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Madison Fest draws about 2,000 people

The city hosted its annual Madison Fest on April 26 in Town Park. According to Madison’s website, “Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ‘greener’ life. This day-long festival in Town Park features: amazing plants for sale, handmade arts and crafts for buying and browsing,

The thrill of the hunt

It’s That Time Of Year: Grace Wells snatches a hidden egg Sunday during the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Madison Baptist Church. Churches across Morgan County celebrated Easter Sunday with a variety of events and messages to mark the day. Grant Peaster (right) takes a moment to admire

Morgan County deputy arrested by Newton cops

By Patrick Yost Editor A Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested Monday, April 21 by Newton County authorities and charged with aggravated child molestation. According to a press release isued by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Daniel McGinnis was arrested and charged and is currently suspended

DUI suspect strikes tow truck operator

By Patrick Yost Editor Youngblood Motor Co. President and Co–owner Scott Youngblood was severely injured Saturday after a Columbia, S.C. woman struck Youngblood as he was operating a tow truck on Interstate 20. According to TFC Patrick Prosser, Georgia State Patrol, Youngblood was struck in the face

2000 Baxter jobs expected by 2014; tourism numbers set to soar

By Nick Nunn staff writer Bob Hughes, president of the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Director, gave an economic development update during a work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) last Tuesday, April 15. While Hughes was generally optimistic about the growth

Audit: school system ‘highest quality institution possible’

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last week, the Morgan County Charter School System was recommended by an external review team to receive accreditation from AdvancED, a non-profit organization that accredits both primary and secondary schools both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Cheryl Allread, the lead

Child care, personal care home changes proposed

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan presented proposed text amendments for the city of Madison concerning child-care and personal care facilities at the Morgan County Planning Commission’s work session on Friday, April 18. The city is proposing new definitions for the terms “family

Rutledge wants time to consider assisted living facilities, grass and weed ordinance

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Rutledge City Council reviewed a temporary ordinance to prohibit any actions or permits related to assisted living facilities and personal care homes at their monthly meeting on Apr. 21. The temporary moratorium could potentially last for 120 days to give

Elections board considers ‘emergency’ plan

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) again discussed the topic of creating an emergency management plan for the Elections and Registration office. Board Member David Moore described his idea for the plan as a procedural list of “critical actions”

Depot, cannery at Gilmore House have DDA attention

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of Madison heard updates for several ongoing projects, including the Central of Georgia depot, the depot replacement building, and the Gilmore House, during their April 17 regular meeting. Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan informed the DDA that