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Danger Stopped: Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley brought a high–speed chase to an end Thursday when the suspect attempted to pass Markley on Confederate Road in Madison and was rammed into a ditch. According to Markley, Jeffery Legree Rivers, 45, (right) initiated the chase in Walton County

Juvenile prime suspect in man’s severe beating

By Patrick Yost Editor A Madison man is clinging to life at an Athens hospital after he suffered severe head injuries in a a weekend beating. A 16–year-old male has been detained and questioned regarding the assault. According to Det. Wes Thompson, Madison Police Department, Willie Paul

City of Madison receives $250,000 DOT road grant

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted unanimously to move forwards with a construction agreement between the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) and the city of Madison. The construction agreement states that the DOT will expend a maximum amount of $225,000 in federal funds

Lurey nominated for state ‘Hall of Fame’

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison City Manager David Nunn, on behalf of the city of Madison, has nominated former Madison City Council Member Barry Lurey for induction into the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Municipal Government Hall of Fame. The nomination form states that Lurey served as

Avado building owner wants to covert to personal care home

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission will look at a conditional use permit for a congregate personal care home for the Avado Building at 150 Hancock Street during their work session this Friday. Patrick Reams, the applicant, asks for the conditional use permit

City gives conditional approval to Four Lakes child care bid

By Nick Nunn staff writer After substantial debate at a meeting of the Madison Mayor and City Council, the council voted unanimously in favor of issuing a home child-care conditional use permit to Melissa Camp at 1219 Four Lakes Drive, Madison, with the condition that the permit

JDA seeks grants to improve entrance to Stanton Springs

By Nick Nunn staff writer Paul Michael of TPA Group informed the Joint Development Authority (JDA) that there is work ongoing with the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) concerning traffic issues affecting the Stanton Springs development. Michael stated that the current interchange at the entrance to Stanton

Goosebumps crew creates digital map of Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer A small crew, from the visual effects department working with Sony Pictures for the major motion film Goosebumps, spent three days in downtown Madison last week surveying the town in preparation of filming that is set to take place over the

MCHS Culinary Arts teams wins $1500 scholarship

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Culinary Arts team won second place in the Culinary Arts Occupation competition at this year’s Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference in Athens, Ga. in late March. As their prize, the

Home–schooled student wants to play in band

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A Morgan County home-schooler, Karen Mullins, petitioned the Morgan County School Board on April 14 to allow her son, who will be in ninth grade this fall, to join the Morgan County High School marching band. Mullins provided the board with