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Crash kills Morgan fire fighter

By Patrick Yost editor A Morgan County fire fighter was killed Sunday after a head–on collision with another volunteer fire fighter on Pierce Dairy Road that Georgia State Patrol officials said came during a game of “chicken.” Michael Keith Arnold, 26, Mansfield, was pronounced dead at Athens

Chamber’s city funding reworked

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council looked at an amended contract between the city and the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce, which, according to City Manager David Nunn, would put a “finer point” on the expectations that the city has of the Chamber of Commerce.

Man dies in single car crash

By Patrick Yost editor A 37–year–old man was killed Monday after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree off Nolan Store Road. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the man, who has yet to be identified pending notification of his next of kin, was driving a

Construction spending drops by $3 million in city of Madison

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan presented reports outlining Madison’s occupancy and construction statistics for the year 2013 and crime statistics for the year 2012 during the Madison City Council’s work session on Friday, April 4. The report on the number of construction

Child abuse awareness takes front seat

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer Fred Perriman, mayor of Madison and Andy Ainslie, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, delivered a proclamation declaring the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention month in Madison on the lawn of the Morgan County Department of Family and Children

Cruisers Car show moved to April 18

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Country Road Cruisers annual “Cruise In” car show has been postponed until Apr. 18 because of inclement weather on Apr. 2. The variety of classic cars will be displayed from West Jefferson Street all the way toward Main Street in

Commission recommends skate board park in Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Skateboard Park Committee, commissioned by the Greenspace Conservation Commission (GCC), released a report recommending the construction of a skateboard park in Madison at their Apr. 1 meeting. According to the report, the GCC “recommends that adequate land be made available

County approves $380k 911 upgrade, system now in place

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Emergency 911 implemented an upgraded advanced communication system, with a $379,00 budget, on Mar. 19. The new system is a Tracked Turbo high brand radio system from Motorola Solutions. The Emergency 911 Communicator System project manager is Richard

Bostwick nearing completion of hotel

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Bostwick City Council discussed a potential plan for funding the remaining renovations necessary for the completion of the Susie Agnes Hotel project. The remaining costs would be approximately $32,000, only half of which could be paid from existing funds in the

Volunteers to the rescue

To the Editor: A vibrant and satisfying Thank You Party was hosted jointly last week for major donors to the Boys & Girls Club of Madison-Morgan County and Children Ferst Foundation of Morgan County. Thanks are due to so many who made this event a memorable occasion.