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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

Knife fight leads to jail

By Patrick Yost editor Two people were reportedly cut with the same machete after an argument in a Budget Inn Motel room last Wednesday allegedly over sex turned violent. Tamaro Gadson, 34, Montgomery, Al. and Priscilla Lovette Evans, 32, Madison, both have been charged with aggravated assault

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