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Swim Team Enters Peak Season

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor The Morgan County High School Swim Dogs are entering the peak season with a series of swim meets beginning in late December throughout the beginning of February. The girls and boys teams are looking forward to the upcoming matches. “The Morgan

Back 2 Back Wins

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs took back-to-back wins against their opponents last week with a 101-55 victory against East Jackson and a 64-57 victory against Elbert. East Jackson traveled to Morgan County for the anticipated face off which resulted

JV Boys Defeat Elbert 50-32

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Victory belonged to the JV Hoop Dogs as they secured a 50-32 win against the Elbert Blue Devils. The match up was played at Elbert which made the win especially sweet explained Coach Jonathan Nelson. “Elbert is a tough team. Those guys

Most Impressive

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer When facing Elbert, the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Varsity Girls Basketball team won 55-30. With their most impressive performance so far this season, Coach Joshua Reeves was pleased with the team. “We got off to a great start and played the

Holiday Parade and Caroling by Candlelight

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor The Christmas spirit descended upon Madison last Saturday with the annual Holiday Parade that culminated with The Caroling by Candelight event in town park that featured local musical performers and good ole’ Santa and Mrs. Claus. The parade’s theme this year


The Madison Welcome Center, located downtown on Madison’s square, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to be added to their list of volunteers to work the front desk on a periodic, on-call basis.  Knowledge of answering phones and directing guests on what there is to see and do

Gingerbread Workshop: A Christmas triumph

By Mauli Desai Staff Writer The Madison Artists Guild’s annual Gingerbread Workshop was a giant hit this year. “The workshop was a huge success,” commented Elizabeth Collins, the Executive Director, of the Madison Artists Guild (MAG). On December 11, the MAG hosted its 14th annual Gingerbread Workshop

George Jackson Hanes

George Jackson Hanes, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Madison surrounded by his loving wife and family on December 12, 2014. He was born on May 20, 1926 in Hall County Georgia to Lester and Eula Hanes. The family moved to Morgan County in 1929.

Karin Matheson Tamplin

Karin Matheson Tamplin, 47 of Madison, died December 15, 2014. She was the daughter of Dean and Kathleen Gaynor Mathesin. She was born November 18, 1967 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She spent much of her youth in Tennessee and was a graduate of the University of Georgia

Sylvia Faye Peters

Sylvia Peters, 70 of Madison, died December 12, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was a native of Walton County, born August 23, 1944. Her parents were the late Lunne and Clara Kilgore Durden. She was married to Kenny Peters. Mrs. Peters was a 911 operator and