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‘Goosebumps’ to offer early, free screening

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Goosebumps, the film based on R.L. Stine’s popular children’s horror fiction novels , wrapped up shooting in Madison a couple weeks ago. As a “thank you” to Madison for allowing scenes from the movie to be filmed downtown, Sony will arrange

Council rejects family’s request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison City Council voted down two hotly-debated zoning applications from one applicant, Robert Benford, after a three-hour heated public hearing, in which family members, neighbors and prominent community members argued for and against the applications, on August 11. The applications

Health Dept. takes hit

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Back in July, the state of Georgia lost the federal Title X grant of the Public Health Service Act, which funds the family planning services of public or private nonprofit organizations across the county. For Georgia, it’s an $8.4 million loss in

James Madison Inn gets top national rating

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The James Madison Inn, located at 260 W. Washington Street in Madison, was named the third best wedding venue in the country by ResortsandLodges.com, a national site that rates a myriad of travel destinations for quality, comfort, and prestige. The recognition,

School year begins with 32 new teachers

By Jamison Hooks staff writer Although the summer heat is still upon us, summer vacation for Morgan County students has once again come and gone. The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) has been hard at work in order to prepare for the new school year. Assistant

Rising sixth grade students have a chance to acclimate

By Leila Dycus staff writer The rising sixth-graders had their first chance to navigate the middle school hallways last week as they prepared for the transition from elementary school to middle school at the annual Bullpup Training Camp. “Parents- remember this is a transition time,” said Morgan

Madison Artist Guild opens ‘Creatures and Critters’ exhibit

By Leila Dycus staff writer The Madison Artist Guild is teaming up with The Plaza Arts Center to bring an exhibit that crowds are sure to be wild about- Creatures and Critters. “I think the neatest thing about this show, while the theme is easily relatable to

Watson–Brown Foundatin seeking junior board of trustees members

By Leila Dycus staff writer The Milledgeville Chapter of the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees is seeking high school students to help preserve Middle Georgia history.  The Junior Board is recruiting students from its coverage area — Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Morgan, Putnam, Twiggs,

Don Cooper Exhibit at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks Staff Writer Artist Don Cooper held a Gallery Talk on Saturday Aug. 9 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) where he discussed his work, the “Three Paths,” with the public. “Three Paths” consists of the three different directions Cooper’s work has taken over

Law Enforcement-Madison Police Department

On August 10 a larceny complaint was filed at an East Jefferson Street location after a man reported someone entered his apartment and removed his brown leather wallet. On August 10 a damage to property and larceny complaint was filed at Ingles gas station, Eatonton Road. According