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Diamond Dogs set new goals for 2014 season

By Leila Dycus staff writer Summer is coming to an end and the Morgan County High School softball team is ready to transition into a regular practice schedule- the team is hitting the field this week to prepare for the coming season. “They’ve been playing with other

A Huge Hit!

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer he City of Madison held its annual end-of-summer celebration weekend, the Firefly Festival, in Town Park on July 25-26. “It was a huge success,” said Ann Huff, special projects coordinator for the city. “It was the largest turn out we’ve had.


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

Sweet Harmony establishes a fan base in Morgan County

By Leila Dycus staff writer Sweet Harmony, wowed the Rutledge crowd last week solidifying a fan base in the town and leaving residents wanting more. “There were people that had never heard of Sweet Harmony that were just blown away by them,” said Concert Series Director Terry

32 teachers inducted in the MC School System

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County School System hosted a Teacher Induction on July 24 for the newly hired teachers and school staff starting this year, 32 in all. According to Sarah Burbach, assistant superintendent, representatives from each school delivered presentations on “what makes

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.