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2013 Year in Review – April

april Morgan Memorial Hospital continued to wait for $151,000 in Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) funding from the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), despite having met all preliminary requirements. The Morgan County Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval for a conditional use permit for Lifeline

2013 Year in Review – May

May The 16th annual Madison Fest in Town Park drew in almost 2,000 people for food, drinks, and live music on a sunny spring day. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Madison Chapter honored their founding regent, Sue Reid Walton Manley. The Morgan County Middle and High

2013 Year in Review – June

JuNE Though the Planning Commission recommended to reject applications for a Bethany Rd. development in May, the Madison City Council approved the zoning requests, which clearing the path for an affordable housing development. Morgan Memorial Hospital forgoes $100,000 from the county so those funds could be allocated

2013 Year in Review – July

July Madison City Council writes off more than $185,000 in utilities, an amount reflecting uncollected money from part of 2010 through May of 2013. A rescued dog from the Humane Society, adopted by Nurse Colleen Jones, returned the favor by rescuing his owner during a hives breakout

2013 Year in Review – August

AUGUST Heated debates persisted surrounding the Morgan County Board of Elections to consolidate voting precincts from 11 locations for five.More than 50 people gathered at August’s meeting to voice their opinion on that proposal. Chris Hodges, daughter of Madison Mayor, Bruce Gilbert, and Judy Gilbert, announced her

2013 Year in Review – September

September Board of Commissioners approved a $459,000 bid by Pittman Construction to pave and stripe 2.7 miles of Weaver Jones Road. Madison City Council proposed a expansion plan for the Madison Municipal Airport, featuring an extended runway of 5,000 feet, a parallel taxiway and relocation of hangars

2013 Year in Review – October

October The Morgan County Planning Commission passed a recommendation for a conditional use permit for the construction of a cell tower at the intersection of Highway 83 and Hardeman Road, north of Bostwick city limits. More than a thousand people poured into Madison for the first-ever Cotton

2013 Year in Review – November

NOVEMBER The results from the College & Career Ready Performance Index were released and out of a 100 point system, Morgan County Primary School scored 95.5; Elementary School, 96.9, Middle School, 83.8; and High School, 75.8. The Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls Club held the second annual Dancing

2013 Year in Review – December

December Fifty-nine Morgan County High School Students participated in the 69th annual Georgia Youth Assembly, to learn how legislation is created, debated, and adopted. Madisonian Christine Lambert accompanied members of the National Trust of Historic Preservation on the Town & Country Holiday Tour of Homes, hosted by

The Sports Desk: Winter Pudge

By Nick Nunn, Columnist The holidays are coming to a close. By the time this has printed, the new year will have been ushered in, and we will be without any national holiday until Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 21. Resolutions will still be fresh and