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Varsity tennis prepares for region playoffs

By Nick Nunn staff writer This Wednesday, April 16, the Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity tennis teams competed in the first round of the 8-AAA region tournament, which is taking place at Oconee County High School. Going into the region tournament, the Morgan County girls’ and

MCMS tennis dominates Malcolm Bridge

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) tennis team took on Malcolm Bridge last Thursday, April 3, at North Oconee High School. The MCMS girls played seven matches against Malcolm Bridge, winning five matches to Malcolm Bridge’ two. The MCMS boys topped Malcolm

First class of the Morgan Works Certification Program celebrates graduation.

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan Works and Workplace Fundamental Skills Certification program, which offers free classes training the unemployed to become better equipped to land a job, held its first graduation ceremony for seven students who completed this first-time offered course on April 10

Young Artist Passion Project proposes art exhibit

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Young Artist Passion Project (YAPP) is the brainchild of the Morgan County African American Museum (MCAAM) and the Madison Artists Guild (MAG), both local non profit organizations. YAPP is trying to raise money for their program by April 16 to

GCC reviews TDR ordinance

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Greenspace Conservation Commission (GCC) reviewed a draft of the Transferable Development Rights (TDR) ordinance proposal at their monthly meeting in April. The draft will next be reviewed by the Madison’s city attorney, Joe Reitman, before the commission submits the final

Museum fundraiser earns $10,000

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Steffen Thomas Museum in Buckhead held a Peace, Love & Art fundraiser in March that raised $10,000 for the museum’s educational art programs. With at least 100 people in attendance, the 60s-themed event featured food, a cash bar, a silent

Art program gearing up for summer classes

By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Lindy Burnett of Morgan County is gearing up for the summer portion of her art program called Camp Colorwheel Art Academy, which she runs out of her property just seven miles outside of Madison. Burnett currently works with over 70 children, from

Annual Chicken BBQ on April 26, at Heritage Park

Missed writing last week, but was sick, no church for me, thus, no news. Still not a lot as I missed this Sunday morning service also, but did get there for the evening worship service.  And I want to thank Phil Reid for filling in for me

Springtime… for the newness in our lives

Fresh Star…t Spring is my favorite season of the year. While each season has its distinctive traits, Spring is my favorite because everything is coming back to life as the flowers and trees bloom and the grass turns green.  Psalm 19:1, “The heavens are telling of the

Relay for Life will be May 6th at the MCHS track

You know, I believe that spring has finally arrived; I heard “the man” (as Grandma used to call him) say that we might have a little cool spell this week, but it won’t be too bad.  Someone has said that the blackberries were blooming up near Social Circle, but I