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God has patience, protection and pardon for all

By Margie Ward, Columnist Attendance on Sunday morning was good; we’re still missing those that are out due to sickness, jobs etc. We’re praying for you that all will get better soon. Visitors are continuing to bless us with their presence and we’re thankful for each one

One of Morgan County’s own publishes a book

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick STAFF WRITER Jim Halloran, a writer, entrepreneur, and business professor at Wesleyan College in Macon , released his eighth book this month, “Small Business Adventure: Finding Your Niche and Growing a Successful Business.” The book is published by the American Library Association and

Rutledge woman taps into spiritual side

By Patrick Yost EDITOR Rajbir Francis is aware. The diminutive clerk at Rutledge’s Park N’ Shop is aware of the earth, the bloom of a flower, the scent and sounds of life. She is also deeply spiritual and unafraid. The 63–year–old Francis, who at 21–years–old earned a

Driving to Macon

Council signs $600K deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison City Council voted unanimously to approve and authorize the mayor to sign a contract with Gary’s Grading & Pipeline Company in the amount of $607,740 for wastewater drainage improvements in the Canaan area, pending staff and legal approval. Madison City Manager

Man Dies at rec league ball game

  By Patrick Yost Editor A Madison man died tragically during an adult league basketball game at the Morgan County Recreation Department last week. According to Morgan County Coroner Adam Carter, Wayne Brown, 40, was pronounced dead at Morgan Memorial Hospital last Wednesday night after he had

Recent snow, ice storm cost county $100,000

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer County Manager Michael Lamar said at the recent Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting that the recent snow and ice storm cost the county $100,000. “That’s a lot of money, but most of it is not directly from damage, but the

An Evening Fit for a President

Rutledge Council rejects development company water deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Rutledge City Council voted to reject a request from Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company (WREDCO), which would extend a portion of the water service agreement that Rutledge made with WREDCO in 2006 for another 10 years. The 10-year extension would have

First Purple Heart County in Georgia?

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners is in the process of drafting a proclamation in order to possibly become the first Purple Heart County in the state of Georgia. Scott Sellers, commander of the Morgan County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW),