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Weather seems to be hot topic of conversation today

Sugar Creek News By Mae Buice I think I heard the weather report that we were going to have more rain. So what else is new? Have you ever known a summer this wet for this long? I don’t think I have. Seems the weather is the

So many birthdays on and around the Fourth of July

Buckhead News By Betty Moore Happy birthday to Gail Wade! Her birthday was July 3. Her family celebrated with her at her home. Then on July 4 they were all there to celebrate the festivities at the fire department. They had an enjoyable time and so did

July heat and drought bring new tasks to the garden

By Stephanie Hudak July normally brings us unrelenting heat and days on end with no rain, but as I write this the weather man is reporting that we will have a continuous line of storms coming our way, probably even as you are reading this. Too much

Flower power: Rutledge’s Sunflower Farm Festival last weekend draws 6,000-plus

By Dianne Lively Yost Staff Writer More than 6,000 people gathered for music, zip lines, crafts, food and sunflowers this past weekend to celebrate the 12th annual Sunflower Farm Festival, one of Morgan County’s most successful festivals. “We had an awesome festival,” said organizer Wes Holt. “With the

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