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Zoo in Morgan County?

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor You heard right: a zoo is being proposed for Morgan County. The county Planning Commission, this Thursday, will hear a proposal for both a text amendment allowing zoo facilities in the county as well as a proposal, submitted by Michael Vaden, 1021

Insider Threat Program hearkens to ‘1984’

By Fred Johnson Columnist When I was in high school, we studied Halley’s Comet which passes near earth every 75 years. In 1910 the view was spectacular because the comet came so close, the earth passed through its tail. Our teacher told us, “You students will see

Body hears proposal to move College St. house to Pearl St.

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Madison’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been approached by IV Henry and Leon Peters about repurposing the house at 787 College Street, Madison, near the water tower, City Planning Director Monica Callahan told the body at their meeting last Thursday, June 20.

Depot relocation depends on power easements, zoning change

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Progress on moving the Central of Georgia Railroad depot continues as Madison’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) voted to endorse a $67,000 contract with Curtis Whitsel, contractor, to move the depot across the railroad tracks. The contract includes relocation of the depot onto

We love you too, MCMS band!

To the Staff at Morgan County Citizen: Thank you so much for covering the events and activities of the band program this year. I appreciate the positive support and the press for the benefit of the students. They are always excited to see their picture and/or name

Country music star Trisha Yearwood films in Madison

By Dianne Lively Yost Staff Writer Trisha Yearwood, one of the highest-selling female artists in country music, two-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author and Georgia native, was in Madison last week filming an episode of TLC Network’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” at The James

Former educator sees odd priorities of state legislators

By Patricia Stokes Nothing is more precious to me than my children and my grandchildren. Second to that, the children who attend public school in Morgan County have been precious to me since 1996 and always will be. I know that since 1996 some of the Morgan

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