Fox Family Home Build

– Be the Change-Brandy Angel Foundation, Inc., readies to break ground on Fox Family Home Build Project – Photographed by Brandy Angel – When Brandy Angel first met Cadence Fox and her family in 2015, she was nine years old and had just been diagnosed with two germinoma brain tumors. She was given just six…

Refueling relief efforts

Rossee Oil takes team to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – After Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in September, it became apparent that one of the most urgent needs was getting fuel distributed across the island. The governor of Puerto Rico said there were just not enough trucks to get fuel out to the…

Mothers Against Crime celebrates 25 years

In 1992, two teenagers were killed in Eatonton on the same night. Soon after, a young woman from out of town was hit and killed by stray bullet. The murders were never solved, written off instead as an incident of “black on black crime,” says Georgia Smith, but for the resolute Eatonton woman and other…

Boys’ home proves it’s “Never Too Late”

George Henry Lewes once wrote, “The only cure for grief is action,” and that is exactly how John and Kelly DeGarmo chose to overcome a personal tragedy. After losing their firstborn baby due to a brain deformity in the mid-1990s, the DeGarmos not only grieved, but dedicated their lives to caring for children in need….

Out of the Ashes gallery show to benefit firefighters

Out of the ashes: Gallery show to benefit Madison Fire Department Written by Katie Emory Since the late 1800s, the Vason building in downtown Madison has served generations of local residents from its original conception as a drug store, and later as the home to doctors, dentists, a candy store, and many other local businesses….

Health & Happiness

Health and happiness: Local family brings support and awareness of mental health to Lake Oconee Written by Tracey Buckalew   Statistics show that one-in-four individuals have at least one struggle with mental illness at some point in their lives. Such a statement is hard for many to believe and easier to disregard as being untrue….

From the Heart: Rotary teams up for home makeover

Spreading sunshine: Rotary partners with Atlanta organization on home makeover   Written by Tracey Buckalew Photographed by Brandy Angel   These days, as many seek advanced enlightenment and increased sensitivity to one another’s plight, it seems what we might be looking for as a community is a large dose of good, old-fashioned kindness. You know,…