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Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On June 11 Tammy Lynn Trahan, 40, Alexandria, Va. was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. According to reports, an officer received a dispatch call that Trahan wanted to turn herself in regarding a stolen car. When an officer arrived at the Quick Shop

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On June 14 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a man stated that sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. someone came onto his property and chiseled a hole in his front porch. On June 15

Six local community members receive accolades for Making a Difference

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce (MMCC) held its annual meeting on Jun. 12 at the James Madison Inn Conference Center to distribute this year’s awards to six local community members making a difference in Morgan County. categories: small business, hospitality, restaurant,

African American Museum Concert in the Park

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Morgan County African American Museum (MCAAM) held their annual Concert in the Park on Saturday, Jun. 14, to raise funds for the museum and expose the community to local musical talent. The concert featured two local musical groups, 3x Jazz Bands and

‘A lot of good, hiring jobs out there…’

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan discussed recent expansions of industry and commercial businesses in Madison, including Mannington and the recently opened Dairy Queen (DQ), during a town hall meeting held at St. Paul AME Church last Thursday, June 5. She also highlighted

Animal Control officer killed in bike wreck

By Patrick Yost editor A beloved Morgan County animal control officer died in a tragic motorcycle wreck last Wednesday. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Cedric Tremayne Ward, 39, Greensboro, was killed at approximately 7:53 a.m. while traveling west on Georgia State Route 12 (Greensboro Highway). Reports

School Board votes to raise breakfast cost by 25 percent

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously voted to increase the price of school breakfasts by 25 cents, raising the price from $1.00 to $1.25 on June 9 at the monthly meeting. Despite the new price hike, the reduced meal

Huge meth seizure made in Godfrey

By Patrick Yost editor The largest methamphetamine seizure in recent memory came last week after Morgan County authorities executed a traffic stop which lead to a search warrant which led to the arrest of several persons. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office,

Farmers Market Update

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Kelly Products, a company based in Covington, has released the renderings for their four-phased plan to establish a farmers market to be located at at 2620 Eatonton Highway in Madison, tentatively set to be up and running in June 2015. The farmers market

City council adopts $18.5 million budget

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to adopt the fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget, totaling approximately $18,480,000, during the regular meeting on June 9. Despite a decrease of nearly $836,000 in the general fund budget from FY