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Push America riders come through Camp Twin Lakes on cross-country journey

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A group of 28 cyclists and nine crew members descended onto Rutledge on July 20 for the Push America’s Journey of Hope, a 3,900-mile cycling event across the country. These Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity men are cycling from Long Beach California

Parents join with young Hoop Dogs during final Saturday

By Leila Dycus staff writer Hoop Dog parents came out of the stands to join their children in a final day of Summer Saturday events this past weekend. “It was great to see the parents participating with their son or daughter,” said Hoop Dogs Director Milfred Franklin.

Summer basketball keeps young Dogs warm

By Leila Dycus staff writer This past Saturday the Hoop Dogs were back in action preparing for the end of the summer season. “The games help build a foundation and love of basketball for the kids, but most of all it gives kids a great activity to

Aaron Paul to coach MCHS soccer this season

By Leila Dycus staff writer It’s official. Morgan County High School has a new varsity soccer coach; Aaron Paul will take over as head coach of the 2014-2015 team. “I want to gain everyone’s trust so that we can all work together to build a program that

Cardwell swims with Olympic swimmers at UGA All Star meet

By Leila Dycus staff writer Fourteen Olympic swimmers made their way to the University of Georgia last week for an All Star swim meet and one of Morgan County’s top swimmers completed along side them. “It was an amazing experience because of the atmosphere in and around

Jones, Rittenhouse to host Rec department tennis camp

By Nick Nunn staff writer After two years of teaching tennis lessons in Morgan County Katherine Rittenhouse and Caroline Jones are bringing a weeklong camp to the Morgan County courts. “I would tell them to come on out. Everyone should try it because everyone normally ends up liking

Marlins to compete in GRPA State Championship in Tifton

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Marlins swim team will travel to Tifton this week to compete in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Class B/C State Championship. The meet begins on Friday, July 18, and continues on to Saturday, July 19. Teams from

Dycus reflects on college experiences for graduates regarding sports, exercise

In a matter of weeks many of our Bulldogs will be packing up and leaving the comforts of Morgan County for the first time- all bound for new adventures. Many of our Bulldogs are bound for great things at college. For our star athletes they’ll head to

4-H archers return after national tourney

By Nick Nunn staff writer The members of the Morgan County 4-H Archery team, who competed in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb., from June 24 to June 29, are back home this week after representing the entire state of Georgia in the tournament.

Working holidays

I might seem a little strange in saying this – I’ve been accused of worse names, I’m sure – but I’m beginning to think that Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. No, I don’t get any yearly gifts on July 4. It just seems like