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BOE to appeal state’s tax assessment

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks staff writer The good news for Morgan County property tax owners: according to a state report, property in Morgan County is selling higher than the assessed value. The bad news: that same report may cost taxpayers and the Morgan County school system money.

SCRIMMAGE The Rain didn’t Stop the Bulldogs

Leila Dycus Staff Writer The rainy afternoon didn’t stop the Morgan County High School football team from playing their scrimmage against Apalachee Friday night, Aug. 8. Scrimmages are meant to be learning experiences for the team before the regular season begins and Friday night’s game fit the

19-year-old twin brothers who graduated from Morgan County High School realize a lifelong dream

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Bailey and Austin Ross, 19-year-old twin brothers who graduated Morgan County High School (MCHS) in 2013, will realize a lifelong dream later this month when they begin studying at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana as pre-health majors. Both brothers plan on

Woodard named new school chief

By Patrick Yost editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) held a specially-called meeting on July 31 to announce the top candidate for superintendent to the public. The BOE has chosen James Woodard, the current CEO/principal of the Newton College and Career Academy in Covington, a

The MCHS football team prepares for the 2014 season

By Leila Dycus staff writer The MCHS Football team is one step closer to the season. Last week, the team participated in an in-house camp and this week, they are preparing a scrimmage. “The kids enjoyed the time they got to spend together at camp,” said Head

GBI raids stores

By Patrick Yost editor Cash and “coin operated amusement machines” were seized from five Morgan County convenience stores and a pool hall last week and the owners of the establishments were arrested. In a coordinated raid between the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Commercial Gambling Unit, the

A Huge Hit!

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer he City of Madison held its annual end-of-summer celebration weekend, the Firefly Festival, in Town Park on July 25-26. “It was a huge success,” said Ann Huff, special projects coordinator for the city. “It was the largest turn out we’ve had.

32 teachers inducted in the MC School System

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County School System hosted a Teacher Induction on July 24 for the newly hired teachers and school staff starting this year, 32 in all. According to Sarah Burbach, assistant superintendent, representatives from each school delivered presentations on “what makes

BAND CAMP

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) annual summer band camp kicked off Monday, July 21 and will commence on July 31, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 154 band members signed up to participate. “We are going to

Camp Cheer!

By Leila Dycus staff writer It’s the week many of Morgan County’s littlest cheerleaders have been dreaming of- their chance to learn from their role models. “I hope that they see that it does take work but they can all be cheerleaders too one day,” said senior