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Van Orden signs scholarship

By Leila Dycus intern Laree Van Orden has accepted a full-ride scholarship to Gulf Coastal where she will join a team of elite softball players. Van Orden played three years of high school softball for the Morgan County Bulldogs. She has also played on numerous travel teams

MCMS boys advance after PAC “Super Saturday”

  By Leila Dycus Intern It’s a weekend the middle school basketball teams have been working towards all season: the Piedmont Conference Basketball Tournament. The stands were packed with supporters from the area, all there to cheer on their respective teams. First up were the boys, after

Flambeau adding 100 new jobs at Madison Manufacturing Site

By Patrick Yost editor Flambeau Inc announced Monday that it would immediately add approximately 100 new jobs to its Atlanta Highway manufacturing site. According to Gene Luepkes, operations manager, the injection molded manufacturing plant has secured several new lines of components and is adding machinery from a

Former Morgan County Resident Covers Olympics

By Tia Lynn Leorchick staff writer Kevin Liles, a photographer based out of Griffin, is halfway across the world preparing to cover the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia for USA Today Sports Images. The opening ceremony will commence on Feb. 7 and the Olympics will last

Local Celebrity Junior Rogers Celebrated his 74th Birthday

Obituaries: David Glenn Keener

David Glenn Keener, 85, a resident of Madison entered his heavenly home January 28, 2014 from Covington. He was born to William H. and N. Bernice Keener on April 12, 1928 in Arnold, Penn. He was born again at the age 10. After graduating from New Kensington

Obituaries: Daudre Carlin Fears

Daudre Carlin Fears, 91 of Sandy Springs died peacefully at the Hospice Atlanta Center on January 31, 2014. She spent her childhood years in Beaumont and Orange, Texas and attended Lamar University in Beaumont. Mrs. Fears was preceded in death by her parents Leah B. Carlin and

Obituaries: Sid Neal

Sid Neal of Rutledge died January 26, 2014. He was born June 9, 1928. Mr. Neal was retired from General Motors Corporation. He was an avid outdoorsman and coon hunter. He was a member of Madison Baptist Church. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by Geneva Neal.

Obituaries: Harvey Byrd, Jr.

Harvey Byrd Jr. passed away at the age of 72 on Friday, January 31, 2014. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at Jackson Grove Baptist Church, 1680 Lower Apalachee Road, Madison. There will be a visitation Friday, Feb. 7, 6 – 8

Obituaries: Elie Carter

Elie Carter passed away at the age of 74 on Friday, January 31, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Springfield Baptist, 2410 Bethany Church Road, Madison. There will be a visitation Friday, Feb.7, 5-7 p.m. at Jones and Turner Chapel,