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Madison DDA signs cooperative agreement with Parallel Housing

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Parallel Housing, a non-profit company out of Athens that designs and builds senior housing, to explore a proposed senior development of 40 to 45 units, creating more affordable living

Housing development proposed for 5th Street

By Nick Nunn staff writer At a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Paul AME, A. Gregg Bayard, representative for Parallel Housing, Inc., spoke regarding a potential senior housing development off Fifth Street, which could be completed by the winter of 2016. The development

Humane Society awarded grant

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Banfield Charitable Trust, a non-profit group aiming to end pet homelessness, has given a $7500 grant to the Morgan County Humane Society to assist low-income pet owners with veterinary care costs. The grant is part of the shared vision of

$1 million fire station close to completion

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The construction of the Morgan County Fire and EMS station at the Morgan County Public Safety Complex is set for completion in March, said Fire Chief Mark Melvin. “The station will house both Morgan County Fire Rescue and National EMS,” said

MCAAM Welcomes new leadership, vision

By Nick Nunn staff writer The members of the Morgan County African American Museum (MCAAM) chose to have their annual meeting on Martin Luther King Day to celebrate past achievements, welcome new leadership, and refocus their vision for the future of the museum. The museum also hosted

Morgan Board of Elections updating disaster protocols

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) discussed plans to update their emergency protocols in the event that information needs to be removed from the Elections and Registration office. During the December meeting of the BOER, David Moore and Avery

Biz Buzz: Lake Oconee Living wows again! Ricky D’s gets close!

Diamonds and more diamonds? Check. Fabulous gown? Check! Chic-but-extremely- painful-pointy high heels? Check! Red Carpet? Double Check! Ding dang y’all! Lake Oconee Living’s Best of Lake Oconee gala last Saturday night was a resounding success! We thank all of the many restaurants and caterers who donated delish

Historic Preservation Commission completes reviews

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) completed the first round of conceptual review for the construction of a primary structure at 854 Jasper Street, Madison. Following the procedure for the conceptual review of new constructions, the HPC gave the applicant, Weldon Crook, their

Buckhead considers new $240,000 well

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Buckhead City Council met on January 20 for the first time in 2014. During the meeting, council members approved Grace Bible Church’s request to construct a picnic area on the church’s property located at 489 Buckhead Road. The Planning Commission

Time to let your star shine

Madison Community Theater announces auditions for Fiddler on the Roof. (All auditions are in Morgan County Middle School  Drama Room 920 Pearl Street Madison GA, 30650 unless otherwise noted) Sunday, Jan 26 4:15–4:45p.m. Group audition: sing “Sunrise, Sunset” together as a group. Be flexible, and ready to