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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


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

Halloween Economics

Greg Morin columnist Every Halloween children engage in the single largest simultaneous generation of mutual profit and yet not a single dollar changes hands. As the lights go out on the front porches the opening trade bell chimes for the time honored post-Trick-or-Treat ritual known as “the

Retired educators honored by BOC

Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Chairman of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners, Andy Ainslie, followed Governor Nathan Deal’s lead, who declared Sunday Nov. 2 as Georgia Retired Educators Day. Ainslie encouraged the community to recognize the retired educators in their churches, families, and neighborhoods in honor

Outsourcing our space programs to Russia

Fred Johnson columnist After we retired the space shuttle in 2011, we have relied on Russia to transport our astronauts to the International Space Station and we pay them $70 million per astronaut for a round trip. NASA also contracted with a company to take supplies and

Morgan–Madison rift widens

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) followed up their controversial decision to split up the Planning Commission six weeks ago with coming closer to splitting the joint Building Inspection between the county and the city of Madison at the Nov.