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Planning Commission recommends rezone of 0 Pennington Road

By Nick Nunn staff writer The members of the Morgan County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of an application to have the property at 0 Pennington Road from the county’s Low Density Residential (R1) zoning to the city of Madison’s Estate Lot Residential (R) zoning. The

Summer Art Camp at Madison Artists Guild

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison Artists Guild held its first-ever summer camp last week, from June 23-27 at the Icehouse Underground for children ages 6-12. “This art camp gives children an opportunity to be creative and have a great time with other children their

Taxpayers vent at BOC meeting

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor Over 40 Morgan County residents flooded the Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) June 17 work session to inquire and complain about the recent property value notifications sent out on May 8. The notifications indicated, for many, a severe spike in the value of

A day for the dooleys

Noted gardeners (and famous Bulldogs) Barbara and Vince Dooley were in Morgan County Monday touring various gardens on a private tour. Pictured at Madison’s Boxwood with the Dooleys are Alex Newton, Jennie Newton, Floyd Newton, Betsy Wagenhauser and Glenn Eskew.

County balks at annexation request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) decided to move forward on drafting a formal note of public concern over an annexation request from the city of Madison for Hallie Duan, owner of Hallie Jane’s Catering in downtown Madison at their June

Moss pleads in Bostwick beating case

By Patrick Yost editor Kaleb Jordan Moss, 19, and co-defendant David Gunner McCullough, 20, both pled guilty Monday in Morgan County Superior Court for their role in the beating and robbing of a 70–year–old Bostwick man on Sunday, June 23. Both Moss and McCullough received 20 year

Crime spree halted?

By Patrick Yost editor Madison Police Department investigators believe a more than five month burglary and auto entry spree ended last week with the arrest of two Madison men on dozens of theft charges. According to Det. Scott Pitocchelli, Madison Police Department, Madison Police Officers Cody Morris

City, DDA to purchase parking lot for $305,000

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) voted unanimously to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Madison in order to purchase property at 162 North Main Street, including the parking lot that the city currently leases for its own

Zoo preview

By Andrea Gable staff writer The Georgia Zoo & Safari Park welcomed more than 200 guests to its first “friendraiser” on Sunday at Variety Works in downtown Madison. The Savory Safari event featured a showcase of Georgia Grown food and specialty products and a live cooking demonstration

Sheriff’s Office ramps up ‘crusade’ against meth

By Patrick Yost staff writer With the third methamphetamine arrest in as many weeks, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Chris Bish is making no excuses for an operation against the distribution of methamphetamine that he calls a “crusade.” “I’m tired of it,” Bish, a former GBI investigator