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MAYSA celebrates World Cup after week-long camp

By Leila Dycus staff writer What’s the best way to support Team USA in their World Cup efforts? For a group of Morgan County youth soccer players it’s with a bunch of your friends after four days of soccer camp. Last week, June 23 through the 27,

Rec Department holds first year of swim camp

By Leila Dycus staff writer For the first time in Morgan County swimming history coaches and other team members lead a camp for youth. The swim camp ran from June 23 to June 27. Swimmers came together at 10 a.m. in and were picked up at 12:30

Taking a ride across Georgia

By Leila Dycus staff writer A team of riders from the Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls Club tackled a 395-mile bike ride during the Bike Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) event last month. “I just kept saying that I can do it, in my head I just kept telling


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Baxter training center ‘ahead of schedule

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Joint Development Authority, a four-county board monitoring the development of Stanton Springs, met on June 24 to review a proposed beautification plan for Interstate 20 and the latest updates on the construction of Baxter International’s $1.1 billion BioScience Training Center.

Democratic Party holds fundraiser

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Election season will be here before you know it and, for the Morgan County Democratic Committee, it was the perfect time for a breakfast fundraiser. On Saturday June 28 the Morgan County Democratic Committee hosted a breakfast at the Calvary Baptist

Planning Commission recommends rezone of 0 Pennington Road

By Nick Nunn staff writer The members of the Morgan County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of an application to have the property at 0 Pennington Road from the county’s Low Density Residential (R1) zoning to the city of Madison’s Estate Lot Residential (R) zoning. The

Summer Art Camp at Madison Artists Guild

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison Artists Guild held its first-ever summer camp last week, from June 23-27 at the Icehouse Underground for children ages 6-12. “This art camp gives children an opportunity to be creative and have a great time with other children their

Taxpayers vent at BOC meeting

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor Over 40 Morgan County residents flooded the Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) June 17 work session to inquire and complain about the recent property value notifications sent out on May 8. The notifications indicated, for many, a severe spike in the value of

A day for the dooleys

Noted gardeners (and famous Bulldogs) Barbara and Vince Dooley were in Morgan County Monday touring various gardens on a private tour. Pictured at Madison’s Boxwood with the Dooleys are Alex Newton, Jennie Newton, Floyd Newton, Betsy Wagenhauser and Glenn Eskew.