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Alleged Buckhead beat-down attempt goes bad

By Patrick Yost editor Five people were either arrested or cited after a dispute over credit at a Buckhead convenience store led to a man striking a man in the head with a pistol and then firing a shot. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, David

Downtown parking limits to increase to two hours

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The one-hour parking sections of Main Street will be soon bumped up to two-hour parking, according to David Nunn, city manager. “Staff met about the parking forum that was held recently, which was very well attended. We realize almost everyone has

students traffic suggesttons embraced by city council

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor More crosswalks and sidewalks may be coming to high volume areas of Madison after the city council considered a community safety project plan presented to them at their monthly work session on Monday night. Two North Georgia University students, Jeffrey Vernon

Board of Health monitors Ebola protocols, threat

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Morgan County Board of Health (BOH) was briefed on the latest developments in the Ebola epidemic spreading across West Africa, the implications of Ebola for the United States, and precautionary protocols healthcare facilities are adopting in the unlikely event that

Primary School principal announces resignation

By Jamison Hooks staff writer Dr. Betsy Short announced her resignation as Principal of Morgan County Primary School at the Morgan County School Board of Education meeting (BOE) on Monday, Nov. 10. “Tonight, the Morgan County Board of Education accepted Dr. Betsy Short’s resignation as Principal of

Panic in zoo land

Alvin Richardson columist You just don’t ever know what surprises each day will bring if you hang out with me. Not too long ago daddy called and asked me a strange question. He wanted to know if I would like to go look at some water buffaloes.

Muh Ebola outbreak!

Greg Morin columnist When those who steadfastly believe in the ideal of a free society (i.e. no state) try to convince their brainwashed brethren to imagine a world free of institutionalized violence they are invariably assailed not with counter-arguments but rather with emotionalism or questions. “But without

Centennial Soars

By Jamison Hooks staff writer In honor of Veterans Day, Centennial Baptist Church, in Rutledge, dedicated their Sunday service to the brave men and women who have fought to defend the United States of America. Every seat in the Church was filled on Sunday Nov 9 as

Board of Health, state wants students more active during school day

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The Morgan County Board of Health is collaborating with the Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) to implement a statewide health initiative pushed by Governor Nathan Deal for all Georgia elementary schools to adopt Deal’s program, the Georgia SHAPE Power Up for

Madison Police Department

On November 10 Colby Shimoun Jamison, 28, Marietta, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and speeding. According to reports, Jamison was stopped on Interstate 20 at 1:40 a.m. for allegedly driving 90 mph. While the officer was attempting to make a traffic stop, reports state,