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Buckhead council discusses successful Old Buckhead Days

By Leila Dycus intern On Monday April 21, the Buckhead City Council met for their monthly meeting to acknowledge a record-breaking Old Buckhead Days. “I was tickled to death with how many people were in Buckhead,” said Mayor Ricky Walker. Robin Bone, who headed up this years

Advantage Behavioral CEO requests BOC permission for needs assessment

By Nick Nunn staff writer Oliver Booker, CEO of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, approached the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) about performing a community needs assessment for mental health service in Morgan County. Booker said that he would like to have the formal support of the

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On April 20 a neighbor’s dispute was reported at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a gun shots complaint. When he arrived he was told by the complainant’s that a neighbor had fired 10 rifle rounds and that the complainant

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On April 24 a burglary complaint was filed at a East Jefferson Street location. According to reports, a man stated that when he returned home from Easter activities he noticed someone had ransacked two bedrooms in his apartment. The man said perpetrators had taken $500 that he

New Fire Station opens

By Patrick Yost Editor Last Friday’s ribbon cutting of the new Morgan County Fire Station was covered by a long, drenching rain. No problem, now. Participants simply walked inside the expansive, three–bay garage of the station to enjoy a quick tour of the $1 million addition to

JROTC Physical Training

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Recruiters from the Georgia National Guard visited Morgan County High School (MCHS) with a rock climbing wall for a special physical training session for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) on Apr. 11. “We like to encourage physical activity and

MCHS junior Mauli Desai chosen for Governor’s Honors

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Mauli Desai, a Morgan County High School junior, appeared before the Morgan County School Board on April 14 to share about her selection for the Governor’s Honors program. According to the website for The Georgia Governor’s Honors, the program is a

Bennett resigns as superintendent

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County School Board accepted Superintendent Ralph Bennett’s letter of resignation after Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Bennett is set to retire from his position at the end of this school year. Bennett wrote in his letter to Chairman Nelson


Danger Stopped: Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley brought a high–speed chase to an end Thursday when the suspect attempted to pass Markley on Confederate Road in Madison and was rammed into a ditch. According to Markley, Jeffery Legree Rivers, 45, (right) initiated the chase in Walton County

Juvenile prime suspect in man’s severe beating

By Patrick Yost Editor A Madison man is clinging to life at an Athens hospital after he suffered severe head injuries in a a weekend beating. A 16–year-old male has been detained and questioned regarding the assault. According to Det. Wes Thompson, Madison Police Department, Willie Paul