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System up for reaccreditation

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor The Morgan County School System is once again up for accreditation by AdvancED, the parent company of the more commonly known SACS, or Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Work on the reaccreditation process, which happens every five years, has already begun

Pearson joins Godfrey’s team

Staff Reports As one door closed, another opened for former Southern States Manager Walt Pearson. Pearson, a 14-year veteran with Southern States prior to the company closing the Madison location, was recently hired to manage fertilizer, seed and chemical operations at Madison’s Godfrey’s Feed and Seed, East

DA Fred Bright is “DA of the Year”

Staff Reports Fred Bright, district attorney, Ocmulgee Judicial District, was recently named “District Attorney of the Year” by the District Attorneys Association of Georgia. Bright, who has served as the Ocmulgee Judicial District Attorney for the past 19 years, was honored by the association at its summer

The Boss

By Nick Nunn We’ve all had bosses that we don’t like and don’t respect in the least. However, the one thing about a boss is, while you’re at work, you just have to listen to them. …as long as you want to keep your job, that is.

Going to war to save face

By Fred Johnson President Obama declared a year ago that if Syria used chemical weapons they would be crossing a “red line” and it would be a “game changer.” After it seemed that Syria had crossed his red line, President Obama declared he was going to bypass

Morin: “No Country for Assad’s Men”

By Greg Morin On August 31 President Obama revealed ( to the world that when it comes to executive decision-making he has apparently taken a page from the book used by President Bush. Just as Bush justified interventionism in the economy by proclaiming that he must “abandon

“True love” found

To the Editor: If you think you know the love of Christ, try again. My husband and I, originally from Georgia, had moved to Florida, staying 15 years. Getting older, my husband remarked that he really should move back closer to his children to be around them

Madison City Council approves three $8,000 tourism grant contracts

City council also addressed: Alcohol server certification course through; building of a skateboard park; recent crosswalk accident By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the regular meeting of the Madison City Council on Sept. 9, the Council approved tourism grants in the amount of $8,000 a piece to

BOC approves Georgia Emergency Management Agency agreement

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the 2013 Performance Partnership Agreement between the Georgia Emergency Management Agency-Homeland Security (GEMA-HS) and Morgan County. The agreement states that GEMA-HS agrees to provide state and federal resources “in response to major emergencies and

Free flu vaccines for local students

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Morgan County School System students will have the opportunity to receive flu vaccines free of charge this fall. In partnership with the Northeast Georgia Health District and the Morgan County Health Department (MCHD), students will be administered a vaccine – either through a