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Flashback! Steffen Thomas Museum recreates classic album covers for fundraiser

  By Nick Nunn staff writer If these album covers don’t initially look exactly like you remember them looking back in the 60s, don’t bother rubbing your mind’s eye to get a clearer picture: they feature Steffen Thomas Museum of Art (STMA) supporters, who have taken a

13th Annual Madison Antique Show & Sale

Showcasing American Antiques & Accessories By Tia Lynn Lecorchick STAFF WRITER The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) held its annual Madison Antiques Show and Sale on Feb. 21- Feb. 22. According to Ruth Bracewell, director of the MMCC, the event brought in almost 900 visitors to Madison. The

Black History Month Profile: Henry & Katherine Veasley

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick STAFF WRITER Madison Mayor Fred Perriman, president and co-founder of the Morgan County African American Museum, came to this newspaper with the idea of choosing four married couples in the community to be spotlighted during Black History Month in February. Henry Veasley, 76,

Diamond Dogs take season opener 10-6 over Clarke Central

By Nick Nunn, Reporter  

MCHS soccer teams compete in second round of the Trojan Cup tourney

By Leila Dycus intern By Saturday the snow on the ground had melted enough to allow the MCHS Varsity soccer teams to travel south to continue competing in the second round of the Trojan Cup in Lamar County. The tournament began earlier in the week but, on

We’re Still Here: The Morgan County NAACP celebrates Black History Month at Union Springs

By Nick Nunn Union Springs Baptist Church Pastor Robert Terrell and his wife Toni Terrell welcomed the visitors to the service, on behalf of the church, and Kendrick Simmons, third vice president of the Morgan County NAACP, greeted the congregation on behalf of the NAACP. Indian Creek

Your Olympic Moment

Morgan County High School graduate Kevin Liles is in Sochi as a free lance photographer covering the 2014 Olympic Games. During the games Liles is going to send us photos per week of the games. On Monday Liles was covering the speed skating competiton for USA Today.

Alligator found on Jasper Street in Madison

By Nick Nunn staff writer An alligator missing after a November 2013 Maxey Lane fire has been found, with its toe nails partially painted, its owner David Burke said. According to Madison Animal Control Officer Cindy Weimann, the 3.5 foot alligator was located near water off Foster

Morgan Middle School’s Principal Norburg resigns

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously accepted Morgan County Middle School Principal Lydia Norburg’s resignation on Feb. 10. Norburg has been the MCMS principal for two years and will finish out the rest of this school year. Superintendent Ralph Bennett

Shared Saving Plan saves system more than $100,000

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer Libby Whitaker, internal auditor for the Morgan County Charter School System, gave a positive report to the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) on the Shared Savings Program, a plan she proposed last September in which non-certified school employees are given the