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School board to continue tax appeals

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick & Jamison Hooks staff writers After receiving one of the lowest Sales Ratio Percentages in the State, Business Operations Manager Libby Whitaker traveled to Atlanta to appeal Morgan County’s 34.83 percent and successfully raised that number to 36.21 percent. This appeal earned the

The Fair Was In Town!

Danger! Big rabid skunk killed off Main Street in Madison

By Patrick Yost, Editor A skunk killed by two domestic pets on South Main Street had a confirmed case of rabies. According to Madison Animal Control Officer Cindy Wiemann, the dead skunk was found by the property owner last Wednesday on the 300 block of South Main

By Jamison Hooks staff writer Morgan County schools are now collaborating with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in School Based Supervision (SBS) in order to monitor youths’ behavior and academic progress. Juvenile Probation Parole Specialist Mary Nunn will work in collaboration with Morgan County Schools in

Madison City Council approves North Main Car Lot Appeal

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Managing Editor The Madison City Council approved a zoning text amendment to allow a used car lot within city limits, two zoning applications for two new duplex units, and reversed a dangerous dog designation at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 13. The city

Memorial bench unveiling at library

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor A ceremony to unveil a very special memorial bench, in honor of Jonathon Morris, a Morgan County resident who died last April after succumbing to a long-time battle with mental illness, was held on Oct. 12 at 1 pm at the

Ceremony sheds light on county’s mental health

By Peter Wibell, Guest Columnist This past Sunday, a simple yet poignant ceremony was held at the Morgan County Library. Attendees were honoring the life of Jonathon Morris who, in April, lost his struggle with depression. Part of the ceremony involved the dedication of a hand-forged steel

Duck Dynasty look-alikes invade MCES

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) raised $288.37 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) by allowing students to dress up like a cast member from the hit reality TV series, Duck Dynasty, in exchange for a donation of at least $2.

137 votes cast on first day of early voting in Morgan County

By Zachary Parker staff writer Early voting in Morgan County began Monday, Oct. 13 and will continue until Election Day on November 4, with 137 votes cast on the first day of early voting. Those interested in voting early should report to the Morgan County Elections and

Master Gardeners to meet

Special to the Citizen Morgan County Master Gardeners invite each of you to attend our meeting on October 27, to be held at the County Extension Office, 440 Hancock Street, Madison, (rear of building).  We begin our “Meet and Greet” at 5 p.m. and our program begins