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School of Rock!

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A School-of-Rock-style music studio is opening up in Madison on August 1 called Mama’s Pickin’ Parlor, located at 309 North Second Street, owned and operated by Kris Gloer, 44, a 20-plus-year professional musician from Buckhead in Atlanta, is hoping to cultivate

City to apply for grant from community housing program

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to approve a letter of intent from the city to the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) program, indicating that the city will be applying during the 2014 application cycle. The GICH program works with a limited

Call in the big guns

Here’s something interesting: there is a little patch of land between Egypt and the Sudan – get out your globe – called Bir Tawil. Bir Tawil is a mountainous region about 800 square miles in area that is not currently under the claim of any recognized country

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On July 11 a larceny from a resident complaint was filed at a Cook Hill Street location. According to reports, a woman said in June someone took her white purse from her dresser draw. The woman said she did not contact police at the time because she

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On July 9 Phalon Ladarious Robertson, 20, Bostwick, was arrested and charged on outstanding warrants for battery and cruelty toward children in the third degree. According to reports, a deputy observed Robertson at a basketball court in downtown Rutledge. The deputy reported that he had knowledge that

Summer basketball keeps young Dogs warm

By Leila Dycus staff writer This past Saturday the Hoop Dogs were back in action preparing for the end of the summer season. “The games help build a foundation and love of basketball for the kids, but most of all it gives kids a great activity to

Aaron Paul to coach MCHS soccer this season

By Leila Dycus staff writer It’s official. Morgan County High School has a new varsity soccer coach; Aaron Paul will take over as head coach of the 2014-2015 team. “I want to gain everyone’s trust so that we can all work together to build a program that

Cardwell swims with Olympic swimmers at UGA All Star meet

By Leila Dycus staff writer Fourteen Olympic swimmers made their way to the University of Georgia last week for an All Star swim meet and one of Morgan County’s top swimmers completed along side them. “It was an amazing experience because of the atmosphere in and around

Jones, Rittenhouse to host Rec department tennis camp

By Nick Nunn staff writer After two years of teaching tennis lessons in Morgan County Katherine Rittenhouse and Caroline Jones are bringing a weeklong camp to the Morgan County courts. “I would tell them to come on out. Everyone should try it because everyone normally ends up liking

Marlins to compete in GRPA State Championship in Tifton

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Marlins swim team will travel to Tifton this week to compete in the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Class B/C State Championship. The meet begins on Friday, July 18, and continues on to Saturday, July 19. Teams from