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Tax rate is set

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously voted to adopt the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 millage rate at 9.49 mills on July 15, the same millage rate in effect for FY 2014. The rollback rate for the county was calculated

Low voter count expected Tuesday

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer As the July 22 runoff election approaches, the Morgan County Board of Elections (BOER) is encouraging local voters to participate, with several key state races occurring, including the local face off between Republican candidates, Dave Belton, of Morgan County, and Aaron

County pursues funding for future farmers market

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved two requests to apply for additional funding for their collaborative effort with Kelly Products to construct a farmers market in Morgan County, located at 2620 Eatonton Hwy on July 15. Chairman Andy Ainslie

School of Rock!

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A School-of-Rock-style music studio is opening up in Madison on August 1 called Mama’s Pickin’ Parlor, located at 309 North Second Street, owned and operated by Kris Gloer, 44, a 20-plus-year professional musician from Buckhead in Atlanta, is hoping to cultivate

City to apply for grant from community housing program

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to approve a letter of intent from the city to the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) program, indicating that the city will be applying during the 2014 application cycle. The GICH program works with a limited

Call in the big guns

Here’s something interesting: there is a little patch of land between Egypt and the Sudan – get out your globe – called Bir Tawil. Bir Tawil is a mountainous region about 800 square miles in area that is not currently under the claim of any recognized country

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On July 11 a larceny from a resident complaint was filed at a Cook Hill Street location. According to reports, a woman said in June someone took her white purse from her dresser draw. The woman said she did not contact police at the time because she

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On July 9 Phalon Ladarious Robertson, 20, Bostwick, was arrested and charged on outstanding warrants for battery and cruelty toward children in the third degree. According to reports, a deputy observed Robertson at a basketball court in downtown Rutledge. The deputy reported that he had knowledge that

Summer basketball keeps young Dogs warm

By Leila Dycus staff writer This past Saturday the Hoop Dogs were back in action preparing for the end of the summer season. “The games help build a foundation and love of basketball for the kids, but most of all it gives kids a great activity to

Aaron Paul to coach MCHS soccer this season

By Leila Dycus staff writer It’s official. Morgan County High School has a new varsity soccer coach; Aaron Paul will take over as head coach of the 2014-2015 team. “I want to gain everyone’s trust so that we can all work together to build a program that