Chili Cook-off!

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By Dianne Lively Yost What’s this? Momma’s done left a note on the door: Do not disturb. Astral projection soul trip in progress! Shiverin’ Shadows! PawPaw won’t take Momma on that trip to Italy so she’s tryin’ to travel on the cheap! Momma! You are flat creepin’ me out! Wake up outta that astral projection trance trip! I’m talkin’ we ain’t got no time for the soul train! The new Fall fashions HAVE ARRIVED! Y’all! She ain’t wakin’ up! I reckon a good ole splash of white lightnin’ will do …

The Buzz: Charcoal Lane, Ga. Military College, Junque Korner, Retro Cinema at Ricky D’s

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By Dianne Lively Yost Come on Petey the Poodle! Let’s skip and sing! Follow the red dirt road… follow the red dirt road… follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the red dirt… Momma?! Why in the Sam Hill are you standin’ in the middle of the corn field lookin’ like a ding dang Scarecrow from Children of the Corn Part 2? You flat scared me baldheaded! I flat ain’t kiddin’ y’all! OK so there’s a crazy Scarecrow contest in Rutledge for students (16 and under) and adults! Prizes are $25 for …

An estate sale, new businesses and Madison’s Chili Cookoff

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By Dianne Lively Yost Momma is flat fit to be tied! She’s huntin’ up every spare, ding dang dime y’all! Plus she says she’s goin’ on the spendin’ spree to end all spendin’ sprees! That’s right y’all! There are end-of-summer sales goin’ on all over Morgan County! But, that ain’t all y’all! I’m talkin’ ‘bout the huge Estate Sale happenin’ this Saturday, Sept. 7 beginnin’ at 11 a.m. at the old Ye Olde Colonial restaurant building at 108 East Washington Street! I’m ain’t kiddin’! It’s the Joe Cunningham Estate Sale …

Biz Buzz: A movie theater in Madison? Yes, please!

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  By Dianne Lively Yost It’s ding dang HOT y’all! And I ain’t just talkin’ ‘bout the weather! That’s ‘cause my hot, hot, hot pepper patch is flat ROCKIN’ it out of the garden! Lord have MERCY! Momma and I have flat out done ourselves this summer! That means we are all set to WIN, WIN, WIN this year’s 9th Annual Madison Chili Cook-Off! It ain’t never too soon to start preppin’ for this international event that’s held right here at Town Park! It’s slated for Saturday, Oct. 5! Y’all …

Biz Buzz: Vampires and werewolves in Madison!

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  Biz Buzz By Dianne Lively Yost Twilight has come and gone heralding in the darkest dark and the creatures that thrive therein. Lord have mercy! Listen at Elvis, the horse in that barn! He’s flat havin’ a neighin’, kickin’, stompin’ fit! Momma let’s whip some you-know-what! Nobody or nothing messes with Elvis and gets away with it! Check list: White lightenin. Check! Wooden stake and pistol with silver bullets? Check! Flashlight? Check! Perf! Let’s find out what’s got Elvis riled up! Let’s sing a little tune while we walk: …

Biz Buzz on the Firefly Festival (dunking booth!), MAG Shop, Festival of Friends

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By Dianne Lively Yost What in the Sam Hill are all y’all doin’ out here at Town Park at midnight? I mean really! Well y’all can stay if you promise to hush IT UP! Momma and I are flat gonna catch us a flaky fairy tonight and get rich, rich, rich! That’s right! Listen up little children of Morgan County: Fairies are REAL! And, sometimes they flit around masqueradin’ as fluorescent fireflies! That’s why those dang flirty Fairies love, love, love the annual Firefly Festival in Town Park! Shhhhhh! Did …

Biz Buzz: Ricardo’s Kouzzina open, H. Porkington’s offers breakfast

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By Dianne Lively Yost It’s happenin’ y’all! The wait is flat OVER! That’s right! Ricardo Casillas has opened his brand spankin’ new restaurant, Ricardo’s Kouzzina at 271 West Washington St., in Madison right across from Town Park (formerly the location of The Ice House restaurant)! Ricardo wanted me to tell all y’all that he’s hostin’ a “soft openin’” from now until July 15 while he waits for his liquor license to be finalized which should be very, very soon! In the meantime, we get to try out the new space …