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“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

$1.63M to reroute wastewater? Council hears plan to decommission Northside plant and divert wastewater to Southside for $1.63M

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Aug. 12 meeting of the Madison City Council, City Manager David Nunn and Wayne Haynie, professional engineer with Burns & McDonnell, described to the council a potential wastewater project, which would involve converting the city’s Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)

Arrest in fraudulent check scam at Walmart: “Massive theft ring” brought in about $300,000; all checks totaled $498.80

By Patrick Yost, Editor Madison Police Officer Corp. Phillip Malcom arrested a College Park woman that, reports state, may be involved in a massive theft ring concentrating on fraudulent checks cashed at Walmart. According to reports, Latiffany Taylor, 25, was arrested by Malcom soon after she allegedly

Congressman Kingston speaks to local GOP at Founder’s Day event

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County Republican Party hosted its annual Founder’s Day event, featuring keynote speaker Congressman Jack Kingston, Aug. 6 in Madison. Among those also in attendance were other officials currently running for office, including Brian Slowinski, Stephen Simpson and representatives for Donna Sheldon.

Mayor and council approve tennis court illumination amendment

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Council Member Fred Perriman served as Mayor Pro Tempore during a Madison City Council meeting on Monday, when the council voted to approve a text amendment that would allow tennis court illumination within the city limits. Permits for tennis court illumination will