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County seeks $2.5 million loan to fund pension program

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved of a request for loan proposals in the amount of $2,500,000 for the purpose of fully funding the county’s unfunded pension liability. By paying off the remainder of the pension liability and, instead, paying

Surveillance, investigation leads to meth arrests

  By Patrick Yost, Editor A tip from a Madison Police Department officer generated information that led to the arrest of two persons allegedly involved in the sale of methamphetamine. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff’s office, working in

Child exploitation appeal denied

By Patrick Yost Editor A Madison man convicted of 11 counts of sexual exploitation of children appeal to the Georgia Appeals Court was rejected November 15. Ron Mastriogiovanni was sentenced to 20 years on each count, to run concurrent by Georgia Supreme Court Judge Hugh V Wingfield

BB&T buys city’s $1.1 million bond offering

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) adopted a bond resolution in the amount of $1,110,000 at 1.5 percent interest rate for a period of five years, which will allow the city of Madison to refinance the remaining debt on the Town

Ava Alexander and Town & Country celebrate the opening of Ava Alexander

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BOC considers Farmers Market

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the Nov. 19 work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC), Union County Commissioner Lamar Paris gave a presentation to the commissioners concerning the development of Union County’s farmer’s market. Paris stated that he began to work on the

Elections Board seeks polling location for central district

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) is still trying to pin down a polling place location for the newly created “Central Morgan” precinct, with its top prospect currently being the Madison Baptist Church. “The Baptist Church is a fabulous

Morgan Commission recommends conditional use permit for tennis lights

By Leila Dycus Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning Commission met this past week for its regular meeting. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21. The minutes from the Oct. 18 work session and Oct. 24 regular meeting were accepted. Chair Brian

Nunnsense: Florida shines

A large percentage of Nunnsense topics come from Florida, but I’m not exactly sure why. Maybe the heat of the tropical climate drives them insane. Or maybe that nasty, clear stuff that comes out of their pipes and the utility services call “water” has something to do