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BOC plans county-wide clean-up day

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) discussed the possibility of enacting a county-wide cleanup day for a date to be determined in the spring for the purpose of removing litter from Morgan County’s roadsides. Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar proposed the

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Woman faces 75 theft, fraud charges

By Patrick Yost Editor A Madison woman turned herself into authorities a day after Christmas on 75 felony counts of theft. According to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent In Charge J.T. Ricketson, Melissa Shawn Stephens, 28, turned herself in to Madison Police Department authorities at the

Memo to Board of Commissioners: 2013 a banner year for ‘proactive’ policies

Nick Nunn, staff writer Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar sent an interoffice memorandum to the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on Dec. 18 outlining county projects and initiatives that were handled during 2013. The memorandum listed almost two dozen initiatives, including the Mannington plant expansion, 911

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Merry Christmas from the Madison ChopHouse Grille!

Signs may be digital

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning and Development Commission voted on Dec. 19 TO to recommend the approval of modification of a text amendment to allow for the limited use of electronic signs for gas stations. The Director of Planning and Development, Chuck

DDA agrees to fund depot building

Nick Nunn staff writer During the Dec. 19 meeting of the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA), the authority discussed the ongoing progress on their Depot replacement building and North Bull Street Reconstruction projects. DDA Member Everett Royal stated that he received a bid from Busher Franklin

Zoning request is denied

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Board of the Planning and Development Commission voted to unanimously reelect Brian Lehman as chairman, Faye Craft, as vice-chairman, and Tara Cooner as secretary. After the elections, Chuck Jarrell presented the facts surrounding an application for rezoning three Agricultural District

Morgan Elections Board to use DFCS as polling place

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) voted to make the Morgan County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) the polling location for the newly created Central Morgan precinct. The BOER had hoped that the Madison Baptist Church would