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Commission OKs Sanford’s Madison development: Proposal now goes before Madison council for approval

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of changes to an existing Planned Residential District (PRD) in Madison that includes all properties in Town Walk Circle. Commissioner Scott Campbell, who serves on the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Depot

Man dies in bush hog accident: 80-year-old man struck and killed while mowing on incline

By Patrick Yost Editor An 80-year-old Morgan County man died tragically last Friday while running a bush hog on McNair Lane. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, George McNair, McNair Lane, Madison, was found dead by his wife at approximately 12:30 p.m. Reports state that McNair

City council writes off more than $185,000 in utilities

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer During their special called meeting last Friday morning, members of the Madison City Council voted to write off a total of $185,414.16 in utilities. Madison Finance Officer Karen Guinn said this amount represents uncollected money from part of 2010 through May of

Memories of Ye Olde Colonial shared; restaurant closed Saturday

Former staffer shares memories I had the joy of working for the Cunningham family at Ye Olde Colonial while in high school and college. My fondest memories are about the people I had the opportunity to meet during my time at the restaurant. We had lots of

Hospital projects increased revenue: Morgan Memorial’s now-approved FY14 budget totals $25 million

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Hospital Authority reviewed the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget during the group’s June meeting. The proposed budget calls for more than $25 million in total gross patient revenue for Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH). The hospital’s CFO, Courtney

Whip it on out

By Nick Nunn Since the requirements for what one must prove in the state of Georgia before one can get a driver’s license have become more stringent, a lot of people have complained. During one of my two visits to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) last

The times, they are a changin’

By Greg Morin There is nothing quite like a Supreme Court decision to add fuel to the fire of politicized hyperbole. One example: the recent US Supreme Court decision ( regarding the Voting Rights Act set aside just a single section (Section 4) as no longer applicable

Hospital posts loss for May

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Net income for Morgan Memorial Hospital in May stands at a negative $130,809, according to information shared by CFO Courtney Moore, who went over the hospital’s financials during the monthly meeting of the Morgan County Hospital Authority. Total hospital revenue stands at

Planners table application for tennis court lighting

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Planning Commission unanimously voted to table a petition from Ben Windham to allow tennis court lighting on accessory residential tennis courts on properties of 2.5 acres or more. He said that when people have that much acreage

Why I love community newspapers

By U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson I don’t know what I would do on Sunday mornings without my morning ritual of walking to the end of my driveway, picking up my copy of the Marietta Daily Journal and taking it inside to my favorite chair to read it