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NAACP Branch celebrates Founders Day

      Guest speaker Minister Demarcus Brinkley delivers a lively speech. The Morgan County Branch of the NAACP held their annual Founder’s Day Celebration at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Madison last Saturday, Feb. 8. Minister Demarcus Brinkley of the Smyrna Baptist Church gave the keynote

Black History Month: W.J. and Martha Reid

By Tia Lynn Leorchick staff writer Madison Mayor Fred Perriman, president and co-founder of the Morgan County African American Museum, came to this newspaper with the idea of choosing four married couples in the community to be spotlighted during Black History Month in February. W.J. Reid, 77

The Sports Desk: Sochi

By Nick Nunn, Columnist During the past week, I’ve really been struggling with how I should deal with some of the recent developments involving some of journalists and media figures covering the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. I mean, when you’ve got stray dogs patrolling newly built

Mat Dogs send three wrestlers to the State this weekend

By Nick Nunn staff writer After tough competition during the day-long AAA Eastern Sectionals that took place last Saturday, Feb. 8, three Morgan County Mat Dogs wrestlers – Jacob McAlister, Jeremy Worth, and Zack Jenkins – secured a spot in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State

MCMS Hoop Dogs take PAC championship in Monticello

By Leila Dycus News Intern The stands were packed Saturday with fans from across the area there to cheer their respected teams to victory in the 2014 Piedmont Area Conference Basketball Championship. Monticello may have gone into the championship game in the number one spot with home

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 13 • MCHS Varsity Wrestling @ State Championships at Gwinnett Arena, time TBA. • MCHS Varsity and JV Tennis @ Buford, 4:00 p.m. • MCHS Varsity Soccer @ Oglethorpe County, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 • MCHS Varsity Wrestling @ State Championships at Gwinnett Arena,

Waller signs with Clark Atlanta University

Last Wednesday, Feb. 5, Morgan County High School (MCHS) senior Tevin Waller signed a letter of intent to play football for Clark Atlanta University. MCHS Head Coach Bill Malone described the signing as a “culmination of four years of hard work.” Pictured are: (standing left to right)

Stone Signs to NGTC

Morgan County High School senior Zach Stone signed with North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) last Wednesday, Feb. 5. Stone will compete on NGTC’s cross country team this fall. Pictured are: (standing left to right) Tina Stone, NGTC Cross Country Coach Sam Stovall, Chip Stone, Dennis Sitzmann, (sitting

Weather delays 8-AAA region basketball playoff

By Nick Nunn, Reporter By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs put the final touches on the2013-2014 regular season last week with games against region opponents Oconee County and Franklin County. The boys’ team came out of the week with two

MCHS packs All-Region basketball teams

Morgan County’s senior basketball players assemble for a picture on the court during last week’s game against Oconee County. Photo by J. Connelly By Nick Nunn, Reporter By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) basketball program is enjoying considerable representation on the 8-AAA