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Belton takes Brooks in run–off

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The unofficial results are in for the July 22 run-off election, with Dave Belton, of Morgan County, beating out Aaron Brooks, of Newton County, becoming the official Republican candidate for the District 112 State Representative race, with 50.95 percent of the

Vendor says BOE can save $4.8 million

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Rick Higginbotham, a representative from ABM, a facility management service provider, pitched an energy efficiency presentation to the BOE to save money spent on ever-rising energy costs on July 21 at their monthly meeting. ABM conducted a preliminary financial analysis to

School taxes stay flat

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) adopted the rollback millage rate, as advertised, at 16.477, reduced from 2013’s millage rate of 18.213, on July 21 at their monthly meeting. The new millage rate was rolled back from 2013, but results

County commissioners identify top 2015 projects

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar presented the results of the Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) 2013 Strategic Planning goals to enact throughout 2014 at their monthly meeting on July 15. Lamar identified the seven highest priorities of the BOC determined in 2013

Rutledge City Council sets new millage rate

By Leila Dycus staff writer The City of Rutledge held its third and final public hearing to discuss the Millage Rate on Monday. “This being the third meeting I don’t think there is a lot to discuss at this point,” said Rutledge City Council Member Timothy Smith.

Braswell land to be Bostwick park

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County has signed a lease agreement for the historic seven-acre Benjamin Braswell estate property, off Route 83 in Bostwick, to transform the currently overgrown land into a public park for the entire community to enjoy. Charles Merritt, the Morgan County

A Little Rain Can’t Stop the Music in Rutledge

Leila Dycus Staff Writer A little rain never hurt anyone and for Rutledge music enthusiast it couldn’t stop them from coming out to the summer concert series featuring Tim Cadiere. “It just warms my heart to see week after week big turn outs for the concert series,”

School System Transportation Refurbishing Buses

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Transportation Manager Brad Frink appeared before the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) to update them on the progress of pursuing bus refurbishment in lieu of replacement. “To date, we have replaced three engines, painted four buses, installed AC in four

GPTC holds board meeting at Madison’s Serenata Farm

By Nick Nunn staff writer Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) held their Board of Directors meeting at Serenata Farm, 2911 Clack Road, Madison, on Thursday, July 17, in order to discuss the upcoming academic year, GPTC’s ongoing programs, and their role and presence in Morgan County. GPTC

Teen Maze a big hit with Morgan County students

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Three representatives from the Morgan County 4-H Club, Victoria Cagle, Shannon Cagle, Janet Woodward, spoke to the Morgan County School Board (BOE) to review the results of the Teen Maze event held at Morgan County High School in May. The Morgan