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Summer baseball ends with Augusta tournament

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School Diamond Dog varsity and junior varsity completed their summer instructional league schedule last weekend, competing in a tournament in Augusta on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21. The varsity Dogs went 1-2-1 for the tournament, beating Grovetown

Morgan County 4-H Archery team on the road to National Invitational

By Nick Nunn staff writer This week, the Morgan County 4-H archery team will compete in the 2014 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb. The invitational will begin Wednesday, June 25, with a chance for the competitors to check out the range and an

Dogs show improvement at Greene, Monticello 7-7

By Leila Dycus staff writer The MCHS Varsity football team is showing improvements on the field, enjoying some rest and gearing up for FCA camp. “What you need to know is Morgan County got better, we got better from the first seven on seven,” said head coach

MCMS basketball stays busy with summer scrimmages

By Leila Dycus staff writer Two scrimmages and a day full of games at the middle school and high school added up to a busy week for Morgan County basketball. “The players are getting continuous gameplay throughout the summer to keep their basketball mentality sharp without the

Dycus considers the pressures on young athletes

It’s 8:45 a.m.; my car is loaded with two little girls dressed in leotards and oversized shirts, Gatorades and snack bars fill their hands. I’m the nanny to two elite gymnasts, but what does that even mean? Sydney, 10, is a level five gymnast at Georgia Elite.

Mat Dogs conclude summer schedule with home duals

By Leila Dycus staff writer The past month has been busy for the Morgan County wrestlers but they will now have the chance to rest before the real season kicks off As a recap the past few weeks wrestlers from across Morgan County have committed themselves to

Historic Heartlands

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The city of Madison is being featured in one of nine regional tourism videos for the state of Georgia that will air at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport,, and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. Madison was chosen as one of


Thursday, June 26 • ‘Dixieland Jazz in the Park’ at Town Park at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (706) 342-4743. • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Saturday, June 28 • Independence Day Celebration in downtown Social Circle. $200 prize for best float.

Planning Commission discusses rezone request related to annexation

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission discussed an application requesting that the property at 0 Pennington Road be rezoned from the county’s Low Density Residential (R1) zoning to the city of Madison’s Estate Lot Residential (R) zoning. This application is tied in with

Proposed city budgets for Rutledge

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The City of Rutledge held the first of two public hearings for the proposed city budget on June 23. The proposed amount for the general fund was $435,530. “It’s not very different from what we have proposed in previous years,” said