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Willie Paul Russell

Willie Paul Russell, 51, died November 23, 2014. He was born in Morgan County on February 19, 1962 to the late Ralph Russell Sr. and Anna Mary Simmons-Russell. He was preceded in death by both parents, a brother Ralph Russell Jr. and four sisters Mary Russell-Williams, Laura

County/ city call in the experts

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor The city of Madison and Morgan County recently requested the aid of state tourism experts to evaluate the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) tourism model and make recommendations for improvement sometime in January. Bruce Green, a tourism expert from the Georgia Department

Madison Police Department

On December 7 Ashton Phillipi Coates, 27, Athens, was arrested and charged with shoplifting after he allegedly attempted to take a Carehart jacket from Wal Mart, Eatonton Road. According to reports, Coates and a female were in the store and Coates tried on the jacket and then

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On December 28 a harassing phone call complaint was filed at a Mallard Ridge Road residence after a woman said that the girlfriend of her ex brother-in-law had been calling her house a minimum of two to three times a day and either screams obscenities or leaves


By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer The scoreboard said it all at the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Home Opener against Buford where the Bulldogs defended their home court with a 79-68 victory. “We expected for it to be a great battle. They had momentum and so did

MCHS Varsity Girls Beat Buford 46-44

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer Victory was sweet for The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Varsity Girls Basketball team as they took down the Buford Wolves with a final score of 46-44. Coach Joshua Reeves was happy to get the win and saw improvement in his team’s

MCHS JV Boys Basketball 59-51 Victory

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) JV Boys pulled off an exciting 59-51 win over the Buford Wolves. “We are very proud of how the guys came out and played,” said Coach Jonathan Nelson. Lamarcus Stokes scored 14 points and his brother

MCHS Wrestlers defeat North Oconee

By Mauli Desai and Zachary Parker Staff Writers The MCHS Matdogs defeated North Oconee last week. On Tuesday December 2, MCHS JV and V wrestling Matdogs competed against North Oconee at Home. Head Coach John Robbins said, “I was really happy with the home opener [on Tuesday],

39-34 Loss MCHS JV Girls Basketball

By Jamison Hooks Staff Writers The Morgan County High School (MCHS) JV Girls basketball team battled to the end in their game against the Buford Wolves but came up short with a final score of Buford 39 and MCHS 34. “Overall, we played a solid game against

Love Light Fundraiser Sets New Record for MMH

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Morgan Memorial Hospital’s (MMH) annual Love Light Fundraiser, organized by the MMH Auxillary, raked in a total of $11,100 last week, the most ever raised during the fundraiser’s history. In years prior, funds raised were between $6500-$8000, and last year’s Love