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$1 million fire station close to completion

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The construction of the Morgan County Fire and EMS station at the Morgan County Public Safety Complex is set for completion in March, said Fire Chief Mark Melvin. “The station will house both Morgan County Fire Rescue and National EMS,” said

MCAAM Welcomes new leadership, vision

By Nick Nunn staff writer The members of the Morgan County African American Museum (MCAAM) chose to have their annual meeting on Martin Luther King Day to celebrate past achievements, welcome new leadership, and refocus their vision for the future of the museum. The museum also hosted

Pan-Demonium with Peter Pan

Council awards $600K drain water contract

Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Madison City Council voted to award a construction contract in the amount of approximately $608,000 to Gary’s Grading & Pipeline Company, Inc., of Monroe, for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) drainage improvements. Madison City Manager David Nunn reminded that the CDBG is

Future Rutledge plans may include I-20 annexation

  By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County Attorney Christian Henry stated during the meeting that the bond proposition is “seemingly complex” but that the procedure is simply a “mechanism” through During the work session of the Rutledge City Council held on Saturday, Jan. 11, council members

NAACP celebrates Jubilee Day

St. Paul AME holds “Obamacare” forum

ByTia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff Writer St. Paul AME Church hosted an informational session to educate attendants on the changing landscape of healthcare on Friday, January 10. Open enrollment for Georgia’s Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1 and ends March 31. Benjamin Harrison, the communications director for Sixth

MCMS Mat Dogs take Peach State League Tournament

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) wrestling team outscored all of the other teams to win the Peach State League Individuals Tournament last Saturday, Jan. 11. The teams from Social Circle, Washington-Wilkes, and Elbert County were no match for the MCMS Mat

Driver dies after train smashes tractor trailer stuck at crossing

By Patrick Yost editor A Covington man died Sunday after the 1999 Kenworth tractor he was driving was struck by a CSX train. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, Richard F. Furry, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:05 p.m. wreck. Reports state that

Deconstruction of Mapp-Gilmore building is almost complete

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, staff writer The Mapp-Gilmore Building, formerly a funeral home in downtown Madison located at 200 W. Washington Street, is currently undergoing deconstruction in order to be completely rebuilt over the course of the next year. “Reconstructing this building means a piece of that