Front Page Archive

Sort Posts by:

Gazebo Grooves! Be there at Town Park Friday at Noon

Lake murder shocks community

By Patrick Yost editor There was a single topic of conversation this past week at every coffee club, lunchroom counter or other public gathering place. Who killed and beheaded Russell Dermond, 88, and where is his wife Shirley? And, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said during one

HPC Approved

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) approved Kathi Russell for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA), after more than a year of stalled negotiations, with certain conditions. “I am delighted,” said Russell. “We will start construction right away.” Russell, owner of the historic Mapp-Gilmore

Woman held for three days

By Patrick Yost Editor A 61–year–old Madison man was arrested Wednesday, May 7, and charged with false imprisonment after he allegedly held a 36–year–old woman against her will for three days and demanded sex, reports state. Alfred Joseph Duncan was arrested and charged after the woman told

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