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Lost in translation

by Greg Morin, Columnist Like millions of Americans you probably have received a letter like this (see below) from your health insurance provider (for both individual or group plans). As the farmer said to the pigs about to be slaughtered, “We’re going to be transitioning you to

‘Who pays for it” matters more in Obamacare debate

To The Editor: “How Georgians Pay for Obamacare” is a fitting sequel to Patsy Harris’ column last week. She virtuously lauds many provisions of Obamacare while ignoring a critical component: “Who pays for it?” Even I, as a Republican, took with a grain of salt many predictions

Cotton Gin Festival had ‘another great year’ organizers say

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During a Nov. 4 meeting, the Bostwick City Council discussed the previous weekend’s Cotton Gin Festival. City Council Member Angie Howard heads up the Cotton Gin Festival each year, and she described this year’s festival as “another

Law Enforcement – Madison Police Department

On October 30 a disorderly conduct complaint was filed at a Micha Way location. According to reports, a woman said her 6-year-old son had been playing football in the street in front of her residence. Reports state that the woman said her son was tackled by another

Law Enforcement – Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On November 3 a missing person report was filed at a Malcom Road, Bishop location. According to reports, a man stated that his wife had told him she was going to the Bostwick Cotton Gin Festival the day before but had not returned. On November 3 a

High School students “Show Hope” to orphaned children

By Leila Drycus, Staff Writer By Leila Dycus Staff Writer Local high school student MaCayla Cook is working to raise money for an organization that is showing hope to orphans and the families that wish to adopt them. Recently, MaCayla established the first Movement Club in the

Biz Buzz Bucks the Trend and Heads To Cowboys in the Country!

by Dianne Lively Yost, Biz Buzz Columnist Yeehaw y’all! Momma’s all geared up in her cowboy boots and hat! Let’s head over to the barn and the ridin’ yard to watch her break Pappy – Morgan County’s meanest, baddest Pony! I’m talkin’ he bites, kicks, bucks, rears

Dogs fall to Hart County with 8-26 loss

By Nick Nunn and Photos by Josiah Connelly By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity football team lost to region opponent, the Hart County Bulldogs 8-26 last Friday, Nov. 1, for Morgan County’s final home game of the regular season. Morgan County’s

6-3 Dogs are battling for playoff spot

By Nick Nunn By Nick Nunn staff writer This Friday, Nov. 8, in Jefferson, the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Bulldogs will battle the Jackson County Panthers for the fourth-ranked spot in 8-AAA and a place in the state playoffs. Although the Dogs still have a chance

MCHS Cheerleaders take second place at Oconee competition

By Nick Nunn By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) competition cheerleading team took second place at Oconee County High School’s cheerleading competition last Saturday, Nov. 2. The MCHS cheerleading team is gearing up for their region meet, which is set to take