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Commissioners approve $105k rec department field lighting project

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously in favor of a motion to approve $105,000 for an external lighting system at Dupree Field and an additional $7,000 for purchase of a scoreboard and the renovation of an existing building so

MCMS Production brings the laughs

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick A group of Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) seventh-graders, put on a theatrical production of Dr. Sooney’s Medicine on April 28 for elementary school students to raise money to compete at the National Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 23-28. Dr. Sooney’s

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 2 Joseph Benjamin Morris, 32, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with cruelty toward children. According to reports, a 5-year-old child’s father told authorities that when he had visitation of his daughter, he noticed several contusions on the child’s buttocks and legs. She allegedly told the

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On May 2 a recovered stolen handgun report was filed at a Penor Street location. According to reports, officers had arrived at a Penor Street residence as part of a multi-jurisdictional arrest warrant sweep. While searching the residence, an officer located a pistol grip 12 gauge shotgun

One Morgan Special Olympics brings smiles to participants’ faces

By Leila Dycus intern This year’s One Morgan Olympics brought students from all Morgan County schools together for a day of socialization and smiles. “The reason this day is such an important day is because it allows for their abilities to shine, taking away their disability while

Madison in May

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer he Morgan-Madison Cultural Center (MMCC) held its early Madison In May fundraiser on May 1-3. Madison in May is the yearly spring tour throughout Madison, which includes historic homes, landmarks and churches. Tickets were $25 for members, $30 for non-members and

Madison-Morgan Conservancy’s fourth annual Derby Day fundraiser sells out

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison-Morgan Conservancy held their fourth annual Derby Day fundraiser this past Saturday, May 3, at Goose Creek Farm, located on the Beauchamp Family’s Cosmo Country Estate. In addition to having a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, attendees also enjoyed a

Teen Maze held at High School

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Morgan County High School (MCHS) hosted a 4-H Club event called Teen Maze on May 5-6. Teen Maze is a series of scenes in which participating students are asked to make decisions about drugs, alcohol, and sex and then are shown where

Winds tear through town

Trees Take The Brunt Of The Storm…The first round of a series of massive spring storms ripped through Madison and Morgnan County Tuesday morning. High winds and earlier heavy rains left several large trees, including this one on Main Street across from Heritage Hall, susceptible to damage.

City’s budget nears $20 million mark

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council held their first budget workshop for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget last week, giving council members their first look at the proposed budget for 2015, which totals nearly $18,500,000. The proposed budget marks an increase of more