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Rutledge mulls regulating city livestock, grass length

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Chuck Jarrell and Tara Cooner from the Morgan County Planning Department appeared before the Rutledge City Council on May 19 to recommend several changes to city ordinances. The proposed changes are in effort of aligning Rutledge’s ordinances with county and state

Rutledge Council considers costly city paving bids

By Leila Dycus staff writer Last week’s special called meeting in Rutledge had council members taking information home to review before this week’s regularly scheduled meeting. On May 13 the Rutledge city council met to discuss paving bids and the budget. The council heard bids from three

Do it yourself

I’d like to imagine that I’m a do-it-yourself kind of guy. I change the oil in my car, do small-to-moderate projects around the house, and have even built a couple of guitar amplifiers for myself. (And then repaired them when they broke down…) I’d imagine that a

Local couple launches line of pepper sauces

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Two local Morgan County residents, Kathy and George Batten, have launched a new business, called Chile Today Hot Tamale, selling a line of pepper sauces and one spicy mustard, all of which are natural and gluten free. “Chile Today Hot Tamale

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On May 17 a fraud complaint was filed at a North Main Street location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had used her debit card information to make four charges totaling $750. The charges were all made in Orlando, Fla. and were made at Sam’s

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Three Notch Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress complaint and met the complainant at the intersection of Reids Ferry Road and Old Seven Islands Road. The man said

BOC finalizes Mannington deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer The BOC and the Morgan County Building Authority voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mannington Mills, Inc, and the Development Authority of Morgan County. County Attorney Christian Henry said that the agreement is essentially the same as it

BOE reveiws retention and detention policies

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County School Board approved several items during their monthly May meeting. The board unanimously voted to approve the IHE Promotion and Detention draft that outlines the school system’s policy for advancing students on to the next grade level. According

Walking the field

When I stepped out onto Legion Field at Morgan County High School eight years ago for the 2006 graduation ceremony, I think that it might have been the first time I had ever set foot on the slightly-curved surface of the Dogs’ home turf. By now, it

MCHS fall sports hit the field early

By Leila Dycus staff writer Summertime is generally a time for students to rest from a long school year, but for some of MCHS’s finest athletes, it’s a time to prepare for the coming season. As school comes to an end, students are beginning to plan their