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Teen Maze held at High School

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Morgan County High School (MCHS) hosted a 4-H Club event called Teen Maze on May 5-6. Teen Maze is a series of scenes in which participating students are asked to make decisions about drugs, alcohol, and sex and then are shown where

Winds tear through town

Trees Take The Brunt Of The Storm…The first round of a series of massive spring storms ripped through Madison and Morgnan County Tuesday morning. High winds and earlier heavy rains left several large trees, including this one on Main Street across from Heritage Hall, susceptible to damage.

Camp Twin Lakes holds Community Day to highlight ongoing and upcoming projects

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Camp Twin Lakes’ Rutledge location held a Community Day last Sunday, April 27, inviting both members of the public and potential campers to see the camp’s facilities, as well as its ongoing projects. “Every spring, we have an ‘open house’ for our

Madison Fest draws about 2,000 people

The city hosted its annual Madison Fest on April 26 in Town Park. According to Madison’s website, “Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ‘greener’ life. This day-long festival in Town Park features: amazing plants for sale, handmade arts and crafts for buying and browsing,

The thrill of the hunt

It’s That Time Of Year: Grace Wells snatches a hidden egg Sunday during the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Madison Baptist Church. Churches across Morgan County celebrated Easter Sunday with a variety of events and messages to mark the day. Grant Peaster (right) takes a moment to admire

MCHS soccer beats Elbert in final games

By Leila Dycus intern The MCHS Varsity Soccer teams wrapped up their regular season last week with wins over Elbert County. On Wednesday April 16, the Bulldogs took on the Blue Devils in their last match of the regular season. The last home game was also senior

New Fire Station opens

By Patrick Yost Editor Last Friday’s ribbon cutting of the new Morgan County Fire Station was covered by a long, drenching rain. No problem, now. Participants simply walked inside the expansive, three–bay garage of the station to enjoy a quick tour of the $1 million addition to

First class of the Morgan Works Certification Program celebrates graduation.

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan Works and Workplace Fundamental Skills Certification program, which offers free classes training the unemployed to become better equipped to land a job, held its first graduation ceremony for seven students who completed this first-time offered course on April 10

One Morgan rocks Town Park!

The annual Student driven concert One Morgan was held at Town Park last Friday with a huge turn out. Photos: J. Connelly

County approves Zoo and Safari Park

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to issue a conditional use permit to applicant Michael Vaden to operate a zoo on property owned by Mike Conrads on Highway 83 just south of Interstate 20. The BOC also voted in