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Housing development clears Planning hurdle

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve an application to rezone the property at 555 Fifth Street, which is being proposed as the site of a senior housing development by Parallel Housing, Inc., from Limited Commercial/Professional (P2) to Planned Residential

Avado to become assisted living facility

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for a congregate personal care home at 150 Hancock Street, Madison. The applicant, Patrick Reams, is proposing to use the existing building at 150 Hancock Street as

Thirty years in the pulpit at Sandy Creek Baptist

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Butch Lee, 64, pastor of Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Madison, has ministered to the community for the past 30 years. Lee has balanced his commitment and passion for local and foreign ministry seamlessly as he has dedicated his life to

JDA gauging Baxter International impact

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Joint Development Authority (JDA), a board representing four neighboring counties, Morgan, Jasper, Walton, and Newton, held their monthly meeting last week to arrange an on-foot tour for the board members of the soon-to-be constructed $14 million Georgia BioScience Training Center,

Rep. Holt won’t make an endorsement in 112 race

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Stating that “I find it necessary to publicly state my position on the race to fill the District 112 State House seat”, State Representative Doug Holt clarified his stance on the contest. “It has been my intent to leave the decision

City hopes to restore Horse Branch

By Nick Nunn staff writer The City of Madison issued a public notice last week stating that the city will be requesting a variance to state environmental law in order to begin a stream bank restoration project on Horse Branch in Madison. City Manager David Nunn stated

MCES Relay event raises more than $1,600

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) held their annual Relay For Life Marketplace fundraiser on Apr. 17. Jennifer Evans, MCES’s Relay for Life chairwoman and third grade teacher, said the she was overwhelmed by the support of students, parents and community members.

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On April 24 an affray complaint was filed at a Hollis Street, Rutledge location. According to reports, deputies responded to a report of juveniles fighting. When they arrived, reports states, several juveniles fled the area. Deputies were given identification of the juveniles by neighbors and a deputy

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On April 27 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Bramblewood Drive location. According to reports, a woman stated that when she attempted to leave her residence she noticed that her door had been damaged. Reports state that someone had apparently attempted to kick open

Dogs win final game, finish season 13-13

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School varsity baseball team finished their 2014 season last week, after losing to North Oconee High School 8-11 but winning their final game against the Franklin County Lions 5-1. The Diamond Dogs finished out their season with a