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Nine year-old sinks hole in one

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer On July 10, while attending a golf camp at Hard Labor Creek, 9-year-old Jackson Stone accomplished a feat that few amateur golfers accomplish during decades of play: Stone hit a hole in one. Jackson, who has been playing off and on since

Hey Coach! Milfred Franklin, Athletic Director

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Milfred Franklin was born in Madison on August 12, 1979. Coach Franklin played baseball and cross country at the Morgan County High School before majoring in Middle Grades education at Piedmont College. Coach Franklin has been teaching in Morgan County for seven

The life skills learned in the rural South build character

By Alvin Richardson Growing up in rural Georgia helped me acquire certain skills that have made me a much more productive citizen.  Many of those lessons I learned have also been helpful in honing my meager outdoor talents.  I should point out to begin with that if

Touchdown Club to host golf tourney in memory of Cochran, Jr.

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Touchdown Club will hold this year’s golf tournament fundraiser in memory of Bill Cochran, Jr., which will take place at The Creek at Hard Labor beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19. A portion of the funds raised

Hoop Dogs spend the summer on the court

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Hoop Dogs held their penultimate series of games Saturday, June 13, at the Morgan County High School. The Hoop Dogs had more series of games Saturday, June 20, all games took place at the Morgan County Middle School. “Participating in the

Lady Dogs begin preseason training

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County High School Lady Dogs softball team is gearing up for preseason events before school starts in the next couple of weeks. Last Saturday, members of the Lady Dogs got together at Heritage Park to raise funds for the MCHS

Hanging out at the Pool: Morgan County Marlins host GRPA District Meet

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer “We should have charged for parking,” said Lance Alexander, Director of the Morgan County Recreation Department (MCRD), as he pulled up to the Morgan County Aquatic Center Saturday morning to see the parking lot full of vehicles. Swimmers and parents from several

The Rainy One

By Nick Nunn “When people think of this Fourth of July,” said a Bostwick resident last Thursday at the annual barbecue, “they’ll call it ‘The Rainy One.’” As far as most people remember, it had never – or only once, depending on who you asked – rained

Hey Coach! Dusty Sidwell, Defensive Coordinator

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer James Dustin Sidwell was born on Feb. 8, 1986 in Athens, Ga., but attended Morgan County High School where he competed on the football and wrestling teams. Coach Sidwell was named an All-State linebacker during his senior year at MCHS, and he

Boys & Girls Club tourney raises $10K

Staff Reports The Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club held their annual Hope & Promise Golf Tournament on June 7. With 15 teams competing in the charity tournament, more than $10,000 was raised for the Boys & Girls Club. Tony Barnhart, commentator for CBS Sports, and his