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No rain like this since gathering beans

By Betty Moore We had quite a weekend with all of the rain. I think that it was about five and one-half inches or more. I know that the ground is thoroughly soggy. I don’t remember a year where there was so much rain except one where

Rev. Compton: “God’s blessings abound?”

By Rev. Donnie Compton Well it has been a great month out here in the farming country of Morgan County.  God has blessed us with so much rain that the Cotton Fields may be the tallest I have seen in 25 years.  I know nothing about Cotton

“He told them to give glory to God, submit to Him, clothe yourself in humility…realize God is in control, He has authority over all”

By Margie Ward Sunday morning attendance was good, visitors were present and we are thankful they chose our church to visit. We pray they received a blessing by coming and will come as God leads to any of our services. Our doors and hearts are always open

The August weather seems to dominate the conversation

By Mae Buice Seems all the conversations these days are about the weather and “I don’t ever remember an August being like this.” It sure rained in this area, seems the whole weekend. I’ve never known of Lake Oconee getting out of its banks. I pray not.

“No one, including my daddy, who is 92, says they can remember getting this much rain in the summer”

By Rachel Harper I can remember that most every summer in the past several years that farmers would have literally given a million dollars (if they had it!) to get even half the rain we have gotten this summer. No one, including my daddy, who is 92, says

Best of the Best: Worth its’ weight

By Cathy Best Glancing around the living room of our Wisconsin home, my husband inquired, as if he didn’t know, “How many sofas do we have?” I responded, “Can you have too many?” Apparently not, the room needed all three units, we hauled 962 miles, to fill

The Before Picture: Construction begins on new $1M-plus Morgan County Fire and EMS station

  By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Right now, the 12,800 square feet of unfinished space located near the back of the Morgan County Public Safety Complex (PSC) looks like just a few dusty walls spotted with heaps of raw materials, but, in just a few months, the

Crossroads’ Wally West: a 10-year man

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Wally West began teaching at the Morgan County Crossroads School last year, but, before then, West has been several things: an NBA draft pick, a college basketball coach, the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia, a husband,

2012 crosswalk fatality: No criminal charges filed

By Patrick Yost, Editor Based on the results of a more-than-150-page Special Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) investigation of a fatal crosswalk incident in Madison, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Alison Burleson said Monday that no criminal charges will be filed in the incident. On Jan. 26,

Triplett takes over for White: Former MCES principal now named interim assistant superintendent, per BOE

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) Monday night unanimously, with Board Member Keith Howard absent, approved a measure making former Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) principal, Jean Triplett, a half-time interim assistant superintendent. The decision to name Triplett to the position