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DUI suspect strikes tow truck operator

By Patrick Yost Editor Youngblood Motor Co. President and Co–owner Scott Youngblood was severely injured Saturday after a Columbia, S.C. woman struck Youngblood as he was operating a tow truck on Interstate 20. According to TFC Patrick Prosser, Georgia State Patrol, Youngblood was struck in the face

2000 Baxter jobs expected by 2014; tourism numbers set to soar

By Nick Nunn staff writer Bob Hughes, president of the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Director, gave an economic development update during a work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) last Tuesday, April 15. While Hughes was generally optimistic about the growth

Audit: school system ‘highest quality institution possible’

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last week, the Morgan County Charter School System was recommended by an external review team to receive accreditation from AdvancED, a non-profit organization that accredits both primary and secondary schools both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Cheryl Allread, the lead

Child care, personal care home changes proposed

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan presented proposed text amendments for the city of Madison concerning child-care and personal care facilities at the Morgan County Planning Commission’s work session on Friday, April 18. The city is proposing new definitions for the terms “family

Rutledge wants time to consider assisted living facilities, grass and weed ordinance

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Rutledge City Council reviewed a temporary ordinance to prohibit any actions or permits related to assisted living facilities and personal care homes at their monthly meeting on Apr. 21. The temporary moratorium could potentially last for 120 days to give

Elections board considers ‘emergency’ plan

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) again discussed the topic of creating an emergency management plan for the Elections and Registration office. Board Member David Moore described his idea for the plan as a procedural list of “critical actions”

Depot, cannery at Gilmore House have DDA attention

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of Madison heard updates for several ongoing projects, including the Central of Georgia depot, the depot replacement building, and the Gilmore House, during their April 17 regular meeting. Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan informed the DDA that

Meth-ing around

It’s terrible when an honest mistake makes you the laughing stock of your friends, family, coworkers, or – even worse – your enemies. In this day of technological communication, which allows data and information to fly across the globe at nearly the speed of light, countless millions

Planning Commission discusses conditional use for personal care home

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission discussed an application for a conditional use permit to operate a congregate personal care home at 150 Hancock Street, Madison. The applicant, Patrick Reams, is proposing to convert the existing four-story structure at the address into a

BOC approves engineering work quote for Highway 441

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve a $9,000 quote from Georgia Civil, Inc., for engineering work related to Highway 441 right-of-way road improvements for the proposed farmers market, which will be located at 2620 Eatonton Highway. The fee