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Dave Belton Board of Education Reception

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Family, friends, and associates of Dave Belton gathered to recognize the end of his time serving on the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) and the beginning of a new chapter serving as State Representative for District 112. “We’re sorry to be losing

City creates new housing commission

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Creating sustainable and affordable housing in the city of Madison is moving to the front and center of priorities. The Madison City Council appointed seven members to the new Housing Opportunity Commission (HOC) as part of the requirements of participating in

Gilmore House site of cannery class

By Zachary Parker staff writer Local non-profit Harvest of the Heart Gardens held a Christmas Cannery class last Thursday at the Gilmore House where attendants were taught how to make and can goods for the holiday season. Led by Canning Director Sharon Douglas, the class offered a

Morgan County Schools achievements of 2014

Dave Belton Morgan GOP Vice Chair Every year, I write a column summarizing the past school year. The big news, of course, is our recent ranking as the 10th best school system in the state. That puts Morgan in the stratospheric heights of top 5 percent of

Cat attack puts woman in hospital

By Patrick Yost editor A December 5 cat attack at a Tuell Court residence sent a woman to the Morgan Memorial Hospital where she received medical care for injures to her left eye, head, arms, upper chest and left hand, including receiving seven staples to seal a

County/ city call in the experts

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor The city of Madison and Morgan County recently requested the aid of state tourism experts to evaluate the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) tourism model and make recommendations for improvement sometime in January. Bruce Green, a tourism expert from the Georgia Department

Madison Police Department

On December 7 Ashton Phillipi Coates, 27, Athens, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly attempted to take a Carehart jacket from Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, Coates and a female were in the store and Coates tried on the jacket and then

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On December 28 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence after a woman said that the girlfriend of her ex brother-in-law had been calling her house a minimum of two to three times a day and either screams obscenities or leaves


By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer The scoreboard said it all at the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Home Opener against Buford where the Bulldogs defended their home court with a 79-68 victory. “We expected for it to be a great battle. They had momentum and so did

MCMS’ Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Drama students brought Barbara Robinson’s Best Christmas Pageant Ever to life on stage last week for fellow students, parents, and friends. With three performances in one day, the members of the cast were well prepared by Drama