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Crash kills Morgan fire fighter

By Patrick Yost editor A Morgan County fire fighter was killed Sunday after a head–on collision with another volunteer fire fighter on Pierce Dairy Road that Georgia State Patrol officials said came during a game of “chicken.” Michael Keith Arnold, 26, Mansfield, was pronounced dead at Athens

Chamber’s city funding reworked

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council looked at an amended contract between the city and the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce, which, according to City Manager David Nunn, would put a “finer point” on the expectations that the city has of the Chamber of Commerce.

Man dies in single car crash

By Patrick Yost editor A 37–year–old man was killed Monday after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree off Nolan Store Road. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the man, who has yet to be identified pending notification of his next of kin, was driving a

Construction spending drops by $3 million in city of Madison

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan presented reports outlining Madison’s occupancy and construction statistics for the year 2013 and crime statistics for the year 2012 during the Madison City Council’s work session on Friday, April 4. The report on the number of construction

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

BOYFRIEND CHARGED

By Patrick Yost editor When 21–year-old Donald Justin Lee shuffled into the Morgan County Magistrate Court at the Morgan Public Safety Center, his feet and legs shackled, he was crying. Just moments before Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley escorted Lee into the courtroom for a brief arraignment

Merchants Hall plans shot down

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer Kathi Russell, owner of the historic Mapp-Gilmore building located at 200 West Washington Street in Madison, appeared before the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) on March 11 to present her design proposal for the currently demolished building’s reconstruction in hopes of being

Hoop dogs receive hero’s welcome!

Hundreds of Morgan County High School basketball fans and supporters flooded Madison’s Town Park last Friday following a parade for the AAA state champion team. For more on the event see PAGE C1.

WON MORGAN!

By Nick Nunn staff writer Surrounded by a red sea of Morgan County fans, the Hoop Dogs departed their locker room just after 5 p.m. last Saturday, March 8, at the Macon Coliseum with one thing on their minds: the fight for the state championship. Once out

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