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Hospital begins first quarter with strong profit

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Morgan Memorial Hospital’s financials for the first quarter of the fiscal year are in the black for the first time in six years. The month of September proved to be a stellar month for MMH, closing the first quarter of the

Honoring Our Vets

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Calvin George Post 137 of the American Legion, will be held in the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. Commander Jim NeSmith is hoping the community

Riding in Cars With Boys

Alvin Richardson columnist Sorry but this isn’t a review of the 2001 movie that starred Drew Barrymore. Drew may have some intimate and insightful knowledge about the hazards of riding around with fools of the male gender who have recently received their driver’s license, I can’t really

Halloween Economics

Greg Morin columnist Every Halloween children engage in the single largest simultaneous generation of mutual profit and yet not a single dollar changes hands. As the lights go out on the front porches the opening trade bell chimes for the time honored post-Trick-or-Treat ritual known as “the

Retired educators honored by BOC

Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Chairman of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners, Andy Ainslie, followed Governor Nathan Deal’s lead, who declared Sunday Nov. 2 as Georgia Retired Educators Day. Ainslie encouraged the community to recognize the retired educators in their churches, families, and neighborhoods in honor

Outsourcing our space programs to Russia

Fred Johnson columnist After we retired the space shuttle in 2011, we have relied on Russia to transport our astronauts to the International Space Station and we pay them $70 million per astronaut for a round trip. NASA also contracted with a company to take supplies and

Morgan–Madison rift widens

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) followed up their controversial decision to split up the Planning Commission six weeks ago with coming closer to splitting the joint Building Inspection between the county and the city of Madison at the Nov.

Madison Police Department

  On November 1 a damage to property and simple assault complaint was filed at a Highland Avenue location. According to reports, a man said that after he and a friend returned to Micha Way from a party, the friend became upset because he alleged that the

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On November 1 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Chivers Avenue, Buckhead location after a man reported that someone had run over a light pole on his front yard. The complainant estimated it would cost $600 to repair the pole. On November 2 a

Hart County Wins Battle of Bulldogs

By Alvin Richardson Staff Writer Hart County’s Bulldogs bested Morgan’s Dogs 40-14 Friday night at Pete Herndon Stadium in Hartwell as they continued to roll along through an undefeated season. In a game played under windy, cool conditions the Orange and Black Dogs built a 26-7 lead