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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

No decision yet on making up snow days

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) discussed the possibility of having to make up school days on account of inclement weather shutting down the schools two weeks ago. “Right now, students have missed four days of school. If we don’t miss

Father-Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance

  The Morgan County Rec. Department sponsored its Annual Valentine’s Day Dance for Fathers and Daughters.

NAACP Branch celebrates Founders Day

      Guest speaker Minister Demarcus Brinkley delivers a lively speech. The Morgan County Branch of the NAACP held their annual Founder’s Day Celebration at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Madison last Saturday, Feb. 8. Minister Demarcus Brinkley of the Smyrna Baptist Church gave the keynote

Black History Month: W.J. and Martha Reid

By Tia Lynn Leorchick staff writer Madison Mayor Fred Perriman, president and co-founder of the Morgan County African American Museum, came to this newspaper with the idea of choosing four married couples in the community to be spotlighted during Black History Month in February. W.J. Reid, 77

The Sports Desk: Sochi

By Nick Nunn, Columnist During the past week, I’ve really been struggling with how I should deal with some of the recent developments involving some of journalists and media figures covering the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. I mean, when you’ve got stray dogs patrolling newly built

Mat Dogs send three wrestlers to the State this weekend

By Nick Nunn staff writer After tough competition during the day-long AAA Eastern Sectionals that took place last Saturday, Feb. 8, three Morgan County Mat Dogs wrestlers – Jacob McAlister, Jeremy Worth, and Zack Jenkins – secured a spot in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State