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Indigent care drags hospital’s annual income down

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County Hospital Authority (MCHA) held its monthly meeting on July 31 to review the financial developments for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget-cycle, which ended on June 30. The hospital had an unaudited net income loss of $205,322 for the

‘Goosebumps’ completes Madison filming

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 on Jul. 30-31, capturing various aerial shots with the use of a helicopter. “I think overall it has been a very positive experience,”

MMH’s Castillo tapped for state board slot

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Ralph Castillo, CEO of Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH), is set to serve a three-year term on the Georgia Hospital Association Center for Rural Health board, a statewide board representing 68 rural hospitals across Georgia. Castillo will begin his tenor in this

Durrett draws a crowd

By Leila Dycus staff writer Perhaps one of the most well-known artists, Diane Durrett, graced the Rutledge Gazebo last week, drawing in quite the crowd. “She sold a lot of CDs, which is a good indication that people liked her,” said Terry Reeves, concert series director. The

Bostwick Council hears concerns regarding water

By Leila Dycus staff writer On Monday, Aug. 4, the Bostwick City Council held its monthly meeting, discussing the ongoing pavement project with Garrett Paving, projected to cost the city $32,407. Mayor John Bostwick said the city is moving forward on the project. The council also decided

City consider’s adopting ‘movie policy’ for film shoots

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer In the wake of the recent films being shot in Morgan County, particularly Goosebumps in Madison and Selma in Rutledge, the city is considering adopting a new written policy to put a foundational practice in place for possible future movie and

Law Enforcement-Madison Police Department

On July 29 Richard Damion Sholar, 18, Madison, was arrested and charged with battery and cruelty toward children. According to reports, Sholar was arrested after the 16-year-old mother of his son reported that he had punched her in the forehead while he was wearing a ring. According

Law Enforcement-Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On August 3 a theft by conversion complaint was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, a woman alleged that her grandson had taken her vehicle from her Clack Road residence. The woman said the grandson’s brother told her that at 1 a.m. the

The MCHS football team prepares for the 2014 season

By Leila Dycus staff writer The MCHS Football team is one step closer to the season. Last week, the team participated in an in-house camp and this week, they are preparing a scrimmage. “The kids enjoyed the time they got to spend together at camp,” said Head

A First in Morgan County Basketball

By Leila Dycus staff writer There’s a new team in town. The Scholar Shots are a amateur travel basketball team that had a lot of success in its maiden season. “I would like to send a very special thank you out to every parent that in some