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By Patsy Harris Our Governor may have denied his constituents the benefits that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would bring to Medicaid, but just as every other American in the United States, each of us Georgians now can buy great health insurance at amazingly low rates through

On product rules, regs and being “in the dark”

By Greg Morin As a small business owner I have had the unique misfortune of being exposed to a wide array of state-imposed roadblocks. Whereas the individual may only be disturbed by the occasional run in with their tax bill or prohibition against engaging in activities frowned

Burn ban lifted for Morgan

By Katie Walker, Staff Writer Ye with yard trash, rejoice. You can finally burn that devilish snarl of wisteria that you labored so mightily to sever from your fence. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has lifted the burn ban in 54 Georgia counties, including Morgan. The

Law Enforcement: Oct. 8, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On September 28 a larceny from building complaint was filed at the Dollar General Store, Eatonton Highway, after a woman reported that while she was at the store she laid her wallet down and walked away. The woman said when she realized she didn’t

Turn the government back on!

By Dianne Lively Yost Somebody needs to turn the dad-blasted government back on! I reckon Momma’s gonna be the one to flip the switch! Or maybe we just need to require our elected officials in the Senate and House of Representatives to take a breathalyzer test before

Halting Cry: Bulldogs cut down Oconee Warriors 41-29

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Morgan County’s 41-29 victory against the Oconee County Warriors, the Bulldogs’ first 8-AAA region opponent of the season, gets the Dogs off on the right track for the postseason possibilities in the months to come. The game ended up being the fourth

Close: Win or lose

By Nick Nunn I love a close game. Whatever the outcome, the close games are the ones that I always seem to remember the best. I guess it is because the close games really make us open up and invest ourselves fully in what is happening, either

Oconee down, North Oconee Titans next on plate for Bulldogs’ dinner

Dogs Pink Out! The Morgan County vs. North Oconee game tomorrow night has been designated a “Pink Out,” recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Touchdown Club is hosting Morgan Memorial Hospital, who is selling “Pink” shirts. All proceeds from the sale of shirts will fund

Tough competition for cross country at Gunderson race

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Cross Country team faced tough competition at the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational this past Saturday, Sept. 28. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams came in last place as a team in the championship boys and girls three-mile

Smart plays earn wins for the Spike Dogs

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County Spike Dogs came home on Thursday, Sept. 26 after time on the road facing Oconee County and Athens Academy. “We just kind of messed up mentally, but I think that we had great serves, great hits. We played smarter than