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“The Lightning Thief” novel brought to life

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Students from near and far traveled to the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center on Monday Nov 1 to watch Theatreworks actors bring the popular novel “The Lightning Thief” to life. The MMCC has partnered with Theatreworks to bring entertainment and fun to Morgan County. This

Madison Baptist Church Celebrates 180th Anniversary

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor The Madison Baptist Church, a pillar of the community, is set to celebrate its 180th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 9 with a special service at 10:30 a.m., featuring former longtime pastor Jim Ross delivering a sermon in honor of the church’s

Dancing with Madison’s Stars

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer The highly anticipated Third Annual Dancing with Madison’s Stars is almost here. The event will be held on November 13, 2014 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. This year, ten teams are practicing diligently as they perfect their two minute routines. “You do

Unemployment Shrinks in Morgan County

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Unemployment in Morgan County is down to 6 percent, following national trends in decreasing unemployment rates. Bob Hughes, president of the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce, elaborated on the shrinking unemployment rate in Morgan County. According to Hughes, the 6 percent unemployment

Woman gets 15 years in I–20 wreck

By Patrick Yost editor A Columbia, S.C. woman who struck a tow truck operator on Interstate 20 in April pled guilty last week to one count of DUI and one count serious injury by vehicle. Gladys Patricia McDaniel, 54, was sentenced to 15 years with three years

Last fallen trooper is memorialized

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick managing editor The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) held the last of 23 road dedications in two years honoring fallen troopers in Madison on Thursday, Oct. 23. A section of 441 south between the city limits of Madison and Eatonton was named for Fallen

Farmer’s Market moving closer to reality

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick managing editor The much-anticipated coming farmers’ market, that will be a public-private partnership between Kelly Products and Morgan County, takes another step closer toward completion this week with the hiring of “key contractors” to construct the multipurpose retail site. TriMark Strategic and JMWilliams

No Time Left

By Patrick Yost editor Madison City Manager David Nunn hosted retail and service business owners to a feedback session last Thursday night to hear the pros and cons of timed parking in downtown Madison. Currently, Main Street businesses have a one-hour timed parking initiative while side streets

Jury says ‘not guilty’ in molestation case, others sentenced

The following cases were adjudicated during a criminal trial week at Morgan County Superior Court last week. Angel A. Hernandez, 32, Euless, Texas, pled guilty to one count of trafficking in marijuana. He was sentenced to 20 years with five years to serve and the remainder to

Rental duplexes approved by MC Planning Commission

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission met to discuss unfinished business concerning the request to construct two residential, two-family dwellings/duplexes on Bramblewood Drive. David Griffith who presented the request, is an experienced landlord from Madison who explained the need for workforce housing. “I