Meet John Matney

A Helping Hand: Harbor Club owner, John Matney, talks success and stewardship
Written by Andrea Gable, Photographed by Terry Allen

Go Set a Watchman

Appreciate Watchman, but keep Mockingbird high on its perch Written by Lucy Adams   Scout glides into the opening chapters of Go Set a Watchman on her annual return to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus Finch, and her love interest, Henry Clinton. She enters as Jean Louise, a modern woman shaking loose of…

Meet the Raptor family

Raptors at Lake Oconee (and not Jurassic Park) Written by Willis Johnson I suspect all of you enjoy birds in your gardens with their cheerful sounds, bright colors, nests of baby birds and antics in the bird baths. However, do you enjoy Raptors (birds of prey – dinosaur relatives) in your gardens? We sure do….

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….

Georgia’s Winemaking Families

Georgia’s Winemaking Families By Jane F. Garvey   Families and wineries seem to be joined at the umbilical cord. The relationship can be a fruitful one that works smoothly, or it can be rocky. Many know the story of how a family ruckus led to Robert Mondavi’s departure from the C.K. Mondavi winery that bore…

Godfather of Pottery

Jerry Chappelle: The godfather of a local art movement
Written by Taylor Sutton, Photographed by Holly Brown

Family on the Farm

Finding family on the farm: Companion Animal Rescue marks ten years, plans for the future
Written and photographed by Tia Lynn Ivey

Sweet Sorghum Traditions

Sweet Sorghum Tradition: Ricky McGinnis picks up where his grandfather left off, producing the syrup of the South
Written by Andrea Gable, Photographed by Josiah Connelly

Brothers from Plainview

The brothers from Plainview: A story cast through the precepts of literary conflict Written by Leara Rhodes Once upon a time there were two brothers, sons of sharecroppers in Morgan County, Georgia, more specifically, Plainview, just outside of Madison. There were ten children born of Viola and George Andrews, but for this story, there are…

Farmview Market

Farmview Market readies for fall harvest: The Kelly family plants the seeds for Madison’s new agritourism destination
Written by Tracey Buckalew