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Clear Cutting Raising Questions

Morgan County Planning Director Chuck Jarrell stated last week that the clearcutting taking place on the east side of Highway 441 at Morgan County’s border with Oconee County is a timbering operation on 70 acres owned by Log Creek, LLP, from Athens. According to Jarrell, Georgia Pacific

Madison deeds acreage to board of education

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted to deed approximately 10.4 acres of the city’s Municipal Park on College Drive to the Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) so that the BOE will be able to use Education Local Option Sales Tax (ELOST) funds

No decision yet on making up snow days

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) discussed the possibility of having to make up school days on account of inclement weather shutting down the schools two weeks ago. “Right now, students have missed four days of school. If we don’t miss

Father-Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance

  The Morgan County Rec. Department sponsored its Annual Valentine’s Day Dance for Fathers and Daughters.

NAACP Branch celebrates Founders Day

      Guest speaker Minister Demarcus Brinkley delivers a lively speech. The Morgan County Branch of the NAACP held their annual Founder’s Day Celebration at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Madison last Saturday, Feb. 8. Minister Demarcus Brinkley of the Smyrna Baptist Church gave the keynote

Black History Month: W.J. and Martha Reid

By Tia Lynn Leorchick staff writer Madison Mayor Fred Perriman, president and co-founder of the Morgan County African American Museum, came to this newspaper with the idea of choosing four married couples in the community to be spotlighted during Black History Month in February. W.J. Reid, 77

The Sports Desk: Sochi

By Nick Nunn, Columnist During the past week, I’ve really been struggling with how I should deal with some of the recent developments involving some of journalists and media figures covering the Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. I mean, when you’ve got stray dogs patrolling newly built

Mat Dogs send three wrestlers to the State this weekend

By Nick Nunn staff writer After tough competition during the day-long AAA Eastern Sectionals that took place last Saturday, Feb. 8, three Morgan County Mat Dogs wrestlers – Jacob McAlister, Jeremy Worth, and Zack Jenkins – secured a spot in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State

MCMS Hoop Dogs take PAC championship in Monticello

By Leila Dycus News Intern The stands were packed Saturday with fans from across the area there to cheer their respected teams to victory in the 2014 Piedmont Area Conference Basketball Championship. Monticello may have gone into the championship game in the number one spot with home

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 13 • MCHS Varsity Wrestling @ State Championships at Gwinnett Arena, time TBA. • MCHS Varsity and JV Tennis @ Buford, 4:00 p.m. • MCHS Varsity Soccer @ Oglethorpe County, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 • MCHS Varsity Wrestling @ State Championships at Gwinnett Arena,