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Government is “barracading liberty”

By Greg Morin “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can” said a National Park Service Ranger in Washington, DC recently. The revelation of this directive has only served to add more color to the canvas of a feckless presidency. What sort

School board OKs AP Econ text for comment: Previous suggestion opposed by school board member

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor It seems the Advanced Placement (AP) Economics class at Morgan County High School might have found an acceptable textbook. The county’s Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously Monday night to table the 2012 book, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies, by C.R. McConnell,

Original Amici restaurant, in Madison, celebrates 20 years

By Leila Dycus, Intern Happy 20th birthday, Amici! Last Thursday, Oct. 10, marked 20 years for the local restaurant. Amici opened its doors on Oct. 10, 1993 in Madison. “We’ve had a great community-support following that has really made it feel like home for us here. That’s

Law Enforcement: Oct. 17, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On October 5 a warrant was issued for Brandon Patrick Ford for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to reports, Ford was stopped at 4:34 a.m. while driving on Eatonton Road. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer located a

Marching Dogs rock tournament

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Turn it up, Marching Bulldogs! The 132-member Morgan County High School marching band took to the road Saturday, Oct. 5, to participate in the Tournament of Bands – a high school marching band competition – hosted by River Ridge High School in Woodstock. Of

Tough Loss: Elbert shuts out the Bulldogs 40-0 at the Granite Bowl

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Bulldogs suffered a devastating 40-0 loss to the Elbert County Blue Devils last Friday night in Elberton. After beginning the season with four consecutive victories, the Dogs have endured back-to-back losses in the past two weeks,

Dogs take measures to “get back on track”

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Bulldogs’ unexpectedly overwhelming loss against the Elbert County Blue Devils last Friday was a tough blow to sustain for both the team and the coaching staff. As MCHS Head Football Coach, Bill Malone is keenly aware

Losing hurts

By Nick Nunn It has been a tough week for most of the sports fans in the area. The Braves were booted out of the playoffs a little over a week ago. UGA lost, Tech lost, and Morgan County’s JV and varsity football teams lost. In fact,

A Day at the Races benefits volunteer fire department

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Madison Fire Department held the Eighth Annual Firefighters’ Fall 5K and 10.2K races last Saturday, Oct. 12 in downtown Madison. The Main Street Madison website described the race as “an annual fall run through one of Georgia’s premier historic districts, benefiting Madison’s volunteer

JDogs drop final home game to Greene 24-32

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) JV Bulldogs lost their final regular season home game to the Greene County Tigers 24-32 last Thursday, Oct. 10. Today, Oct 17, the JV Dogs play their last game of the regular season against the East