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Man arrested and charged with cocaine possession

By Patrick Yost Editor A 17–year–old man who was the victim of an alleged gang beating last week was arrested and charged with cocaine possession and obstruction Saturday, May 10. Laronte Jackson, Madison, was arrested and charged after police were called to a Bramblewood drive residence with

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 2 Joseph Benjamin Morris, 32, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with cruelty toward children. According to reports, a 5-year-old child’s father told authorities that when he had visitation of his daughter, he noticed several contusions on the child’s buttocks and legs. She allegedly told the

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On May 2 a recovered stolen handgun report was filed at a Penor Street location. According to reports, officers had arrived at a Penor Street residence as part of a multi-jurisdictional arrest warrant sweep. While searching the residence, an officer located a pistol grip 12 gauge shotgun

Lions Club holds 13th Annual Madison in May races

By Nick Nunn staff writer Runners from as far away as Colorado and Maryland came to Madison last Saturday, May 10, to compete in the Madison in May races. A total of 253 runners competed in the 5K and 10.2K, which were held by the Madison Lions

2014 Relay for Life raises over $34,000

By Nick Nunn staff writer “We are fighting back!” said Beth Bradley, chair for the 2014 Morgan County Relay for Life during the opening ceremony last Friday, May 9, at the DuPree Track and Field. Thanks to Morgan County’s 2014 Relay for Life, themed “Life is Sweeter

Local Men RISE up at MCPS

By Nick Nunn staff writer Each Friday at the Morgan County Primary School (MCPS), a dedicated group of local men take a few hours out of their mornings to read to students from kindergarten to second grade as part of a program hosted by the Boys &

MMCC holds annual bike parade and “Classical Music that Rocks” concert

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last Saturday, a troupe of more than 20 young bike riders lined up in front of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC), awaiting the beginning of the annual bike parade. Afterward, nearly 100 audience members enjoyed a free performance by Brooklyn Rider String

MCMS holds Career Expo

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) held a Career Expo event on May 9 in the school’s gymnasium. The event featured 40 local career speakers and over 1000 students attended. According to Michele Ramsey, MCMS Counselor, Career Expo 2014 was a

Annual Strawberries & Jazz concert a success

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Middle School and High School held their annual Strawberries and Jazz concert at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 8. The middle school and high school jazz bands performed lively numbers to a packed audience. Jeffrey Rowser,

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