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Getting ready for elections beginning later this year

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Municipal voters have several decisions to make in the upcoming fall elections. According to Deputy Registrar Sue DoorenBos, Bostwick residents will vote on a question about alcohol sales, Madison and Rutledge residents will vote for a mayor and two council members. The

Biz Buzz on the Firefly Festival (dunking booth!), MAG Shop, Festival of Friends

By Dianne Lively Yost What in the Sam Hill are all y’all doin’ out here at Town Park at midnight? I mean really! Well y’all can stay if you promise to hush IT UP! Momma and I are flat gonna catch us a flaky fairy tonight and

BOC OKs ADA Transition Plan

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the special called meeting of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on July 16, the board voted to approve the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan of Morgan County. Chuck Jarrell, planning director, drafted the document,

Rec department brings it on home

By Nick Nunn Although it passed by unnoticed by many of Morgan County’s citizens, the Morgan County Recreation Department (MCRD) worked hard this year to be able to host two events: the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Sixth District A/B/C Class swim meet, which was hosted

Fore a good cause: Tournament raises money for Bill Cochran, Jr. scholarship fund

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Last Friday, July 19, the Morgan County Touchdown Club held its annual golf tournament fundraiser, which was held at The Creek at Hard Labor Golf Course. Twenty-five, four-man teams came out to support the Touchdown Club at $75 per player. Additionally, there

Fellowship: Four members of the MCHS football team discuss recent FCA camp

    By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Tired and still sweating immediately after the end of Monday morning’s two-hour weight training and practice session, Garrett Bone, Trey Chapman, Sam Couch and Tevin Waller set aside a few minutes to relax in the coach’s office of the fieldhouse

Cardwell breaks state record at meet

  By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Marlins swim team competed in the 2013 Georgia Recreation and Park Association Class B/C state swim meet in Tifton last Friday and Saturday. The team posted 24 finishes in the top eight positions. One member of the Marlins,

Hoop Dogs take on Jefferson

The Morgan County Hoop Dogs gave Jefferson a run for their money on Saturday, July 20. For photos of the game, click here.

Tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree

By Alvin Richardson The year was 1971 and I was in the 11th grade. That meant, given the fact that there was no kindergarten back in those days, I had been going to school thirteen years and graduation was most likely less than a lustrum (five years)

Trained to cheer: MCHS cheerleaders hold annual, week-long Kiddie Camp fundraiser

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Last week, over 100 young girls between the ages of 4 and 10 took part in the Morgan County High School Cheerleading team’s Kiddie Camp, which lasted from last Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19. On Friday, after a week of