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Woman gets 15 years in I–20 wreck

By Patrick Yost editor A Columbia, S.C. woman who struck a tow truck operator on Interstate 20 in April pled guilty last week to one count of DUI and one count serious injury by vehicle. Gladys Patricia McDaniel, 54, was sentenced to 15 years with three years

Last fallen trooper is memorialized

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick managing editor The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) held the last of 23 road dedications in two years honoring fallen troopers in Madison on Thursday, Oct. 23. A section of 441 south between the city limits of Madison and Eatonton was named for Fallen

Farmer’s Market moving closer to reality

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick managing editor The much-anticipated coming farmers’ market, that will be a public-private partnership between Kelly Products and Morgan County, takes another step closer toward completion this week with the hiring of “key contractors” to construct the multipurpose retail site. TriMark Strategic and JMWilliams

No Time Left

By Patrick Yost editor Madison City Manager David Nunn hosted retail and service business owners to a feedback session last Thursday night to hear the pros and cons of timed parking in downtown Madison. Currently, Main Street businesses have a one-hour timed parking initiative while side streets

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

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