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Huckleberry Finn-themed birthday water park!

Buckhead News By Linda Lovett Editor’s Note:  Buckhead News is written by Linda Lovett this week in place of Betty Moore’s news. It’s summertime on Lake Oconee. Two young brothers are celebrating their birthdays. Whatever shall their grandparents, Linda and Jason Lovett give them? How about a

Life can be complicated… God’s love isn’t! Centennial Baptist Church prepares to host One-Day Revival with Evangelist Jon Reed on Sunday, July 28; Reed to preach during the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. services

Centennial News By Rev. Donnie Compton I recently received a card from someone who has always been a great encourager to me. The card-quoted portions of Jeremiah 31-3-4: “I have loved you with an everlasting love… I will build you up again.” What an encouraging Word! The

Turning 2: Humane Society of Morgan County celebrates two years in Fairground Road facility

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor The Humane Society of Morgan County marked two years in their Fairground Road, Madison facility with an adopt-a-thon and celebration last Saturday. About 50 people attended the event, and one puppy, one dog, one older cat and a pair of kittens were

Why is good mental health important?

By Jennifer Smith I have spent the past couple of weeks doing my yearly check-ups. I had blood work done, and a couple of regular tests that women my age do every year. Earlier this year, I had the lovely test done that involves beginning drinking a

Council approves Town Walk PRD

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer During their meeting Monday, July 8, the Madison City Council unanimously approved a zoning map amendment for a Planned Residential District (PRD) for properties along Town Walk Circle. Council members heard details about the request from City Planner Bryce Jaeck regarding the

Business could be fined $62,300 by OSHA

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Rutledge-based Supermarket Equipment Sales (SES) received a citation from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as well as proposed penalties totaling $62,300. As noted in an OSHA press release, the company received the citation “for 17 safety

BOE considering $26.5M-plus proposed budget: Could go to rollback rate of 18.213

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Local school system administration expects the system will spend near $26.6 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014, an expenditure projection the county Board of Education (BOE) unanimously approved for advertisement at their meeting Monday night. This is a $494,000 decrease from last

BOC tables zoo request

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Commission unanimously voted to table a request from Michael Vaden and Bill Killmer for conditional use for a zoo during their July 2 meeting. They will reconsider the request during their August meeting. The Meeting During the

Citizen website redesigned: Visit morgancountycitizen.com to see all the improvements to our online home

Staff Reports The Morgan County Citizen, Madison and Morgan County’s weekly newspaper and leading source for hyperlocal information, has a completely revamped web presence. “Our printed newspaper enjoys a 70 percent market penetration and is bar none the leading newspaper in Morgan County, but what many people

Food distribution Town Hall meeting this Thursday, July 11

  By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer The Madison Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Harvest of the Heart Garden (HHG) will hold a Town Hall meeting for Districts One and Five from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church, 847 Fifth St. City