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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

Ebola risk small local officials say

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor With the Ebola Virus dominating national news and whipping segments of the American population into a panicky frenzy over possibly catching the deadly disease, local hospitals and healthcare facilities are taking proactive measures to prepare themselves for the unlikely case of

Judge George retirement marks end of era

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor A pioneer female judge, Hulane George, has announced her retirement, effective as of December 31, 2014. George is the first-ever, and only, woman to be appointed as a Superior Courts Judge in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, which is an eight-county jurisdiction

School board to continue tax appeals

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick & Jamison Hooks staff writers After receiving one of the lowest Sales Ratio Percentages in the State, Business Operations Manager Libby Whitaker traveled to Atlanta to appeal Morgan County’s 34.83 percent and successfully raised that number to 36.21 percent. This appeal earned the

The Fair Was In Town!

Danger! Big rabid skunk killed off Main Street in Madison

By Patrick Yost, Editor A skunk killed by two domestic pets on South Main Street had a confirmed case of rabies. According to Madison Animal Control Officer Cindy Wiemann, the dead skunk was found by the property owner last Wednesday on the 300 block of South Main

By Jamison Hooks staff writer Morgan County schools are now collaborating with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in School Based Supervision (SBS) in order to monitor youths’ behavior and academic progress. Juvenile Probation Parole Specialist Mary Nunn will work in collaboration with Morgan County Schools in

Madison City Council approves North Main Car Lot Appeal

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Managing Editor The Madison City Council approved a zoning text amendment to allow a used car lot within city limits, two zoning applications for two new duplex units, and reversed a dangerous dog designation at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 13. The city

Pilot at fault in fungicide spread, DOA says

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Dept. of Agriculture says chemicals applied illegally in bird deaths The Department of Agriculture findings lend credence to Michael Vaden’s claims that a neighboring dairy farm’s crop dusting practices led to the sickness and death of over 20 exotic birds that