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BOC tables zoo request

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Commission unanimously voted to table a request from Michael Vaden and Bill Killmer for conditional use for a zoo during their July 2 meeting. They will reconsider the request during their August meeting. The Meeting During the

Citizen website redesigned: Visit to see all the improvements to our online home

Staff Reports The Morgan County Citizen, Madison and Morgan County’s weekly newspaper and leading source for hyperlocal information, has a completely revamped web presence. “Our printed newspaper enjoys a 70 percent market penetration and is bar none the leading newspaper in Morgan County, but what many people

Food distribution Town Hall meeting this Thursday, July 11

  By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer The Madison Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Harvest of the Heart Garden (HHG) will hold a Town Hall meeting for Districts One and Five from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church, 847 Fifth St. City

Commissioners approve church addition, extension of Madison Lakes agreement

By Les Bessenger Intern At the Morgan County Commission meeting on July 2, a petition was made for the construction of an addition to the fellowship hall of Lake Oconee Baptist Church. The petition was brought forth by Milford Construction on behalf of Lake Oconee Church to

County could save $30,000

By Les Bessenger Intern The Morgan County Commissioners discussed the possibility of saving $30,000 in annual premiums by changing the liability coverage limit and deductible with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia – Interlocal Risk Management Agency. The liability limits would be decreased effective July 1 from

Commissioners accept bid for tornado shelter

By Les Bessenger Intern During the Commission meeting, a proposal was made for Morgan County, working with the City of Madison, to create a tornado shelter. According to County Manager Michael Lamar, the need for such safe rooms came following the tornados in the spring of 2011

Nunnsense: All’s well that ends well

By Nick Nunn James Nichols died of natural causes in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., a couple of months ago at the age of 82. At the time of his death, his wife, Joann, was still in the house. Wrapped in a sheet. In a plastic storage bin. Behind a

Invalid means yield illegitimate ends

By Greg Morin Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. This sentiment pretty much sums up the state of affairs in Georgia with respect to DUI evidence collection. If a driver is pulled over in Georgia and is suspected of being inebriated, then the law

Columnist: Our generals are gone

By Fred Johnson Four battle-seasoned generals have been forced from the service by Barack Obama. The first to go was Gen. David McKiernan, the four-star who lead U.S. ground forces during the successful lightning Iraq invasion. He was asked to resign command of allied forces in Afghanistan

Visitor to Madison appalled by city’s lack of utilities debt collection

To the Editor: I spent July Fourth weekend with family friends who live in Madison. The James Madison Inn distributes copies of your newspaper and I was horrified by the July 4 article “City council writes off more than $185,000 in utilities.”  I understand the reasoning behind