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Golf Cart attack

By Patrick Yost editor A Madison man faces several felony charges, including aggravated assault and obstruction of a police officer, after he allegedly attempted to run over an officer with a golf cart. According to reports, Steven Floyd Adcock, 39, Madison, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault,

Educators discuss ways to create ‘world class workforce’ at MCHS

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Plans to bring a College and Career Academy to Morgan County in 2017 are underway with new Superintendent James Woodard currently applying for grants to make this longtime dream for the community a reality. “This initiative seeks to insure that our

Belton gets House seat

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor Dave Belton, the Republican candidate for State Representative for District 112, beat out Patsy Harris, the District 112 Democratic candidate, in Nov. 4’s Midterm Elections by a landslide. Belton earned 70.52 percent of the vote (a total of 4,436 votes) in Morgan

MANNINGTON GETS SERIOUS

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Mannington Mills, the world’s leading manufacturer of luxury vinyl tile, celebrated its recent expansion of the company’s production facility in Morgan County, which will result in 200 additional jobs, with a ribbon cutting and reception on Thursday, Oct. 30. CEO Russell

Rift at the Zoo?

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor A PRESS RELEASE SAYS DIRECTOR GONE, LAWYER SAYS OTHERWISE Michael Vaden, one of the founders of the Georgia Zoo and Safari Park, has reportedly left the project. A press release from the zoo announced Vaden’s departure, citing that Vaden, the owner of

PROJECT R.E.S.T

By Patrick Yost editor For the more than 400 woman and children who seek refuge from domestic abuse each year at the Circle of Love shelter, a pile of new pillows are coming. For the past month “Project R.E.S.T.” an idea envisioned by Ocmulgee Judicial District Assistant

Greendale Farm’s organic cheeses attract the attention of Delta Airlines

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Delta Airlines has chosen Morgan County’s very own Greendale Farms’s line of home-grown organic cheeses to be featured on the airline’s new In-Flight Menu. “This is both thrilling and encouraging that big corporations like Delta can make a huge difference in

Hospital begins first quarter with strong profit

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Morgan Memorial Hospital’s financials for the first quarter of the fiscal year are in the black for the first time in six years. The month of September proved to be a stellar month for MMH, closing the first quarter of the

Honoring Our Vets

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Calvin George Post 137 of the American Legion, will be held in the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. Commander Jim NeSmith is hoping the community

Riding in Cars With Boys

Alvin Richardson columnist Sorry but this isn’t a review of the 2001 movie that starred Drew Barrymore. Drew may have some intimate and insightful knowledge about the hazards of riding around with fools of the male gender who have recently received their driver’s license, I can’t really