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Law Enforcement: July 18, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On July 3 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had entered his unlocked Ford Focus and removed a $850 laptop computer. On July 13 a larceny from auto complaint was filed

Council discusses safety concerns, sets millage rate hearings: MCSO representatives on hand to address comment from deputy about taking neighborhood back

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During a meeting on July 15, the Rutledge City Council held a meeting to set the millage rate hearing dates, update citizens on the development of the Fairplay Park, and address questions from “concerned citizens” directed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. First,

Gifted program policy change brings Morgan in line with state

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor The county Board of Education (BOE) unanimously elected to OK revisions to the school system’s policy as it relates to students in the Gifted program. The policy change calls for a support team of teachers to be formed should the grades of

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