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Belton gains support

  Dave Belton (Right) entertains the crowd by playing music with some of the Buckhead Boys. By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer Dave Belton, member of the Morgan County Board of Eduction, is running for State Representative for Georgia District 112 as a republican candidate. He is

Republicans celebrate President’s Day

By Leila Dycus staff writer The Morgan County GOP celebrated President’s Day last Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bonner’s Triple B restaurant with music, barbeque, and a speech about the 14th president, Franklin Pierce. The event was originally scheduled to take place on President’s Day, February 17, but

Nunnsense: Stake, then Shake

By Nick Nunn, Columnist In modern-day history, few objects have stood at the center of comedic ridicule as prominently as the vending machine. I mean, how many times in a comedy show or film have we watched our poor protagonist fall prey to the devilish contraption? People

Character building 101

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist Today’s class is now in session and our topic will be how one can build character through the use of adversity. For our purposes we will hang around the lighter side of the equation which is to say we will not delve into

A view from the House

By Doug Holt, Columnist The House began shifting gears towards more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions. I’m going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary. Thursday saw the House

Let the Sunshine in

By Celia Murray, Columnist There was a remarkable shortage of sunshine last month in Palm Springs, CA, where the billionaire Koch brothers convened some of the country’s richest Republican donors. Charles and David Koch, owners of the second largest private company in America, have conducted a long-running

Ends and Means

Greg Morin, Columnist Suppose the following: In order to prevent crimes against children there exists laws that require all residences and offices to be wired with cameras that record all activity. Furthermore, this practice has existed for decades and is simply accepted by the populace as a

Biz Buzz: Bieber fever takes a back seat to Spring

By Dianne Lively Yost, Columnist Lord have mercy! There’s a rambunctious ruckus goin’ down at the Big House! I can hear the hollerin’ from here! Look out! Momma’s done kidnapped Justin Bieber and she’s got ‘em hog tied in PawPaw’s barn! Hot fire Momma! You’re gonna flat

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On February 24 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Mission Road location. According to reports, a man said in April, 2013 he had befriended a woman on Facebook. Since then, the man said, he has given the woman approximately $2,600. The man said when

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

On February 19 a larceny complaint was filed at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, after a woman reported that a white male with salt and pepper hair, glasses, wearing a blue button up shirt, blue jacket and blue jeans had taken several electronic items from a locked case