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How Sweet

Valentine’s Day may bear its name because of a Christian martyr that was beaten, beheaded, buried, and later dug up his followers, but, here in the modern world, we show each other our most intimate feelings by gifting chocolate and flowers. Yeah, but I’m sure there are

Technology Definitions for Dummies

As previously reported in this space I’m pretty much a techno-idiot. In order to explain and clarify that statement of fact let me simply say that when it comes to the newest (or even oldest) computer gadgets, technical skills, and terminology of the modern world I’m very


In the words of Bob King, President of the United Autoworkers Union (UAW), the UAW has no long-term future if they cannot expand their membership into Southern auto plants. And it looks like that day may come sooner than anyone expected: workers at the Volkswagen plant in

Taking Responsibility

Governor Nathan Deal’s refusal to participate in the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid continues to cause problems – certainly for tens of thousands of Georgians, but also for the governor. Last Wednesday, Karen O’Neal, CEO of the tiny Lower Oconee Community Hospital in Wheeler County, announced

Model competition raises more than $5,000

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer The Third Annual Friends of Advantage Designer’s Challenge & Top Model Competition was held on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Athens Technical College Auditorium. The event, which charged $1 per vote, raised close to $5,000 in vote donations alone, not including ticket costs

MCHS student earns West Point appointment

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County High School (MCHS) senior Dillon Riedlinger has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Cadet Colonel Riedlinger is a fourth-year cadet of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer’ Training Corps (AFJROTC) and currently Group Commander of

MCES holds “WOW” night

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) hosted WOW Night, Working on the Work, this month. The event is a student-led tour highlighting the work they have done in school, replete with student-constructed math centers, technology centers, social studies centers, science centers, and

Law Enforcement

On February 15 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Oak Lane location. According to reports, a man reported that several vehicles had been driving onto his chicken farm and either stopping or slowly driving on the farm before leaving. Reports state that at least four

The Sports Desk: Weather

By Nick Nunn, Columnist My dedicated readers know that, from time to time, I fall back to discussing semi-current weather in my sports column. To tell the truth, I always feel a little sheepish discussing meteorological activity for a full column, because it feels like I’m trying

Hoop Dogs move deep into region tourney

By Nick Nunn, Reporter By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School’s Hoop Dogs and Lady Dogs began their postseason bids last Saturday, Feb. 15, at home after postponements due to the severe winter weather last week. As of Monday night, both the boys’ and