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First class of the Morgan Works Certification Program celebrates graduation.

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan Works and Workplace Fundamental Skills Certification program, which offers free classes training the unemployed to become better equipped to land a job, held its first graduation ceremony for seven students who completed this first-time offered course on April 10

One Morgan rocks Town Park!

The annual Student driven concert One Morgan was held at Town Park last Friday with a huge turn out. Photos: J. Connelly

County approves Zoo and Safari Park

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to issue a conditional use permit to applicant Michael Vaden to operate a zoo on property owned by Mike Conrads on Highway 83 just south of Interstate 20. The BOC also voted in

Augusta Bound

Nick Nunn staff writer For Bailey Smith, a seventh-grade student at Morgan County Middle School and resident of Buckhead, next Sunday will be a day that the young man will likely remember for the rest of his life. Next Sunday, April 6, Bailey Smith, along with 87

“Fiddler” comes to Madison

By Tia Leorchick staff writer The Madison Community Theater is put on three performances of the classic play, Fiddler on the Roof, last weekend at the Morgan County High School Auditorium for $5 per ticket. Kathleen Bryant, artistic director of the Madison Community Theater, was pleased with

BOYFRIEND CHARGED

By Patrick Yost editor When 21–year-old Donald Justin Lee shuffled into the Morgan County Magistrate Court at the Morgan Public Safety Center, his feet and legs shackled, he was crying. Just moments before Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley escorted Lee into the courtroom for a brief arraignment

Bark For Life

By Leila Dycus intern On Saturday March 22 community members came together to participate in Bark for Life, which was put on by the American Cancer Society and the Humane Society of Morgan County (HSMC) to raise money to fight against cancer. This year’s event was held

The Morgan County Primary School’s Spring Musical roars the crowd!

By tia leorchick The Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) held their annual Spring Musical on Mar. 20, entitled “It’s a Jungle Out There.” The production was written by Mary Donnelly and George Strid, featuring a cast comprised of a king, cheetahs, monkeys and elephants. Jeremy Skidmore, a

Hoop dogs receive hero’s welcome!

Hundreds of Morgan County High School basketball fans and supporters flooded Madison’s Town Park last Friday following a parade for the AAA state champion team. For more on the event see PAGE C1.

A Day For The Champions!

By Nick Nunn staff writer As the parade bearing Morgan County’s championship basketball teams rounded the corner from Hancock Street onto West Jefferson Street in Madison last Friday afternoon, they could begin to see the hundreds of Morgan County residents that had gathered near Town Park to