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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

Investigation of card fraud at local truck stop

By Patrick Yost Editor Since September, Madison Police Chief Bill Ashburn says, the city of Madison Police Department has received numerous complaints regarding credit card fraud stemming from purchases made at Pilot Truck Stop. On Monday, Ashburn said the city had made several attempts to investigate the

Manhunt ends in arrest

  By Patrick Yost, Editor By Patrick Yost Editor A brief manhunt that included both the Greene County and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office canine units ended Tuesday morning after the suspect turned himself into Morgan County authorities. Logan Isaac Trammel, 23, Madison, turned himself into the Morgan

Coach Nunn . . .NOT

By Nick Nunn, Citizen Sports Columnist I can’t be entirely sure, but I’m pretty sure that, if you were to ask the average young sports fan which member of their favorite team they would like to be, their last impulse would be to tell you that they

Top of the Pyramid: MCHS Competition cheerleaders place ninth at state competition in AAA

  By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) competition cheerleading team placed ninth out of 16 teams in the AAA division at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state competition in Columbus last Saturday, Nov. 16. “We were

MCMS faces George Walton in preseason play

  Leila Dycus, Staff Writer Leila Dycus intern The Morgan County Middle School Basketball teams took on George Walton Academy this past week. For the girls the game against George Walton proved to be a tough one, but the boys’ team went on to pull out a

MCMS not soliciting through “Spirit Wear”

By Nick Nunn, staff writer Last Thursday, the Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce issued an email stating that two local businesses had been contacted by a caller claiming to be a representative for “Spirit Wear,” and asking the businesses to buy an advertisement for the back of