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School system has plans to focus on literacy: About 50 percent of local students require remediation in college

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor It seems many of the county’s students are not up to meeting the challenges presented by entering college or technical school, much less the workforce. System administration has noticed, and they intend to do something about it. About 50 percent of Morgan

Flying High: Morgan County wins first game of the season 35-7 over Monticello Purple Hurricanes

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The streets of Monticello were alive with energy last Friday night just minutes before the first game of the season – a matchup between the Morgan County Bulldogs and the Monticello Purple Hurricanes – was set to begin. The sidewalks in the

Greene County in Morgan’s headlights

Next Up The MCHS Dogs play arch-rival the Greene County Tigers this Friday, Sept. 6 at Bill Corry Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer “It’s a one-week season,” says MCHS football Head Coach Bill Malone, who pauses to see if he

They call it “Labor” Day

By Nick Nunn It has been pointed out more than once that naming a holiday, which most people use as an excuse to get out on their boats or backyards to enjoy the heat of the quickly cooling summer, “Labor Day” is more than a little ironic.

JV, varsity Spike Dogs dominate Jackson County, Putnam

By Leila Dycus, Intern The varsity and junior varsity Spike Dogs got to play side by side this week, hosting Jackson County and Putnam. “This was a tough one because we didn’t have a lot of action that we’re used to, but you’ve got to learn somehow.

Richardson recommends camping to relieve stress levels

By Alvin Richardson Sometimes I just need to soothe my frayed nerves. I normally can accomplish this by pretending to be a fishing guide (for no pay) or playing a little golf with my buddies (for money). When these two activities don’t work I always have my

Saturday in the Park: Community builds Washington Park: Can you dig it?

About Washington Park Playground $67,000 playground, funded by a $15,000 KaBOOM grant, $30,000 in private donations and $22,000 from the City of Madison. 100 volunteers – 50 helped with playground construction – came out last Saturday to work on the park. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Last Saturday, Aug. 31, I

Best of the Best: The Isle of Capri, and its inspiration

By Cathy Best According to her website, European fashion designer, Sonja de Lennart, sketched Capri pants in 1948 as part of her Capri Collection. Named after Italy’s Isle of Capri, the three-quarter-length pants fall anywhere from mid-calf to high-rise ankle. Grace Kelly elegantly wore them on the

Fannie Lee Heard Cannon

Fannie Lee Heard Cannon, 78, died August 21,2013. She was born in Morgan County on March 24, 1935 to Corry and Fannie Taylor Heard. She was affectionately known as “Sista” by all who knew her. She was a member of Little Indian Creek Baptist Church. She was

Alonzo Wadsworth Sumpter

Deacon Alonzo Wadsworth Sumpter died Friday, August 30, 2013. He was born September 21, 1922 to the late Samuel and Leona Crowdler Sumpter in Love Joy, Illinois. He joined the First Corinthian Baptist Church at an early age and began working in the vineyard of the Lord.