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MMH’s Castillo tapped for state board slot

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Ralph Castillo, CEO of Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH), is set to serve a three-year term on the Georgia Hospital Association Center for Rural Health board, a statewide board representing 68 rural hospitals across Georgia. Castillo will begin his tenor in this

Durrett draws a crowd

By Leila Dycus staff writer Perhaps one of the most well-known artists, Diane Durrett, graced the Rutledge Gazebo last week, drawing in quite the crowd. “She sold a lot of CDs, which is a good indication that people liked her,” said Terry Reeves, concert series director. The

Bostwick Council hears concerns regarding water

By Leila Dycus staff writer On Monday, Aug. 4, the Bostwick City Council held its monthly meeting, discussing the ongoing pavement project with Garrett Paving, projected to cost the city $32,407. Mayor John Bostwick said the city is moving forward on the project. The council also decided

City consider’s adopting ‘movie policy’ for film shoots

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer In the wake of the recent films being shot in Morgan County, particularly Goosebumps in Madison and Selma in Rutledge, the city is considering adopting a new written policy to put a foundational practice in place for possible future movie and

Law Enforcement-Madison Police Department

On July 29 Richard Damion Sholar, 18, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery and cruelty toward children. According to reports, Sholar was arrested after the 16-year-old mother of his son reported that he had punched her in the forehead while he was wearing a ring. According

Law Enforcement-Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On August 3 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, a woman alleged that her grandson had taken her vehicle from her Clack Road residence. The woman said the grandson’s brother told her that at 1 a.m. the

The MCHS band ends annual summer camp on a high note

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) annual summer band camp commenced on July 31. It began on July 21, with practices from Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 9 PM, with 154 band members signed up to participate. “We are going

Health & Wellness-New vaccine requirements

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer As the back-to-school hustle and bustle comes into full swing this week, parents need to be aware of a few key changes to the immunization requirements and recommendations for school students, particularly beginning seventh-graders. Beginning this year, students entering the seventh

GBI raids stores

By Patrick Yost editor Cash and “coin operated amusement machines” were seized from five Morgan County convenience stores and a pool hall last week and the owners of the establishments were arrested. In a coordinated raid between the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Commercial Gambling Unit, the

Trailer permit denied

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the denial of two conditional use permits to allow the placement of manufactured homes on 701 Eliza Morris Street and 815 Pearl Street, Madison, after several members of the public spoke in opposition