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Madison-based Ferst Foundation achieves huge milestone

Special to the Citizen: Local nonprofit organization Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy achieved an important milestone by mailing its four millionth book in October. For Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy 2014 is a banner year when it comes to making a difference in the lives of children

History behind Madison Drug Co.

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor The Madison Drug Company’s presence in Morgan County stems back even further than first thought. “It’s a shame more people don’t know the full history of Madison Drug,” said Bobby Crawford, the previous owner of Madison Drug, who made partner in

Madison Soccer Star Gets Chance At Olympic Goal

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 soccer team last month. Over 80 girls born in 1998 tried out for the

Pilot at fault in fungicide spread, DOA says

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Dept. of Agriculture says chemicals applied illegally in bird deaths The Department of Agriculture findings lend credence to Michael Vaden’s claims that a neighboring dairy farm’s crop dusting practices led to the sickness and death of over 20 exotic birds that

Man shot in leg

By Patrick Yost editor A 62–year–old Madison man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and discharging a firearm while under the influence of alcohol after he allegedly shot a man in the leg. Willie Thomas Clower was arrested at his Holland Springs Road residence at approximately

Tax appeal completed

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A tax appeal yielded big savings for Morgan County and the Morgan County Board of Education. The Morgan County Board of Education appealed the 2013 Sale Ratio Study from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts earlier this year. The results

County’s planning commission decison still burns city leaders

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Director of City Planning, Monica Callahan, appeared before the city council on Friday, Oct. 3 to report on the recent Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ (GDCA) designation for Madison as a PlanFirst community last week. Callahan relayed the perks this designation

Madison council seeks to close loop holes in car law

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Madison City Council discussed revising the Junk Vehicle Ordinance to close existing loopholes and create a smoother appeal process for those challenging junk vehicle citations. “We always try to work with people, so ideally there are no citations written,” began

MCHS Robotics teams RoboRide fundraiser gears up Saturday

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The first ever RoboRide is almost here! The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Robotics Team is putting on the this fitness-centered fundraiser, RobRide, a bicycle ride event through Morgan County on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m., starting at MCHS. Registration for

Rec Dept. to hold movie night this Saturday

By: Mauli Desai The Morgan County Recreation Department (MCRD) will be hosting its’ first “Movie and Picnic in the Park” on Saturday Oct. 11 at the Heritage Park. The first feature is the Lego Movie, which will start between 7:30-7:45 p.m., but the Rec Dept. has planned games and activities for kids, such as face painting, starting from 6:30