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Ally Tax Offering Comprehensive Tax Class

Downtown Madison To Host First Friday on Sept. 5

BOE to appeal state’s tax assessment

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks staff writer The good news for Morgan County property tax owners: according to a state report, property in Morgan County is selling higher than the assessed value. The bad news: that same report may cost taxpayers and the Morgan County school system money.


Places Everyone… Trucks, talent, production crews, cameras and filming equipment descended once again on Downtown Madison Saturday only this time for a documentary produced by State Line Films for the ION Network. The documentary is about a U.S. war veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan and

‘Goosebumps’ to offer early, free screening

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Goosebumps, the film based on R.L. Stine’s popular children’s horror fiction novels , wrapped up shooting in Madison a couple weeks ago. As a “thank you” to Madison for allowing scenes from the movie to be filmed downtown, Sony will arrange

Council rejects family’s request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison City Council voted down two hotly-debated zoning applications from one applicant, Robert Benford, after a three-hour heated public hearing, in which family members, neighbors and prominent community members argued for and against the applications, on August 11. The applications

Health Dept. takes hit

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Back in July, the state of Georgia lost the federal Title X grant of the Public Health Service Act, which funds the family planning services of public or private nonprofit organizations across the county. For Georgia, it’s an $8.4 million loss in

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

Grant ‘down to wire’

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) made a last minute revisal to their application for the USDA $80,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant for the coming Farmers Market on Aug. 5, just two days before the application deadline on Thursday, Aug.

Shooting has gang connection?

By Patrick Yost editor Madison authorities are investigating a possible gang connection with a shooting on Overlook Drive last week. According to Lt. Colin Campbell, Madison Police Department, the department is investigating a 9 p.m. shooting where a bullet struck a car and shattered a window of