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School taxes stay flat

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) adopted the rollback millage rate, as advertised, at 16.477, reduced from 2013’s millage rate of 18.213, on July 21 at their monthly meeting. The new millage rate was rolled back from 2013, but results

County commissioners identify top 2015 projects

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar presented the results of the Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) 2013 Strategic Planning goals to enact throughout 2014 at their monthly meeting on July 15. Lamar identified the seven highest priorities of the BOC determined in 2013

Rutledge City Council sets new millage rate

By Leila Dycus staff writer The City of Rutledge held its third and final public hearing to discuss the Millage Rate on Monday. “This being the third meeting I don’t think there is a lot to discuss at this point,” said Rutledge City Council Member Timothy Smith.

Braswell land to be Bostwick park

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County has signed a lease agreement for the historic seven-acre Benjamin Braswell estate property, off Route 83 in Bostwick, to transform the currently overgrown land into a public park for the entire community to enjoy. Charles Merritt, the Morgan County

A Little Rain Can’t Stop the Music in Rutledge

Leila Dycus Staff Writer A little rain never hurt anyone and for Rutledge music enthusiast it couldn’t stop them from coming out to the summer concert series featuring Tim Cadiere. “It just warms my heart to see week after week big turn outs for the concert series,”

School System Transportation Refurbishing Buses

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Transportation Manager Brad Frink appeared before the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) to update them on the progress of pursuing bus refurbishment in lieu of replacement. “To date, we have replaced three engines, painted four buses, installed AC in four

GPTC holds board meeting at Madison’s Serenata Farm

By Nick Nunn staff writer Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) held their Board of Directors meeting at Serenata Farm, 2911 Clack Road, Madison, on Thursday, July 17, in order to discuss the upcoming academic year, GPTC’s ongoing programs, and their role and presence in Morgan County. GPTC

Teen Maze a big hit with Morgan County students

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Three representatives from the Morgan County 4-H Club, Victoria Cagle, Shannon Cagle, Janet Woodward, spoke to the Morgan County School Board (BOE) to review the results of the Teen Maze event held at Morgan County High School in May. The Morgan

Madison council sets millage rates

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to adopt 2014 millage rates for the city of Madison and the downtown and corridor special tax districts at its called meeting on Monday, July 21. The city adopted the rollback millage rate of 6.129 for the

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On July 16 a simple assault complaint was filed at the Walmart parking lot, Eatonton Road, after a man alleged that he had been run over. According to reports, the man told officers he had confronted a man regarding the man allegedly scratching his silver Kia with