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  State Champions: The Morgan County High School basketball team poses Monday morning with their trophy and medals after winning the state championship with a stunning defeat of Buford Saturday at the Macon Centreplex. For more on the team, see our expanded coverage on pages A1, A6

S’No make up days for weather

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) approved Superintedent Ralph Bennett’s recommendation to forgo adding school days or equivalent time to make-up for the six cancelled school days due to inclement weather during the week of Jan.y 27 and the week

Patsy Harris to run for state House seat

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Patsy Harris, 63, as announced her candidancy for the District 112 State Represenative race this November. She is the only Democratic candidate to join the race thus far. The District 112 positon represents all of Morgan County and half of Newton

DDA to sell five West Washington St. lots

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) plans to sell five property tracts in the West Washington Street Gateway. A for sale notice for the tracts was published on March 6, and the DDA members discussed the conditions for the sale of

MCHS Robotics team hosting first–ever cycling fundraiser

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Robotics Team is hosting its first annual cycling fundraiser, RoboRide 2014, on April 26, at 9a.m. It’s $40 ahead of time to sign up for the event. According to Robotics Team Press Release, the RoboRide

West Washington development gathering momentum

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan stated that engineering plans are ongoing for the Anchorage, a planned 34-unit residential development in the West Washington Street Gateway, which is part of the Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) Urban Redevelopment Area. According to Downtown Urban Redevelopment

County–funded veteran referral service has reached 250 vets

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) funds a Veteran’s Information Referral Office to guide local veterans through the process of enrolling in the Veterans of America (VA) System, free of cost. Scott Sellers, a Vietnam veteran, founded the Veteran’s Information

DDA considers parking plan for West Washington

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of Madison looked at looked at possible parking plans for the area between Star Drug at 150 West Washington and the former Madison Hardware & Supply at 174 West Washington during their annual retreat and planning session

DDA projects five–year budget numbers at retreat

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison held its annual retreat and planning session last Thursday, March 6. At the meeting, the members looked at a working budget for the next five fiscal years, which showed that the authority will net approximately $40,000

Madison Artists Guild hosts Mardi Gras gathering

Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison Artists Guild hosted a Mardi Gras event on March 7 to kick off their new monthly series of community events. On the first Friday of every month, the Artists Guild will host a gathering open to the community. “We were