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Council addresses potentially spending $15,000 for playground safety materials

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Buckhead City Council met Monday to discuss old and new business affecting their community. “We got some information on what the state requires for playground safety zones,” said Mayor Ricky Walker. The major aspect of the playground that the council focused on

Rutledge considers amending ordinances

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the August meeting of the Rutledge City Council, Chuck Jarrell and Tara Cooner from the Morgan County Planning Department spoke to the council about considering plans to amend Rutledge zoning ordinances to reflect changes in state and county ordinances. Rutledge’s current

Jody Hice running for U.S. Congress in Ga.’s 10th District

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Dr. Jody Hice is running as a republican candidate for the United States Congress in Georgia’s Tenth District. Hice describes himself as a republican, constitutionalist, and Christian, and has been a minister for the past 30 years. He also hosts the syndicated

Law Enforcement: Aug. 22, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On August 13 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman alleged that while she was waiting to check out, a black male, aged 15-years to 18-years-old, placed his hand between the woman’s leg and rubbed her

World Champion: Local Keegan Pollard winner of NBHA Youth World

By Leila Dycus, Intern During the week of July 21, hundreds of young barrel racers from across the world flocked to Perry, Ga., for the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Youth World Championship. Among them was Morgan County’s own Keegan Pollard, who lives in Newborn. Pollard was

Love: Cowboys in the Country holds benefit for Gary McNair

Photos by Jesse Walker Cowboys in the Country, Rutledge, held a benefit event for Gary McNair, who was seriously injured in a car accident in April, on Saturday, Aug. 14. For photos of the event, click here.

The Before Picture: Construction begins on new $1M-plus Morgan County Fire and EMS station

  By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Right now, the 12,800 square feet of unfinished space located near the back of the Morgan County Public Safety Complex (PSC) looks like just a few dusty walls spotted with heaps of raw materials, but, in just a few months, the

Crossroads’ Wally West: a 10-year man

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Wally West began teaching at the Morgan County Crossroads School last year, but, before then, West has been several things: an NBA draft pick, a college basketball coach, the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia, a husband,

2012 crosswalk fatality: No criminal charges filed

By Patrick Yost, Editor Based on the results of a more-than-150-page Special Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) investigation of a fatal crosswalk incident in Madison, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Alison Burleson said Monday that no criminal charges will be filed in the incident. On Jan. 26,

Triplett takes over for White: Former MCES principal now named interim assistant superintendent, per BOE

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) Monday night unanimously, with Board Member Keith Howard absent, approved a measure making former Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) principal, Jean Triplett, a half-time interim assistant superintendent. The decision to name Triplett to the position