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Back to School Rally & Community Health Fair

  Photos by Jesse Walker Held Saturday, August 3, 2013 on the lawn of Morgan Memorial Hospital, the Community Health Fair and Back to School Rally offered an assortment of free health screenings and tests as well as provided school supplies to the kids of Morgan County.

Precinct reduction a divisive issue

By Patrick Yost Editor A proposal by the Morgan County Board of Elections to consolidate voting precincts from 11 locations to five was met with both derision and affirmation at a public hearing on the plan last Thursday. More than 50 people attended the hearing at the

Hodges announces candidacy for council seat

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Chris Hodges announced her candidacy in the Madison City Council District 5 race on Monday, July 29. Hodges, the daughter of City of Madison Mayor Bruce Gilbert and Judy Gilbert, was “born and raised” in Madison and has been an agent for

5,000 gallons of diesel stolen: Two Atlanta-area men arrested, charged with theft

By Patrick Yost Editor Two Atlanta-area men have been arrested and charged with the theft of nearly 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the Pilot Truck Stop on Eatonton Road. Quentin Anthony Harris, 42, and Oland James Stevenson, Jr., 40, were both arrested on Thursday, July 25

School board approves rollback millage rate

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE), with little discussion, voted unanimously to approve both the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget and the current year’s rollback millage rate of 18.213 at a called meeting Thursday, July 25. The budget calls for expenditures

Rutledge goes rollback rate of 3.734

By Leila Dycus Intern The Rutledge City Council, at a meeting July 25, voted unanimously to set the city’s millage rate to the rollback rate of 3.734. “We really have had no discussion of raising it or anything,” said Mayor Pro Tempore Brenda Thompson, who officiated over

Councils OK millage rates: Bostwick approves 1.47 mils; Buckhead, 3.331

By Les Bessenger Intern The Bostwick City Council voted to set their millage rate to the previously discussed and advertised rollback rate of 1.47 mils at a meeting July 25. At a meeting earlier this month, Mayor John Bostwick said that the approval of the rollback rate

Citizens express concerns with minority performances at Morgan County schools

  By Nick Nunn Staff Writer A dozen Morgan County citizens expressed concern about the performance of African-American students at Morgan County schools during a Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) District 1 town hall meeting held at Calvary Baptist Church on Friday, July 26. Erica Veasley,

MMH exceeds expected income for June by more than $250k

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Despite the Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority’s (MMA) June budget showing an expected loss of more than $24,000, the hospitals’s actual net income for June 2013 came to more than $227,000, a net difference of more than $250,000, the MMA learned at their

DDA moves forward with plans for 787 College Drive despite HPC comments

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the meeting of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on July 25, the DDA showed its intention to continue with the collaboration with I.V. Henry and Leon Peters to move the building at 787 College Drive to the Canaan area of Madison.