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Morgan County Residents Outraged Over Property Values

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Over 40 Morgan County residents flooded the Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) June 17 work session to inquire and complain about the recent property value notifications sent out on May 8. The notifications indicated, for many, a severe spike in the value of properties,

SWEATIN’ DOGS

Morgan County High School head football coach Bill Malone has a watchful eye on two players this week. The Bulldogs are participating in early morning workouts and seven–on–seven competitions as a means to prepare for the upcoming season.  For more on training see page B1.. photo by Jesse Walker

Assessors to send out new tax notices

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County property owners can expect a second round of property value notices from the Morgan County Tax Assessors in coming weeks. The Morgan County Tax Assessors approved the second round of property value notices on June 17. The second round

Appraiser gives board tax value explanations

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Morgan County property values are slowly creeping upward, according to Chuck Anglin, chief appraiser for the county. Anglin presented a slide show depicting the real estate history of the last six years to the Morgan County Tax Assessors on June 17. Anglin reported

HPC denies historic house gas lighting request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted unanimously to approve an application from Jimmy Stanton to install porch lights at his 1851 historical home located at 928 Eatonton Road in Madison. Stanton’s application was approved on the condition that Stanton switch to

Rutledge balks at Chamber’s request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor The Rutledge City council debated a recent request from Bob Hughes, president of the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce, suggesting the city increase it’s annual dues from $1000 to $1500 for the fiscal year (FY) 2014-2015 on June 16 at their monthly meeting.

Senior housing waiting on tax credit approval

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer During a town hall meeting at St. Paul AME Church in Madison last Thursday, June 5, Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan informed residents about future developments for senior housing in the city of Madison, including an update on Parallel Housing’s Silver

Lindsay Peaster recognized by Board of Education

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education recognized Lindsay Peaster, a speech language pathologist at the primary school, on June 9, commending her recent invitation to serve as a reviewer on the Editorial Board for Teaching Exceptional Children (TEC) journal, a journal

Morgan’s Teacher of the Year gets law school exemption

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Eduction (BOE) granted a three-year leave of absence request from Amy BeMent, the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year in Morgan County, to attend law school on June 9 at their monthly meeting. The unpaid leave will

Humane Society washes cars for cats and dogs

By Leila Dycus staff writer On Saturday staff, friends and volunteers of The Humane Society of Morgan County took to the Quality Lube parking lot to wash cars and raise money for their newest cause. “We enjoyed interacting with the public as many folks brought their clean