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A lesson in what Labor Day means: “Labor Day is a holiday honoring working people”

By Margie Ward Today being the first Sunday in September I was in the nursery at church therefore I do not have any news from the morning service. This being Labor Day weekend someone said to me just write about Labor Day. I got out the World

“We are thankful to have something to labor over…”

By Rachel Harper I hope everyone had a happy Labor Day and didn’t labor too hard! We enjoyed having our crowd along with Mama and Daddy over for some ribs and trimmings which everyone else brought. The menfolks worked the morning getting some cows feet trimmed and

Massacre in Morgan: November is the 200th anniversary of massacre of settlers by Creek Indians in Hard Labor Creek State Park

Where is the Grave? A marker had been placed by the grave of Mrs. Brantley (wrongly identified as her husband) and was seen at the park as late as the 1980s. The grave marker has since disappeared and the location of the grave is unknown. Anyone with information

Russell going back to HPC: Will again address plans for old Mapp-Gilmore building

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer More than a dozen citizens attended a meeting of the Merchants Hall Preservation Society (MHPS), held by Kathi Russell on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Madison Tea Room, to discuss the condition of Merchants Hall – formerly the Mapp-Gilmore Funeral Home, located

Group home at Camp Twin Lakes recommended

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Planning Commission met last week to explore, among other items, a proposed text amendment for Agricultural Residential (AR) zoning and a conditional use permit at Rutledge’s Camp Twin Lakes, in order to build a group home at their property at 1391 Keencheefoonee Road.

Candidates qualify for local offices this week

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer As of noon Tuesday, only five candidates for public office had qualified for elections at the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration. Chris Hodges and Michael Naples, incumbent, qualified for the Madison City Council District 5 race, which is the only

Incumbent Michael Naples running for Dist. 5

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Michael Naples, incumbent, has announced that he is running for reelection for the District 5 seat on the Madison City Council. Naples, who has served on the council since 2005, stated that he has “done a conscientious job for both the city

County commissioners: Purchase of $58,000 asphalt paver OK’d

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During a special called meeting following a work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC), the commission voted in favor of purchasing a 2013 LeeBoy 1000F Asphalt Paver for $58,500. Roads & Bridges Supervisor Greg Pennington expressed his interest in

Greenspace Commission prepares trail study for council

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Aug. 20, the Greenspace Commission (GSC) held a meeting to discuss a presentation of the GSC’s Founder’s Trail Network Study, which will be presented to the Madison Mayor and City Councils’ work session on Sept. 23. The Founder’s Trail Network Study

GPB films at Southern Cross

Madison’s Southern Cross Ranch was filmed for a segment of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Georgia Traveler” show Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Photos by Jesse Walker Click here to see GPB filming at Southern Cross.