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Your Olympic Moment

Morgan County High School graduate Kevin Liles is in Sochi as a free lance photographer covering the 2014 Olympic Games. During the games Liles is going to send us photos per week of the games. On Monday Liles was covering the speed skating competiton for USA Today.

Here We Snow Again!

By Patrick Yost Editor On Tuesday the Morgan County School system announced, well ahead of predicted devastating ice and snow storms, that school on Wednesday and Thursday was cancelled. The Georgia State Patrol, according to Sgt. Justin Howard, had called in all personnel to be on duty

Money is gone from MCMS Cheerleading Booster Club coffers?

By Patrick Yost Editor While neither organizers, law enforcement or school administrators are adding details, a police report alleging theft by conversion with the Morgan County Middle School Cheerleader Booster Club was filed at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office on February 4. According to the report, which

Development Authority clears $12 million Baxter wastewater facility

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Joint Development Authority (JDA) discussed sewer and wastewater developments at Stanton Springs, including the recent completion of a wastewater system by Newton County Water and Sewer and the upcoming groundbreaking for Baxter’s pretreatment wastewater facility. Mike Hopkins, executive director of Newton

Alligator found on Jasper Street in Madison

By Nick Nunn staff writer An alligator missing after a November 2013 Maxey Lane fire has been found, with its toe nails partially painted, its owner David Burke said. According to Madison Animal Control Officer Cindy Weimann, the 3.5 foot alligator was located near water off Foster

Interstate blocked by fuel spill

By Patrick Yost Editor A tractor trailer wreck on Interstate 20 Monday forced a more than nine–hour closure of both east and west bound lanes of the interstate and created a hazardous waste spill. According to Corp. Robbie Roberson, Georgia State Patrol, a transfer truck hauling 8,800

P.I.E. group makes contribution to local schools

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer Partners In Education (PIE), a group of community businesses and organizations partnering with the school system, distributed funds raised from the second annual “Are You Smarter Than A Morgan County Fifth Grader?” event held back in November during Monday’s monthly Morgan County

DiLetto wants to create city “Business Review Board”

By Tia Lecorchick staff writer City Councilman Joe DiLetto introduced a proposal to create a Business Review Board at the Mayor and Council Retreat in Athens, Ga. last week. The board would take on an advisory role for incoming new businesses to Madison or existing businesses who

Madison Council holds retreat in Athens

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Madison Mayor Fred Perriman and the city council members held a retreat at the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) in Athens. on Feb. 5 to review the Madison Charter, which outlines the nature and duties of the city’s leadership. “This is

Common Core meeting decries program

By Nick Nunn staff writer An informational meeting on the Common Core State Standards for education was held at the Morgan County Recreation Department gym last Saturday, Feb. 8. Five presenters, including Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Pennington, spoke out against the Common Core program. The Common Core