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First annual Mommies and Poppies festival attracts over 500 visitors

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Sunflower Farm in Rutledge held its first ever Mommies and Poppies festival over Mother’s Day weekend to celebrate motherhood with two days of food, music, an art exhibit, gardening advice, and of course, poppies. Part of the proceeds will go benefit

Man arrested and charged with cocaine possession

By Patrick Yost Editor A 17–year–old man who was the victim of an alleged gang beating last week was arrested and charged with cocaine possession and obstruction Saturday, May 10. Laronte Jackson, Madison, was arrested and charged after police were called to a Bramblewood drive residence with

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 2 Joseph Benjamin Morris, 32, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with cruelty toward children. According to reports, a 5-year-old child’s father told authorities that when he had visitation of his daughter, he noticed several contusions on the child’s buttocks and legs. She allegedly told the

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On May 2 a recovered stolen handgun report was filed at a Penor Street location. According to reports, officers had arrived at a Penor Street residence as part of a multi-jurisdictional arrest warrant sweep. While searching the residence, an officer located a pistol grip 12 gauge shotgun

4-H team prepares for National Competition

By Nick Nunn staff writer With a pair of state titles under their belt, the Morgan County 4-H Senior Recurve and Senior Compound archery teams have begun preparing for their next stage of competition: the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitation, which will be held in Grand Island,

Hoop Dogs receive State Champ rings

The Morgan County High School Hoop Dogs received their 2014 AAA state championship rings last Thursday, May 8, at the Chop House. photo by dianne yost

Keegan signs volleyball scholarship with Columbus State University

By Leila Dycus staff writer After months of deliberation one of Morgan County High School’s Varsity volleyball players has selected a university. On Monday May 12, MCHS senior Olivia Keegan signed her scholarship to play college volleyball at Columbus State University. The road to this monumental day

Lions Club holds 13th Annual Madison in May races

By Nick Nunn staff writer Runners from as far away as Colorado and Maryland came to Madison last Saturday, May 10, to compete in the Madison in May races. A total of 253 runners competed in the 5K and 10.2K, which were held by the Madison Lions

Keck wins Offensive Player of the Year at Brewton-Parker

By Leila Dycus staff writer From high school volleyball player to receiving one of the her college team’s highest honors Rosalie Keck is taking her sport to new levels. “Well it’s kind of surprising, I didn’t think that I as a freshman would be receiving this award,”

Cisson announces coaching changes for cross country, volleyball

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last week, Morgan County High School (MCHS) Athletic Director Steve Cisson announced that Greg Thompson, current MCHS Tennis Coach, will be replacing Pam Hooten as the volleyball coach for Morgan County during the 2014-2015 school year. Additionally, Cisson announced that Morgan County