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Teachers of the Year

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Morgan County Schools has selected the Teacher of the Year for each individual school and one District Teacher of the Year within the last two weeks. Kelly Brown, a PE Teacher, was named Teacher of the Year at the primary school,

$300,000 returned to local schools

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Morgan County School Board of Education (BOE) received $322,249 worth of state funding after an arbitration decision on the 2013 Sales Ratio Study. In addition to this figure, Business Operations Manager Libby Whitaker explains that they anticipate $60,000 in public utility

Truce Is Called

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Madison leadership and the County Commissioners were set to meet Wednesday, Nov. 12 to discuss the county’s push to split the joint building inspection, but that meeting was canceled due to an agreement negotiated between Mayor Fred Perriman and Commissioner Andy

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