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Madison City Council approves Stanton Springs joint service project

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During a called meeting of the City of Madison Mayor and Council last Friday, Oct. 18, the council voted to approve a supplemental contract between the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG) and the City of Madison concerning the Stanton Springs joint

Rutledge to host Trick or Trot and Spooky Fall Festival

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Rutledge Mayor and City Council meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, Mayor Spencer Knight reminded those in attendance that the Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run would be taking place in Rutledge on Saturday, Oct.

Buckhead council to consider renovation of city playground

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Town of Buckhead’s government is working to get the public playground up to safety standards. At Monday’s meeting, the council discussed buying certain parts wholesale and agreed to look further into the costs of renovating the playground. The council also decided to

Griggers: Conservation Use fraud is up, should only apply to ‘bonafide’ farm properties

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Oct. 14 work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC), the board heard presentations from Larry Griggers, CEO of AVTACS, Inc., and Ron Zay, chair of the Morgan County Tax Assessor board, concerning Conservation Use Valuation Assessment (CUVA).

Makin’ bacon

By Nick Nunn I hate bacon. No. Let me take that back. I like bacon. A lot. Give me a bacon-wrapped date, and I’ll enjoy a few seconds of pure happiness. But what I hate about bacon is this intense PR campaign that has infiltrated pop culture in

Responses to last week’s letters

In response to last week’s “So, what’s government’s return policy?” To the Editor: David Boardman argues that Patsy Harris’ is wrong to use Walmart as a comparison to Obamacare, then shoots himself in the foot by using the same analogy to try to discredit her. Let’s get

Board offers thanks

To the Editor: To Faye Craft, ChopHouse Grille Employees, Pat and Natalie Reams, NuArt Printers–Dean and Debbie Tillery, Morgan County Citizen, and Radio Station WYTH 1250–Craig Baker: Thank you all for your part in making Morgan County United Way’s third annual Celebrity Waiter and Waitress dinner a

“Another scandal brewing in D.C.”

By Fred Johnson The Obamacare website has been in the news lately. More people have signed up for a one-way trip to live on Mars than have signed up for Obamacare health insurance plans. The problem is that the website does not work. IT experts who have

Columnist Greg Morin on “debt limit shuffle”

By Greg Morin It’s that special time of year once again – The Giving Tree in Washington D.C. sheds its last few monetary leaves as fall approaches. The congressional summer recess has left the tree starving for the one thing it needs to flourish and produce those

“Employment opportunities abound, some too good to be true!”

By Christopher A. Bish Folks, as you know, the myriad financial scams plaguing our communities are a direct result of high unemployment rates in these mediocre economic times. One variation that has raised its ugly head in our community recently is a relatively new version of the