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Taking a ride across Georgia

By Leila Dycus staff writer A team of riders from the Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls Club tackled a 395-mile bike ride during the Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) event last month. “I just kept saying that I can do it, in my head I just kept telling

HSMC Striving to Find a Center Full of Pups Forever Homes

By: Leila Dycus staff writer It’s not a sale, it’s a special that the Humane Society of Morgan County hopes will help find homes for it’s center full of dogs and puppies. “The discounted price does not mean discounted love,” said humane society staff supervisor Celia Horvath. The

Mat Dogs conclude summer schedule with home duals

By Leila Dycus staff writer The past month has been busy for the Morgan County wrestlers but they will now have the chance to rest before the real season kicks off As a recap the past few weeks wrestlers from across Morgan County have committed themselves to

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,