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Whip it on out

By Nick Nunn Since the requirements for what one must prove in the state of Georgia before one can get a driver’s license have become more stringent, a lot of people have complained. During one of my two visits to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) last

The times, they are a changin’

By Greg Morin There is nothing quite like a Supreme Court decision to add fuel to the fire of politicized hyperbole. One example: the recent US Supreme Court decision (http://goo.gl/xOyFp) regarding the Voting Rights Act set aside just a single section (Section 4) as no longer applicable

Hospital posts loss for May

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Net income for Morgan Memorial Hospital in May stands at a negative $130,809, according to information shared by CFO Courtney Moore, who went over the hospital’s financials during the monthly meeting of the Morgan County Hospital Authority. Total hospital revenue stands at

Planners table application for tennis court lighting

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Planning Commission unanimously voted to table a petition from Ben Windham to allow tennis court lighting on accessory residential tennis courts on properties of 2.5 acres or more. He said that when people have that much acreage

Why I love community newspapers

By U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson I don’t know what I would do on Sunday mornings without my morning ritual of walking to the end of my driveway, picking up my copy of the Marietta Daily Journal and taking it inside to my favorite chair to read it

“No recommendation” for GMC

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Planning Commission voted ‘no recommendation’ regarding a petition from Mike Conrads for a conditional use permit to allow Georgia Military College (GMC) at 235 S. Main St. in Madison. “GMC believes this property will work for them

Rutledge’s Sunflower Farm Festival set for this weekend

By Dianne Yost Staff Writer Fireworks and sunflowers are in the air and that can only mean one thing in Morgan County: It’s time for the Sunflower Farm Festival. Thousands are expected in Rutledge this Saturday and Sunday to attend this year’s festival, one of Morgan County’s

Precinct consolidation to be subject of public hearings

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer During the June meeting of the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration, members voted to hold public hearings at 7 p.m. July 25 and 30 in the Elections & Registration Office, 434 Hancock St., Madison. Members of the board as well

Body OKs setback variance

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Planning Commission voted five to three in favor of recommending approval for a variance to a rear setback for property owned by William and Renee Pritchard on Apalachee Woods Trail in Buckhead. Commissioner John McMahon recused himself

Council addresses May numbers

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Madison City Council heard about the city’s May financials from Finance Officer Karen Guinn during a work session held immediately following their special called meeting last Friday. For July 2012 through May of this year the city had more