Humane Society Dog Trainers

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  By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer Leila Dycus Staff Writer he Morgan County Humane Society’s newest edition is working to keep dogs out of shelters and in their homes. “We truly want to support, through education, ways that people can help themselves and their dog,” said Linda Lethbridge. Lethbridge began volunteering at another area rescue a year ago when she came across the Morgan County Humane Society. After volunteering at the HSMC, the director Belinda Bell offered for Linda to attend a dog-training seminar with an organization called Sit Happens …

Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony at MCHS

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  By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, staff writer Morgan County High School hosted a Veterans Day Memorial Service on Nov. 11 to honor past and present servicemen and servicewomen. The auditorium was packed full with students, from kindergarten to high school seniors, teachers, community members, and local veterans and their families. MCHS Principal Jim Malanowski estimated that around 2,500 people attended the ceremony. “It is significant to realize just how many people are affected by this day. These services started out very small years ago, and now look at it,” said …

Teachers of the Year

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By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer (Photos by Jesse Walker and Josiah Connelly Leila Dycus Staff Writer ach year teachers in public schools across the state nominate their peers to represent their school as teacher of the year. According to the Georgia Department of Education’s website teachers of the year inspire students and play an active role in the school and community. To be eligible to be a teacher of the year the educator must be on active teaching status and plan to continue teaching. Recently, the four Morgan County Public …

High School students “Show Hope” to orphaned children

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By Leila Drycus, Staff Writer By Leila Dycus Staff Writer Local high school student MaCayla Cook is working to raise money for an organization that is showing hope to orphans and the families that wish to adopt them. Recently, MaCayla established the first Movement Club in the state of Georgia at Morgan County High School. The Movement Club is part of Show Hope, an organization established by contemporary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. The first meeting of the Movement Club at MCHS attracted over 50 students. “We had to move …

A Sunny Day In Cotton Country

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Young farmer waves to the crowd. By Nick Nunn By Nick Nunn staff writer he city of Bostwick could not have asked for a more pleasant day to hold their 24th Annual Cotton Gin Festival this past Saturday, Nov. 2. More visitors made their way to the little town at the north end of Morgan County on the first Saturday in November than ever had before, ready to take in a little sunshine and see some fluffy, white cotton. Although Angie Howard, Bostwick city council member and head of the …

Meet the Dancers of the Stars

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Taylor, Elise & Victoria Faust Carline Jones & Sam Cooper Troy & Kathleen Bryant Mike Torino & Dana Kibbey Staff Reports Staff Reports The event mirrors the popular “Dancing With The Stars” television show. The Boys and Girls Club use this popular event as a primary fundraiser for the club. Twelve dance teams have signed up to participate in the event. Tickets for the event are $50 per person and are available online at www.dancingwithmadisonsstars.com and at Pure Bliss Spa & Shop, 131 West Jefferson Street; Amelia’s, 172 South Main …

Boo-Tastic Fun!

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The Cub Scout Tiger Den 2 of Morgan County’s Pack 91 won the 2013 “Boo-tastic” Award for Best Booth at the annual Halloween Pack Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24. The scouts are pictured in front of their winning Spider Toss game. Pictured are Pheonix Miller, Marcus Brown, Brantly Hicks, Addrian Lawrence, Strat Fielding, Kenneth Hawk, Leader Mandy Reese and Kyler Reese.  

Boo-Tastic Fun!

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You Want Fries With That? Emerson Clark and Lexie von Hanstein had Steak n’ Shake on their minds when they decided n a Halloween costume. The Morgan County girls worked out the outfits and convinced the Athens Steak n’ Shake to create name tags. Photo Contributed

Boys and ghouls enjoy running the Trick or Trot!

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By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Elementary School held their second annual Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run this past Saturday, Oct. 26 in downtown Rutledge. The races attracted a total of 455 runners, with 169 registered runners competing in the 5K. The total of 455 runners shows a marked increase in participation. Only 325 runners registered to compete in the first Trick or Trot last year. “We definitely think that last year’s success helped us to build more awareness this year,” …

Boo! Rutledge Holds Spooky Fall Fest

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The City of Rutledge held their annual Spooky Fall Fest last Saturday, Oct. 26, and children (and some adults) came out in costume to participate in the Trunk-or-Treat and hayride as well as costume contest, among other things. Call it a Halloween warm-up, if you will. Photos by Josiah Connelly

Speer to serve as Cotton Queen at Saturday’s festival

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Special to the Citizen Special to the Citizen Meet Sara Ann Nunn Speer, this year’s Cotton Queen: I was born in 1935 the only daughter of Sam and Ethel Nunn with five brothers. At a young age I quickly learned that in order to survive in a household of five brothers I had to stand my ground. I think I did. We had wonderful caring parents who instilled in us always try to make the right choices in life. My Daddy was a cotton farmer as most families were in …

house Bootiful

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By Andrea Gable & Photos By Josiah Connelly Beware: Halloween is not just for trick-or-treaters anymore. Shifting from a traditionally kid-centric holiday, Halloween has grown to provide just as much appeal for adults. For one night of the year the kid in all of us is able to let loose our inhibitions as we put on a different persona with the flip of a mask. It’s much the same with a house. For a change of pace, living spaces can temporarily become both stylish and spooky, as long as you’re …

Slice o’ Love: Local lunchroom patrons are eating more varied, homemade dishes than ever

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Menus are online! Go to the system’s website, www.morgan.k12.ga.us, and click on the “School Nutrition” tab. By Katie Walker, Staff Writer “Woke up in the Mornin’, put on my new plastic glove. Serve some reheated salisbury steak, with a little slice of love. Got no clue what the chicken pot pie is made of. I just know everything is doin’ fine down here in… Lunchlady Land.” Adam Sandler’s 1993 homage to the noble denizens of school lunchrooms may be a classic, but in terms of school nutrition, the song is showing …

East and western: Madison’s Southern Cross wins top awards

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About the Awards Southern Cross Guest Ranch, of Madison, received two awards from DudeRanch.com this year. The ranch was named “Top Eastern Dude Ranch” and one of the “Top Winter Dude Ranches.” There were 14 ranches nominated for the “Top Eastern Dude Ranch” award. Voting occurred near summer’s end and Southern Cross received the awards in mid-August. By Leila Dycus, Intern Madison’s Southern Cross Ranch was granted a noteworthy award recently, as it was named “Top Eastern Dude Ranch” as part of DudeRanch.com’s “Signature Ranch Awards.” Southern Cross was one of …

Boom! Lady Dogs topple Monticello, Oconee Co. in “offensive explosion”

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Final Game The Lady Dogs will play their final regular season game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5:55 p.m. at MCHS. Their opponent: East Jackson. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School Lady Dogs beat region opponent Oconee County 10-4 on Tuesday, Sept. 17, but lost to 8-AAA region leader Franklin County 4-6 last Thursday, Sept. 19. On Monday, the Dogs traveled to Monticello where they picked up an 11-4 win over the Hurricanes. Lady Dog Head Coach Doug Connelly described Morgan County’s game against Oconee as an “offensive explosion,” which …