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Morgan Middle School’s Principal Norburg resigns

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously accepted Morgan County Middle School Principal Lydia Norburg’s resignation on Feb. 10. Norburg has been the MCMS principal for two years and will finish out the rest of this school year. Superintendent Ralph Bennett

School Board approves 2015 school calendar

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) approved The Calendar Task Force’s proposed school-year calendars for the 2014-2015 academic year and for the 2015-2016 academic year on Feb. 10. The 180-day school year will begin August 4, 2014 and finish May 22,

Shared Saving Plan saves system more than $100,000

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer Libby Whitaker, internal auditor for the Morgan County Charter School System, gave a positive report to the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) on the Shared Savings Program, a plan she proposed last September in which non-certified school employees are given the

Law Enforcement: Morgan Counry Sheriff’s Office

On February 7 a criminal damage to property complaint was filed at Morgan County High School. According to reports, a drink machine outside the 700 building at the school was entered. Video tape showed a male enter the machine at 3:44 a.m. on February 7. On February

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

On February 3 a larceny complaint was filed at a Hanover Drive apartment complex. According to reports, a man told officers that the prior night he had been awaken by a woman who offered him sex for payment. The man said he declined the offer but that

FBLA students earn honors at district competition

Special to the Citizen In early January, seven students from MCHS entered FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competitive events along with hundreds of their FBLA colleagues across Georgia. On January 23, a small group from MCHS journeyed to Madison County High School in Danielsville to attend

Morgan County Middle School students participate in sixth grade honor chorus

By Leila Dycus staff writer Five outstanding middle school choral students will travel to Tifton this weekend to participate in the state wide sixth grade honor chorus. The Georgia Music Educator’s Association will host the Statewide Sixth Grade Honors Chorus at the UGA Tifton Conference Center on

Woman pleads guilty to statutory rape charges

By Patrick Yost editor A Morgan County woman pled guilty to two counts of statutory rape last Wednesday during a motion day in Morgan County Superior Court. According to court documents, Renee Michelle Huckaby, 24, Madison, pled guilty to the charges that stemmed from a September, 2013

Clear Cutting Raising Questions

Morgan County Planning Director Chuck Jarrell stated last week that the clearcutting taking place on the east side of Highway 441 at Morgan County’s border with Oconee County is a timbering operation on 70 acres owned by Log Creek, LLP, from Athens. According to Jarrell, Georgia Pacific

Madison deeds acreage to board of education

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to deed approximately 10.4 acres of the city’s Municipal Park on College Drive to the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) so that the BOE will be able to use Education Local Option Sales Tax (ELOST) funds