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Shop small and shop local this holiday season

By Joellen Artz, Columnist Saturday of this coming weekend is Shop Local Day and is a way to promote our local merchants. Did you know that when you shop local that about 50 percent of what you spend stays right in your community in the way of

Tailgate Time!

MCHS holds anti-bullying week of events

  By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer Leila Dycus Staff Writer This past week the Anti-Bullying Organization at MCHS sponsored a week of activities for students to bring awareness to the issue of bullying. Last week students at MCHS participated in activities that revolve around keeping bullying out

Christmas in the Country: Downtown Rutledge is filled with the spirit for Christmas in the Country event

Make Christmas simple, nature’s way!

By Stephanie Hudak, Columnist Okay, normally I’ve been ending my story by suggesting Christmas gifts, but this time I’m going to start with ideas. Well, heck, the entire column is going to be about things you can give to those you love that are part of nature.

Five easy ways to reduce stress

By Dr. Haley Lance, Columnist We’re surrounded! Surrounded by stress, that is. Stress at work, stress at home, it really is the new epidemic. Stress is a normal part of life, and a certain amount of stress is the stimulant we need to achieve our goals. However,

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On November 17 Dritin Rochelle Williams, 23, Shady Dale, was arrested and charged with DUI and obstruction. According to reports, a deputy responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch in the area of Newborn Road and Davis Academy Road. When he arrived, reports state,

Local health department working to combat obesity

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff Writer The Morgan County Health Department held its monthly meeting on Nov. 18 to discuss the escalating obesity epidemic and ways to combat it. Claude Burnett, director of the Northeast Health District, showed the board members a documentary on the health benefits

Student allegedly brings ‘moonshine’ to middle school

By Patrick Yost Editor A 14–year–old male Morgan County Middle School student was released to his parents after he allegedly brought a bottle of “moonshine” to campus and shared it with other students. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, the school resource officer was contacted by

Buckhead to light tree Dec. 1

Leila Dycus, Staff Writer The Buckhead city council discussed the town’s playground at its regular meeting Monday. In previous meetings the city council has been working to decide on how to pay for the improvements to the playground. The Mayor presented the idea that they should aim