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County approves Zoo and Safari Park

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to issue a conditional use permit to applicant Michael Vaden to operate a zoo on property owned by Mike Conrads on Highway 83 just south of Interstate 20. The BOC also voted in

Gov. helps launch $14 million center

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the soon-to-be constructed $14 million Georgia BioScience Training Center, located in Stanton Springs, on March 30. Governor Nathan Deal lead

February a ‘rough’ financial month for Morgan Memorial

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) Chief Financial Officer Kyle Wilkinson stated during a meeting of the Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority (MMHA) that MMH suffered a net loss of more than $51,000 during the month of February. “February’s always going to be a tough

Commissioners approve Parks Mill cell tower, table a second request

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) tabled a conditional use request for the construction of a 195-foot cell tower near the corner of Highway 441 and Seven Islands Road on tax parcel 055-044A. The applicant, RETEL Services on behalf of New

County contributes $79,000 to joint development authority

By Nick Nunn staff writer During 2013 Morgan County contributed approximately $79,000 to the Joint Development Authority (JDA), an authority comprised of Jasper, Morgan, Newton, and Walton Counties. The amount expended by the county is due to its 15 percent partnership in the venture. According to financial

Planning commission approves Cedar Lakes child–care home

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for a child-care home at 1219 Four Lakes Drive. The application stated that the applicant, Melissa Camp, proposes to care for approximately three to four children at any

Famous Americans walk the halls of Morgan County Primary

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Primary School held its annual “Hall of Americans” exhibit on March 25, in which second graders from Pam Latham’s and Stephanie Bennewitz’s, MCPS teachers, classes construct displays with 12 facts about a famous American. The students pick a

Bet you can’t …

Bets are a stupid thing. Well, maybe I should take that back. Better yet, bets are just as stupid as the people making them. (Kind of like: guns don’t kill people, people do. Except bets aren’t inherently dangerous) Stupid bets run the gamut from something as relatively

Running with the Rooster

Edward Jones! Morgan Stanley! Wall Street! Take cover! Momma’s a bonafied wealth management consultant! What the? I’m talkin’ she’s one of them high frequency traders, spikin’ the Red Bull with the White Lightenin’! Every nanosecond adds up to vast returns! We’re gonna get Rich, Rich, RICH, Fast,

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On March 29 a trespassing complaint was filed at a Bostwick Highway location. According to reports, a woman said a man had taken pictures from a residence and posted the photos on Flickr. The woman said she does not know the man and said the resident has