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School board ends the year with $2.18M-plus in general fund

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor At the completion of fiscal year 2013 last month, the county school system had more than $2.18 million in the general fund, Superintendent Dr. Ralph Bennett told the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) at their meeting Monday, July 9. “We’re in

911 Advisory Board hears radio, call system updates

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer On July 11, members of the 911 Advisory Board discussed a new radio system that may cost less than the $4 or $5 million it would cost to replace the whole system. In a later interview, Bill Crew, Morgan County 911 communications

Junior Champs: Morgan County 13-14 softball team wins state tournament

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The members of the Morgan County All-Star junior fastpitch softball team were crowned state champions after defeating Hendrix Park twice last Saturday July, 13 in the last rounds of the 2013 Georgia Recreation and Park Association Class C Junior Girls Fastpitch Softball

No Diamond for old men

By Nick Nunn I don’t often listen to the radio during my five-minute drive to work in the morning because my 1991 Buick Park Avenue only picks up a couple of stations, and, frankly, I’ve grown tired of listening to the same songs day after day for

Nine year-old sinks hole in one

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer On July 10, while attending a golf camp at Hard Labor Creek, 9-year-old Jackson Stone accomplished a feat that few amateur golfers accomplish during decades of play: Stone hit a hole in one. Jackson, who has been playing off and on since

Hey Coach! Milfred Franklin, Athletic Director

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Milfred Franklin was born in Madison on August 12, 1979. Coach Franklin played baseball and cross country at the Morgan County High School before majoring in Middle Grades education at Piedmont College. Coach Franklin has been teaching in Morgan County for seven

The life skills learned in the rural South build character

By Alvin Richardson Growing up in rural Georgia helped me acquire certain skills that have made me a much more productive citizen.  Many of those lessons I learned have also been helpful in honing my meager outdoor talents.  I should point out to begin with that if

Touchdown Club to host golf tourney in memory of Cochran, Jr.

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Touchdown Club will hold this year’s golf tournament fundraiser in memory of Bill Cochran, Jr., which will take place at The Creek at Hard Labor beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19. A portion of the funds raised

Hoop Dogs spend the summer on the court

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Hoop Dogs held their penultimate series of games Saturday, June 13, at the Morgan County High School. The Hoop Dogs had more series of games Saturday, June 20, all games took place at the Morgan County Middle School. “Participating in the

Lady Dogs begin preseason training

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County High School Lady Dogs softball team is gearing up for preseason events before school starts in the next couple of weeks. Last Saturday, members of the Lady Dogs got together at Heritage Park to raise funds for the MCHS