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Keep Christmas Simple

By Cathy Best, Columnist There’s a seismic shift going on in me pertaining to decorating for Christmas. Keep it simple, very simple. In years past I cut enough greenery to decorate my house and Martha Stewart’s, made our door wreath, decorated the tree, we cut as a

Last year for Rep. Doug Holt

By Patrick Yost editor District 112 Georgia House of Representatives member Doug Holt said Monday he would not seek re–election to a seat he has served for 10 years. Holt’s term in office is set to expire at the end of 2014. In a press release, Holt

Madison City Council Settles Small Group Tour Amendments

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to approve a heavily edited amendment to the Madison City Code Chapter 26 concerning tour operators and small group tours during their regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 9. The council approved the inclusion of a “preamble” to

Flat Rock Baptist contemplates last 50 years

Morgan County Building Authority accepts $2.5M loan

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Building Authority (BA) accepted a proposal for a 10-year, 4.5 percent interest loan for $2,500,000 from State Bank & Trust during their Dec. 10 special called meeting. After approving the loan proposal, the BA also approved a resolution for

DDA Approves acceptance on 100K project paving bid

By Nick Nunn staff writer During a special called meeting of the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) that took place on Friday, Dec. 6, the DDA voted to approve to give a committee of DDA members the authority to accept the lowest qualified bid – up

Grand Jury returns criminal indictments

Staff Reports The Morgan County Grand Jury met last week during its December session. The following persons were indicted on criminal charges: Gregory Andrew Gordon, 27, Waynesboro, one count possession of marijuana. According to indictments, Gordon was arrested on October 15, 2013 by Georgia State Patrol Trooper

Planning commission approves cell phone tower

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning Commission recommended the approval of a conditional use permit for the construction of a self-supporting, 260-foot lattice telecommunication tower on Glades Road, located approximately one-third of a mile from Morgan County’s border with Putnam County. The applicant for

BeMent, students recognized for passing “Caleb’s Law” at board of education meeting

Leila Dycus Staff Writer Teacher of the Year Amy BeMent and a 4H group’s presentation of a potential teen maze event were among the items on this week’s Board of Education Meeting agenda. The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) met on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

On December 7 Joshua Henry Whitlock, 26, Madison, was arrested and charged with robbery-snatching. According to reports, Whitlock was arrested on a path between Commerce Street and Micha Way after he had allegedly grabbed a black duffle back that contained prescription medication from an Orchard Grove apartment