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Friday Jan. 31 • MCHS Varsity Wrestling @ 1-AAA Area Traditional Tournament, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 • MCHS Varsity and JV Basketball @ Buford High School. JV Girls begin at 4:15, and varsity begins at 7 p.m. • MCMS Basketball @ Monticello. Begin time TBA. •

Brown commits verbally to Mississippi State

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last week, the Morgan County basketball program announced that Tookie Brown has verbally committed to play with the Mississippi State University Bulldogs after his graduation in 2015. Mississippi State University’s basketball program is a Division I program with four SEC West Division

Region lines move North Oconee and Franklin out, Jefferson into 8-AAA

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Reclassification Committee ratified the region alignments for the 2014-2016 on Tuesday, Jan. 14. As a result, Region 8-AAA will no longer include the Franklin County Lions or the North Oconee Titans, but the Jefferson Dragons, formerly

MCMS Hoop Dogs “white-out” Loganville Red Devils

By Leila Dycus Intern It was a tough week for the Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Bulldogs, but ending on a strong note at home as the two teams beat the Loganville Red Devils. “I’m proud of how well the players are beginning to understand the game

New Plants for 2014

By Stephanie Hudak I was going to tell you how the containers were fairing after that single digit nightmare we had. Well, the short story is — bad. Except for the kale which did great; wait I need to clarify that. The Winterbor kale looks wonderful. Wanna

Best of the Best: Tie One On

By Cathy Best Nora Ephron felt bad about her neck. She said as much in her book “I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.” I get it. You don’t have to be surrounded by all the beautiful people, as Ephron was,

Madison DDA signs cooperative agreement with Parallel Housing

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Parallel Housing, a non-profit company out of Athens that designs and builds senior housing, to explore a proposed senior development of 40 to 45 units, creating more affordable living

Housing development proposed for 5th Street

By Nick Nunn staff writer At a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Paul AME, A. Gregg Bayard, representative for Parallel Housing, Inc., spoke regarding a potential senior housing development off Fifth Street, which could be completed by the winter of 2016. The development

Humane Society awarded grant

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Banfield Charitable Trust, a non-profit group aiming to end pet homelessness, has given a $7500 grant to the Morgan County Humane Society to assist low-income pet owners with veterinary care costs. The grant is part of the shared vision of

$1 million fire station close to completion

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The construction of the Morgan County Fire and EMS station at the Morgan County Public Safety Complex is set for completion in March, said Fire Chief Mark Melvin. “The station will house both Morgan County Fire Rescue and National EMS,” said