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Bird deaths climb

By: Patrick Yost The director of the Georgia Zoo and Safari Park has filed more complaints with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office regarding the death of rare and exotic birds at the zoo’s River Farm Run aviary. Michael Vaden, reports indicate, is blaming the deaths and sickness

Dollar General eyes Apalachee

By: Jamison Hooks The Morgan County Planning Commission approved the request from SW Bostwick, LLC to rezone approximately 2.16 acres near the corner of the Athens Highway and Apalachee Road, from Agricultural to General Commercial. This approval will allow for the construction of a Dollar General retail

Madison gets PlanFirst nod

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA) designated Madison a PlanFirst Community, which recognizes a community’s “hard work and successful comprehensive plan implementation. Madison’s inclusion in the department’s program will provide access to a number of incentives and opportunities. Madison is one of

Event of the week The Madison Chili Cookoff

Event of the week The Madison Chili Cookoff It goes without saying that the state’s greatest Chili Cookoff is held in Madison. Come to Town Park this Saturday at 11 a.m. for fun, music, food and drink and lots and lots of chili. You don’t want to

Law Enforcement

Madison Police Department: On September 27 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Morgan Circle location. According to reports, a woman said that someone had slashed the front tire of her 2007 Chevy Impala. The complainant said that last week someone slashed two tires on

Better get ready for a Chili Cook–Off Saturday

By: Dianne Lively Yost: Secret ingredients? Check! Hot, hot chili peppers? Check! Cold beer? Check! Ding dang! Hot Off The Presses is flat ready to compete in the 10th Annual Madison Chili Cook-Off at Town Park this Saturday, Oct. 4! As of press time there are a

Chamber welcomes Fat Boy’s Golf Carts

By: Jamison Hooks The Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the community last week, Fat Boy’s Golf Carts. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday Sept. 10th as a celebratory gesture for the owners by the chamber. With the golf cart industry growing so rapidly,

MCHS Volleyball gains another win as Region Tournament draws closer

By: Zachary Parker The Morgan County High School Volleyball team took two wins at home last Thursday against Jackson County and Cedar Shoals. The girls beat Jackson 25-11 and 25-13, and Cedar Shoals 25-14 and 25-16. Jackson has been a tough rival for the team earlier in

MCHS Cheerleading Competitions

By: Jamison Hooks The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Competition Cheerleading squad is taking their competition schedule by storm. After receiving 1st place in their competition at Grayson High School on September 20th, the squad made adjustments and additions to their routine in hopes of furthering their

Morgan County High School JV Football Team is 2-2 going into the end of the season

By: Zachary Parker The Morgan County High School JV Football team beat Monticello 35-14 at home last Thursday, bringing their record to 2-2 for the season. The win has reinvigorated the team for the rest of the season. With two losses early in the season to Putnam