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Law Enforcement: Aug. 22, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On August 13 a simple battery complaint was filed at an Eatonton Road department store after a woman alleged that while she was waiting to check out, a black male, aged 15-years to 18-years-old, placed his hand between the woman’s leg and rubbed her

Fire damage: Dragons outscore Bulldogs 40-10

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Bulldogs took on AA State Champs, the Jefferson Dragons, for a preseason scrimmage last Thursday at Bill Corry Stadium. The Dragons’ varsity outscored the Bulldogs 40-10 during the first three quarters of the scrimmage. During the

Turman commits to UT

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dog CJ Turman announced this week that he is committing to the University of Tennessee. Turman, senior at MCHS this year, stated in an interview earlier this week that the University of Tennessee (UT) had been

One Year Down

By Nick Nunn I remember saying to myself a year ago when I applied for this job that I’d never get it. After all, I don’t have a background in journalism, I had never written for a living, and – as anyone in my family will tell

Outdoorsmen are getting mighty fancy when it comes to clothes

By Alvin Richardson I will never forget driving up to visit with my grandmother many years ago sporting a new car. Well, it was new to me even though it was a 10-year-old Chevy. She immediately commented “You’re getting might fancy aren’t you?” Of course fancy to

Lady Dogs win some, lose some at North Oconee Play Day

  By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County JV volleyball Lady Dogs started off their season last week and competed in a Play Day event at North Oconee High School. “They’re very experienced JV teams, they’ve got a lot of experience on their JV teams, several years

Varsity Lady Dogs take championship in Cherokee Leadoff Classic

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity Lady Dogs swept their way through the Cherokee Leadoff Classic at Etowah High School in Woodstock last weekend, beating Dodge County 15-12 and Paulding County 6-4 before taking the last game 5-2 against Etowah. During

World Champion: Local Keegan Pollard winner of NBHA Youth World

By Leila Dycus, Intern During the week of July 21, hundreds of young barrel racers from across the world flocked to Perry, Ga., for the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Youth World Championship. Among them was Morgan County’s own Keegan Pollard, who lives in Newborn. Pollard was

Columnist on jasmines: Do you really have one in your yard?

By Stephanie Hudak Are you confused about what is a jasmine? Well, I thought I was clear about it until my son asked me a question about the one growing in his yard. It was purchased as a Confederate ‘Madison’ jasmine – ta da – so it

Unresolved grief, closure

By Jennifer Smith Going through the grief process can be a tricky thing. At some time in all of our lives we will be faced with a death that requires us to do “grief work”; and “work” is the operative word. It is work that has several