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While planning the details of their upcoming wedding the news of deployment came too soon for Joe Lester and fiancé Brittany Minton, both of Rutledge. Not knowing which day he would actually head out, a beautiful whirlwind, backyard wedding took place. Two days later Joe left his

Obituaries: Ethel Little Atkinson

Ethel Little Atkinson, 96 of Madison, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She passed away peacefully at home. She was born June 28, 1917 in Greensboro to Carey and Sue Vincent Little. She was voted “Miss Buckhead” in 1936. She was married to the late Henry Atkinson. Mrs.

Obituaries: William F. Wellborn

William F. Wellborn, 83 of Bostwick, died February 15, 2014. He was a native of Morgan County. He was born October 3, 1930 to Lonnie and Alice Young Wellborn. He was married to the late Sara Ethridge on January 14, 1961. He was retired from Walton EMC

Your Olympic Moment

Morgan County High School graduate Kevin Liles is in Sochi as a free lance photographer covering the 2014 Olympic Games. During the games Liles is going to send us photos per week of the games. On Monday Liles was covering the speed skating competiton for USA Today.

Here We Snow Again!

By Patrick Yost Editor On Tuesday the Morgan County School system announced, well ahead of predicted devastating ice and snow storms, that school on Wednesday and Thursday was cancelled. The Georgia State Patrol, according to Sgt. Justin Howard, had called in all personnel to be on duty

Money is gone from MCMS Cheerleading Booster Club coffers?

By Patrick Yost Editor While neither organizers, law enforcement or school administrators are adding details, a police report alleging theft by conversion with the Morgan County Middle School Cheerleader Booster Club was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office on February 4. According to the report, which

Development Authority clears $12 million Baxter wastewater facility

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Joint Development Authority (JDA) discussed sewer and wastewater developments at Stanton Springs, including the recent completion of a wastewater system by Newton County Water and Sewer and the upcoming groundbreaking for Baxter’s pretreatment wastewater facility. Mike Hopkins, executive director of Newton

Alligator found on Jasper Street in Madison

By Nick Nunn staff writer An alligator missing after a November 2013 Maxey Lane fire has been found, with its toe nails partially painted, its owner David Burke said. According to Madison Animal Control Officer Cindy Weimann, the 3.5 foot alligator was located near water off Foster

Interstate blocked by fuel spill

By Patrick Yost Editor A tractor trailer wreck on Interstate 20 Monday forced a more than nine–hour closure of both east and west bound lanes of the interstate and created a hazardous waste spill. According to Corp. Robbie Roberson, Georgia State Patrol, a transfer truck hauling 8,800

P.I.E. group makes contribution to local schools

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer Partners In Education (PIE), a group of community businesses and organizations partnering with the school system, distributed funds raised from the second annual “Are You Smarter Than A Morgan County Fifth Grader?” event held back in November during Monday’s monthly Morgan County