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Not just your ordinary herbs

Special to the Citizen Debbie and Phil Caudle began growing herbs as a hobby, now with over sixty varieties of herbs they have began attending plant shows and farmers markets. Their inventory includes unusual and hard to find herbs. Herbs have culinary, medicinal and fragrant properties as

Thurleston Delivers Springtime Magic With history and color

By Dianne Lively Yost staff writer In spring, Thurleston is magical with bright blooming pink azaleas and graceful white dogwoods. A master gardener, Kathy Whiteside has lived with her family at Thurleston since 1983 and in the span of those 31 years she has meticulously collected the storied

Things A Seller Should Know Before Listing A House

By Chris Hodges, Columnist As local real estate market conditions change, so do the trends and tactics of buying and selling homes. In the past, sellers controlled the market, calling all the shots: they could set the prices, resist making improvements, and demand terms in contract negotiations.

Morgan County Master Gardeners Club

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Master Gardener program is a diverse club comprised of active training volunteers across multiple Georgia counties that promotes environmental stewardship, home food production, gardening with youth, and transfers gardening research and techniques to the University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension.

Experience Springtime in Georgia at the 17th MadisonFest

Special to the Citizen: Meet at Town Park, located at 218 W. Jefferson Street in downtown Madison, on Saturday, April 26 for the 17th Annual Madison Fest, a free, outdoor event celebrating Madison and everything it has to offer. At Madison Fest you’ll find an inspiring art

County approves Zoo and Safari Park

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously to issue a conditional use permit to applicant Michael Vaden to operate a zoo on property owned by Mike Conrads on Highway 83 just south of Interstate 20. The BOC also voted in

Gov. helps launch $14 million center

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the soon-to-be constructed $14 million Georgia BioScience Training Center, located in Stanton Springs, on March 30. Governor Nathan Deal lead

February a ‘rough’ financial month for Morgan Memorial

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) Chief Financial Officer Kyle Wilkinson stated during a meeting of the Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority (MMHA) that MMH suffered a net loss of more than $51,000 during the month of February. “February’s always going to be a tough

Commissioners approve Parks Mill cell tower, table a second request

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) tabled a conditional use request for the construction of a 195-foot cell tower near the corner of Highway 441 and Seven Islands Road on tax parcel 055-044A. The applicant, RETEL Services on behalf of New

County contributes $79,000 to joint development authority

By Nick Nunn staff writer During 2013 Morgan County contributed approximately $79,000 to the Joint Development Authority (JDA), an authority comprised of Jasper, Morgan, Newton, and Walton Counties. The amount expended by the county is due to its 15 percent partnership in the venture. According to financial