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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 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

Commissioners approve church addition, extension of Madison Lakes agreement

By Les Bessenger Intern At the Morgan County Commission meeting on July 2, a petition was made for the construction of an addition to the fellowship hall of Lake Oconee Baptist Church. The petition was brought forth by Milford Construction on behalf of Lake Oconee Church to

County could save $30,000

By Les Bessenger Intern The Morgan County Commissioners discussed the possibility of saving $30,000 in annual premiums by changing the liability coverage limit and deductible with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia – Interlocal Risk Management Agency. The liability limits would be decreased effective July 1 from

Commissioners accept bid for tornado shelter

By Les Bessenger Intern During the Commission meeting, a proposal was made for Morgan County, working with the City of Madison, to create a tornado shelter. According to County Manager Michael Lamar, the need for such safe rooms came following the tornados in the spring of 2011