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David Shelton

David Shelton, 62, of Madison died unexpectedly November 6, 2014. Mr. Shelton was born July 7, 1952 in Morgan County to Willie and Lean Mae Stapp Shelton. He had recently retired from AgPro Equipment Company. He was married to his wife Carol on June 29, 1984. He

Edmonda I. Snow

Edmonda L Snow, age 65, of High Shoals, GA, died on November 9, 2014.  She was born in Morgan County on August 29, 1949. She worked at St. Mary’s for 46 years, holding jobs in accounting, payroll and eventually found herself as Activities Director at Highland Hills

Veterans Day at MCHS

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Morgan County High School (MCHS) hosted their annual Veterans Day ceremony at the new gym on Nov. 11, inviting veterans, their families, community members and students to honor the service of veterans everywhere. The MCHS Band played military classics, the MCHS

Spooktacular Science Night

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Morgan County primary school students are learning science can be fun as well as educational. Students were thrilled to attend Spooktacular Science Night at Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) in order to participate in a fun science night out. The event was

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


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


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