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Trailer permit denied

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the denial of two conditional use permits to allow the placement of manufactured homes on 701 Eliza Morris Street and 815 Pearl Street, Madison, after several members of the public spoke in opposition

Exotic birds die

By Patrick Yost editor Two exotic birds destined for the Georgia Zoo and Safari Park have died and a third is ill and expected to die, according to a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office report. The report, filed on July 21, states that one of the zoo’s principal’s,

Shepeard Blood Drive this Saturday, August 2

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer Shepeard Blood Center is hosting a local Blood Drive to benefit Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) will be held outside of Wal-Mart in Madison, on Aug. 2 from 12 PM to 5 PM. The “bloodmobile” will be parked outside of Wal-Mart and

Anthony International Moves Jobs to Conyers

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Madison branch of Anthony International, a glass specialty manufacturing company located at 1101 Sovis Road, has announced that the company will move an estimated manufacturing 150 jobs to Conyers, about 30 miles away, later this year. “It’s never a good

Joanie Bruce book signing

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer Joanie Bruce, 56, a local painter and author, appeared at the Madison Artists Guild (MAG) on July 26 to sign copies of her two novels, “Alana Candler, Marked for Murder,” and “A Memory Worth Dying For.” Bruce, born in Memphis, Tennessee,

BAY Foundation Provides School Supplies for Families

By Leila Dycus staff writer One Morgan County family is taking the death of their relative and using it to bring awareness and hope to area students- last weekend the BAY Foundation provided kids with school supplies. “There are a lot of unfortunate people out here,” said

150th anniversary of Stoneman’s Raid on Madison this week

By Nick Nunn staff writer This week marks the 150th anniversary of General Stoneman’s Raid on Madison. The raid, which resulted in the death of one Madison resident, James Smith, was one of the stops on the cavalry’s way toward Athens. In July of 1864, Major General

Goodbye Nunnsense

They say that all good things must come to the end. Evidently, some of the bad stuff crashes and burns from time to time as well, seeing as this will be the final Nunnsense column. This 96th Nunnsense marks the end of an unbroken streak of almost

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On July 28 a burglary complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location. According to reports, a woman said that between 8:30 a.m. on July 27 and 1 p.m. on July 28, someone entered her apartment and removed $220 in cash from a nightstand next to her

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On July 26 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at a Atlanta Highway, Rutledge location. According to reports, a man and woman stated that after they returned from a six-day vacation, they noticed that a floor was warped and a rug was stained. Reports state