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Over 2,000 attend Tour of Homes

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor The annual Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Morgan County Historical Society, in which private historical home owners open their doors to their decked out Christmas home to the public to raise money for Heritage Hall. Ruth Felix, house manager of

MCPS Holiday Musical

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Out of the mouth of local babes came the joyous holiday spirit through song last week. About 125 first-graders from Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) students sung their hearts out while performing “A Bear-y Merry Holiday” musical on Thursday, December 11.

Lessons from the Nativity

Dr. Michael Stovall In the birth of Jesus, God identifies with us at our deepest point of need, our humanity. “Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room. And heaven and nature sing. And heaven and nature

Now it’s murder

By Patrick Yost editor A teen’s aggravated battery and aggravated assault charges will likely be upgraded to murder after the victim died. According to Madison Police Chief Bill Ashburn, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy on the body of Willie Paul Russell, 52, showed that Russell death

Church youth teams up with museum to bring awareness to local hunger issues

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Charity has never been so creative. The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art (STMA) has teamed up with the youth groups of Madison Baptist Church and Madison Presbyterian Church, to collect food for the needy and to raise awareness about hunger through

Madison appoints its new planning board

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison City Council appointed seven members to the new Madison Planning and Zoning Commission that will come into effect on January 1, 2015 and modified a text amendment to establish the new commission. Council Members Bobby Crawford, Carrie Peters-Reid, Rick

Rowser named County Teacher of the Year

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Jeffrey Rowser, who was named Morgan County’s System Teacher of the Year, was recognized by the Board of Education (BOE) at their regularly meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. Rowser spent a great majority of his Thanksgiving holiday working on his application for

Dave Belton Board of Education Reception

Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Family, friends, and associates of Dave Belton gathered to recognize the end of his time serving on the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) and the beginning of a new chapter serving as State Representative for District 112. “We’re sorry to be losing

City creates new housing commission

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Creating sustainable and affordable housing in the city of Madison is moving to the front and center of priorities. The Madison City Council appointed seven members to the new Housing Opportunity Commission (HOC) as part of the requirements of participating in

Gilmore House site of cannery class

By Zachary Parker staff writer Local non-profit Harvest of the Heart Gardens held a Christmas Cannery class last Thursday at the Gilmore House where attendants were taught how to make and can goods for the holiday season. Led by Canning Director Sharon Douglas, the class offered a