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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Patrick Yost Editor A traffic stop last Friday led to the arrest of three Madison men on marijuana distribution charges and the confiscation of more than $3,000. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Marvin L. Brown, 39, Madison; Keifer Darnell

Zoning change affects industry

By Nick Nunn staff writer In an effort to accommodate the needs of Mannington’s Madison factory, the Madison City Council unanimously passed a text amendment, which will change dimension allowances for Light Industrial (I-1) districts and Heavy Industrial (I-2) districts. The updated changes were also an effort

Orr STAR student, Shuman STAR teacher

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County High School (MCHS) selected Clark Orr, 17, a senior at MCHS as the STAR Student of the Year as part of the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition). In turn, Orr was given the opportunity to select MCHS’s STAR

Rutledge Council works to update ordinance book

By Leila Dycus staff writer The City of Rutledge held a regular meeting on Tuesday Jan. 21, to discuss business license approvals, the scheduling of an ordinance meeting, ordinance updates, and an advertisement. The meeting began with the appointment of Charles Merritt as Municipal Court Judge and

Sixth Grader Mahoney wins county spelling bee

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County students, from fourth grade to eighth grade, participated in The Annual Doris Bray Spelling Bee on Jan. 25. The bee was held at the Board of Education (BOE) building. Jack Mahoney, MCMS sixth grader, won first place, while Joseph

Former Bostwick Council Member Troy Dobbs honored for service

  By Nick Nunn staff writer The Bostwick City Council honored Troy Dobbs, former city council member, for his 49 years of dedicated service to Bostwick during a ceremony held at the Bostwick City Hall last Saturday, Jan. 25. Mayor John Bostwick described the roles that Dobbs

Candidate Collins makes a campaign stop in Morgan

By Nick Nunn staff writer Mike Collins, candidate in Georgia’s 10th district congressional race, stopped in Madison last week on the campaign trail to tell voters about his plan and platform. Collins describes himself as a “business owner and life-long Conservative,” who began his first business at

Nunnsense: Party Time

By Nick Nunn, columnist Sometimes, I wish that I had been a little more outwardly obnoxious when I was still a child. I don’t think that I ever once TP’d or egged anyone’s house, and I certainly never left any burning poop on a doorstep. (I tried

College Education’s Minefield of Dangers

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist Today’s lesson is based on my personal journey through the minefield of getting a college degree. My fervent hope is that this story will help the younger generation to steer clear of some of the pitfalls and realize that, while worth the effort,

A View from the House

By Doug Holt, State Rep. During the second week of the legislative session, the House focused its efforts on budget work as part of the emphasis on an expedited session. Initial, informational hearings on the state’s finances, which normally don’t start until the second week of the