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MCHS Band in Atlanta Parade

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor After returning from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hollywood over Thanksgiving break to march in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, the Morgan County High School band performed in Atlanta during the annual Children’s Christmas Parade, sponsored by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, on Saturday,

MAG Gingerbread Workshop Dec. 11

By Mauli Desai Staff Writer On December 11 the Madison Artists Guild (MAG) will be hosting their annual Gingerbread workshop at the Cultural Center. This is the 14th year MAG will be conducting their workshop, the tickets are $15 for each family and are being sold per

Historic Heartland hosts its Annual Awards Luncheon

By Jamison Hooks Staff writer The Historic Heartland Travel Association celebrated with an end of the year luncheon to pass out awards, highlight achievements made this year, and to look forward to the future. The luncheon was hosted by the Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). The

Schools earn state top 10 ranking

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Niche, a research website that collects millions of student polls, parent reviews and statistics on more than 120,000 schools, released its 2015 list of Best School Districts in the State of Georgia, with Morgan County Schools placing 10th in the state

Board demands Madison member

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Planning Commission is pushing for a guaranteed Madison representative on the Morgan County Planning Commision, once the commission splits in January. ThePlanning Commission members unanimously passed a motion recommennding that the mayor and city council of Madison get to appoint a

Senior housing funding approved

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Silver Lakes, a senior housing community to be built on Fifth Street in Madison by Parallel Housing, Inc., has been selected by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to receive $1 million in HOME funds and $4.6 million in Low Income

Ordinance proposed to outlaw tethering dogs in city of Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Madison City Council was asked to consider adopting a new city ordinance that would mandate a tethering ban, making it illegal for pet owners to tether dogs outside unattended. Animal Control Officer Cindy Weinman proposed the ban as a “progressive

Hospital records second consecutive profitable month

By Jamison Hooks staff writer October 2014 Gross Patient Revenues for Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) of 2.2 Million dollars equated to a net income for the month of $15,840. Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kyle Wilkinson, presented the October Financial Report to the Morgan

Memorial Hospital holds successful blood drive

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Shepeard Blood Center hosted a local Blood Drive to benefit Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) on the lawn of MMH on Thursday, Nov. 13. About 40 community members showed up to donate. “The blood drives that we host with Shepeard are critical

Ainslie addresses NEGRC on Morgan development

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Andy Ainslie, chairman of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC), delivered a brief report to the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC), a twelve-county board representing the interests of the Northeast Georgian Region, to share some of the ongoing progress and