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First PTO meeting at Morgan County Elementary School

By Jamison Meriwether Hooks Staff Writer The Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) held their first meeting of the new school year on August 11. At the meeting PTO members discussed various upcoming school events and caught up with Principal Ty Snyder. Fundraising and

Annual Back to School Bookbag Drive held at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office a huge success.

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick The annual Back to School Bookbag Drive, held on August 2 and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, was a huge success this year, according to Velde Hardy, coordinator for Morgan County Family Connection. Nearly 250 students showed up to receive free school supplies

Calendar

Thursday, July 31 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Friday, August 1 • Calvary Baptist Church Revival Friday August 01 at 7pm. Rev. Dr. Gregory Sutton will bring the message. The community is invited to attend. • Picnic and a Movie

Woodard named new school chief

By Patrick Yost editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) held a specially-called meeting on July 31 to announce the top candidate for superintendent to the public. The BOE has chosen James Woodard, the current CEO/principal of the Newton College and Career Academy in Covington, a

Grant ‘down to wire’

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) made a last minute revisal to their application for the USDA $80,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant for the coming Farmers Market on Aug. 5, just two days before the application deadline on Thursday, Aug.

Shooting has gang connection?

By Patrick Yost editor Madison authorities are investigating a possible gang connection with a shooting on Overlook Drive last week. According to Lt. Colin Campbell, Madison Police Department, the department is investigating a 9 p.m. shooting where a bullet struck a car and shattered a window of

Hole–in–Wow at the Creek at Hard Labor

By Patrick Yost editor The first thing Tom Metzger did on the way home from The Creek at Hard Labor Creek golf course Sunday was stop and buy a lottery ticket. Metzger says he never plays the lottery, see’s it as a fool’s game. But this time

Indigent care drags hospital’s annual income down

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County Hospital Authority (MCHA) held its monthly meeting on July 31 to review the financial developments for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget-cycle, which ended on June 30. The hospital had an unaudited net income loss of $205,322 for the

‘Goosebumps’ completes Madison filming

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Goosebumps, the film based on R.L. Stine’s popular children’s horror fiction novels , wrapped up shooting in Madison on Jul. 30-31, capturing various aerial shots with the use of a helicopter. “I think overall it has been a very positive experience,”

MMH’s Castillo tapped for state board slot

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Ralph Castillo, CEO of Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH), is set to serve a three-year term on the Georgia Hospital Association Center for Rural Health board, a statewide board representing 68 rural hospitals across Georgia. Castillo will begin his tenor in this