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Relay for Life benefit at The Chowder House

The blackberries are blooming everywhere down in here; so watch out for another cool spell.  I just hope it is a cool spell and not a COLD spell.  I think we all agree that we are all tired of COLD!   I also hope we don’t have any

We always know who holds tomorrow

Sunday morning was the beginning of Revival. We had good attendance with members and visitors. It was good to see each one present; some were out because of jobs and sickness. We hope all will be where they can be with us soon. The service was opened

MCHS Class of ‘55 Reunion

Members of the Morgan County High School Class of 1955 met Saturday, April 26 for their 59th class reunion, which was held at Bonner’s Restaurant in Buckhead. We were honored to have one of our teacher’s present, Mr. Marshall Williams. There were 44 people present to enjoy

Rutledge Garden Club participates in County Wide Clean Up

By Leila Dycus intern On Saturday April 26, members of the Rutledge Garden Club gathered at the town fire department to participate in the Morgan County Wide Clean Up. The Rutledge group was the largest group that came together on Saturday to participate in the event. “I

Madison Fest draws about 2,000 people

The city hosted its annual Madison Fest on April 26 in Town Park. According to Madison’s website, “Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ‘greener’ life. This day-long festival in Town Park features: amazing plants for sale, handmade arts and crafts for buying and browsing,

The thrill of the hunt

It’s That Time Of Year: Grace Wells snatches a hidden egg Sunday during the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Madison Baptist Church. Churches across Morgan County celebrated Easter Sunday with a variety of events and messages to mark the day. Grant Peaster (right) takes a moment to admire

Morgan County deputy arrested by Newton cops

By Patrick Yost Editor A Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested Monday, April 21 by Newton County authorities and charged with aggravated child molestation. According to a press release isued by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Daniel McGinnis was arrested and charged and is currently suspended

DUI suspect strikes tow truck operator

By Patrick Yost Editor Youngblood Motor Co. President and Co–owner Scott Youngblood was severely injured Saturday after a Columbia, S.C. woman struck Youngblood as he was operating a tow truck on Interstate 20. According to TFC Patrick Prosser, Georgia State Patrol, Youngblood was struck in the face

2000 Baxter jobs expected by 2014; tourism numbers set to soar

By Nick Nunn staff writer Bob Hughes, president of the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Director, gave an economic development update during a work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) last Tuesday, April 15. While Hughes was generally optimistic about the growth

Audit: school system ‘highest quality institution possible’

By Nick Nunn staff writer Last week, the Morgan County Charter School System was recommended by an external review team to receive accreditation from AdvancED, a non-profit organization that accredits both primary and secondary schools both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Cheryl Allread, the lead