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County balks at annexation request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) decided to move forward on drafting a formal note of public concern over an annexation request from the city of Madison for Hallie Duan, owner of Hallie Jane’s Catering in downtown Madison at their June

Moss pleads in Bostwick beating case

By Patrick Yost editor Kaleb Jordan Moss, 19, and co-defendant David Gunner McCullough, 20, both pled guilty Monday in Morgan County Superior Court for their role in the beating and robbing of a 70–year–old Bostwick man on Sunday, June 23. Both Moss and McCullough received 20 year

Crime spree halted?

By Patrick Yost editor Madison Police Department investigators believe a more than five month burglary and auto entry spree ended last week with the arrest of two Madison men on dozens of theft charges. According to Det. Scott Pitocchelli, Madison Police Department, Madison Police Officers Cody Morris

City, DDA to purchase parking lot for $305,000

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) voted unanimously to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Madison in order to purchase property at 162 North Main Street, including the parking lot that the city currently leases for its own

Zoo preview

By Andrea Gable staff writer The Georgia Zoo & Safari Park welcomed more than 200 guests to its first “friendraiser” on Sunday at Variety Works in downtown Madison. The Savory Safari event featured a showcase of Georgia Grown food and specialty products and a live cooking demonstration

Sheriff’s Office ramps up ‘crusade’ against meth

By Patrick Yost staff writer With the third methamphetamine arrest in as many weeks, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Chris Bish is making no excuses for an operation against the distribution of methamphetamine that he calls a “crusade.” “I’m tired of it,” Bish, a former GBI investigator

Operation ‘Zero Tolerance’ targets impaired driving

By Patrick Yost staff writer The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many as friends and family gather to celebrate America with food, parades, parties and fireworks. However, for some, the holiday will go from festive to fatal when they choose to get behind the

Planning Commission tackles personal care homes for Morgan

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission heard a request for a text amendment that would change definitions and use requirements regarding various types of personal care establishments for both the Morgan County Zoning Ordinance and the City of Rutledge Zoning Ordinance. Morgan County

Congressional candidate Collins speaks at James Madison Inn

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Mike Collins, a Republican primary candidate for the 10th Congressional District U.S. representative election, held a meet-and-greet at the James Madison Inn on Thursday, Jun. 19, to acquaint himself with local Morgan County residents, business owners, and community leaders, including: Lee

Pic-a-nic baskets

I remember a commercial that ran frequently not too long ago, and the premise of the commercial was basically this: don’t believe everything you see on the internet. My first response to this ad (the purpose of which I cannot remember) was “Duh!” I mean, who really