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Congress: The country’s economic obstacle

By Celia Murray Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke expects the American economy would gain strength in the coming months IF Congress doesn’t throw up too many roadblocks. As Roll Call reported on his comments, “Congress is the main impediment to a more robust economy.” Bernanke and others

County commission consents to electricity for hunting camps

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Board of Commissioners came to the consensus that electrical power should be allowed in hunting camps as long as everything remains up to code. Chuck Jarrell, planning director, brought it to the attention of the board that he receives a lot

BOC discusses GDOT railroad proposal to update, consolidate crossings

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) discussed a plan proposed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in conjunction with CSX Transportation, Inc., which would involve upgrading warning devices and consolidation of crossings, impacting nine public grade crossings in Morgan County.

Citizens respond to amended truck route ordinance at meeting

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer At the special called meeting of the Board of Commissioners (BOC) on July 16, the board heard the first reading of planned amendments to Morgan County’s truck route ordinances. Most of the changes dealt with creating a $5,000 bond or letter of

Madison City Council hears progress of stormwater project

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the City of Madison Mayor and Council called meeting on July 22, the council heard an update regarding the procurement of easements for the city’s stormwater project. According to Planning Director Monica Callahan, the city is still working to obtain easements

Ga. State Patrol Trooper Prosser hosting teen driving class in Morgan County on Aug. 14: PRIDE Class, through Ga. State Patrol and Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute at the University of Georgia, meant for teenagers and their parents; registration deadline is Wednesday, July 31

By Patrick Yost Editor Trooper First Class Patrick Prosser wants to save a life. Maybe more. As a Georgia State Patrol trooper, Prosser has seen first-hand the tragic results of poor decisions drivers make on Georgia’s roads. Especially, he says, with young drivers. Prosser, in conjunction with

Law Enforcement: July 25, 2013

Madison Police Department On July 15 a harassing communication complaint was filed at a Twin Bridges Road, Eatonton, location after a woman reported that a man had called her and told her they had met at a restaurant and that he was impressed with the help the

Getting ready for elections beginning later this year

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Municipal voters have several decisions to make in the upcoming fall elections. According to Deputy Registrar Sue DoorenBos, Bostwick residents will vote on a question about alcohol sales, Madison and Rutledge residents will vote for a mayor and two council members. The

Biz Buzz on the Firefly Festival (dunking booth!), MAG Shop, Festival of Friends

By Dianne Lively Yost What in the Sam Hill are all y’all doin’ out here at Town Park at midnight? I mean really! Well y’all can stay if you promise to hush IT UP! Momma and I are flat gonna catch us a flaky fairy tonight and

BOC OKs ADA Transition Plan

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the special called meeting of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on July 16, the board voted to approve the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan of Morgan County. Chuck Jarrell, planning director, drafted the document,