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Historic Heartlands

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The city of Madison is being featured in one of nine regional tourism videos for the state of Georgia that will air at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, Exploregeorgia.org, and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Madison was chosen as one of

SWEATIN’ DOGS

Morgan County High School head football coach Bill Malone has a watchful eye on two players this week. The Bulldogs are participating in early morning workouts and seven–on–seven competitions as a means to prepare for the upcoming season.  For more on training see page B1.. photo by Jesse Walker

Six local community members receive accolades for Making a Difference

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce (MMCC) held its annual meeting on Jun. 12 at the James Madison Inn Conference Center to distribute this year’s awards to six local community members making a difference in Morgan County. categories: small business, hospitality, restaurant,

African American Museum Concert in the Park

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Morgan County African American Museum (MCAAM) held their annual Concert in the Park on Saturday, Jun. 14, to raise funds for the museum and expose the community to local musical talent. The concert featured two local musical groups, 3x Jazz Bands and

Musical Treasures

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer Virtuoso Romantics II, a musical duo comprised of a gifted violinist, Chee-Yun, and pianist Natasha Parmski, with special guest, Christopher Rex, performed at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) on June 6 as part of the MMCC’s ongoing Chamber Music Festival. Chee-Yun has

The filming of SELMA

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The upcoming motion picture, Selma, a civil rights drama to be released next year, filmed scenes in Rutledge this week on June 9-10 at the Rutledge Baptist Church and old jailhouse. “It’s like we are making history all over again,” said

Lee indicted in child’s death

By Patrick Yost editor A Morgan County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted Donald Justin Lee, 21, for the March killing of 9–month–old Brantley Garrett Farmer. The grand jury returned indictments on one count of murder, three counts felony murder, one count cruelty to children in the first degree,

Chrysler dealership coming to Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer On May 27, The Corridor Design Commission (CDC) unanimously voted to approve an application for an alteration and extension to the property located at 1860 Eatonton Road, contingent upon several conditions. The site was previously the old Pontiac dealership that has

Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce names 2013-2014 Award Winners

By Nick Nunn staff writer In preparation for their 2014 Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 12, the Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce has released its list of 2013-2014 Award Winners, recognizing seven businesses and individuals in Madison and Morgan County for their achievements during the past year. Winners

Thirty One Years and Still Kickin

Leila Dycus Staff Writer Thirty-one years and still kickin’! The Rutledge Fair brought handmade crafters, musicians, local restaurants, and residents together for a memorable country fair this past Saturday, May 24. “We just moved here, and the community of just everyone coming together- seeing a town work