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MCHS summer wrestling at full blast

By Leila Dycus staff writer Summer wrestling is bringing new faces to the mat and giving them a chance to try the sport in a fun environment. “This is just the perfect opportunity because there’s no pressure,” said Coach Robbins. “It’s great because the kids don’t have

Archers hold fundraiser for National tournament

By Leila Dycus staff writer Their banner says it all. “Every Arrow Counts” is the motto of the Morgan County 4-H Archery team and, this past weekend, the team kicked off fundraising for their trip to Nationals. “We got a great team of archers headed to Nebraska,”

Sports Calendar

Thursday, June 5 • MCHS Varsity Wrestling @ Morgan County High School, 5 p.m. Friday, June 6 • Marlins Swim Team @ 45th Junior Jaguar Meet (long course), Augusta Aquatic Center. Saturday, June 7 • Marlins Swim Team @ 45th Junior Jaguar Meet (long course), Augusta Aquatic

Boys and Girls Club prepares for annual golf tournament

By Leila Dycus staff writer The Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls club is hitting the course this week to raise money to chance the lives of area kids. “It helps the youth of Morgan County,” said Club Director Gari Quiroz. “It’s a wonderful cause and it helps everyone

Patch to coach at Coosa High School next year

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County High School baseball coach Brandon Patch has announced that he will be coaching baseball and serving as an assistant Athletic Director for Coosa High School, Rome, which is Patch’s alma mater. Patch said that the choice to move back to

Rec department camps begin this week

By Leila Dycus staff writer Every little kid has someone that they look up to, and, for the youth softball and baseball players, that’s often their favorite high school players. This week, Morgan County youth are getting a chance to be coached by their idols at camps.

Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce names 2013-2014 Award Winners

By Nick Nunn staff writer In preparation for their 2014 Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 12, the Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce has released its list of 2013-2014 Award Winners, recognizing seven businesses and individuals in Madison and Morgan County for their achievements during the past year. Winners


Thursday, June 5 • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Friday, June 6 • First Friday On June 6th come out and shop local from 5:00pm-8:00pm! The Madison Artists Guild Gallery, Artisans Alley, I Bowman, Ava Alexander, Canavan, Madison Museum of Fine

Health screenings for county employees reaches a 90 percent participation rate

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer Optional health screenings that are part of the new Wellness Program for county employees started up earlier this month, with an approximate 90 percent participation rate. The screenings are set to become mandatory for employees beginning in July of this year.

Showing of appreciation for retiring Morgan County teachers

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County School System and Partners In Education (PIE), a community group that works to support the school system, hosted a retirement reception for this year’s retiring teachers, 12 in all, at the Morgan County Library on May 28. “