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James Bratcher, Joellen Artz to square off in election: Bratcher has experience on city council

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer James Bratcher has been a resident of Rutledge for over 20 years. In 1990, he built a home for himself and his wife, Linda, and, for the past eight years, Bratcher has served as a member of the Rutledge City Council. Bratcher

James Bratcher, Joellen Artz to square off in election: Artz disapproves of Rutledge’s management

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer As a Rutledge resident since spring of 2004 and the owner of Lily Beth’s, a general store and home decor shop in downtown Rutledge, Joellen Artz said that she has gotten a good chance to “see a lot of what is going

BOC discusses reducing biannual solid waste free week to once yearly

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 24 work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC), Gregg Pennington, Morgan County roads and bridges/sanitation supervisor, expressed his interest in reducing the number of times that the county hosts a free turn-in week for solid waste

Morgan Memorial’s net income $102k below budget in August

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month “Pink Out” at the MCHS football game this Friday. MMH is selling shirts to be able to finance free mammograms for those in need. Free gift for MMH mammography patients all month Free mammograms for patients without health insurance, a partnership between MMH and local

Meeting to explain assessments to parents: MAP Information Night, then BOE meeting to be held at MCHS

Parent Info Night MAP assessments explicated prior to the monthly Morgan County Board of Education meeting. Monday, Oct. 14 6 p.m. at the MCHS Auditorium. By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor In an effort to inform parents, the county Board of Education (BOE) will hold their October meeting

Happy Birthday!

By Nick Nunn It’s been a year since my search for good Nunnsense began, and, believe you me, I’ve found Nunnsense, both far and near. And the sad thing is, the closer Nunnsense gets to home, the farther I have to stay away from it. Anyway, Nunnsense

Thanks to creative community

To the Editor: The Artist Community of Morgan County hosted a very special event on Saturday, September 14th.  At this Open Art event, my family had the privilege of exploring four museums, each providing a unique presentation and venue for many fascinating works of art. The event

By Patsy Harris Our Governor may have denied his constituents the benefits that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would bring to Medicaid, but just as every other American in the United States, each of us Georgians now can buy great health insurance at amazingly low rates through

On product rules, regs and being “in the dark”

By Greg Morin As a small business owner I have had the unique misfortune of being exposed to a wide array of state-imposed roadblocks. Whereas the individual may only be disturbed by the occasional run in with their tax bill or prohibition against engaging in activities frowned

Burn ban lifted for Morgan

By Katie Walker, Staff Writer Ye with yard trash, rejoice. You can finally burn that devilish snarl of wisteria that you labored so mightily to sever from your fence. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has lifted the burn ban in 54 Georgia counties, including Morgan. The