Sort Posts by:

With property values rising, tax rate may drop, Anglin says

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County property owners have been receiving property appraisal notices from the Morgan County Tax Assessors sent out on May 8, an annual occurrence, based on their compiled digest of all Morgan County property values. The digest contains the current calculated

VFW to hold ‘Poppy’ fundraiser

By Leila Dycus staff writer An iconic American program that was started during World War I is coming to Madison this Memorial Day weekend as the Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrate this reflective holiday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will celebrate Memorial Day this weekend by

Buckhead given ‘anonymous’ gift to repair Christmas lights

By Leila Dycus staff writer Plans were discussed at Monday’s Buckhead City Council meeting to buy new and refurbish some of the town’s dated Christmas lights. Mayor Ricky Walker wanted to make a decision about the lights. Currently, a company is offering a buy one get one

Planning commission to consider Farmer’s Market request

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission reviewed an application from Kelly Products, Inc., who is requesting that 47.56 acres at 2620 Eatonton Highway, Madison, be rezoned from Agricultural to General Commercial (C2). According to the staff report, the proposed use of the property

Rutledge mulls regulating city livestock, grass length

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Chuck Jarrell and Tara Cooner from the Morgan County Planning Department appeared before the Rutledge City Council on May 19 to recommend several changes to city ordinances. The proposed changes are in effort of aligning Rutledge’s ordinances with county and state

Rutledge Council considers costly city paving bids

By Leila Dycus staff writer Last week’s special called meeting in Rutledge had council members taking information home to review before this week’s regularly scheduled meeting. On May 13 the Rutledge city council met to discuss paving bids and the budget. The council heard bids from three

Do it yourself

I’d like to imagine that I’m a do-it-yourself kind of guy. I change the oil in my car, do small-to-moderate projects around the house, and have even built a couple of guitar amplifiers for myself. (And then repaired them when they broke down…) I’d imagine that a

Local couple launches line of pepper sauces

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Two local Morgan County residents, Kathy and George Batten, have launched a new business, called Chile Today Hot Tamale, selling a line of pepper sauces and one spicy mustard, all of which are natural and gluten free. “Chile Today Hot Tamale

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On May 17 a fraud complaint was filed at a North Main Street location. According to reports, a woman stated that someone had used her debit card information to make four charges totaling $750. The charges were all made in Orlando, Fla. and were made at Sam’s

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 17 a criminal trespass complaint was filed at a Three Notch Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress complaint and met the complainant at the intersection of Reids Ferry Road and Old Seven Islands Road. The man said