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MCMS Cheerleading Squad Wins Awards at FCA Camp

By Leila Dycus staff writer As summer fades, the Morgan County Middle Cheerleaders will walk back into school with pride this year coming off two top awards at their Fellowship of the Christian Athletes (FCA) camp. Over summer break the Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) cheerleaders traveled

MCMS Fall Sports to Begin in the Coming Weeks

Leila Dycus Staff Writer Just as the students are back to school, the fall sports are beginning again. For Morgan County Middle School, that means football and softball. The fall sport season is just around the corner and below you will find the schedule of games for

The MCHS band ends annual summer camp on a high note

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County High School’s (MCHS) annual summer band camp commenced on July 31. It began on July 21, with practices from Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 9 PM, with 154 band members signed up to participate. “We are going

Health & Wellness-New vaccine requirements

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer As the back-to-school hustle and bustle comes into full swing this week, parents need to be aware of a few key changes to the immunization requirements and recommendations for school students, particularly beginning seventh-graders. Beginning this year, students entering the seventh


Thursday, August 7 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. • Coffee and Creations from 9 am to 10:30 am. Open studio time to gather with creative friends over coffee. $5.00 per person. Bring your own creative projects and just have fun together. If

GBI raids stores

By Patrick Yost editor Cash and “coin operated amusement machines” were seized from five Morgan County convenience stores and a pool hall last week and the owners of the establishments were arrested. In a coordinated raid between the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Commercial Gambling Unit, the

Trailer permit denied

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the denial of two conditional use permits to allow the placement of manufactured homes on 701 Eliza Morris Street and 815 Pearl Street, Madison, after several members of the public spoke in opposition

Exotic birds die

By Patrick Yost editor Two exotic birds destined for the Georgia Zoo and Safari Park have died and a third is ill and expected to die, according to a Morgan County Sheriff’s Office report. The report, filed on July 21, states that one of the zoo’s principal’s,

Shepeard Blood Drive this Saturday, August 2

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer Shepeard Blood Center is hosting a local Blood Drive to benefit Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) will be held outside of Wal-Mart in Madison, on Aug. 2 from 12 PM to 5 PM. The “bloodmobile” will be parked outside of Wal-Mart and

Anthony International Moves Jobs to Conyers

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Madison branch of Anthony International, a glass specialty manufacturing company located at 1101 Sovis Road, has announced that the company will move an estimated manufacturing 150 jobs to Conyers, about 30 miles away, later this year. “It’s never a good