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A model for freedom… in Detroit?

By Greg Morin If you could distill the essence of the morning hangover and turn it into a city, that city would be Detroit. Everything seems “OK” during the party as both booze and money are consumed in excess. But as with all such excesses we are

Congratulations to District Attorney on statewide award

To the Editor: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney on his recent selection as District Attorney of the Year by the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia. Mr. Bright is well-deserving of the honor in light of

New DOE rule allows students to test out of courses

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Beginning this school year, Georgia high school students may now test out of a course if they pass the End of Course Test (EOCT) prior to taking the course. Locally, school system administrators are revising regulations regarding course credits to accomodate the

Law Enforcement: Sept. 5, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On August 30 Marvin Seetell McCommons, 33, Union Point, was arrested and charged with resisting officer, driving with a suspended license, open container and giving false name. According to reports, a Dodge Stratus McCommons was driving north on South Main Street was stopped for

An estate sale, new businesses and Madison’s Chili Cookoff

By Dianne Lively Yost Momma is flat fit to be tied! She’s huntin’ up every spare, ding dang dime y’all! Plus she says she’s goin’ on the spendin’ spree to end all spendin’ sprees! That’s right y’all! There are end-of-summer sales goin’ on all over Morgan County!

School system receives $25,000 grant

About the Grant $25,000 over three years; from GLISI to work with them on a pilot program to foster “a culture of continuous improvement;” goals include decision-making based on data from multiple sources and college and career readiness By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor The Morgan County School

JDA honors former board members

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Joint Development Authority (JDA) honored three former board members during its Aug. 27 meeting: Denny Dobbs, Mack Bohlen, and Charles Hill. Alan Verner, Chairman of the JDA, presented Dobbs, Bohlen, and Hill with framed resolutions, thanking them for their years of

School system has plans to focus on literacy: About 50 percent of local students require remediation in college

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor It seems many of the county’s students are not up to meeting the challenges presented by entering college or technical school, much less the workforce. System administration has noticed, and they intend to do something about it. About 50 percent of Morgan

Flying High: Morgan County wins first game of the season 35-7 over Monticello Purple Hurricanes

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The streets of Monticello were alive with energy last Friday night just minutes before the first game of the season – a matchup between the Morgan County Bulldogs and the Monticello Purple Hurricanes – was set to begin. The sidewalks in the

Greene County in Morgan’s headlights

Next Up The MCHS Dogs play arch-rival the Greene County Tigers this Friday, Sept. 6 at Bill Corry Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer “It’s a one-week season,” says MCHS football Head Coach Bill Malone, who pauses to see if he