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Tax rate rises

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Rutledge City Council is proposing to adopt a millage rate of 3.734 mills, which is an increase of .566 mills over the rollback millage rate of 3.168 mills. The adoption of the millage rate of 3.734 mills, combined with an increase

Grant to aid county’s public transportation program

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve a contract with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the FTA’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 5311 Operating Program The county will receive federal funds in the amount of approximately $121,500, which will

Rutledge’s inaugural “Red, White, and Blues” festival a success

By Leila Dycus staff writer There was no Sunflower Festival in Rutledge, but this year a blues festival – the “Red, White and Blues Festival” graced the Rutledge gazebo, bringing in quite a crowd. “I believe that in order to keep people in the area and not

Some students face new immunization requirements for this school year

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has announced two new immunization requirements for incoming seventh graders born on Jan. 1, 2002, or later and all eighth to 12th graders new to Georgia schools. Before beginning classes in August, students fitting those

Bostwick Council sets tax rate, to raise $151 more in taxes

By Nick Nunn staff writer The City of Bostwick Mayor and City Council is proposing a millage rate of 1.401 for 2014, which is the rollback millage rate from the rate of 1.470 for 2013. The council will hold a meeting to set the 2014 millage rate

Put your hand up!

Fair and equal treatment under the law is a topic that has manifested itself in several ways over the last few weeks. I’m not going to enumerate them, frankly, because I don’t know I could broach some of the topics and be able to keep my big

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On July 4 Willie Siouxast Hardge, 25, Social Circle, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. According to reports, a loss prevention manager at Wal Mart, Eatonton Road, said that at 11:55 p.m. he observed Hardge take six DVD movies from the electronics department and then he heard

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On July 5 an affray complaint was filed at a Fairplay Street, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a woman told officer that she was having a July Fourth celebration but that she and her boyfriend had begun to argue so she asked the participants to leave. Another

Travel writers drawn to Madison’s Historic District

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The city of Madison experienced a wave of statewide publicity in the last week, with three separate tourism promotional projects taking place in town. “Our partnership with the state is an integral component of keeping our community on the ‘map’ as

4-H archers return after national tourney

By Nick Nunn staff writer The members of the Morgan County 4-H Archery team, who competed in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb., from June 24 to June 29, are back home this week after representing the entire state of Georgia in the tournament.