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Can You Keep 55,000 “Bosses” Happy?

So, do you think you’ve mastered being a “part-time” legislator, now that you know about voting on bills and pushing your own legislation? Guess again! You’ve got 55,000 citizens in your district, and every day at least a few of them find reason to collar you. These

State freeze on funding puts library in red

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Committee of Chairs for the Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS), met for a specially-called meeting on May 21 to discuss the ongoing freeze of the funding formula for state funds. According to Steve Schaefer, director of URRLS, state funding cuts

Development Authority to sell Shaffer House to Georgia Historic Trust

By Nick Nunn staff writer During their May 22 called meeting, the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) disclosed the details of the DDA’s sale of the Shaffer House at 439 West Jefferson Street to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for $35,000. The DDA purchased the

Bike rewards brings big smiles at MCPS

By Leila Dycus staff writer The last day of school has finally arrived at the primary school and for some extraordinary students their reading has earned them new bikes. On Friday May 23 members of the Madison Masonic Lodge 376 F and AM made their way to

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 23 an argument complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Drive, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a deputy met with the complainant at his place of employment, an auto parts store. The man said that on Friday he had hosted a graduation party and that

Madison Police Department

On May 16 Donald Swain, 25, Madison, was arrested and charged with two counts of sale of marijuana, two counts of sale of cocaine, one count of possession marijuana with the intent to distribute and one count possession of cocaine. According to reports, Swain allegedly sold marijuana

Thirty One Years and Still Kickin

Leila Dycus Staff Writer Thirty-one years and still kickin’! The Rutledge Fair brought handmade crafters, musicians, local restaurants, and residents together for a memorable country fair this past Saturday, May 24. “We just moved here, and the community of just everyone coming together- seeing a town work

Marlins hit the pool for summer meets

By Leila Dycus staff writer The Morgan County Marlin swim team is in full force as they prepare for meets in the month of June. “Summer is actually the swim team’s time to relax and enjoy a more fun level of competition,” said Coach Andy Dunston. With

Baseball program begins instructional league

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) baseball program is shaking up the way their typical summer schedule is going to work this year. Instead of spending the summer months playing games with teams throughout the area, the Diamond Dogs will be engaging

Taylor signs to play soccer for Middle Georgia State College

Mikayla Taylor, signed her scholarship to Middle Georgia State College on May 21. Taylor played volleyball, basketball and soccer for the Bulldogs. However, her scholarship to Middle Georgia is to play soccer. Mikayla said that she is most looking forward to playing soccer in college. Mikayla’s mom