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School Board votes to raise breakfast cost by 25 percent

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) unanimously voted to increase the price of school breakfasts by 25 cents, raising the price from $1.00 to $1.25 on June 9 at the monthly meeting. Despite the new price hike, the reduced meal

Huge meth seizure made in Godfrey

By Patrick Yost editor The largest methamphetamine seizure in recent memory came last week after Morgan County authorities executed a traffic stop which lead to a search warrant which led to the arrest of several persons. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office,

Farmers Market Update

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Kelly Products, a company based in Covington, has released the renderings for their four-phased plan to establish a farmers market to be located at at 2620 Eatonton Highway in Madison, tentatively set to be up and running in June 2015. The farmers market

City council adopts $18.5 million budget

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to adopt the fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget, totaling approximately $18,480,000, during the regular meeting on June 9. Despite a decrease of nearly $836,000 in the general fund budget from FY

St. Paul AME hold community dinner

By Nick Nunn staff writer St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church held its first annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, June 7. The even was open to the community, and aimed to raise funds for its new child-care operation starting in several months. “Whosoever will come, let

Chamber’s Bob Hughes selected for state chamber board of directors

By Nick Nunn staff writer Bob Hughes, president and economic development director for the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce, has accepted the invitation to serve on the board of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE). He will start on July 1 of this year. “I

Tasty treats

Back when I was in the early stages of the public school system – you know, when life was super easy and great and you had no idea that there would be a point in your time on this earth that 30-minute naps weren’t mandated each and

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On June 5 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at Budget Inn Motel, Eatonton Road. According to reports, a man stated that at 3 a.m. he heard someone “jiggling” the locks on his motel room door. Officers did not find anyone but did determine that the complainant

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On June 9 an argument complaint was filed at a Prospect Road location. According to reports, a man met a deputy at the end of a driveway and alleged that his brother was drunk and was both waking he and his mother and had threatened both with

BOE welcomes new MCMS principal, Darrell Stephens, during June board meeting

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) introduced the new Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) principal, Darrell Stephens at the June 9 monthly meeting. “We want to welcome Darrell Stephens to our community,” said Ralph Bennett, superintendent. According to Stephens, his goal