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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

Law Enforcement

Madison Police Department: On October 21 a check forgery complaint was filed at a Lions Club Road welding shop after a woman said her business account had been closed because of fraudulent activity. Reports state that the woman was contacted regarding a fraudulent $1,369 check that had

Morgan County Cross Country Girls advance to State

By Zachary Parker Staff Writer The Girls’ Cross Country Team will advance to the State Race on Nov. 8 in Carrolton, Ga. At 10 am. The Morgan County High School girl’s Cross Country team came in fourth place in Monday’s region meet in Jackson County, and with

Morgan County Spikedogs end their season in Savannah

By Zachary Parker Staff Writer An exciting season ends for Morgan County High School’s Volleyball Team. The Morgan County High Volleyball team lost to Savannah Arts Academy last week, ending their run in State Playoffs and their 2014 season. Gaining a 16-9 lead in the first set,

Elbert County Rips Dogs

By Alvin Richardson Staff Writer The Elbert County Blue Devils were considered one of the pre-season favorites to win the 8-AAA Region title and Friday night they made a statement against Morgan County by dismantling the Bulldogs 41-7. The Devils suffered through a slew of key injuries

Spooky Fall Fest

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Downtown Rutledge was overrun with ghouls, goblins, superheroes, and other beloved iconic characters during the city’s annual Spooky Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25. On a perfect Fall day, dozens of families celebrated in the downtown square while children showed off


Thursday, October 30 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Friday, October 31 • Madison Christian Church, 1871 Atlanta Hwy, is hosting its first “Trunk or Treat” on October 31 from 5:30-7:30PM.  The church will host a safe trick-or-treat venue for families

YoungLife hosts annual fundraising supper

By Dianne Lively Yost Staff Writer Nearly 150 people gathered at the First Methodist Church Annex in Madison Monday night to learn more about Young Life of Morgan County and to help support the organization financially. According to the group’s overview, Young Life has been active in

Golden Ghoul Awards exceed fundraising goal

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor   Photo By: Jack Meyer The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art’s (STMA) Poster Parody Contest, which culminated with the Golden Ghoul Awards on Oct. 25, raked in a whopping $7,448, exceeding the organizers’ goal of $6500. The full total raised has