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Board demands Madison member

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Planning Commission is pushing for a guaranteed Madison representative on the Morgan County Planning Commision, once the commission splits in January. ThePlanning Commission members unanimously passed a motion recommennding that the mayor and city council of Madison get to appoint a

Senior housing funding approved

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Silver Lakes, a senior housing community to be built on Fifth Street in Madison by Parallel Housing, Inc., has been selected by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to receive $1 million in HOME funds and $4.6 million in Low Income

Ordinance proposed to outlaw tethering dogs in city of Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Madison City Council was asked to consider adopting a new city ordinance that would mandate a tethering ban, making it illegal for pet owners to tether dogs outside unattended. Animal Control Officer Cindy Weinman proposed the ban as a “progressive

Hospital records second consecutive profitable month

By Jamison Hooks staff writer October 2014 Gross Patient Revenues for Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) of 2.2 Million dollars equated to a net income for the month of $15,840. Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kyle Wilkinson, presented the October Financial Report to the Morgan

Memorial Hospital holds successful blood drive

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Shepeard Blood Center hosted a local Blood Drive to benefit Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) on the lawn of MMH on Thursday, Nov. 13. About 40 community members showed up to donate. “The blood drives that we host with Shepeard are critical

Ainslie addresses NEGRC on Morgan development

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Andy Ainslie, chairman of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC), delivered a brief report to the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC), a twelve-county board representing the interests of the Northeast Georgian Region, to share some of the ongoing progress and

Humane Society hosting ‘Bow Wow’ breakfast

By Mauli Desai staff writer The Humane Society of Morgan County (HSMC) will be hosting a ‘Bow Wow Breakfast’ on November 28th at the Lions Club building for their Injured and Sick Animal Fund. The breakfast will be from 8-11:30 a.m., with the tickets being $10 for adults,

Adventure in Fashion

I’ll just come out and say it up front: I AM NOT A CLOTHES HORSE. For those who may not be familiar with that particular term the Urban Dictionary defines a clothes horse as one who is passionate about new and fashionable clothes and consequently spends a

No More Poison

Greg Morin: Last week’s article on Net Neutrality focused primarily on what not to do. Net Neutrality shares an ideological pedigree with every other government backed “solution” intended to solve the problem fostered by government itself. The solution to the (mostly) unfounded fears of Net Neutrality advocates

Another green energy failure

Fred Johnson: Remember Solyndra, the California-based solar company that went bankrupt after receiving $535 million in federal loan guarantees from the Department of Energy? Well, there is now another solar energy project that is in trouble after receiving $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees. That project is