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Georgia Zoo hopes to relocate to Interstate 20 location

By Tia Lynn Lacorchick staff writer After months of standstill, the proposed zoo in Morgan County is officially moving forward with a new location and anticipated opening date for the Spring of 2015. Owners Michael Vaden and Bill Killmer have secured a property with 395 acres at

Board makes ‘Purple Heart County’ official

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) issued a proclamation on Tuesday, March 4, designating Morgan County as a “Purple Heart County,” making Morgan the first county in the state of Georgia. BOC Chair Andrew Ainslie described the “excitement in the air”

Morgan deputy now has new narcotics partner

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Brad Vaughn, a newly certified canine deputy and school resource officer at Morgan County schools, completed a 180-hour program offered through the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to handle a yellow Labrador Retriever trained to sniff out illegal narcotics. Vaughn was paired

Agritourism sign ordinance presented, Sheriff says staff level is low

By Nick Nunn staff writer During the March 1 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Morgan County Planning Director Chuck Jarrell presented a draft for an agritourism directional signs ordinance The ordinance would create or modify definitions for “agricultural tourist attraction,” “directional signs,” “illegal

Acres, Evans qualify for BOE seat

By Tia Lyn Lacorchick staff writer Brad Evans, 37, a local attorney in Madison, has announced his candidacy for the Board of Education (BOE) District 5 . Dave Belton is vacating his seat on the BOE to run for state representative. “I have been looking for an

Here comes Ricky D’s! Dianne Lively Yost biz buzz columnist

Momma! I’m home! I brought you a brand spankin’ new . . . Oh My Ever. Livin’. GOSH! Yoda! Ironman! Indiana Jones! What in the Sam Hill is goin’ on? Whoa! Did somebody slip psychedelic mushrooms in my tea? Momma y’all can’t play poker with our shoppin’

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On March 1 a suspicious activity report was filed at an Old Mill Farms, Mansfield, location. According to reports, a woman said while her children were attempting to sell sweet tea at the end of the driveway, two white males in a black Toyota Tacoma pickup drove

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On March 1 a larceny complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location. According to reports, a woman reported that sometime between January 1 and February 1 someone took seven jewelry items from a top drawer of a bedroom dresser. The woman said the items are valued

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 6 • MCHS JV Baseball @ MCHS vs. Oconee County, 5:55 p.m. • MCHS Varsity Tennis @ MCHS vs. Jackson County, 4:30 p.m. • MCHS Varsity Soccer @ MCHS vs. Monroe Area, 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7 • MCHS C-Team Baseball @ MCHS

Hoop Dogs take on Buford in Macon this Saturday for the AAA State Championship

  By Nick Nunn staff writer After facing East Hall, Cedar Grove, and Johnson in the last week and standing victorious against them all, only 32 minutes and the Buford Wolves now stand between the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs and a state championship title.