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Blood alcohol tests negative in fatal crash

By Patrick Yost editor Blood tests for a Morgan County fire fighter killed in a two car crash in April have been returned by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, according to a supplemental accident return with the Georgia State Patrol. According to the supplement report, blood alcohol

Two suspected meth suppliers arrested by cops

By Patrick Yost editor Months of surveillance and investigation by both the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and Madison Police Department ended in methamphetamine arrests last week. On Friday, May 23, Sgt. Chad Lanier, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division and Morgan County Deputy Joseph Pritchett attempted to

County tax rate to stay the same

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County Finance Director Lori Sayer stated during the May 27 Board of Commissioner budget hearing that the county plans on maintaining the current millage of 9.49, which is approximately .9 mils more than the rollback rate, which would be 8.578. County

Morgan County Board of Commissioners

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recognized several community leaders and 4-H students who have recently won awards and competitions on May 20. Michael Lamar, the county manager for Morgan County, was recognized for being named County Manager of the

‘No discrepancies’ in city’s 2013 financial audit

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison City Council accepted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 audit on May 23 at a specially called meeting. The audit was prepared by Treadwell, Tamplin & Co. LLP and covered the time period between July 1, 2012 and June 30,

Planning Commission approves Farmer’s Market request

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a request to rezone 47.56 acres at 2620 Eatonton Highway, Madison, from Agricultural (AG) to General Commercial (C2), with the condition that, should the development fail, it will revert to AG within

State freeze on funding puts library in red

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Committee of Chairs for the Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS), met for a specially-called meeting on May 21 to discuss the ongoing freeze of the funding formula for state funds. According to Steve Schaefer, director of URRLS, state funding cuts

Development Authority to sell Shaffer House to Georgia Historic Trust

By Nick Nunn staff writer During their May 22 called meeting, the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) disclosed the details of the DDA’s sale of the Shaffer House at 439 West Jefferson Street to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for $35,000. The DDA purchased the

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 23 an argument complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Drive, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a deputy met with the complainant at his place of employment, an auto parts store. The man said that on Friday he had hosted a graduation party and that

Madison Police Department

On May 16 Donald Swain, 25, Madison, was arrested and charged with two counts of sale of marijuana, two counts of sale of cocaine, one count of possession marijuana with the intent to distribute and one count possession of cocaine. According to reports, Swain allegedly sold marijuana