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19-year-old twin brothers who graduated from Morgan County High School realize a lifelong dream

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Bailey and Austin Ross, 19-year-old twin brothers who graduated Morgan County High School (MCHS) in 2013, will realize a lifelong dream later this month when they begin studying at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana as pre-health majors. Both brothers plan on

Woodard named new school chief

By Patrick Yost editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) held a specially-called meeting on July 31 to announce the top candidate for superintendent to the public. The BOE has chosen James Woodard, the current CEO/principal of the Newton College and Career Academy in Covington, a

The MCHS football team prepares for the 2014 season

By Leila Dycus staff writer The MCHS Football team is one step closer to the season. Last week, the team participated in an in-house camp and this week, they are preparing a scrimmage. “The kids enjoyed the time they got to spend together at camp,” said Head

GBI raids stores

By Patrick Yost editor Cash and “coin operated amusement machines” were seized from five Morgan County convenience stores and a pool hall last week and the owners of the establishments were arrested. In a coordinated raid between the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Commercial Gambling Unit, the

A Huge Hit!

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer he City of Madison held its annual end-of-summer celebration weekend, the Firefly Festival, in Town Park on July 25-26. “It was a huge success,” said Ann Huff, special projects coordinator for the city. “It was the largest turn out we’ve had.

32 teachers inducted in the MC School System

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County School System hosted a Teacher Induction on July 24 for the newly hired teachers and school staff starting this year, 32 in all. According to Sarah Burbach, assistant superintendent, representatives from each school delivered presentations on “what makes

BAND CAMP

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) annual summer band camp kicked off Monday, July 21 and will commence on July 31, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 154 band members signed up to participate. “We are going to

Camp Cheer!

By Leila Dycus staff writer It’s the week many of Morgan County’s littlest cheerleaders have been dreaming of- their chance to learn from their role models. “I hope that they see that it does take work but they can all be cheerleaders too one day,” said senior

Summer basketball keeps young Dogs warm

By Leila Dycus staff writer This past Saturday the Hoop Dogs were back in action preparing for the end of the summer season. “The games help build a foundation and love of basketball for the kids, but most of all it gives kids a great activity to

20 Years of HSMC

By Leila Dycus staff writer On Saturday, July 12, members of the community, adopters and supporters flooded the Humane Society of Morgan County (HSMC) grounds to celebrate 20 years of finding pets forever homes. The day included demonstrations, activities and of course birthday cakes and furry friends.