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New space, new faces: Morgan County High School opens the doors of its $2.94M-plus, new classroom building, to house Freshman Academy, to incoming ninth graders this school year.

  By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) incoming freshmen will be treated to new digs come August, as the school will open the doors of its new classroom building, which will house the Freshman Academy, this school year. The building is 25,000 square

Teen allegedly shoots a man after dice game goes wrong: Officers confiscate cash, dice, bullet upon arrest

By Patrick Yost Editor A 16-year-old Madison teen remains detained at the Sandersville Youth Detention Center after allegedly shooting a man three times during an argument over a dice game. According to Carl Jones, assistant police chief, Madison Police Department, Raymond Coats, Jr., 27, Madison, was shot

Girls hospitalized after being hit by truck: One remains in induced coma following accident

By Patrick Yost Editor A 10-year-old and her 11-year-old sister suffered serious injuries when their John Deere utility vehicle was struck by a truck on Seven Islands Road. Reagan Elizabeth Nash, 10, and her sister, Allie Noel Nash, 11, were both transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Commission opposes plan to move house from city’s College Drive to Pearl Street

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Madison Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) offered negative comments regarding a plan the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has to remove and relocate an historically African American home from the city’s historic district. As HPC Staff Ken Kocher explained, the DDA

Parallel Housing agreement progressing: Council addresses protocol when two dissenters don’t sign agreement at meeting

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer During a work session of the Madison City Council held last Friday, July 12, Mayor Bruce Gilbert asked City Attorney Joe Reitman to talk about whether or not precedent had been set with the recent Parallel Housing development agreement. The council voted

Woman arrested after alleged attempt to get contraband to inmate

By Patrick Yost Editor A woman has been arrested and a jail supervisor has resigned over an alleged attempt to get drugs and tobacco to a prisoner at the Morgan County Detention Center. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Shunise Frenchette

Zoo will boost economy, educate region about conservation

To the Editor: The passing of the text amendment by the BOC allows zoos in Morgan County. This will add an important component of agritourism to help our local economy. This project however is more than just a boost to the economy of the region. It represents

Man stabbed 10 times during argument, survives

By Patrick Yost Editor A 54-year-old man survived being stabbed 10 times during an argument outside a Budget Inn Motel room. Robert James Higgins, Madison, suffered stab wounds to the chest, left arm, left side and back area after he allegedly engaged in a fight with Butler

City Manager addresses last week’s letter

To the Editor: As a local government official I resist responding to letters published in our local newspapers. Ms. Manning’s letter in last week’s edition of The Morgan County Citizen regarding the City of Madison utility bad debt write-offs begs to be an exception. Allowing Ms. Manning’s

Nunnsense: Gut bomb!

By Nick Nunn A stereotype about British cooking spreads the belief that their food is often boiled, bland, or otherwise unappetizing, but rarely does one hear that it can also be deadly. Even explosive. But Margaret Goodwin, 66, of Henley-on-Thames, UK, recently had an experience to support