Brownwood Baptist gets ready for God and Country day

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Brownwood News Margie Ward Sunday morning attendance was good and we also had visitors with us. We are so glad to have them and we pray they received a blessing while there in our midst. Each one is welcome to come any time we have service. The choir’s special was, “Won’t it be Wonderful There.” We welcomed Rev. Wayne Jones to our church where he brought the morning message from Isaiah 6: 1-10. The revelation of God is all about Him, opens our eyes, He has a plan for all …

Jackson Bailey: Simple man with a big vision

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Rutledge News By Joan Ekstrom There is a local talent you should know, if you haven’t already heard about him, you may have seen his work. If you have ever crossed the Railroad tracks coming into downtown Rutledge and looked to your right, you have seen his work, The City of Rutledge Seal. Jackson Bailey designed this Seal for the city and it can be seen on the mural on what is now the location of Ele ‘n Honey. But there is much more to know about this dynamic individual. …

Biting the hand

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By Nick Nunn A federal court judge will soon rule on the question of whether or not the anti-trust suit Ed O’Bannon, former UCLA baseball star, has filed against the NCAA should be considered a class-action lawsuit. Although the fine legal points of the suit would probably be difficult to understand or express within the limits of a short column, the lawsuit boils down to this: the NCAA makes billions of dollars each year by using images and representations of college athletes in television broadcasts, video games, merchandise, etc., and …

There’s a Redd House over yonder, that’s where the seniors eat

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Sugar Creek News By Mae Buice Summer is here, and I have lost most of it. All I can think of, I’ll be wearing winter clothes before I get to really wear summer things, but hopefully all this will soon be taken care of and I can even wear shoes again. Didn’t get to attend church this weekend… had a really bad case of that “crud” I get periodically. I feel a little better today (Monday) so I’ll tell you how I spent my Sunday this week. It was “Bill …

Mat Dogs complete summer schedule

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By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Last Thursday, the Morgan County High School Mat Dogs held their last duals of the season. In addition to the Dogs, who hosted the event, the match included teams from Social Circle, Dublin, Westside, Central, and West Laurens. The summer schedule competitions, which allowed the wrestling team to get in almost a half-season of experience, was “very” productive according to MCHS wrestling coach John Robbins. Coach Robbins described the summer season’s purpose in terms of the program as a whole by saying that the summer …

Robert E. Long

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Robert E.  Long, 82, of McDonough died Saturday, June 22, 2013.  He was born in Madison to Homer Reid and Ella Iomie Moss Long. Mr. Long is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Wank Long, McDonough; daughter, Kathy (Jim) Long Laky, Myersville, MD; son, Robert (Alison) Long, Birmingham, AL; his siblings, J.B. Long, Apalachee, Earl Long, McDonough, GA, Wanda Ann (Joe) Landress, Stockbridge and Leonard (Catherine) Long, Apalachee; and his beloved granddaughters, Diana Laky and Kaitlyn Laky. Funeral services were held at Bethany Baptist Church in McDonough on …

Harrison B. Stone Jr.

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Harrison B. Stone Jr, 87, of Madison, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. A native of Pickens County, Mr. Stone was the son of the late Harrison B. Stone Sr. and Donie Brooks Stone and was preceded in death by his wife, Nera Mae West Stone. He retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of Damascus Baptist Church in Fairmount. Survivors include daughters, Martha Whitley and husband, John of Madison, Susan Toler and husband, Larry of Greshamville, and Lynn Scholl and husband, Robert of Lakemont; sister, …

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Imogene Moon Martin

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Imogene Moon Martin, 96, of Madison, died June 19, 2013. She was born May 26, 1917 in Walton County to James and Jessie Whitley Moon. She was married to the late John Boline Martin. She was a homemaker and spent her life caring for others. Mrs. Martin was a member of the Madison First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and walking and loved her neighbors. She enjoyed time spent at the Morgan County Senior Center and especially liked their outings to the local schools. Mrs. Martin loved to help …

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Bobby Lamar Ervin

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Bobby Lamar Ervin, 63, of Madison died June 15, 2013. He was the son of the late Joe and Georgia Belle Brown Ervin. He worked in the logging business and landscape maintenance. He is survived by a sister Joyce Christine Leitch and a number of nieces and nephews. His family received friends at A. E. Carter Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Interment was in the Buckhead Cemetery.

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James Richard Wood Jr.

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Jim Wood, 76, of Madison died June 17, 2013. He was born in Rush Springs, Oklahoma on May 26, 1937 to James and Margie Wood. He worked as a machinist at Georgia Pacific until retirement in 2004. He was married to Jan H. Jenkins. Mr. Wood enjoyed any outdoor activity. He loved to hunt and fish as well as time spent on horse. He will be remembered as a man who could build or fix anything. Mr. Wood is survived by his wife Jan and children Jay Wood and Marlene, …

Meeting softball, JV baseball coach Doug Connelly

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By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Jeffrey Douglas Connelly, Jr. was born in Athens, but attended the Monroe Area High School where he played middle infielder for the school’s baseball team. After high school, Coach Connelly attended Georgia Southern University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business. Later, Coach Connelly earned a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from the University of Georgia. Coach Connelly married his wife, Ivey, in April of 2005, and they have two children: Trace, who is almost four years …

Good rains, cool weather a blessing

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TriBee News By Rachel Harper June 21st was the first day of summer and it is beginning to get hot, too.  We were certainly blessed with nice days, cool nights and mornings and we are still being blessed with good rains along for the first time in many, many years.  Now the farmers have to really finagle to get the hay up.  Dan and Scott Porter have moved their combine onto Baldwin Dairy Road to begin harvesting the canola field that Zeke Lambert has rented.  Scott’s daughter, Madeline, loves to …

It’s hot outside, stay thirsty for the Lord’s Word

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Union Springs News By T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from The Springs. Music, dance, praise…the Word. That was Pastor’s Anniversary for 2013. Honestly I could just stop there but I need to tell you more, right? Enduring the process to get your inheritance. Now that is a phrase to get you thinking. What does it mean? Well this was the title for Sister Toni Terrell’s message during the morning portion of Pastor Terrell’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. She stated that we are all going through a process in life. From the time …

An AARL National Field Day for Hams

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By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Deep in the labyrinth of the Morgan County Public Safety Complex last Saturday and Sunday, a few “hams” – amateur radio operators – gathered together in the Emergency Operation Center Conference Room to take part in the American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) Field Day, which has been taking place since 1933. Bill Ronay – call sign KM4LS – is the emergency coordinator for the Morgan County Amateur Radio Service, whose call sign is WR4MC. From 2 p.m. last Saturday to 9 p.m. and from 8 …

Good rains, cool weather a blessing

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TriBee News By Rachel Harper June 21st was the first day of summer and it is beginning to get hot, too.  We were certainly blessed with nice days, cool nights and mornings and we are still being blessed with good rains along for the first time in many, many years.  Now the farmers have to really finagle to get the hay up.  Dan and Scott Porter have moved their combine onto Baldwin Dairy Road to begin harvesting the canola field that Zeke Lambert has rented.  Scott’s daughter, Madeline, loves to …

Murphy’s Law applied to life

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By Alvin Richardson You’ve all heard of it. Murphy’s Law is a common theory and simply stated says that if something can go wrong it will. I have expanded on this premise and call it Murphy’s Law of Inverse Proportionality and Disastrous Results which will henceforth be referred to as MLIPDR so you won’t have to read all those words again. I feel comfortable dabbling in mathematical equations because I got half the answers right when I took trigonometry in high school. A cool 50 percent and was exceedingly proud …