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DDA projects five–year budget numbers at retreat

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison held its annual retreat and planning session last Thursday, March 6. At the meeting, the members looked at a working budget for the next five fiscal years, which showed that the authority will net approximately $40,000

Madison Artists Guild hosts Mardi Gras gathering

Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison Artists Guild hosted a Mardi Gras event on March 7 to kick off their new monthly series of community events. On the first Friday of every month, the Artists Guild will host a gathering open to the community. “We were

Morgan Memorial Hospital hosts quarterly Community Education Course

  By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) hosted their quarterly Community Education Course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) last Thursday, March 6. Participants earn Heartsaver First Aid and CPR Certification credentials during the four-hour course, which costs $40 per participant. “Educating our community on how

Morgan County BOE purchases four AEDs with Conrads Family grant

By Nick Nunn staff writer Four new automated external defibrillators were unpacked at the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) office last Thursday, March 6. The AED were purchased with a portion of a $10,000 grant that the school received from the Conrads Family Foundation Fund, a

Darling Deutzias: Great Shrubs

By Stephanie Hudak, Columnist Darling Deutzias. Okay, maybe I stretched it a bit with the title, but deutzias are a great shrub that isn’t used enough in the landscape. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors with the added attraction of being deer resistant

Taste of Madison!! You don’t want to miss it!

ONE MORE TIME!

MCHS Basketball Coach Charlemagne Gibbons celebrates Saturday night’s victory over the Johnson Atom Smashers. The team will be up against Buford for the AAA State Championship in Macon this Saturday. For more details on the Bulldogs’ win, see page B1. photo by: josiah connelly  

Farmer’s Market gets BOC approval

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar announced during the regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners (BOC) on Tuesday, March 4, that the county will be taking part in a public/private partnership with Keith Kelly, owner of Kelly Products, Inc., of Covington, in

MMH has big month

By Nick Nunn staff writer During the February 27 meeting of the Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority (MMHA), Kyle Wilkinson, CFO for Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH), informed the board of the hospital’s positive net income of almost $194,000 for the month of January 2014. Wilkinson stated that a

LeClair, Mahoney earn valedictorian, salutatorian

By Nick Nunn staff writer Jack LeClair, 17, a senior at Morgan County High School (MCHS), was named the 2014 valedictorian. Elizabeth Mahoney, 17, a senior at MCHS, was named the salutatorian. Principal Jim Malanowski announced their achievement during a specially called assembly for seniors. “These are