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Local woman goes missing while kayaking, found 20-plus hours later

By Patrick Yost Editor After more than 20 hours, a Buckhead woman who had become separated from a companion while kayaking on the Apalachee River was found near the Greene County line by rescue workers last Sunday. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County

Independence Day events around the county set for July 3 and Fourth of July: Celebrations in Madison, Bostwick, Buckhead

Compiled by Staff Independence Day celebrations around the county abound – beginning June 30 on through the big day itself, families can take part in a variety of festivities, from inflatables to bbqs to fireworks. Centennial Baptist Church in Rutledge will hold its Annual Starlight Spectacular beginning

County food hub could have $3.3 million impact

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer A food hub based in Morgan County could have a $3.3 million annual impact, according to Tommie Shepherd with the Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development at the University of Georgia. During their June work session, the Morgan County Commission heard about

County BOC will support city’s DDA

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer The Morgan County Commission unanimously voted to share surplus office equipment with the City of Madison to benefit work at the Gilmore House on Burney Street. The Madison Downtown Development Authority has been working to transform the house into a multi-use facility

Commission to hear argument for lighting on private tennis courts in city

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor On behalf of Madison property owners Von and Christy Freisen, attorney Ben Whidham has requested a change in the city’s zoning ordinance that will allow for the Freisen’s private tennis court, and future private tennis courts in the city, to include lighting.

Law Enforcement: June 27, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On June 23 Raphael Vanness Brown, 24, Hephzibah, Ga., was arrested and charged with speeding and felony possession of marijuana. According to reports, a vehicle Brown was driving east bound on Interstate 20 was stopped by an officer for speeding. Consequent to the stop,

Ga. Military College move goes before Planning Commission

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Georgia Military College (GMC) is slated to move into the former Morgan County Citizen building, 235 S. Main Street, Madison, contingent upon county Planning Commission’s nod and Madison City Council’s approval of their request for conditional use. The property is currently zoned

No asbestos found on Burney Street’s Gilmore property: Gilmore property will be used to further marketing for Authority’s Madison Urban Renewal Area

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Progress on the Gilmore property, located at 461 Burney St., Madison, is moving forward, as the city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) received a report that the property didn’t contain any asbestos. The report, submitted by Norcross-based Peachtree Environmental, was presented to the

Council OKs FY14 budget

By Les Bessenger Intern The Buckhead City Council met at the Buckhead Volunteer Fire Department last Thursday, June 20 to discuss approval to the changes to the fiscal year 2014 budget. The changes to the budget, discussed previously in the council meeting on June 4, include increasing

Commission hears draft of trail network study

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Madison Greenspace Commission (GSC) reviewed a draft of the group’s “Founders’ Trail Network Study” during their June meeting. The document includes maps of trails as well as information about the trail, such as a highlight to see along the