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Buckhead council discusses successful Old Buckhead Days

By Leila Dycus intern On Monday April 21, the Buckhead City Council met for their monthly meeting to acknowledge a record-breaking Old Buckhead Days. “I was tickled to death with how many people were in Buckhead,” said Mayor Ricky Walker. Robin Bone, who headed up this years

Advantage Behavioral CEO requests BOC permission for needs assessment

By Nick Nunn staff writer Oliver Booker, CEO of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, approached the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) about performing a community needs assessment for mental health service in Morgan County. Booker said that he would like to have the formal support of the

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On April 20 a neighbor’s dispute was reported at a Weaver Jones Road, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a deputy responded to a gun shots complaint. When he arrived he was told by the complainant’s that a neighbor had fired 10 rifle rounds and that the complainant

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On April 24 a burglary complaint was filed at a East Jefferson Street location. According to reports, a man stated that when he returned home from Easter activities he noticed someone had ransacked two bedrooms in his apartment. The man said perpetrators had taken $500 that he

JV Diamond Dogs win league championship

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) JV Diamond Dogs put a cherry on top of their undefeated 15-0 2014 season last Saturday by beating Jackson County and the Jefferson Dragons for the Northeast Georgia JV League Championship. The Dogs beat Jackson County

MCHS soccer beats Elbert in final games

By Leila Dycus intern The MCHS Varsity Soccer teams wrapped up their regular season last week with wins over Elbert County. On Wednesday April 16, the Bulldogs took on the Blue Devils in their last match of the regular season. The last home game was also senior

MCHS boys’ golf prepares for region

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School boys’ golf team took on region opponents Oconee County and Franklin County on Tuesday, April 15, at Highland Walk Golf Course in Royston. The Morgan County boys shot a 173 to beat Oconee’s score of 177 and

Varsity Diamond Dogs place fifth in 8-AAA

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Varsity Diamond Dogs fell behind in the region last week with a 1-2 loss to the North Oconee Titans and a 3-10 loss to Franklin County on Monday, April 21. Morgan County beat Elbert County 9-1

MCHS track team sends four athletes to sectional meet for five events

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) track team competed in the 8-AAA region track meet at East Jackson High School last Tuesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 17. Four Morgan County Athletes – Lakashia Willis, Tatyana Davis, Taleah Adams, and Jailyn Ingram

New Fire Station opens

By Patrick Yost Editor Last Friday’s ribbon cutting of the new Morgan County Fire Station was covered by a long, drenching rain. No problem, now. Participants simply walked inside the expansive, three–bay garage of the station to enjoy a quick tour of the $1 million addition to