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Council signs $600K deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison City Council voted unanimously to approve and authorize the mayor to sign a contract with Gary’s Grading & Pipeline Company in the amount of $607,740 for wastewater drainage improvements in the Canaan area, pending staff and legal approval. Madison City Manager

Man Dies at rec league ball game

  By Patrick Yost Editor A Madison man died tragically during an adult league basketball game at the Morgan County Recreation Department last week. According to Morgan County Coroner Adam Carter, Wayne Brown, 40, was pronounced dead at Morgan Memorial Hospital last Wednesday night after he had

Recent snow, ice storm cost county $100,000

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer County Manager Michael Lamar said at the recent Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting that the recent snow and ice storm cost the county $100,000. “That’s a lot of money, but most of it is not directly from damage, but the

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Rutledge Council rejects development company water deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Rutledge City Council voted to reject a request from Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company (WREDCO), which would extend a portion of the water service agreement that Rutledge made with WREDCO in 2006 for another 10 years. The 10-year extension would have

First Purple Heart County in Georgia?

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners is in the process of drafting a proclamation in order to possibly become the first Purple Heart County in the state of Georgia. Scott Sellers, commander of the Morgan County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW),

BOE sets qualifying dates for local elections

By Nick Nunn staff writer Bobby Howington announced during the February 20 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) that the qualifying period for four Morgan County offices – Board of Commissioners Posts Districts 1 and 2 and Board of Education Districts 4

DDA to amend Urban Renewal Plan to allow housing deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will consider an amendment to their Urban Renewal Plan in order to accommodate the proposed senior housing development by Parallel Housing, Inc. The current Urban Renewal Plan, which was adopted by the Madison City Council in

Morgan Board of Commissioners wrestle with sign approvals

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer Southern Cross Ranch was approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to have agritourism signs along nearby state roadways to give the business greater visibility. The Morgan County Board of Commissioners also approved Southern Cross Ranch to place either one or

Victims Advocate Lynn gets kudos from BOC

By Nick Nunn staff writer Vicki Lynn, a victims’ advocate for Morgan County, presented an overview of her work accomplished in 2013 to the Board of Commissioners at their monthly meeting on Feb. 18. As a victims’ advocate, Lynn assists victims of crimes by connecting them to