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In line: County elections board draws new precinct lines for voting

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 19 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER), the board approved precinct boundaries for the new system of seven voting precincts in Morgan County. The precinct lines, as delineated in the proposal drafted by BOER

City OKs $545,000 sludge project

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 23 called meeting of the Madison City Council, City Manager David Nunn outlined a plan for purchasing and installing rotary press sludge dewatering equipment at the city’s Southside wastewater treatment plant, which will cost an estimated $545,000 for the

Rutledge elections: Skirmish in mayoral race

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer A small complication arose in the Rutledge mayoral race last week after former Rutledge City Council Member James Bratcher sat in on a meeting of the Rutledge City Council as a member of that council, even though he had effectively vacated his

Woman stabbed over bank card

By Patrick Yost, Editor An argument over telephone use and a bank card escalated into a stabbing last Sunday afternoon. According to Madison Police Department reports, Jimmy Lee Binion, Sr., 54, was arrested at approximately 2:30 p.m. after he allegedly struck a 50-year-old woman with a glass

Morgan, Madison square off over LOST funds

City and County Recommendations Madison Proposal: City begins with the share that it currently has but increases gradually to 26 percent, leaving Morgan County with about 67.5 percent of the funds. Morgan Proposal: Involves a 3 percent increase, giving the county 76 percent, and Madison’s percentage would

State Superintendent comes to visit

State School Superintendent John Barge, along with state legislators, came to Morgan County High School last Friday, Sept. 13 and visited four classrooms and the Freshman Academy, speaking with school and system administrators, teachers, and students along the way. Photos by Jesse Walker For photos of Superintendent Barge’s

“Thugball” players defecate on citizens’ property?

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 16 meeting of the Rutledge City Council, Sherry Kelly and Craig Dukes, Rutledge citizens, expressed concerns relating to their claims that “full-grown men,” who had been playing basketball at Rutledge’s nearby Fairplay Park, had been urinating and defecating on

Madison Depot moved

Madison Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Depot project made progress on Monday, Sept. 16, when the Central of Georgia Depot was moved across the railroad tracks to the planned location. According to the madisonga.com website, relocation and stabilization of the depot are the final steps of the first

Alternative Ed students now in MCHS ROTC

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Students enrolled in Morgan County’s Alternative Education program at CrossRoads now have the opportunity to participate in the ROTC program at Morgan County High School. The move, which came from a need for more students in ROTC, means students are bused over

Man flees vehicle, leaves children

By Patrick Yost, Editor A routine traffic stop on Saturday turned into more serious charges after a man allegedly fled the vehicle, leaving behind a 3-year-old male and 2-year-old female child. According to Madison Police Department reports, Corp. Jeremy Hoffman allegedly observed Stephen Christopher Warren, 22, make