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Clear Cutting Raising Questions

Morgan County Planning Director Chuck Jarrell stated last week that the clearcutting taking place on the east side of Highway 441 at Morgan County’s border with Oconee County is a timbering operation on 70 acres owned by Log Creek, LLP, from Athens. According to Jarrell, Georgia Pacific

Father-Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance

  The Morgan County Rec. Department sponsored its Annual Valentine’s Day Dance for Fathers and Daughters.

Mat Dogs send three wrestlers to the State this weekend

By Nick Nunn staff writer After tough competition during the day-long AAA Eastern Sectionals that took place last Saturday, Feb. 8, three Morgan County Mat Dogs wrestlers – Jacob McAlister, Jeremy Worth, and Zack Jenkins – secured a spot in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State

MCMS Hoop Dogs take PAC championship in Monticello

By Leila Dycus News Intern The stands were packed Saturday with fans from across the area there to cheer their respected teams to victory in the 2014 Piedmont Area Conference Basketball Championship. Monticello may have gone into the championship game in the number one spot with home

Weather delays 8-AAA region basketball playoff

By Nick Nunn, Reporter By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs put the final touches on the2013-2014 regular season last week with games against region opponents Oconee County and Franklin County. The boys’ team came out of the week with two

Flambeau to add 100 new jobs at Madison Site

By Patrick Yost editor Flambeau Inc announced Monday that it would immediately add approximately 100 new jobs to its Atlanta Highway manufacturing site. According to Gene Luepkes, operations manager, the injection molded manufacturing plant has secured several new lines of components and is adding machinery from a

Dogs to last region games after losses to Buford

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Buford Wolves avenged early-season losses against the Morgan County basketball teams with wins in Buford this past Saturday, Feb. 1. With only two region opponents left to face this week, the Morgan County varsity basketball teams are quickly approaching the postseason,

MCMS boys advance after PAC “Super Saturday”

  By Leila Dycus Intern It’s a weekend the middle school basketball teams have been working towards all season: the Piedmont Conference Basketball Tournament. The stands were packed with supporters from the area, all there to cheer on their respective teams. First up were the boys, after

Flambeau adding 100 new jobs at Madison Manufacturing Site

By Patrick Yost editor Flambeau Inc announced Monday that it would immediately add approximately 100 new jobs to its Atlanta Highway manufacturing site. According to Gene Luepkes, operations manager, the injection molded manufacturing plant has secured several new lines of components and is adding machinery from a

Former Morgan County Resident Covers Olympics

By Tia Lynn Leorchick staff writer Kevin Liles, a photographer based out of Griffin, is halfway across the world preparing to cover the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia for USA Today Sports Images. The opening ceremony will commence on Feb. 7 and the Olympics will last