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Writer apologizes for misunderstandings regarding Jackson Bailey’s legacy

To the Editor: I would like to express my regrets to the family of Jackson Bailey who have recently sent a Letter to the Editor. I was requested to write a piece on the artist for the Rutledge column and did this as a favor. I took

Law Enforcement: Aug. 8, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On July 31 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had entered his unlocked Ford F-150 pickup truck and removed his wallet. The man reported that he had $700 cash and debit

Former Bostwick man indicted in the murder of his grandfather

  By Patrick Yost Editor A former Bostwick resident has been indicted by a Cobb County Grand Jury for the murder of his grandfather. According to a story published Friday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Casey Collins, 30, and Sarah Cook, 23, were both indicted in the stabbing

Man attempts to fleece Madison auto parts store: Suspect busted with careful records of returns made to O’Reilly Auto Parts

By Patrick Yost Editor A Riverdale man faces several criminal charges after he allegedly attempted to return stolen merchandise to a Madison O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store. According to Madison Police Department reports, Troy Durham Wise, 42, was arrested on July 26 at approximately 6:20 p.m. after an

Biz Buzz: A movie theater in Madison? Yes, please!

  By Dianne Lively Yost It’s ding dang HOT y’all! And I ain’t just talkin’ ‘bout the weather! That’s ‘cause my hot, hot, hot pepper patch is flat ROCKIN’ it out of the garden! Lord have MERCY! Momma and I have flat out done ourselves this summer!

Aggressive Dogs: Gearing up, MCHS football team dons pads to prep for 2013 season. Dogs play rough, after all.

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer It’s almost here. August has arrived, and Morgan County football is less than 30 days away. The first of the month means the first days in full pads for the Bulldogs, who are in the final stages of preparation before their scrimmage

Volleyball team courts new players at camp

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer This year the Morgan County High School (MCHS) volleyball team included a new addition to their preseason schedule: a three-day camp at MCHS on July 29-31, just before team tryouts took place on Aug. 1. Twenty-two potential candidates for the volleyball team

Greetings from the Oregon trail

  By Nick Nunn This week, I’m doing a little remote reporting from Oregon, visiting the family of my girlfriend, Alayna Fisher. We’re planning on making a whirlwind trip of some of the sights in Oregon, including Crater Lake, the redwoods along the coast, the Oregon caves,

The last hurrah of the Greater Rutledge Sportsman’s Club

By Alvin Richardson In 1971 Lake Oconee was just a gleam in the eye of the Georgia Power Company. There were, however rumors out there that the river was on its way to semi-extinction and that a big dead lake would take its place. The Greater Rutledge

On Point: MCHS Marching Band preps this football season’s “Lion King”-themed halftime show during band camp

  By Leila Dycus Intern Last week some of Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) best musicians made their way back to school early… for band camp. “First of all, we’re doing an exciting show featuring music from Disney’s The Lion King. That’s always a crowd-pleaser; it’s always