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On the road for the holidays

By Nick Nunn, Columnist As I grow older, Christmases seem to become a little less magical with each passing year. Call me the Grinch, but that’s just how it has felt to me for the past few holiday seasons. Christmases since I’ve turned 20 or so have

Rockin’ down the highway – MCHS Mat Dogs travel to Elbert County for Granite City Duals

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School Mat Dogs traveled to Elbert County this past Saturday, Dec. 21, to compete in the Granite City Duals. The Dogs fell to Social Circle, Chestatee, and Jackson County but beat Cross Creek. Earlier in the week, the

Hoop Dogs compete in Holiday tournaments

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) varsity basketball teams began their holiday tournament schedule on the road last weekend, with the girls traveling to Atlanta for the Woodward Academy Classic, and the boys riding all the way out to Columbia, SC, for

MCMS Dogs face Hurricanes, Red Devils before break

By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer The middle school basketball teams were busy this week taking on Monticello and Loganville. First up the teams took on Monticello at home. On Wednesday Dec. 18 the teams came back home after a long stent on the road. Even though they

MCMS Mat Dogs place second at Monticello Duals

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS middle school basketball teams were busy this week taking on Monticello and Loganville. First up the teams took on Monticello at home. On Wednesday Dec. 18 the teams came back home after a long stent on

Let Voices Sing!

Man dies in house fire

By Patrick Yost Editor A 70–year–old Rutledge man died tragically in a house fire last Saturday. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, Samuel Eugene Cooper died after his Reese Road house caught fire and burned. Morgan County Fire Chief Mark Melvin said Morgan County Dispatch was

‘Tis the season

County changes stance on signs

By Tia Lecorchic staff writer The Director of Planning and Development, Chuck Jarrell, introduced a proposal to recommend a revisal to the current sign ordinance in Morgan County to allow the use of digital signs for gas stations. The board met last Friday to discuss the preliminary

It’s Official: Commissioners change benefit, retirement plans

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved of resolutions to amend the county’s current Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) defined benefit plan for Morgan County employees and to adopt a ACCG 401(a) defined contribution plan for all employees hired by