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JDA seeks grants to improve entrance to Stanton Springs

By Nick Nunn staff writer Paul Michael of TPA Group informed the Joint Development Authority (JDA) that there is work ongoing with the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) concerning traffic issues affecting the Stanton Springs development. Michael stated that the current interchange at the entrance to Stanton

Goosebumps crew creates digital map of Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer A small crew, from the visual effects department working with Sony Pictures for the major motion film Goosebumps, spent three days in downtown Madison last week surveying the town in preparation of filming that is set to take place over the

MCHS Culinary Arts teams wins $1500 scholarship

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Culinary Arts team won second place in the Culinary Arts Occupation competition at this year’s Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference in Athens, Ga. in late March. As their prize, the

Home–schooled student wants to play in band

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A Morgan County home-schooler, Karen Mullins, petitioned the Morgan County School Board on April 14 to allow her son, who will be in ninth grade this fall, to join the Morgan County High School marching band. Mullins provided the board with

Madison Council considers small cost of living raise

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted unanimously to approve a 1.52 percent adjustment to the cost of living, which, according to City Manager David Nunn, will create a “modest increase” in the salaries of city employees. Nunn said that the adjustment will also

Diabetes education classes being held by MMH

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) offered a free Diabetes Education class at the Morgan County Library to the public last Saturday, April, 12. The five-hour class was the second diabetes class recently offered by MMH. “This class is an entry level class

HPC approves Parallel Housing proposal

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) approved an application by Parallel Housing, Inc., for the construction of a primary structure near the intersection of West Jefferson Street and Fifth Street. The structure will be a two-story, multi-unit building, which Parallel Housing plans to

URRLS board discusses postponement of revised state funding formula

By Nick Nunn staff writer ­­­ Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS) Director Steve Schaefer informed the URRLS board during their quarterly meeting that the state legislature made the “unprecedented” decision to postpone the enactment of a recently revised state grant funding formula, which would have gone

First class of the Morgan Works Certification Program celebrates graduation.

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan Works and Workplace Fundamental Skills Certification program, which offers free classes training the unemployed to become better equipped to land a job, held its first graduation ceremony for seven students who completed this first-time offered course on April 10

Young Artist Passion Project proposes art exhibit

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Young Artist Passion Project (YAPP) is the brainchild of the Morgan County African American Museum (MCAAM) and the Madison Artists Guild (MAG), both local non profit organizations. YAPP is trying to raise money for their program by April 16 to