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The MCHS Softball Booster Club kicks off a special ECO Sneakers fundraiser

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Softball Booster Club has partnered with ECO Sneakers, a national nonprofit organization aiming to reuse and recycle old shoes. They will do a fund-drive that will run until September 6 and for every pair of

19-year-old twin brothers who graduated from Morgan County High School realize a lifelong dream

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Bailey and Austin Ross, 19-year-old twin brothers who graduated Morgan County High School (MCHS) in 2013, will realize a lifelong dream later this month when they begin studying at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana as pre-health majors. Both brothers plan on

HSMC and Girl Scouts Find Dogs Forever Homes

Leila Dycus Staff Writer An extraordinary group of Covington Girl Scouts made an impact on the lives of some Morgan County animals last weekend by hosting a large adoption event in downtown Covington with the Humane Society of Morgan County (HSMC). After receiving a call from Amelia

MAG Drag Preview

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks Staff Writer On Friday, August 22, the Madison Artists Guild (MAG) will be hosting their first-ever MAG Drag male beauty contest at the James Madison Conference Center, located at 240 W. Washington St., at 7 p.m. MAG Drag will not only be a

MCES Parent Enrichment Orientation

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks Staff Writer On Thursday, Aug. 7, Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) hosted an orientation to familiarize parents with their instructional model for enrichment. At this orientation, parents were given information on the various subjects students would be focusing on in class, such as

First PTO meeting at Morgan County Elementary School

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks Staff Writer The Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) held their first meeting of the new school year on August 11. At the meeting PTO members discussed various upcoming school events and caught up with Principal Ty Snyder. Fundraising and

Annual Back to School Bookbag Drive held at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office a huge success.

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick The annual Back to School Bookbag Drive, held on August 2 and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, was a huge success this year, according to Velde Hardy, coordinator for Morgan County Family Connection. Nearly 250 students showed up to receive free school supplies


Thursday, July 31 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Friday, August 1 • Calvary Baptist Church Revival Friday August 01 at 7pm. Rev. Dr. Gregory Sutton will bring the message. The community is invited to attend. • Picnic and a Movie

Woodard named new school chief

By Patrick Yost editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) held a specially-called meeting on July 31 to announce the top candidate for superintendent to the public. The BOE has chosen James Woodard, the current CEO/principal of the Newton College and Career Academy in Covington, a

Grant ‘down to wire’

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) made a last minute revisal to their application for the USDA $80,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant for the coming Farmers Market on Aug. 5, just two days before the application deadline on Thursday, Aug.