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Planning Commission tackles personal care homes for Morgan

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission heard a request for a text amendment that would change definitions and use requirements regarding various types of personal care establishments for both the Morgan County Zoning Ordinance and the City of Rutledge Zoning Ordinance. Morgan County

Congressional candidate Collins speaks at James Madison Inn

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Mike Collins, a Republican primary candidate for the 10th Congressional District U.S. representative election, held a meet-and-greet at the James Madison Inn on Thursday, Jun. 19, to acquaint himself with local Morgan County residents, business owners, and community leaders, including: Lee

Pic-a-nic baskets

I remember a commercial that ran frequently not too long ago, and the premise of the commercial was basically this: don’t believe everything you see on the internet. My first response to this ad (the purpose of which I cannot remember) was “Duh!” I mean, who really

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On June 23 Asie Bernard Tolbert, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with damage to property. According to reports, Tolbert allegedly went to a residence on Madison Avenue at 2 a.m. and requested entrance. A woman at the residence told officers that she denied Tolbert entrance twice

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On June 21 a theft by taking and criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a man said the night before he had parked his truck in the front yard of his residence but when he came out in the

HSMC Striving to Find a Center Full of Pups Forever Homes

By: Leila Dycus staff writer It’s not a sale, it’s a special that the Humane Society of Morgan County hopes will help find homes for it’s center full of dogs and puppies. “The discounted price does not mean discounted love,” said humane society staff supervisor Celia Horvath. The

Howington predicts low turnout forJuly 22 runoff

By Nick Nunn staff writer During the regular meeting of the Board of Elections and Registration on Thursday, June 19, Morgan County Elections Supervisor Bobby Howington predicted that the turnout for the upcoming July 22 runoff election will only account for 5 to 6 percent of eligible

Cheerleaders prepare for competition season

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) competition cheerleading team has been preparing for their 2014 competition schedule this week with a three-day camp at home. Beginning on Monday, June 23, the 14 members of the Morgan County competition cheerleading team came together in

Summer baseball ends with Augusta tournament

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School Diamond Dog varsity and junior varsity completed their summer instructional league schedule last weekend, competing in a tournament in Augusta on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21. The varsity Dogs went 1-2-1 for the tournament, beating Grovetown

Morgan County 4-H Archery team on the road to National Invitational

By Nick Nunn staff writer This week, the Morgan County 4-H archery team will compete in the 2014 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, Neb. The invitational will begin Wednesday, June 25, with a chance for the competitors to check out the range and an