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Thursday, May 8 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Friday, May 9 • Morgan County Relay for Life at the Dupree Track. Survivor Dinner begins at 5p.m. Opening ceremony begins at 6:30p.m. Saturday, May 10 • Classical Music that Rocks, FREE Family Concert

Madison-Morgan Conservancy’s fourth annual Derby Day fundraiser sells out

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison-Morgan Conservancy held their fourth annual Derby Day fundraiser this past Saturday, May 3, at Goose Creek Farm, located on the Beauchamp Family’s Cosmo Country Estate. In addition to having a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, attendees also enjoyed a

Teen Maze held at High School

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick The Morgan County High School (MCHS) hosted a 4-H Club event called Teen Maze on May 5-6. Teen Maze is a series of scenes in which participating students are asked to make decisions about drugs, alcohol, and sex and then are shown where

Winds tear through town

Trees Take The Brunt Of The Storm…The first round of a series of massive spring storms ripped through Madison and Morgnan County Tuesday morning. High winds and earlier heavy rains left several large trees, including this one on Main Street across from Heritage Hall, susceptible to damage.

City’s budget nears $20 million mark

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council held their first budget workshop for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget last week, giving council members their first look at the proposed budget for 2015, which totals nearly $18,500,000. The proposed budget marks an increase of more

Movie to start filming

By Dianne L. Yost staff writer The Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce is moving its Visitor Center next Monday and Tuesday to make room for the production crew of the Sony Pictures Entertainment film Goosebumps, starring Jack Black. The Visitor Center will be relocated to the Town Park

Housing development clears Planning hurdle

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve an application to rezone the property at 555 Fifth Street, which is being proposed as the site of a senior housing development by Parallel Housing, Inc., from Limited Commercial/Professional (P2) to Planned Residential

Avado to become assisted living facility

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of a conditional use permit for a congregate personal care home at 150 Hancock Street, Madison. The applicant, Patrick Reams, is proposing to use the existing building at 150 Hancock Street as

Thirty years in the pulpit at Sandy Creek Baptist

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Butch Lee, 64, pastor of Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Madison, has ministered to the community for the past 30 years. Lee has balanced his commitment and passion for local and foreign ministry seamlessly as he has dedicated his life to

JDA gauging Baxter International impact

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Joint Development Authority (JDA), a board representing four neighboring counties, Morgan, Jasper, Walton, and Newton, held their monthly meeting last week to arrange an on-foot tour for the board members of the soon-to-be constructed $14 million Georgia BioScience Training Center,