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,…