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Shutout: MCMS Dogs beat Greene County 20-0 to start the season

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) Bulldogs shut out Greene County’s Carson Middle School Tigers 20-0 during Greene’s Football Jamboree last Saturday, Aug. 24. The Tigers won the coin toss before the game but deferred to Morgan County, who decided to receive

Dangerous Days

By Nick Nunn Jason Heyward getting hit in the head with a 90-mph fastball, breaking his jaw in two places, serves as a real reminder that sports in general, but major-league sports in particular, are a dangerous way to make one’s living. Whether it is getting hit

On the run: MCHS team begins season at NEGA Championships

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School cross country team competed in the Ninth Annual Northeast Georgia (NEGA) Championships on Sat., August 24, at Athens Christian School. Dalton Shaw led the boys’ team in the boys’ Championship 5k with a time of 18:42.23, taking

JV Spike Dogs take part in Athens Academy Play Day

  By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County High School JV volleyball Spike Dogs are doing a lot of learning on the court, participating in a play day at Athens Academy last week. “We started off against North Oconee, we ended that game 25-27, so we almost

MCHS softball: MCHS Lady Dogs are 2-2 in region

  By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School Lady Dogs beat region opponents Oconee County 9-4 and Elbert County 12-1 but lost to Franklin County 0-6, which brought their region record for the year to 2-2. The Lady Dogs also beat AAAAA powerhouse Greenbriar

Spike Dogs win against Jefferson, Walnut Grove, Prince Avenue

By Leila Dycus, Intern Home games tend to bring out the best in teams, and that was the case for the Morgan County High School varsity volleyball team this week. “I feel like tonight we won all of our games, all of our matches, and we put

MCMS softball: Season begins after first game postponed

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Aug. 20, the Morgan County Middle School softball team played their first game of the 2013 season against Youth Middle School, losing a close 6-7 game in seven innings. The season should have begun with a game against Carver Middle School

Strong support: Morgan Memorial Auxiliary’s Festival of Friends raises $28,000-plus

The annual Festival of Friends, hosted by the Morgan Memorial Auxiliary on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, raised more than $28,000 in proceeds to go to funding equipment for Morgan Memorial Hospital. The event begins with a physician-sponsored cocktail party at the James Madison Conference Center and then

Evening of Music

  Friday evening, Aug. 23, 2013, was a night of music in Madison and Morgan County. Big Al & the Old Timers performed in downtown Rutledge, Good Vibrations Band at Madison Variety Works and The Squirrelheads at Madison’s Perk Avenue. Photos by Jesse Walker Click here to

James Brantley Vanwhy

James Brantley Vanwhy, 27, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, August 22, 2013.  Born on May 20, 1986 in Augusta, he was the son of Jerry and Vicky Lynn Malcom Vanwhy of Madison.  In 2004 he graduated from Morgan County High School, where he