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Morgan County Celebrates Home Coming

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick The students of Morgan County High School celebrated Homecoming last week, with a jam-packed schedule of games, competitions, dress-up days, projects, a parade, a powder-puff football match, and ample amounts of school spirit. Home Coming Week culminated with the selection of homecoming queen at

Harvest of the Heart Fundraiser huge success

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer Last weekend, Harvest of the Heart Gardens raffled off a full cow, donated by Moonshine Farms, to raise money for its new cannery that operates out of the Gilmore House in Madison. Harvest of the

Get Your Pink On

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) is encouraging women to have mammograms throughout the month of October by conducting the “Get Your Pink On,” promotion, which gives out a free pink scarf or pink lunch bag whenever a woman comes in to MMH for a

Firefighters Fall 5K and 10.2K October 11

By: Jamison Hooks Join the Friends of Madison Firefighters as they host the 9th Annual Firefighters Fall 5K and 10.2K on Saturday October 11th. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in either the 5K or 10.2K race, which will follow a scenic course through historic downtown Madison.

Tale of Two Survivors

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick My name is Melissa Ward and I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on February 1, 2011.  I would have never thought at the age of 31 that I would be told I had breast cancer.  In January of 2011,

10th Annual 10th Annual

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Secret home recipes and picture perfect weather lured impressive numbers of Morgan County residents and visitors from afar to The 10th Annual Madison Downtown Chili Cook-off. “It’s hard to keep track of how many people came out but I’d say there were about

Morgan Elementary hopes to raise $1,000 with fundraiser

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) students dressed-up like Duck Dynasty cast members, the AE hit reality show, last week to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. According to Principal Ty Snyder, this event raised about $800 last year, and

Madison Drug Company Reopens Under New Ownership

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Unexpected Dream comes True for two Madison business owners. he new owners the Madison Drug Company, Gary and Luanne Whetzel, have finally achieved a lifelong dream to run a store of their own that serves the community. The Madison Drug Company, located on

Local Soccer Star Gets Chance At Olympic Goal

Anslyn practices in hopes of being selected by the Olympic Development Program’s regional team. By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Morgan County High School’s resident soccer-star, Anslyn Stamps, 16, was chosen to be one of 25 players from across the state on the Olympic Development Program’s (ODP) Georgia State

County caught city by surprise, leaders say

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick The City of Madison leadership reacted to the Board of Commissioner’s (BOC) decision last week to split up the Planning Commission, a joint advisory board between all four cities in the county for planning and development, with dismay and disappointment. The decision, to