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Road Trip to Final Four signals end of my youthful escapades

  By Alvin Richardson, Columnist In prior episodes I have mentioned my waning desire for participating in adventurous exploits. I think that trend is caused by a diminishing fervor for excitement plus an accelerating tendency toward cowardice. As I look back on the foolish things I’ve done

Certification and a local lifeline for those seeking jobs

By Patsy Harris, Columnist “Just go out and get a job!” shriek some to the unemployed, as though the supply of jobs is adequate and the unemployed have the resources to get and keep a job. For many, resources are nonexistent. The skills of getting and keeping

Letters: Morgan Works teaches desirable skills to local residents in need of a job

To the Editor:  Morgan County Family Connection, in conjunction with Georgia Piedmont Technical College, is offering a Workplace Fundamentals Certification Program called Morgan Works! This program consists of classes designed to help the unemployed obtain employable job skills and training, including work-ready OSHA and forklift certifications, Total Quality Management, Total

The Rule of Men

  By Greg Morin, Columnist This past Thursday regulators overseeing the US school lunch program graciously decided to “permanently” ease restrictions added to the school lunch program only four years ago (http://goo.gl/DrULJG). The changes initiated in 2010 were a part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which

Pain the Town Red! Best of Gala is Next Saturday

Who Won? Lake Oconee Living to Paint the Town Red at its annual Readers’ Choice Award Red Carpet Gala, Jan. 18

    Staff Reports Lake Oconee Living magazine invites the community to celebrate the “Best of Lake Oconee” during its annual Red Carpet Awards Gala on Jan. 18 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, winner of this year’s “Best Art Gallery.” Other winners of the magazine’s fifth-annual Readers’

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

On January 3 a larceny complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location. According to reports, a woman alleged that a former roommate had taken $250 from her purse. The woman said the money had been designated for rent. The woman said she noticed that her purse

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On January 4 Tiffany Jane Wall, 21, Madison was arrested and charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct. According to reports, officers responded to a domestic dispute complaint at a Dixie Highway residence and located Wall sitting in the corner of a room in the residence. Reports state

A Celtic Celebration at Church of the Advent

Obituaries: Lonnie McDaniel

Lonnie McDaniel, 59, of Madison, died Sunday, January 5, 2014. Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents Lonnis McDaniel and Mary Shelton McDaniel, and brothers James (Ricky) and Donald McDaniel. In addition to his wife, Jackie, he is survived by daughter Lisa Lindsey (Jay) and son