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Sixth Grader Mahoney wins county spelling bee

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County students, from fourth grade to eighth grade, participated in The Annual Doris Bray Spelling Bee on Jan. 25. The bee was held at the Board of Education (BOE) building. Jack Mahoney, MCMS sixth grader, won first place, while Joseph

Former Bostwick Council Member Troy Dobbs honored for service

  By Nick Nunn staff writer The Bostwick City Council honored Troy Dobbs, former city council member, for his 49 years of dedicated service to Bostwick during a ceremony held at the Bostwick City Hall last Saturday, Jan. 25. Mayor John Bostwick described the roles that Dobbs

Dogs vindicate early region losses with home wins this week

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs and Lady Dogs were able to make good on their sole region losses of this season last week with wins over Elbert County and North Oconee, respectively. Early in the season, the Elbert County

Mat Dogs to hot 1-AAA Area Tournament this Weekend

  By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Mat Dogs will be taking the first step towards the 2014 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Tournament this weekend at the 1-AAA Area Tournament, held at the MCHS gym. The Area tournament this Saturday

Brown commits verbally to Mississippi State

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last week, the Morgan County basketball program announced that Tookie Brown has verbally committed to play with the Mississippi State University Bulldogs after his graduation in 2015. Mississippi State University’s basketball program is a Division I program with four SEC West Division

Lake Oconee Living Announces Reader’ Choice Award winners

  Staff Reports The red carpet was rolled out Saturday at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center as Lake Oconee Living magazine celebrated its fifth-annual Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 300 guests from throughout the Lake Oconee area came out to honor the winners of 35 various categories during

Permission t oDream: Morgan County NAACP hosts MLK Day programs

  By Nick Nunn & Photos by Jesse Walker “King gave us a permission to dream,” said Rev. David Powers, Pastor of the Madison Presbyterian Church, speaking at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Birthday Celebration Community Breakfast, which was hosted by the Morgan County Branch

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Almost Home: Tucson woman’s cross country trek nearly complete

By Dianne Lively Yost, Staff Writer Eight and a half months ago her journey began. To be exact it was May 8 in a place on the Pacific coast called Ocean Shores, Wash. There was no car, no train, no plane, no one accompanying her — only

It’s Here: Lake Oconee Living gala Saturday

Staff Reports Lake Oconee Living magazine invites the community to celebrate the “Best of Lake Oconee” during its annual Red Carpet Awards Gala on Jan. 18 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, winner of this year’s “Best Art Gallery.” Other winners of the magazine’s fifth-annual Readers’ Choice Awards