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Crawfords retire, sell Madison Drug Store

By Nick Nunn staff writer Bobby Crawford, city councilman and long-time owner of Madison Drug Company, retired on May 1 and sold his share of the business to Gary Whetzel, the co-owner of the business for the last 14 years. Luanne Whetzel, Gary Whetzel’s wife, will be

United Bank’s Beth Pearson featured speaker at WIB event

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly Women in Business event on April 30 at The Caboose, a local restaurant in Madison, to invite local business women for food, conversation, and talk about protecting yourself and your business from identity theft.

Hospital revenue rises, profit drops in March

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) suffered a net income loss of approximately $131,000 for the month of March 2014, despite an increase of more than $224,000 in gross patient revenue from February to March. The hospital’s operating expenses also increased by approximately $201,000

Hospital teams up with Shepeard Center for community blood drive

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial HosMorgan Memorial Hospital (MMH), along with their partner Shepeard Blood Center, will be hosting a community blood drive next Wednesday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in order to celebrate National Hospital Week. Shepeard will be grilling and

Commissioners approve $105k rec department field lighting project

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously in favor of a motion to approve $105,000 for an external lighting system at Dupree Field and an additional $7,000 for purchase of a scoreboard and the renovation of an existing building so

Mother’s Day ideas from Bizz Buzz, with hot filming news

Somebody help us! Momma’s ain’t playin’! She got her one of them race cars and went to Talladega! I mean she’s got on a red racin’ suit with matchin’ helmet and handbag! Plus her car is aptly named White Lightnin’ cause it runs on Georgia Moon Shine!

MCMS Production brings the laughs

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick A group of Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) seventh-graders, put on a theatrical production of Dr. Sooney’s Medicine on April 28 for elementary school students to raise money to compete at the National Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 23-28. Dr. Sooney’s

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 2 Joseph Benjamin Morris, 32, Buckhead, was arrested and charged with cruelty toward children. According to reports, a 5-year-old child’s father told authorities that when he had visitation of his daughter, he noticed several contusions on the child’s buttocks and legs. She allegedly told the

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On May 2 a recovered stolen handgun report was filed at a Penor Street location. According to reports, officers had arrived at a Penor Street residence as part of a multi-jurisdictional arrest warrant sweep. While searching the residence, an officer located a pistol grip 12 gauge shotgun

One Morgan Special Olympics brings smiles to participants’ faces

By Leila Dycus intern This year’s One Morgan Olympics brought students from all Morgan County schools together for a day of socialization and smiles. “The reason this day is such an important day is because it allows for their abilities to shine, taking away their disability while