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Area Champs! Mat Dogs successfully defend 1-AAA region duals title

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity Mat Dogs successfully defended their fourth consecutive Region Duals title with a championship at the 1-AAA Region Duals, which took place at the New Hampstead High School in Savannah last Saturday, Jan. 4. “This marks

MAYSA hosts first free Saturday clinic of January

By Leila Dycus intern The below-freezing temperatures could not keep a group of dedicated soccer players from participating in a soccer clinic hosted by Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA) this past Saturday, Jan. 4, at Heritage Park as the first of a series of free clinics

Tevin Waller ears All-State recognition

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County High School (MCHS) senior Tevin Waller has been named to the Georgia Sportswriters’ 2013. All-State team. Waller was voted a spot as a defensive lineman on the second-team defense for the AAA class. MCHS Head Football Coach Bill Malone was

Happy New Year’s, Baby!

Woman faces 75 theft, fraud charges

By Patrick Yost Editor A Madison woman turned herself into authorities a day after Christmas on 75 felony counts of theft. According to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent In Charge J.T. Ricketson, Melissa Shawn Stephens, 28, turned herself in to Madison Police Department authorities at the

Memo to Board of Commissioners: 2013 a banner year for ‘proactive’ policies

Nick Nunn, staff writer Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar sent an interoffice memorandum to the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on Dec. 18 outlining county projects and initiatives that were handled during 2013. The memorandum listed almost two dozen initiatives, including the Mannington plant expansion, 911

Here comes Ricky D’s

Downtown cinema to open in February

By Leila Dycus Staff Writer Progress is being made on Madison’s newest form of entertainment: Ricky D’s retro cinema. “We are moving along, we have the wine bar installed, we have all of the seating and everything ready to go in the dining area,” said owner Dana

Several public service posts for city are open

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Openings for public service appointments are currently available for the City of Madison’s Cemetery Stewardship Commission, Greenspace Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission. According to Monica Callahan, Madison Planning Director, there are two openings on each commission open at this time. Applicants must

Holiday feast for two

By Nick Nunn Nature is a relatively emotionless place. As much as Disney movies would like us to believe that foxes and hounds can really be friends, it just isn’t so. In fact, human nature is really so far away from the natural order that the rest