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One Morgan rocks Town Park!

The annual Student driven concert One Morgan was held at Town Park last Friday with a huge turn out. Photos: J. Connelly

“If I Were Mayor” takes first in state

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer Valeria Tamayo, 11, a Morgan County sixth-grader, won first place in the Georgia Munici­pal Association’s (GMA) annual statewide essay contest, “If I Were Mayor.” Tamayo wrote an essay on what she would do if she had the opportunity to be mayor

School board recognizes Tamayo

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff writer The Morgan County School board specially recognized Valeria Tamayo, 11, a sixth-grader at the Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) who won first place for District 5 in the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Essay Contest at their montly meeting on Apr. 14.

“Do Tell” held at Cultural Center

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff writer Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) held the second annual “Do Tell” storytelling event on April 4-5, with ticket prices ranging from $10 to $30. The event featured the following tellers: Donald Davis, a storyteller at the Smithsonian Institution; Barbara McBride-Smith, recipient of

Fox 5 Atlanta visits Elementary school

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff writer “This is a good way to get out and talk to the kids, especially right now, as we are entering the severe weather peak of the year,” said Milone. “We want to educate kids about staying safe during severe storms.” Milone

Crash kills Morgan fire fighter

By Patrick Yost editor A Morgan County fire fighter was killed Sunday after a head–on collision with another volunteer fire fighter on Pierce Dairy Road that Georgia State Patrol officials said came during a game of “chicken.” Michael Keith Arnold, 26, Mansfield, was pronounced dead at Athens

Chamber’s city funding reworked

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council looked at an amended contract between the city and the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce, which, according to City Manager David Nunn, would put a “finer point” on the expectations that the city has of the Chamber of Commerce.

Man dies in single car crash

By Patrick Yost editor A 37–year–old man was killed Monday after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree off Nolan Store Road. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the man, who has yet to be identified pending notification of his next of kin, was driving a

Construction spending drops by $3 million in city of Madison

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan presented reports outlining Madison’s occupancy and construction statistics for the year 2013 and crime statistics for the year 2012 during the Madison City Council’s work session on Friday, April 4. The report on the number of construction

Child abuse awareness takes front seat

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer Fred Perriman, mayor of Madison and Andy Ainslie, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, delivered a proclamation declaring the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention month in Madison on the lawn of the Morgan County Department of Family and Children