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Last fishing trip for the season is Friday, Oct. 17

The turnip patch was hit last week for about 14 families and if the weather holds this week, we will make another trip for fresh turnip salad and mustard greens.  These fresh vegetables are healthy, and can’t be better than when they go from field to sink

A Christian bears a cross

Attendance on Sunday was good, missed the members that were out for various reasons, we welcomed all the members back that had not been in a while, so glad to see you all. We welcomed all our visitors that were present also, we the members are always

Morgan Elementary hopes to raise $1,000 with fundraiser

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) students dressed-up like Duck Dynasty cast members, the AE hit reality show, last week to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. According to Principal Ty Snyder, this event raised about $800 last year, and

Madison Drug Company Reopens Under New Ownership

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Unexpected Dream comes True for two Madison business owners. he new owners the Madison Drug Company, Gary and Luanne Whetzel, have finally achieved a lifelong dream to run a store of their own that serves the community. The Madison Drug Company, located on

Local Soccer Star Gets Chance At Olympic Goal

Anslyn practices in hopes of being selected by the Olympic Development Program’s regional team. By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Morgan County High School’s resident soccer-star, Anslyn Stamps, 16, was chosen to be one of 25 players from across the state on the Olympic Development Program’s (ODP) Georgia State

County caught city by surprise, leaders say

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick The City of Madison leadership reacted to the Board of Commissioner’s (BOC) decision last week to split up the Planning Commission, a joint advisory board between all four cities in the county for planning and development, with dismay and disappointment. The decision, to

Bird deaths climb

By: Patrick Yost The director of the Georgia Zoo and Safari Park has filed more complaints with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office regarding the death of rare and exotic birds at the zoo’s River Farm Run aviary. Michael Vaden, reports indicate, is blaming the deaths and sickness

Dollar General eyes Apalachee

By: Jamison Hooks The Morgan County Planning Commission approved the request from SW Bostwick, LLC to rezone approximately 2.16 acres near the corner of the Athens Highway and Apalachee Road, from Agricultural to General Commercial. This approval will allow for the construction of a Dollar General retail

Madison gets PlanFirst nod

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA) designated Madison a PlanFirst Community, which recognizes a community’s “hard work and successful comprehensive plan implementation. Madison’s inclusion in the department’s program will provide access to a number of incentives and opportunities. Madison is one of

Event of the week The Madison Chili Cookoff

Event of the week The Madison Chili Cookoff It goes without saying that the state’s greatest Chili Cookoff is held in Madison. Come to Town Park this Saturday at 11 a.m. for fun, music, food and drink and lots and lots of chili. You don’t want to