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Local Soccer Star Gets Chance At Olympic Goal

Anslyn practices in hopes of being selected by the Olympic Development Program’s regional team. 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

County caught city by surprise, leaders say

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick The City of Madison leadership reacted to the Board of Commissioner’s (BOC) decision last week to split up the Planning Commission, a joint advisory board between all four cities in the county for planning and development, with dismay and disappointment. The decision, to

Bird deaths climb

By: Patrick Yost The director of the Georgia Zoo and Safari Park has filed more complaints with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office regarding the death of rare and exotic birds at the zoo’s River Farm Run aviary. Michael Vaden, reports indicate, is blaming the deaths and sickness

Dollar General eyes Apalachee

By: Jamison Hooks The Morgan County Planning Commission approved the request from SW Bostwick, LLC to rezone approximately 2.16 acres near the corner of the Athens Highway and Apalachee Road, from Agricultural to General Commercial. This approval will allow for the construction of a Dollar General retail

Madison gets PlanFirst nod

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA) designated Madison a PlanFirst Community, which recognizes a community’s “hard work and successful comprehensive plan implementation. Madison’s inclusion in the department’s program will provide access to a number of incentives and opportunities. Madison is one of

Event of the week The Madison Chili Cookoff

Event of the week The Madison Chili Cookoff It goes without saying that the state’s greatest Chili Cookoff is held in Madison. Come to Town Park this Saturday at 11 a.m. for fun, music, food and drink and lots and lots of chili. You don’t want to

Politics At Perk Avenue

By Jamison Hooks: Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston visited Madison to speak on behalf of District 112 State Representative Dave Belton and the upcoming elections on Nov. 4. Dozens of interested Madison locals gathered at Perk Avenue for an opportunity to meet with several Georgia politicians,

Horror At Ricky D’s

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick: The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art (STMA) launched their month-long Horror Poster Parody Contest with a Hollywood-style red carpet bash for the public to mingle with the local “stars” of the recreated iconic horror movie poster on Thursday at Ricky D’s in Madison. STMA

Steffen Thomas Museum Launch Party at Ricky D’s

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Local musician, Carrie Bowen of Monroe, is set to have a music video premier at Ricky D’s Retro Theater in Madison on Oct. 14 at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased through Eventbrite.com. A portion o   f

Local musician to have music video premier at Ricky D’s

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Local musician, Carrie Bowen of Monroe, is set to have a music video premier at Ricky D’s Retro Theater in Madison on Oct. 14 at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased through Eventbrite.com. A portion of the