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School taxes stay flat

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) adopted the rollback millage rate, as advertised, at 16.477, reduced from 2013’s millage rate of 18.213, on July 21 at their monthly meeting. The new millage rate was rolled back from 2013, but results

County commissioners identify top 2015 projects

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar presented the results of the Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) 2013 Strategic Planning goals to enact throughout 2014 at their monthly meeting on July 15. Lamar identified the seven highest priorities of the BOC determined in 2013

City continues airport expansion plans

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to approve a $36,000 task order for Jacobs Engineering Group to conduct services related to the acquisition of land related to the city’s Madison Municipal Airport (MMA) expansion plan. Jacobs will manage the city’s grants, which represent

Knife fight leads to jail

By Patrick Yost editor Two people were reportedly cut with the same machete after an argument in a Budget Inn Motel room last Wednesday allegedly over sex turned violent. Tamaro Gadson, 34, Montgomery, Al. and Priscilla Lovette Evans, 32, Madison, both have been charged with aggravated assault

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