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Elbert County Rips Dogs

By Alvin Richardson Staff Writer The Elbert County Blue Devils were considered one of the pre-season favorites to win the 8-AAA Region title and Friday night they made a statement against Morgan County by dismantling the Bulldogs 41-7. The Devils suffered through a slew of key injuries

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Thursday, October 30 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Friday, October 31 • Madison Christian Church, 1871 Atlanta Hwy, is hosting its first “Trunk or Treat” on October 31 from 5:30-7:30PM.  The church will host a safe trick-or-treat venue for families

YoungLife hosts annual fundraising supper

By Dianne Lively Yost Staff Writer Nearly 150 people gathered at the First Methodist Church Annex in Madison Monday night to learn more about Young Life of Morgan County and to help support the organization financially. According to the group’s overview, Young Life has been active in

Golden Ghoul Awards exceed fundraising goal

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor   Photo By: Jack Meyer The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art’s (STMA) Poster Parody Contest, which culminated with the Golden Ghoul Awards on Oct. 25, raked in a whopping $7,448, exceeding the organizers’ goal of $6500. The full total raised has

Greenspace Conservation Commission ends month with highly anticipated Fall Fete

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer The Greenspace Conservation Commission (GCC) is ending the month with their highly anticipated Fall Fete. The commission made final preparations for their upcoming Fall Fete on October 28 at Round Bowl Springs Park at 5:30. Additionally, the commission is looking for a new

A Survivor’s Story

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Beth O’Neill, the chief nursing officer at Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH), was diagnosed in May with an aggressive form of breast cancer. O’Neill has decided share her fight against breast cancer with the public in order to raise awareness and stand

NCAAP celebrates 44th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Community leaders stood together against discrimination last weekend in Morgan County. The Morgan County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) welcomed guests as they celebrated their 44th annual Freedom Fund Banquet. Mayor Fred Perriman, along with other

Farm Day

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) hosted Farm Day, a free family-friendly event designed to celebrate Morgan County’s agrarian lifestyle. Farm Day attracted over 2,000 people from Morgan and surrounding counties that included Cobb, Gwinnett, Clarke, Oconee, Newton, Greene, Putnam, Jasper Counties. MMCC hoped

200 jobs coming to Morgan County

By Patrick Yost editor Mannington Mills announced Monday that it will further expand its Madison operations to include expanded facilities that would also, eventually, create another 200 new jobs. According to Betsy Amoroso, director of Corporate Communications, the official announcement of the expansion will come on Thursday,

MCHS Band takes first place

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Morgan County High School (MCHS) achieved three first place wins at the 37th Annual Greater Atlanta Marching Festival (GAMF) at Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Ga. The MCHS Band won first place in the Class 4A category, which is for