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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

School of Rock!

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A School-of-Rock-style music studio is opening up in Madison on August 1 called Mama’s Pickin’ Parlor, located at 309 North Second Street, owned and operated by Kris Gloer, 44, a 20-plus-year professional musician from Buckhead in Atlanta, is hoping to cultivate

City to apply for grant from community housing program

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to approve a letter of intent from the city to the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) program, indicating that the city will be applying during the 2014 application cycle. The GICH program works with a limited

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On July 11 a larceny from a resident complaint was filed at a Cook Hill Street location. According to reports, a woman said in June someone took her white purse from her dresser draw. The woman said she did not contact police at the time because she

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On July 9 Phalon Ladarious Robertson, 20, Bostwick, was arrested and charged on outstanding warrants for battery and cruelty toward children in the third degree. According to reports, a deputy observed Robertson at a basketball court in downtown Rutledge. The deputy reported that he had knowledge that

20 Years of HSMC

By Leila Dycus staff writer On Saturday, July 12, members of the community, adopters and supporters flooded the Humane Society of Morgan County (HSMC) grounds to celebrate 20 years of finding pets forever homes. The day included demonstrations, activities and of course birthday cakes and furry friends.