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Man shot in leg

By Patrick Yost editor A 62–year–old Madison man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and discharging a firearm while under the influence of alcohol after he allegedly shot a man in the leg. Willie Thomas Clower was arrested at his Holland Springs Road residence at approximately

Tax appeal completed

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A tax appeal yielded big savings for Morgan County and the Morgan County Board of Education. The Morgan County Board of Education appealed the 2013 Sale Ratio Study from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts earlier this year. The results

County’s planning commission decison still burns city leaders

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Director of City Planning, Monica Callahan, appeared before the city council on Friday, Oct. 3 to report on the recent Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ (GDCA) designation for Madison as a PlanFirst community last week. Callahan relayed the perks this designation

Madison council seeks to close loop holes in car law

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Madison City Council discussed revising the Junk Vehicle Ordinance to close existing loopholes and create a smoother appeal process for those challenging junk vehicle citations. “We always try to work with people, so ideally there are no citations written,” began

MCHS Robotics teams RoboRide fundraiser gears up Saturday

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The first ever RoboRide is almost here! The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Robotics Team is putting on the this fitness-centered fundraiser, RobRide, a bicycle ride event through Morgan County on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m., starting at MCHS. Registration for

Writing Bad Checks

By: Alvin Richardson I don’t know how long I’m going to live but when it’s all said and done it will never be said that I led a dull life. Something interesting seems to happen every day or two and I’m certainly glad that I can pass

Lifting the veil

By: Greg Morin “There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.” Commander William Adama, Battlestar Galactica

Perdue – outsourcing the middle class

By: Celia Murray Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs during September, driving down the nation’s unemployment rate to 5.9%, the lowest rate since July 2008. Georgia’s is a dismal 8.1%. David Perdue will probably take the credit. The Republican Senate candidate

Rec Dept. to hold movie night this Saturday

By: Mauli Desai The Morgan County Recreation Department (MCRD) will be hosting its’ first “Movie and Picnic in the Park” on Saturday Oct. 11 at the Heritage Park. The first feature is the Lego Movie, which will start between 7:30-7:45 p.m., but the Rec Dept. has planned games and activities for kids, such as face painting, starting from 6:30

A simple way to protect America from Ebola

By: Fred Johnson columnist When President Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta last month he assured us that the “odds of the Ebola virus making it to the U.S. were “extremely low.” And in the unlikely event that the virus does come to America,