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Betty Webb steps in as new MCMS cheer coach

By Leila Dycus staff writer Betty Webb has stepped in as newest cheer coach at Morgan County Middle School (MCMS). “I consider myself more the administrative coach with a little mix of classroom management kills sprinkled in with a few ounces of energy to get the job

Morgan County Marlins compete at state meet

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Marlins swim team traveled to Tifton last weekend to compete in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Class B/C State Championship. The meet began on Friday, July 18, and extended through Saturday, July 19. Members of the Marlins

McCullough named head baseball coach for MCHS

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County High School (MCHS) Athletic Director Steve Cisson announced last week that Jerry McCullough will be stepping into the lead coaching role for baseball at MCHS. “Jerry is familiar with our baseball program and he is very knowledgeable in the sport,”

Push America riders come through Camp Twin Lakes on cross-country journey

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A group of 28 cyclists and nine crew members descended onto Rutledge on July 20 for the Push America’s Journey of Hope, a 3,900-mile cycling event across the country. These Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity men are cycling from Long Beach California

Parents join with young Hoop Dogs during final Saturday

By Leila Dycus staff writer Hoop Dog parents came out of the stands to join their children in a final day of Summer Saturday events this past weekend. “It was great to see the parents participating with their son or daughter,” said Hoop Dogs Director Milfred Franklin.


By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) annual summer band camp kicked off Monday, July 21 and will commence on July 31, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 154 band members signed up to participate. “We are going to


July 25-26 • Firefly Festival in Town Park. For more information, call (706) 342-1251 ext. 206 or visit Thursday, July 24 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Saturday, July 26 •Author Joanie Bruce will have a book signing at the

Elementary Science Fair at GMC

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison campus of the Georgia Military College hosted a elementary science fair, open to children of all ages, free of charge, on Saturday, July 19. The event featured a variety of science experiments and projects designed and researched by the

Camp Cheer!

By Leila Dycus staff writer It’s the week many of Morgan County’s littlest cheerleaders have been dreaming of- their chance to learn from their role models. “I hope that they see that it does take work but they can all be cheerleaders too one day,” said senior

City continues airport expansion plans

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to approve a $36,000 task order for Jacobs Engineering Group to conduct services related to the acquisition of land related to the city’s Madison Municipal Airport (MMA) expansion plan. Jacobs will manage the city’s grants, which represent