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Best of the Best: These boots used to be made for walking

By Cathy Best, Columnist Texas covers 268,820 square miles; it’s a big state… big state. My father and younger sister do their dead level best to cover some part of it every time he visits her in San Antonio. Snapping pictures and giggling, they traipse the back

BeMent best in county

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff Writer Amy Saylor BeMent, a MCHS teacher for 11 years, was chosen as Morgan County’s Teacher of the Year. BeMent was named the top teacher from a pool of four Morgan County teacher nominees including Angela Stapleton, Lamb Eggers, and Connie Cunningham.

MMH books a profit for the month

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority (MMHA) stated during the Nov. 21 meeting that the Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) gained a net income of more than $189,000 during the month of October. “It’s good to be back in the black,” said MMHA Member

County seeks $2.5 million loan to fund pension program

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved of a request for loan proposals in the amount of $2,500,000 for the purpose of fully funding the county’s unfunded pension liability. By paying off the remainder of the pension liability and, instead, paying

Surveillance, investigation leads to meth arrests

  By Patrick Yost, Editor A tip from a Madison Police Department officer generated information that led to the arrest of two persons allegedly involved in the sale of methamphetamine. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff’s office, working in

Child exploitation appeal denied

By Patrick Yost Editor A Madison man convicted of 11 counts of sexual exploitation of children appeal to the Georgia Appeals Court was rejected November 15. Ron Mastriogiovanni was sentenced to 20 years on each count, to run concurrent by Georgia Supreme Court Judge Hugh V Wingfield

BB&T buys city’s $1.1 million bond offering

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) adopted a bond resolution in the amount of $1,110,000 at 1.5 percent interest rate for a period of five years, which will allow the city of Madison to refinance the remaining debt on the Town

Ava Alexander and Town & Country celebrate the opening of Ava Alexander

Business is Booming!

BOC considers Farmers Market

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the Nov. 19 work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC), Union County Commissioner Lamar Paris gave a presentation to the commissioners concerning the development of Union County’s farmer’s market. Paris stated that he began to work on the