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Council considers rollback millage rate

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Bostwick City Council discussed accepting the rollback millage rate during their July meeting. Mayor John Bostwick said if they accept the rollback rate of 1.47 mils it will bring in the same $10,010 in taxes that the current millage

Hanging out at the Pool: Morgan County Marlins host GRPA District Meet

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer “We should have charged for parking,” said Lance Alexander, Director of the Morgan County Recreation Department (MCRD), as he pulled up to the Morgan County Aquatic Center Saturday morning to see the parking lot full of vehicles. Swimmers and parents from several

The Rainy One

By Nick Nunn “When people think of this Fourth of July,” said a Bostwick resident last Thursday at the annual barbecue, “they’ll call it ‘The Rainy One.’” As far as most people remember, it had never – or only once, depending on who you asked – rained

Hey Coach! Dusty Sidwell, Defensive Coordinator

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer James Dustin Sidwell was born on Feb. 8, 1986 in Athens, Ga., but attended Morgan County High School where he competed on the football and wrestling teams. Coach Sidwell was named an All-State linebacker during his senior year at MCHS, and he

Boys & Girls Club tourney raises $10K

Staff Reports The Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club held their annual Hope & Promise Golf Tournament on June 7. With 15 teams competing in the charity tournament, more than $10,000 was raised for the Boys & Girls Club. Tony Barnhart, commentator for CBS Sports, and his

Touchdown Club to host golf tourney in memory of Cochran, Jr.

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Touchdown Club will hold this year’s golf tournament fundraiser in memory of Bill Cochran, Jr., which will take place at The Creek at Hard Labor beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19. A portion of the funds raised

Dogs I have known

By Alvin Richardson Ever since I can remember there have been one or two dogs hanging around the house. Some of them we owned, some owned us, and some were just passing through. I’ve loved most of them, raised a few, and even let one or two

Pride: Independence Day 2013 celebrated in Morgan County

Staff Reports Independence Day celebrations in the county started this year on Wednesday, July 3, with a patriotic concert by the Classic City Band in The Hall at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center. The concert was supposed to take place on the lawn, but was held indoors due

Columnist graduates to a big girl bike

By Cathy Best Nine years ago, I graduated from driving a moped to riding passenger on a Ducati Multistrata 1000 DS motorcycle with my husband. The moped is a Mother’s Day gift from my sons and husband; I take it on spins around the farm and throttle

Artists collaborate, help young artists: Bellebuono, Noland use collective talents to teach up-and-coming artists

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Two local artists, Angelina Bellebuono and Julie Noland, have a unique collaboration in which the former teacher of one, Bellebuono, helps the other, a teacher in her own right, to the benefit of young artists. “The gift of connecting – through art,