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St. Francis Band Plays at Gazebo

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Two members of The St. Francis Band from Athens, Scott Baston and Mark Van Allen, played an acoustic set on the Gazebo Grooves Brown Bag Concert series on Sept. 12 at Town Park in Madison. “It was such a great concert,”

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On August 18 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Reese Road location. According to reports, a man said he found a white Crown Victoria parked in his driveway. Reports state that the engine compartment was still warm but a search for a driver was unsuccessful.

Madison Police Department

On August 15 a fraud (impersonation) complaint was filed at a Green Meadows Drive location. According to reports, an 81-year-old woman was told by her bank that someone had used her identification to have a GE Capitol Card issued and that the card had been used at

Rutledge Concert Series brings Two Artists Back

Leila Dycus Staff Writer For the past 10 weeks the Rutledge Gazebo has been jamming out with various artists- this week the summer concert series featured two artist that have graced the stage in previous weeks. “I want to thank everyone for coming out to last week’s

MCES kicks off first Book Fair of the year

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Books, posters, and games galore! Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) has kicked off their first Scholastic Book fair on August 18 for the new school year. Students are excited to browse for their favorite books, posters, and markers among other fun items.

BOE to appeal state’s tax assessment

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks staff writer The good news for Morgan County property tax owners: according to a state report, property in Morgan County is selling higher than the assessed value. The bad news: that same report may cost taxpayers and the Morgan County school system money.

HOLLYWOOD HITS MORGAN COUNTY AGAIN

Places Everyone… Trucks, talent, production crews, cameras and filming equipment descended once again on Downtown Madison Saturday only this time for a documentary produced by State Line Films for the ION Network. The documentary is about a U.S. war veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan and

‘Goosebumps’ to offer early, free screening

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Goosebumps, the film based on R.L. Stine’s popular children’s horror fiction novels , wrapped up shooting in Madison a couple weeks ago. As a “thank you” to Madison for allowing scenes from the movie to be filmed downtown, Sony will arrange

Council rejects family’s request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison City Council voted down two hotly-debated zoning applications from one applicant, Robert Benford, after a three-hour heated public hearing, in which family members, neighbors and prominent community members argued for and against the applications, on August 11. The applications

Health Dept. takes hit

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Back in July, the state of Georgia lost the federal Title X grant of the Public Health Service Act, which funds the family planning services of public or private nonprofit organizations across the county. For Georgia, it’s an $8.4 million loss in