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“True love” found

To the Editor: If you think you know the love of Christ, try again. My husband and I, originally from Georgia, had moved to Florida, staying 15 years. Getting older, my husband remarked that he really should move back closer to his children to be around them

Madison City Council approves three $8,000 tourism grant contracts

City council also addressed: Alcohol server certification course through; building of a skateboard park; recent crosswalk accident By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the regular meeting of the Madison City Council on Sept. 9, the Council approved tourism grants in the amount of $8,000 a piece to

BOC approves Georgia Emergency Management Agency agreement

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the 2013 Performance Partnership Agreement between the Georgia Emergency Management Agency-Homeland Security (GEMA-HS) and Morgan County. The agreement states that GEMA-HS agrees to provide state and federal resources “in response to major emergencies and

Free flu vaccines for local students

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Morgan County School System students will have the opportunity to receive flu vaccines free of charge this fall. In partnership with the Northeast Georgia Health District and the Morgan County Health Department (MCHD), students will be administered a vaccine – either through a

Chevron in Buckhead targeted by burglars: Burglars knock a hole in brick wall to gain entry, open ATM and safe

By Patrick Yost, Editor Early morning burglars entered the Buckhead Chevron last Wednesday by knocking a hole in a brick wall and opened both an ATM machine and a safe before fleeing. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, someone knocked open a large hole through an

Law Enforcement: Sept. 12, 2013 edition

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office On September 6 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Erice Jermaine Williams, 17, Madison. According to reports, Williams was observed at a Morgan County High School football game. A deputy stated that Williams has been banned from all Morgan County Board

Concealed weapon leads to police busting up “Salad Patch” party: Officers find Ruger P95 9mm pistol, marijuana on suspect; party-goer chucks bottle at police

By Patrick Yost, Editor A late night party at the “Salad Patch” building on East Washington Street turned violent after a security guard wrestled with a man with a concealed pistol. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Johnathon Rakesh Ruff, 29, Eatonton, was arrested and charged

Morgan County Grand Jury returns latest round of indictments

By Patrick Yost, Editor The Morgan County Grand Jury last week returned several criminal indictments during their September session. The following persons were indicted. Terry Jason Harley, 29, College Park, two counts identity fraud, one count forgery in the third degree, four counts criminal attempt to commit

Board of Assessors discusses possible brownfield exemption for Steak ‘n Shake

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 9 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Assessors (BOA), the BOA discussed the possibility of the future filing of a brownfield tax exemption for the property where the construction of the Steak ‘n Shake is planned. A brownfield

ACT scores indicate the need for more college preparation: Scores are still consistently better than state’s

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor While Morgan County fares better than in comparison to the state, recent ACT assessment data shows that local students still aren’t up to standards when it comes to being prepared for college-level coursework. Analysis of 2013 local ACT scores shows that county