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$300,000 returned to local schools

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Morgan County School Board of Education (BOE) received $322,249 worth of state funding after an arbitration decision on the 2013 Sales Ratio Study. In addition to this figure, Business Operations Manager Libby Whitaker explains that they anticipate $60,000 in public utility

Truce Is Called

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Madison leadership and the County Commissioners were set to meet Wednesday, Nov. 12 to discuss the county’s push to split the joint building inspection, but that meeting was canceled due to an agreement negotiated between Mayor Fred Perriman and Commissioner Andy

Alleged Buckhead beat-down attempt goes bad

By Patrick Yost editor Five people were either arrested or cited after a dispute over credit at a Buckhead convenience store led to a man striking a man in the head with a pistol and then firing a shot. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, David

Downtown parking limits to increase to two hours

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The one-hour parking sections of Main Street will be soon bumped up to two-hour parking, according to David Nunn, city manager. “Staff met about the parking forum that was held recently, which was very well attended. We realize almost everyone has

Centennial Soars

By Jamison Hooks staff writer In honor of Veterans Day, Centennial Baptist Church, in Rutledge, dedicated their Sunday service to the brave men and women who have fought to defend the United States of America. Every seat in the Church was filled on Sunday Nov 9 as

Madison Police Department

On November 10 Colby Shimoun Jamison, 28, Marietta, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and speeding. According to reports, Jamison was stopped on Interstate 20 at 1:40 a.m. for allegedly driving 90 mph. While the officer was attempting to make a traffic stop, reports state,

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On November 8 Lindsey Morgan Anderson, 22, Madison was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation after she was stopped while allegedly driving without a seat belt. Reports state that an officer located a small amount of suspected marijuana in a plastic

MCPS Art Show

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Kindergartners, first and second graders from Morgan County Primary Charter School (MCPCS) took part in a school wide Art Show to help fund the school’s Art Program. Parents were invited to the Art Show to witness the creative abilities of the students

Veterans Day at MCHS

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Morgan County High School (MCHS) hosted their annual Veterans Day ceremony at the new gym on Nov. 11, inviting veterans, their families, community members and students to honor the service of veterans everywhere. The MCHS Band played military classics, the MCHS

Spooktacular Science Night

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Morgan County primary school students are learning science can be fun as well as educational. Students were thrilled to attend Spooktacular Science Night at Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) in order to participate in a fun science night out. The event was