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5,000 gallons of diesel stolen: Two Atlanta-area men arrested, charged with theft

By Patrick Yost Editor Two Atlanta-area men have been arrested and charged with the theft of nearly 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the Pilot Truck Stop on Eatonton Road. Quentin Anthony Harris, 42, and Oland James Stevenson, Jr., 40, were both arrested on Thursday, July 25

School board approves rollback millage rate

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE), with little discussion, voted unanimously to approve both the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget and the current year’s rollback millage rate of 18.213 at a called meeting Thursday, July 25. The budget calls for expenditures

Rutledge goes rollback rate of 3.734

By Leila Dycus Intern The Rutledge City Council, at a meeting July 25, voted unanimously to set the city’s millage rate to the rollback rate of 3.734. “We really have had no discussion of raising it or anything,” said Mayor Pro Tempore Brenda Thompson, who officiated over

Councils OK millage rates: Bostwick approves 1.47 mils; Buckhead, 3.331

By Les Bessenger Intern The Bostwick City Council voted to set their millage rate to the previously discussed and advertised rollback rate of 1.47 mils at a meeting July 25. At a meeting earlier this month, Mayor John Bostwick said that the approval of the rollback rate

Citizens express concerns with minority performances at Morgan County schools

  By Nick Nunn Staff Writer A dozen Morgan County citizens expressed concern about the performance of African-American students at Morgan County schools during a Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) District 1 town hall meeting held at Calvary Baptist Church on Friday, July 26. Erica Veasley,

MMH exceeds expected income for June by more than $250k

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Despite the Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority’s (MMA) June budget showing an expected loss of more than $24,000, the hospitals’s actual net income for June 2013 came to more than $227,000, a net difference of more than $250,000, the MMA learned at their

DDA moves forward with plans for 787 College Drive despite HPC comments

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the meeting of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on July 25, the DDA showed its intention to continue with the collaboration with I.V. Henry and Leon Peters to move the building at 787 College Drive to the Canaan area of Madison.

Nunnsense: Animals where animals shouldn’t be

By Nick Nunn When I was in Germany last year, I was frequently surprised when people would bring their dogs into restaurants or department stores, even though that practice is perfectly acceptable in that culture. I simply was not used to seeing them there and had to

Weighing in on potential precinct reductions, Ollie Rivers

To the Editor: At the Election Board meeting last Thursday, the election supervisor talked about wanting to take away six of our voting places. That would leave only five in the whole county. I want our Elections office to look for ways to make it easier for

Weighing in on potential precinct reductions, Jeanne Dufort

To the Editor: To my fellow Morgan County citizens, The Board of Elections is considering reducing the number of polling places in our county from 11 to five. They estimate potential cost savings at $19,000 to $35,000 annually in years with general elections. Early voting options have