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Morgan County Volleyball defeats Decatur, pushes forward into sweet sixteen

By Zachary Parker staff writer The Morgan County High School Volleyball team defeated Decatur at home Wednesday in the first round of State Playoffs. The three-seed Decatur team had been ranked in the top five for most of the season and held out against Morgan County for

Three-peat win for MCHS cheerleaders

By Jamison Hooks staff writer Morgan County cheerleaders continue their winning streak with victory at last weekend’s competition. Last weekend at Loganville High School the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Competition Cheerleaders pulled off their third consecutive first-place win. This being only the third competition of the

Dogs lose a heartbreaker

By Alvin Richardson It was a wild and wooly night in Watkinsville and the fans who witnessed it saw a great high school football game. When the dust settled Oconee County had survived to keep their unbeaten season going by the slimmest of margins Friday night when

Camp Twin Lakes Bike Ride

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Camp Twin Lakes, a camp for disabled children in Rutledge, hosted the annual Spin for Kids, a cycling fundraiser Oct. 19, raising about $370,000 for the camp. There were several route options, ranging from five miles to 100 miles. Camp Twin

JV team finishes the season 3-3

By Zachary Parker staff writer Morgan County JV Football lost Thursday in a close game against Elbert County, the final score was 3-6. Scoring a field goal early, Morgan County took and maintained the lead for most of the game. Elbert County scored a touchdown later, but

Cross Country takes 1st at home

By Zachary Parker staff writer Morgan County High School Cross Country boy’s and girls’ teams finished first at Thursday’s home meet in Indian Creek Park. The Middle School team finished third. Yakira Chapman finished first overall in the girls’ race with a time of 23:17.7, and Dalton

Trooper Sewell remembered

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Georgia State Patrol held a luncheon, memorial service, and road dedication for a fallen trooper, Keith Harlan Sewell, a First Class Trooper, who died in 1979 in a car crash while answering a call concerning a motorcycle gang riot in

Cotton Gin Festival Selects Queen

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Each year, a new queen is crowned at Bostwick’s Cotton Gin Festival. This year, for the 25th Annual Cotton Gin Festival, set to take place on Nov. 1 at 9 am, Margaret Gilbert, 92 has been chosen as the festival’s queen.


Thursday, October 23 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information.   • Southern Circuit Independent Film Screening “Stay Then Go” 7 PM The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will continue their 2014-15 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers season with the screening of Stay

Athens author with Morgan County roots

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Many accomplished artists and literary aficionados call the Morgan County area home. Philip Lee Williams, a novelist, poet, essayist and composer is one of them. William’s family moved to Madison in 1953 when his father began teaching chemistry and physics at Morgan County