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The Sports Desk: Don’t do it

By Nick Nunn, Columnist This morning, tired and not ready for the Tuesday that I was about to face, I opened my email to see a seemingly-desperate email entitled “Don’t do it!” “Do what?” I asked myself. Was it something that I had already done, or something

Rising a step above: Mat Dogs take 3rd at AAA State Dual Tournament in Macon

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Mat Dogs earned a third-place finish at the 2014 Georgia High School Association (GHSA) AAA State Duals Championship last Saturday, Jan. 11. The bronze finish marks a step up for the Mat Dogs, who earned consecutive

Hoop Dogs sweep Franklin and Jackson at home

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) basketball program swept region opponents Franklin County and Jackson County in seven games last week for a triumphant return to region play for 2014. The JV girls were the first team to face the Franklin County

MCMS returns from the break to defeat Youth Middle School

By Leila Dycus intern The Bulldogs brushed off their game shoes this week and made it back on to their home court to take on Youth this past week. “We are looking to finish getting the holiday rust off,” said boys Coach Milfred Franklin. After a holiday

Dogs swim stormy waters at Clarke-Oconee Invitational

By Leila Dycus Intern A stormy Saturday couldn’t keep the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Swim Dogs out of the pool this past weekend. “Despite major storms rolling through Athens, MCHS Swim Dogs took on 26 other teams at the Clarke-Oconee Invitational,” said a swim team mom

MCMS Mat Dogs take Peach State League Tournament

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) wrestling team outscored all of the other teams to win the Peach State League Individuals Tournament last Saturday, Jan. 11. The teams from Social Circle, Washington-Wilkes, and Elbert County were no match for the MCMS Mat

Paint the Town Red

Driver dies after train smashes tractor trailer stuck at crossing

By Patrick Yost editor A Covington man died Sunday after the 1999 Kenworth tractor he was driving was struck by a CSX train. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, Richard F. Furry, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:05 p.m. wreck. Reports state that

Deconstruction of Mapp-Gilmore building is almost complete

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, staff writer The Mapp-Gilmore Building, formerly a funeral home in downtown Madison located at 200 W. Washington Street, is currently undergoing deconstruction in order to be completely rebuilt over the course of the next year. “Reconstructing this building means a piece of that

Need a Job? Workplace training program deadlines soon

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick,  staff writer The deadline to apply for the Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Workplace Fundamentals Skill Training Program ends January 15. To apply for this free course designed to equip adults with highly-desired employable skills, contact the Morgan County Family Connection at: (706) 343-5848