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Kolb Street House a part of Ga. Trust’s “Places in Peril” list

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation announced its 2014 list of Places in Peril, and Madison’s Kolb Street House was one of the 10 structures listed. According to the Georgia Trust’s website, the Kolb Street house was built

City, county come to terms to file LOST certificate

LOST Distribution These are the allocations filed with the state DOR by Morgan County: Madison, 22 percent; Rutledge, 4 percent; Bostwick, 0.6 percent; Buckhead, 0.4 percent; and Morgan, 73 percent. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer With only a few minutes remaining before the 4:30 p.m. deadline last Thursday, Oct.

Elections board names precincts

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER), board members named the seven recently instituted voting precincts for Morgan County. Precinct 1, which covers commission district 1, will be called “Northeast Morgan.” Precinct 2, covering

Smith, Spann compete for Post 1 seat on Rutledge council: Timothy Smith wants to “get more involved”

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Timothy Smith, Rutledge resident, is running for Post 1 on Rutledge’s City Council, facing the current Post 1 representative, Bill Spann. Smith graduated from the University of Georgia in 1986 with a degree in statistics. After graduating from UGA, he worked for

Smith, Spann compete for Post 1 seat on Rutledge council: Bill Spann has experience as Rutledge’s mayor and on the city council

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Bill Spann came to Rutledge relatively late in life in 1996, after retiring from 20-year careers in both the United States Air Force and AT&T. After retiring from the Air Force in 1968, Spann worked as a member of the Quality Control

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