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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

The Sports Desk: Eight days a week

By Nick Nunn, Columnist There are some weeks when a weekly paper can’t do justice to the developments going on in the community. For Morgan County sports – basketball, in particular – this was definitely one of those weeks. As I sat down on Tuesday morning to

MCHS secures Region Championship on the march toward Macon

By Nick Nunn staff writer In a whirlwind week for Bulldog basketball, the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs and Lady Dogs stood tall as the 8-AAA Region Champs after defeating Franklin County and Elbert County, respectively, before pushing their way through the first round of

Jenkins takes fourth in AAA wrestling state finals

By Nick Nunn staff writer Three Morgan County High School (MCHS) wrestlers – Jacob McAlister, Jeremy Worth, and Zack Jenkins – competed in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Finals last Saturday, Feb. 22, at Buford High School. Zack Jenkins took fourth in the heavyweight class

Diamond Dogs complete first week with 2-1 record

By Nick Nunn staff writer After beating Clarke Central 10-6 at home on Monday, Feb. 17, to begin the 2014 season, the Morgan County High School varsity Diamond Dogs completed the first week of play with a 10-0 win at home against Oglethorpe County and a 3-6