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Maine Questions: Morgan County Primary School students take to Skype to speak with Maine residents, ask questions and meet a lobster

Facts about Maine Maine gets about 8-12 inches of snow at a time. Georgia and Maine share the same state insect: the honeybee. Maine state cat is (surprise!) the Maine Coon. Maine is smaller than Georgia, land-wise, but has a larger population. Temperatures in Maine vs. Georgia differ by

Farm to table: Camp Twin Lakes is sowing the seeds of sustainability

By Leila Dycus, Intern The seeds have been sown, sprouting the farm-to-table initative at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge. What started out as a small organic garden at the camp has blossomed into a full farm program, with even more room to grow. The farm-to-table initiative is

Three down: Morgan beats Putnam for third victory in a row

Next Up Bye week this week. The Dogs return to the field to take on the Oconee County Warriors on Sept. 27 in Oconee. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Bulldogs beat the Putnam County War Eagles at home last Friday night 26-7

Open heart: Local museums host Open Art Day

Four local museums – the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison Artists Guild and Morgan County African American Museum – opened their doors last Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 for four hours, during which those who wished could come in free of charge. In additional to the art, of

Dinner service: Local celebrities dress up and host dinner for United Way

The United Way of Morgan County put on their Celebrity Server Dinner, an annual fundraiser, at Madison’s ChopHouse on Monday evening, Sept. 16, 2013. Local celebrities dressed up in costumes and served patrons. All tips were donated to the local United Way. Photos by Jesse Walker  

Russell’s plan OK’d: HPC approves plan for 200 W. Washington

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Tuesday night, after almost four hours of deliberation, the Madison Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) approved an amended version of Kathi Russell’s application for the deconstruction and reconstruction of the former Mapp-Gilmore building at 200 W. Washington, including the condition that Russell provide Historic

Declawed: Bulldogs beat Greene County 31-16 during first home game

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Everything was in place last Friday night just before the opening kickoff. The teams were there. The cheerleaders were on the sidelines, having already held the banner up for the Bulldogs, who tore through the screen with their heightened, game-day fervor. The

Dress for success: Local celebrities get costumed for a cause

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Let’s call it cosplay for charity. The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art (STMA), in Buckhead, has enlisted local celebrities to play a grown-up, dress-up game in an effort to raise funds for the museum’s children’s art programs. To that end, 16 well-known

Flying High: Morgan County wins first game of the season 35-7 over Monticello Purple Hurricanes

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The streets of Monticello were alive with energy last Friday night just minutes before the first game of the season – a matchup between the Morgan County Bulldogs and the Monticello Purple Hurricanes – was set to begin. The sidewalks in the

Saturday in the Park: Community builds Washington Park: Can you dig it?

About Washington Park Playground $67,000 playground, funded by a $15,000 KaBOOM grant, $30,000 in private donations and $22,000 from the City of Madison. 100 volunteers – 50 helped with playground construction – came out last Saturday to work on the park. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Last Saturday, Aug. 31, I