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Over 50 fish caught as fishing season ends

Does Medicare Part D and all its confusion frustrate you?  We have a solution.  The Georgia Cares representative will be at our Senior Center on Monday, November 3,  2014, at 10 a.m. to help you decide which plan will benefit you most.  Plan coverage is very inconsistent,

Pastor’s Appreciation 2014

Greetings from The Springs! On Sunday, October 26, 2014, USBC celebrated Pastor’s Appreciation Day in grand fashion. The pastoral staff presiding over the morning’s events were Derrick Worrell, Dr. Kathy Hubbard and Gary Walker. This was our day to tell Pastor T, “We love you!” Hats off

Brownwood Baptist Fall Mission Festival on Saturday

Sunday morning attendance was good and we missed the members that weren’t with us on this day. Hope they will be back with us next Sunday. We are glad to have visitors with us they are so faithful with their attendance and we are blessed by their

William Russell Vaughters

William Russell Vaughters died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia, from complications of a rare and progressive neurodegenerative condition, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Mr. Vaughters was born November 3, 1949 in Morgan County where he lived most of his life. He graduated

NCAAP celebrates 44th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Community leaders stood together against discrimination last weekend in Morgan County. The Morgan County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) welcomed guests as they celebrated their 44th annual Freedom Fund Banquet. Mayor Fred Perriman, along with other

Farm Day

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) hosted Farm Day, a free family-friendly event designed to celebrate Morgan County’s agrarian lifestyle. Farm Day attracted over 2,000 people from Morgan and surrounding counties that included Cobb, Gwinnett, Clarke, Oconee, Newton, Greene, Putnam, Jasper Counties. MMCC hoped

200 jobs coming to Morgan County

By Patrick Yost editor Mannington Mills announced Monday that it will further expand its Madison operations to include expanded facilities that would also, eventually, create another 200 new jobs. According to Betsy Amoroso, director of Corporate Communications, the official announcement of the expansion will come on Thursday,

MCHS Band takes first place

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Morgan County High School (MCHS) achieved three first place wins at the 37th Annual Greater Atlanta Marching Festival (GAMF) at Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Ga. The MCHS Band won first place in the Class 4A category, which is for

Ebola risk small local officials say

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor With the Ebola Virus dominating national news and whipping segments of the American population into a panicky frenzy over possibly catching the deadly disease, local hospitals and healthcare facilities are taking proactive measures to prepare themselves for the unlikely case of

Judge George retirement marks end of era

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor A pioneer female judge, Hulane George, has announced her retirement, effective as of December 31, 2014. George is the first-ever, and only, woman to be appointed as a Superior Courts Judge in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, which is an eight-county jurisdiction