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Middle School bands get top ratings at competition

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) bands performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Large Group Performance Evaluations at Salem High School in Conyers, scoring well. earlier this year, and received a “superior rating” for their performances, in the categories

County considers adding ‘wellness’ program to plan

By Tia Lyn Lacorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is currently considering a proposal for a county employee wellness program. County Manager Michael Lamar presented the proposal at the March 18 BOC meeting. Over the past few weeks, Lamar and other county representatives

Board of Commissioners renews county transportation program

By Tia Lyn Lacorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the application to renew funding from the Department of Human Services (DHS) on March 18, which reimburses Morgan County for the cost of coordinated trasportation services for citizens in Morgan and Jasper counties.

Farmer’s Market taking shape, to open in 2015

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Keith Kelly, owner of Kelly Products, Inc. located in Covington, has released updated information regarding the development of his private-public partnered farmers market, along with an agricultural tourism site, to be located at at 2620 Eatonton Road. The county signed on

Board of Elections approves $71k election fund budget

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) approved a $71,300 budget request from the county’s general fund for fiscal year 2015. The BOER’s budget request does not include amounts for employee salaries, benefits, and additional miscellaneous costs, which will be

DDA approves revised Urban Renewal plan

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) recommended the approval of an amendment to their Urban Renewal Plan (URP) during their March 20 meeting. The proposed amendment would change the URP, which maps out the West Washington Street Gateway, to accommodate the

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On March 22 Trenton Jerrod Hawk, 18, Madison, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. According to reports, officers responded to a complaint call at a Centennial Road, Rutledge residence regarding someone throwing a brick through the back window of a vehicle. When officers arrived, reports state,

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On March 22 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a Micha Way location. According to reports, a woman said that sometime between 11:30 a.m. and noon someone entered her Ford Taurus by an open driver’s side door and took a wallet that contained $300, Rush

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 27 • MCHS Track @ Greene County High School, 4:00 p.m. • MCHS Varsity Soccer @ Eastside, girls 5:30 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. • MCMS Track @ Morgan County vs. Oglethorpe, 5:00 p.m. • MCMS Soccer @MCHS vs. George Walton Academy, girls 4:30 p.m., boys

Diamond Dogs begin region play with shutout against East Jackson

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity Diamond Dogs began their region schedule on Monday, March 24, with a 7-0 shutout over the East Jackson Eagles. Last week, the Dogs faced the Aquinas Fightin’ Irish twice, losing the first game 0-3 at