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Rutledge mayor has mild stroke

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Mayor of Rutledge, James Bratcher, 71, suffered from two mild strokes last week and is currently staying at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens awaiting further test results. Julie Bratcher, James Bratcher’s daughter, said her father did not feel right on

New principal named at Morgan Middle

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County School Board voted to accept the resume of Darrell Stephens, who will become the new principal for Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) to replace resigning Principal Lydia Norburg, at their monthly meeting on May 12. According to Stephens,

Decision Day at MCHS

Bringing Awareness: The Morgan County High School 4-H Club hosted the first “Teen Maze” program for the Freshman Academy at MCHS on Tuesday, May 6. The event is designed to help young students see the possible consequences of their actions as they begin to take on more

Property values ‘coming back up’

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County Chief Appraiser Chuck Anglin estimated that property values in Morgan County could increase up to from 25 to thirty percent over the next two years. He stated that the gross digest has increased 15 percent and the net digest is

GP wants $300k deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer During a work session on May 2, the Madison City Council discussed a proposed agreement with Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, LLC, that would extend Madison’s sewer infrastructure so that the city would be able to treat the sewage generated at Georgia Pacific’s mill

Arrests made in ‘Gangster’ beatings

By Patrick Yost editor Two days of gun violence and beatings ended with the arrests of several people, including a group that allegedly have affiliated themselves with a gang known as “Gangster Disciples.” According to Det. Wes Thompson, Madison Police Department, the wave of beatings and shootings

Crawfords retire, sell Madison Drug Store

By Nick Nunn staff writer Bobby Crawford, city councilman and long-time owner of Madison Drug Company, retired on May 1 and sold his share of the business to Gary Whetzel, the co-owner of the business for the last 14 years. Luanne Whetzel, Gary Whetzel’s wife, will be

Winds tear through town

Trees Take The Brunt Of The Storm…The first round of a series of massive spring storms ripped through Madison and Morgnan County Tuesday morning. High winds and earlier heavy rains left several large trees, including this one on Main Street across from Heritage Hall, susceptible to damage.

City’s budget nears $20 million mark

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council held their first budget workshop for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget last week, giving council members their first look at the proposed budget for 2015, which totals nearly $18,500,000. The proposed budget marks an increase of more

Movie to start filming

By Dianne L. Yost staff writer The Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce is moving its Visitor Center next Monday and Tuesday to make room for the production crew of the Sony Pictures Entertainment film Goosebumps, starring Jack Black. The Visitor Center will be relocated to the Town Park