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It is better to be faithful than to be famous

Our Sunday morning attendance was good even though several were out for different reasons. Visitors were present, they always bless us with their presence, we hope they were in some way blessed also and will continue to be with us as they follow God’s leadership. Our prayers

African American Museum Concert in the Park

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Morgan County African American Museum (MCAAM) held their annual Concert in the Park on Saturday, Jun. 14, to raise funds for the museum and expose the community to local musical talent. The concert featured two local musical groups, 3x Jazz Bands and

‘A lot of good, hiring jobs out there…’

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan discussed recent expansions of industry and commercial businesses in Madison, including Mannington and the recently opened Dairy Queen (DQ), during a town hall meeting held at St. Paul AME Church last Thursday, June 5. She also highlighted

Animal Control officer killed in bike wreck

By Patrick Yost editor A beloved Morgan County animal control officer died in a tragic motorcycle wreck last Wednesday. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Cedric Tremayne Ward, 39, Greensboro, was killed at approximately 7:53 a.m. while traveling west on Georgia State Route 12 (Greensboro Highway). Reports

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