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MCMS holds Career Expo

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) held a Career Expo event on May 9 in the school’s gymnasium. The event featured 40 local career speakers and over 1000 students attended. According to Michele Ramsey, MCMS Counselor, Career Expo 2014 was a

Annual Strawberries & Jazz concert a success

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Middle School and High School held their annual Strawberries and Jazz concert at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 8. The middle school and high school jazz bands performed lively numbers to a packed audience. Jeffrey Rowser,

Decision Day at MCHS

Bringing Awareness: The Morgan County High School 4-H Club hosted the first “Teen Maze” program for the Freshman Academy at MCHS on Tuesday, May 6. The event is designed to help young students see the possible consequences of their actions as they begin to take on more

Property values ‘coming back up’

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County Chief Appraiser Chuck Anglin estimated that property values in Morgan County could increase up to from 25 to thirty percent over the next two years. He stated that the gross digest has increased 15 percent and the net digest is

GP wants $300k deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer During a work session on May 2, the Madison City Council discussed a proposed agreement with Georgia-Pacific Wood Products, LLC, that would extend Madison’s sewer infrastructure so that the city would be able to treat the sewage generated at Georgia Pacific’s mill

Arrests made in ‘Gangster’ beatings

By Patrick Yost editor Two days of gun violence and beatings ended with the arrests of several people, including a group that allegedly have affiliated themselves with a gang known as “Gangster Disciples.” According to Det. Wes Thompson, Madison Police Department, the wave of beatings and shootings

Crawfords retire, sell Madison Drug Store

By Nick Nunn staff writer Bobby Crawford, city councilman and long-time owner of Madison Drug Company, retired on May 1 and sold his share of the business to Gary Whetzel, the co-owner of the business for the last 14 years. Luanne Whetzel, Gary Whetzel’s wife, will be

United Bank’s Beth Pearson featured speaker at WIB event

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly Women in Business event on April 30 at The Caboose, a local restaurant in Madison, to invite local business women for food, conversation, and talk about protecting yourself and your business from identity theft.

Hospital revenue rises, profit drops in March

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) suffered a net income loss of approximately $131,000 for the month of March 2014, despite an increase of more than $224,000 in gross patient revenue from February to March. The hospital’s operating expenses also increased by approximately $201,000

Hospital teams up with Shepeard Center for community blood drive

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial HosMorgan Memorial Hospital (MMH), along with their partner Shepeard Blood Center, will be hosting a community blood drive next Wednesday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order to celebrate National Hospital Week. Shepeard will be grilling and