Community Connection

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By Tia Lynn Ivey Managing Editor  Crossroads students installed a new photography art exhibit outside of the school, after months of honing their new skills through a program offered by the Madison Artists Guild.  The Madison Artists Guild tried a new project this year with students, using some creativity to continue the annual art project in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The new exhibit is called “Community Connection.” The aim of the project was to help students focus on “the elements of being connected, as humans, to ourselves and …


Madison Produce making the move to former Perk Avenue on Jefferson St.

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By Trinity Martin Staff Writer Downtown produce shop and deli, The Madison Produce Company, is leaving its current location on Washington Street to take over the former Perk Avenue spot on the corner of West Jefferson.  What started as a simple produce stand in 2010 has become one of Madison’s most raved about restaurants 10 years later. With popularity continuing to skyrocket for the local sandwich shop, more space is a must.   “We are trying to take the next step,” said owner Andy Oller.  Oller announced a few weeks …

Corrias Family bringing unique atmosphere to Madison as Dolce Caffe

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By Andrea Gable Senior Editor  After establishing Da Corrado Ristorante as one of the top restaurants at Lake Oconee, Corrado Corrias and his wife, April, are expanding into their hometown of Madison, adding a bit of the “sweet” life to the downtown square.  Their newest endeavor, Dolce Caffe, is set to open in early August and will offer a different atmosphere to the town’s culinary scene. Focusing on American fare for lunch and brunch, the café will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will …

Tickled Pig BBQ to open soon in Madison

Dianne Yost Biz Buzz, Community, Madison News

Dine Small Y’all! As y’all know, most of our restaurants are open and running and honey we’re just about fixin’ to get another dining’ option in Morgan County! Trust me: a little piggy told me all ‘bout it! I’m talkin’ all about the soon-to-open Tickled Pig BBQ located at 270 West Washington St.! This new small, family-owned business is gonna take off before July 4th so keep watchin’ this column and the Citizen’s FB page for opening updates! Hey and the Tickled Pig BBQ also has its own FB page …

Jan and Bill Manos

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Jan and Bill Manos will who live on Academy Street will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 19. They plan an extensive celebrating spending the night at the James Madison Inn and dining at Town 220. After breakfast they will walk home where they will join their two dogs.

1955 MCHS class reunion

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The 1955 graduation class of Morgan County High School held their 60th class reunion Saturday, April 25 at Bonner’s Restaurant in Buckhead. Those attending were Irvin and Joyce Lowe, Frank Eaton, Kenneth and Martha Ann Carter, Bob and Barbara Bone, Charlotte and Henry Carson, John and Joann Caldwell, Otis and Harriett Nunnally, Patsy Baldwin, Margaret and Ed Fitzpatrick, Morgan Hollis and Chris, Rhuel and Patsy Edwards, Merry and Bill Faulkner, Shirley Self and Kay, Charles and Sue Bryan, Nannette Ebb, Robert and Betty Hilsman, Bobby and Beth Fears, Carolyn Wood, …

Bearden reunion held April 18

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Submitted by Mary Bearden Eaton: Some 40 family members of the late Samuel Nelson Bearden and Martha Jane (Mattie) Bearden, who lived many years in the Bethany Community, enjoyed a wonderful time together on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Bonner’s Triple B Restaurant in Buckhead. Their children, all of whom were born in Dawson County and Morgan County, were remembered, all now deceased: Effie Bearden Gay, Charles Bearden, Estie Bearden Alford, Rubie Bearden Milam, Newton Bearden, Harvey Bearden, Robert Bearden and George Bearden. The first reunion was held in 1988 …

MCHS Class of ‘55 Reunion

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Members of the Morgan County High School Class of 1955 met Saturday, April 26 for their 59th class reunion, which was held at Bonner’s Restaurant in Buckhead. We were honored to have one of our teacher’s present, Mr. Marshall Williams. There were 44 people present to enjoy the fellowship and the delicious meal prepared by Bonner’s. All those present agreed to meet there again next year when we will celebrate our 60th class reunion. Among class members present were Irvin Lowe, Shirley Self, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Charlotte Carson, Carolyn Wood, Patsy …

Master Gardeners’ plans have changed!

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Madison News By Monaray Powers The families of the late Thomas M. Gilbert and Fannie Lou Gilbert had their annual get together Sunday under the big pecan trees at the home of Mike and Pam Gilbert. Pork barbecue and stew were served to those present along with side dishes prepared by those in attendance. Thanks to the ones that stayed up all night cooking the barbecue. Robin Benkoski is recuperating at her home following knee surgery Monday. Sympathy is extended to Rev. Charles Smith and family in the death of …

Master Gardeners’ meeting Aug. 5 to feature Crystal Organic Farm

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Madison News By Monaray Powers Morgan County Master Gardeners will meet at 5 p.m., Aug. 5 at the County Extension Office, 440 Hancock Street. Call 706-342-1206. The program will be Crystal Organic Farm, which was started 20 years ago by Helen Dumba and her son Nichola Donck. They were the recipients of the 2008’s Land Stewardship Award at the Georgia Organic Conference. Dumba will share her knowledge and experiences with us. Elder Willie Oliver’s children celebrated the Fourth of July with him at his home where they all enjoyed a …

Ladies hold patriotic tourney

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Madison News By Monaray Powers The Ladies Golf Association at The Creek at Hard Labor held their patriotic Golf Tournament Tuesday, June. 25. A very interesting format using red, white, blue and gold tee boxes was used. All players dressed in Patriotic colors. Winners were Flight 1: first place Irene Paul and Gerald Cathey and second place Rosie and John Coleman; Flight 2: first place Mary and Bob Lawton and second place Betsy and Sandy Morehouse; Flight 3: Linda Horton and Susanne Perkerson and second place Gaylene Campbell and Jean …