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Law Enforcement: July 25, 2013

Madison Police Department On July 15 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a Twin Bridges Road, Eatonton, location after a woman reported that a man had called her and told her they had met at a restaurant and that he was impressed with the help the

Getting ready for elections beginning later this year

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Municipal voters have several decisions to make in the upcoming fall elections. According to Deputy Registrar Sue DoorenBos, Bostwick residents will vote on a question about alcohol sales, Madison and Rutledge residents will vote for a mayor and two council members. The

BOC OKs ADA Transition Plan

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the special called meeting of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on July 16, the board voted to approve the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan of Morgan County. Chuck Jarrell, planning director, drafted the document,

Trained to cheer: MCHS cheerleaders hold annual, week-long Kiddie Camp fundraiser

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Last week, over 100 young girls between the ages of 4 and 10 took part in the Morgan County High School Cheerleading team’s Kiddie Camp, which lasted from last Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19. On Friday, after a week of

New space, new faces: Morgan County High School opens the doors of its $2.94M-plus, new classroom building, to house Freshman Academy, to incoming ninth graders this school year.

  By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) incoming freshmen will be treated to new digs come August, as the school will open the doors of its new classroom building, which will house the Freshman Academy, this school year. The building is 25,000 square

Teen allegedly shoots a man after dice game goes wrong: Officers confiscate cash, dice, bullet upon arrest

By Patrick Yost Editor A 16-year-old Madison teen remains detained at the Sandersville Youth Detention Center after allegedly shooting a man three times during an argument over a dice game. According to Carl Jones, assistant police chief, Madison Police Department, Raymond Coats, Jr., 27, Madison, was shot

Girls hospitalized after being hit by truck: One remains in induced coma following accident

By Patrick Yost Editor A 10-year-old and her 11-year-old sister suffered serious injuries when their John Deere utility vehicle was struck by a truck on Seven Islands Road. Reagan Elizabeth Nash, 10, and her sister, Allie Noel Nash, 11, were both transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Commission opposes plan to move house from city’s College Drive to Pearl Street

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Madison Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) offered negative comments regarding a plan the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has to remove and relocate an historically African American home from the city’s historic district. As HPC Staff Ken Kocher explained, the DDA

Parallel Housing agreement progressing: Council addresses protocol when two dissenters don’t sign agreement at meeting

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer During a work session of the Madison City Council held last Friday, July 12, Mayor Bruce Gilbert asked City Attorney Joe Reitman to talk about whether or not precedent had been set with the recent Parallel Housing development agreement. The council voted

Woman arrested after alleged attempt to get contraband to inmate

By Patrick Yost Editor A woman has been arrested and a jail supervisor has resigned over an alleged attempt to get drugs and tobacco to a prisoner at the Morgan County Detention Center. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Shunise Frenchette