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Your Olympic Moment

Morgan County High School graduate Kevin Liles is in Sochi as a free lance photographer covering the 2014 Olympic Games. During the games Liles is going to send us photos per week of the games. On Monday Liles was covering the speed skating competiton for USA Today.

Here We Snow Again!

By Patrick Yost Editor On Tuesday the Morgan County School system announced, well ahead of predicted devastating ice and snow storms, that school on Wednesday and Thursday was cancelled. The Georgia State Patrol, according to Sgt. Justin Howard, had called in all personnel to be on duty

Money is gone from MCMS Cheerleading Booster Club coffers?

By Patrick Yost Editor While neither organizers, law enforcement or school administrators are adding details, a police report alleging theft by conversion with the Morgan County Middle School Cheerleader Booster Club was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office on February 4. According to the report, which

Development Authority clears $12 million Baxter wastewater facility

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Joint Development Authority (JDA) discussed sewer and wastewater developments at Stanton Springs, including the recent completion of a wastewater system by Newton County Water and Sewer and the upcoming groundbreaking for Baxter’s pretreatment wastewater facility. Mike Hopkins, executive director of Newton

Alligator found on Jasper Street in Madison

By Nick Nunn staff writer An alligator missing after a November 2013 Maxey Lane fire has been found, with its toe nails partially painted, its owner David Burke said. According to Madison Animal Control Officer Cindy Weimann, the 3.5 foot alligator was located near water off Foster

Interstate blocked by fuel spill

By Patrick Yost Editor A tractor trailer wreck on Interstate 20 Monday forced a more than nine–hour closure of both east and west bound lanes of the interstate and created a hazardous waste spill. According to Corp. Robbie Roberson, Georgia State Patrol, a transfer truck hauling 8,800

Flambeau to add 100 new jobs at Madison Site

By Patrick Yost editor Flambeau Inc announced Monday that it would immediately add approximately 100 new jobs to its Atlanta Highway manufacturing site. According to Gene Luepkes, operations manager, the injection molded manufacturing plant has secured several new lines of components and is adding machinery from a

County running budget on reserves

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard from Beth Grimes, certified public accountant with Bates & Carter, concerning the county’s audit for the fiscal year 2013. Grimes stated that the county’s expenditures exceeded its revenue for the second year in a

Sheriff’s office nabs four for home invasion

By Patrick Yost Editor Three men and a woman have been arrested and charged after a Bostwick home invasion that stemmed, authorities said, from the alleged theft of a video game and game controller. According to Lt. Mark Williams, the four people have all been charged with

Morgan Memorial records a profit for December

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) earned more than $21,000 in net income during the month of December 2013, despite a relatively low daily census of 15.9 patients per day. The gross patient revenue for December was almost $80,000 less than budgeted, but