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Teachers to look for another AP Econ text

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Morgan County High School teachers and administrators will look for another textbook to suggest for Board of Education (BOE) approval following BOE member Dave Belton’s opposition to a proposed Advanced Placement (AP) Economics textbook last month. The proposed book was called “Krugman’s

Horse: RV with legs

By Nick Nunn If you were going to ride a horse 600 miles to your brother’s wedding, what would you pack to take along on the horse? Water? Food? Toiletries? A map? Money? Patrick Neal Schumacher, 45, apparently decided that none of these things were essential for

The meaning of “American Exceptionalism”

By Dave Belton “American Exceptionalism” is a term that has been used a lot lately, both by Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. That a Soviet dictator misuses the term is not very surprising. That our own President does, however, is sad. For most of human history, oppression

“What war would Jesus start?”

By Greg Morin For a supposedly Christian nation that was presumably founded upon Christian values, the United States has a rather bellicose history that is entirely incongruous with the Christian message of loving your enemy and turning the other cheek. As easy as it was for most

Local interior designer to be featured on television show

By Dianne Lively Yost, Staff Writer Local interior designer Shane Meder is headed for television fame this month! Meder, the owner and principal designer at Atlanta-based Black Sheep Interiors who also occupies a large retail space at Madison Markets in Madison, will star later this month on

Law Enforcement: Sept. 19, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On September 14 a 13-year-old male was arrested and charged with shoplifting and underage person in possession of alcohol. According to reports, an officer was called to Ingles, Eatonton Highway, after an employee reported observing the male attempting to place items in a bag.

The Buzz: Charcoal Lane, Ga. Military College, Junque Korner, Retro Cinema at Ricky D’s

By Dianne Lively Yost Come on Petey the Poodle! Let’s skip and sing! Follow the red dirt road… follow the red dirt road… follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the red dirt… Momma?! Why in the Sam Hill are you standin’ in the middle of the corn field

Three down: Morgan beats Putnam for third victory in a row

Next Up Bye week this week. The Dogs return to the field to take on the Oconee County Warriors on Sept. 27 in Oconee. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Bulldogs beat the Putnam County War Eagles at home last Friday night 26-7

Morgan wins one, loses one at Lady Dog Invitational

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School varsity Lady Dogs beat opponent Locust Grove 5-2 during Saturday’s Lady Dog Invitational Medal Games before losing to Social Circle 5-11. Earlier in the week, the Dogs beat region opponents Jackson County and Elbert County 7-6 and

Mad-town Skate-boys (and girls)

By Nick Nunn A couple of weeks back, at a Madison City Council meeting, Chad Foster spoke to the council about the possibility of building a skateboard park at one of Madison’s existing parks. In broad terms, Foster outlined what a proposed skate park would require as