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Tax rate is set

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously voted to adopt the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 millage rate at 9.49 mills on July 15, the same millage rate in effect for FY 2014. The rollback rate for the county was calculated

Low voter count expected Tuesday

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer As the July 22 runoff election approaches, the Morgan County Board of Elections (BOER) is encouraging local voters to participate, with several key state races occurring, including the local face off between Republican candidates, Dave Belton, of Morgan County, and Aaron

County pursues funding for future farmers market

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved two requests to apply for additional funding for their collaborative effort with Kelly Products to construct a farmers market in Morgan County, located at 2620 Eatonton Hwy on July 15. Chairman Andy Ainslie

7,000 marijuana plants seized

By Patrick Yost editor A public tip led to the seizure of more than 7,000 marijuana plants in a densely wooded area between Georgia Highway 83 and Clack Road. Officers from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Natural Resources and Madison Police Department converged on the

Morgan Celebrates the Fourth

Child calls cops

By Patrick Yost editor A Madison woman is facing aggravated assault and cruelty to children charges after she allegedly pulled a shotgun on her live–in boyfriend and threatened to shoot the man. Trista Langford, was arrested without incident on Friday, July 4 at approximately 3 p.m.by Morgan

Tax rate rises

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Rutledge City Council is proposing to adopt a millage rate of 3.734 mills, which is an increase of .566 mills over the rollback millage rate of 3.168 mills. The adoption of the millage rate of 3.734 mills, combined with an increase

Grant to aid county’s public transportation program

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve a contract with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the FTA’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 5311 Operating Program The county will receive federal funds in the amount of approximately $121,500, which will

County property taxes to rise 15 percent

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a public hearing to set the 2015 millage rate at their July 1 regular meeting. At the meeting, County Manager Michael Lamar acknowledged that the county will be increasing the millage rate above the

BOE budget is $26.5 million

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) voted to approve the advertisement of a proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2015, showing total expenditures of more than $27,800,000 and total revenues of approximately $27,565,000. The proposed expenditures for FY 2015 would be