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Homefield: Facing the opponent in enemy territory

  By Nick Nunn, Columnist Much has been said about the benefits of home field (or court) advantage and its effect on the game. A few quick minutes spent thinking about all of the ways that being in a friendly atmosphere could influence the athlete’s performance can

County seeks $2.5 million loan to fund pension program

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved of a request for loan proposals in the amount of $2,500,000 for the purpose of fully funding the county’s unfunded pension liability. By paying off the remainder of the pension liability and, instead, paying

Greenspace Commission lays out Ricketts tree selection

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Madison Greenspace Commission (GSC) Vice Chair Rick Crown informed the commission of the tree selections for the 2013 The Ricketts Environmental Excellence (TREE) trust. The types of trees to be purchased this year for the TREE program include the “Little Gem” (magnolia

DDA considers options on replacing depot building

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Nov. 21 meeting of the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA), members discussed possibilities for the construction of a building for Norfolk Southern, who donated the Central of Georgia Depot to the DDA in exchange for the construction of a

Birding at dawn

By Nick Nunn Last week, I had the singular fortune of renewing/refilling the Citizen’s community calendar. I don’t think that I had ever really taken a good look at it because, frankly, my time is already filled with a plethora of community functions. But being forced to

Morgan Co. varsity Mat Dogs start off season at Cherokee Co. Warrior Rumble

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity Mat Dogs began their 2013-2014 season last Saturday, Nov. 23, at Cherokee County High School’s Warrior Rumble. The Mat Dogs advanced to the Silver Bracket finals after beating Blessed Trinity 60-22 but fell to 6A

Morgan County Rec Department holds annual volunteer banquet

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last Thursday, Nov. 21, the Morgan County Recreation Department (MCRD) held its Annual Volunteer-Sponsor Appreciation Banquet at the Madison Community Building. During the banquet, MCRD Director Lance Alexander named John and Penny Moore, owners of Madison Care Care, and Daniel Laughlin and

Top of the Pyramid: MCHS Competition cheerleaders place ninth at state competition in AAA

  By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) competition cheerleading team placed ninth out of 16 teams in the AAA division at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state competition in Columbus last Saturday, Nov. 16. “We were

MCMS not soliciting through “Spirit Wear”

By Nick Nunn, staff writer Last Thursday, the Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce issued an email stating that two local businesses had been contacted by a caller claiming to be a representative for “Spirit Wear,” and asking the businesses to buy an advertisement for the back of

Bostwick Gets Sunday Sales

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer On the second go-around, Bostwick voters approved the sale of alcohol on Sundays by 60 percent of the total votes. Thirty-four Bostwick voters, representing approximately 60 percent of the votes, were in favor of passing Sunday sales, while only 23 voters, roughly