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Concealed weapon leads to police busting up “Salad Patch” party: Officers find Ruger P95 9mm pistol, marijuana on suspect; party-goer chucks bottle at police

By Patrick Yost, Editor A late night party at the “Salad Patch” building on East Washington Street turned violent after a security guard wrestled with a man with a concealed pistol. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Johnathon Rakesh Ruff, 29, Eatonton, was arrested and charged

Morgan County Grand Jury returns latest round of indictments

By Patrick Yost, Editor The Morgan County Grand Jury last week returned several criminal indictments during their September session. The following persons were indicted. Terry Jason Harley, 29, College Park, two counts identity fraud, one count forgery in the third degree, four counts criminal attempt to commit

Board of Assessors discusses possible brownfield exemption for Steak ‘n Shake

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 9 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Assessors (BOA), the BOA discussed the possibility of the future filing of a brownfield tax exemption for the property where the construction of the Steak ‘n Shake is planned. A brownfield

ACT scores indicate the need for more college preparation: Scores are still consistently better than state’s

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor While Morgan County fares better than in comparison to the state, recent ACT assessment data shows that local students still aren’t up to standards when it comes to being prepared for college-level coursework. Analysis of 2013 local ACT scores shows that county

Declawed: Bulldogs beat Greene County 31-16 during first home game

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Everything was in place last Friday night just before the opening kickoff. The teams were there. The cheerleaders were on the sidelines, having already held the banner up for the Bulldogs, who tore through the screen with their heightened, game-day fervor. The

Greene’s a wrap, now to Putnam

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer From the very beginning, the Bulldogs’ 31-16 win over Greene County was a little rough around the edges. Including Greene County’s first attempt at a kickoff at the start of the game, the first five plays of the game resulted in a

Columnist: On top of old Stoney

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer A couple of weeks back, I suggested that we all try to get out a bit more often to see more of the natural beauty of Georgia, beginning perhaps with the so-called seven natural wonders of Georgia. In order to minimize my

MCHS JV girls cross country team ranks high at North Oconee High meet

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) JV girls cross country team placed highly at the North Oconee Home Meet on Sept. 5, with Yakira Chapman taking first place with a time of 25:56.36. Carolina Zant, Jessie Pagett and Maddie Allen also placed

MCMS beats Monticello and Putnam

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Lady Dogs softball team defeated Monticello 8-4 and Putnam County 18-6 on Aug. 27 and 29, respectively, before losing to Loganville last Friday 2-4. The Lady Dogs’ 8-4 victory over Monticello marked the first win of

MCMS beats Carver Middle School 28-24 in season opener

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School football team beat the Carver Middle School Wildcats 28-24 at home for their first game of the regular season on Sept. 4. During the Bulldogs’ preseason game against Carson Middle School on Aug. 24, Morgan County beat