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Thursday, July 3 • Independence Day Picnic & Free Concert at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center at 7 p.m. For more information, call (706) 342-4743. • Madison AA meetings every Sunday and Thursday Call (706-318-1551) for more information. Friday, July 4 • ‘Bostwick Bar-B-Que’ in Downtown Bostwick. For more information, visit

Baxter training center ‘ahead of schedule

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Joint Development Authority, a four-county board monitoring the development of Stanton Springs, met on June 24 to review a proposed beautification plan for Interstate 20 and the latest updates on the construction of Baxter International’s $1.1 billion BioScience Training Center.

Democratic Party holds fundraiser

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Election season will be here before you know it and, for the Morgan County Democratic Committee, it was the perfect time for a breakfast fundraiser. On Saturday June 28 the Morgan County Democratic Committee hosted a breakfast at the Calvary Baptist

Planning Commission recommends rezone of 0 Pennington Road

By Nick Nunn staff writer The members of the Morgan County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of an application to have the property at 0 Pennington Road from the county’s Low Density Residential (R1) zoning to the city of Madison’s Estate Lot Residential (R) zoning. The

Summer Art Camp at Madison Artists Guild

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison Artists Guild held its first-ever summer camp last week, from June 23-27 at the Icehouse Underground for children ages 6-12. “This art camp gives children an opportunity to be creative and have a great time with other children their

Taxpayers vent at BOC meeting

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor Over 40 Morgan County residents flooded the Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) June 17 work session to inquire and complain about the recent property value notifications sent out on May 8. The notifications indicated, for many, a severe spike in the value of

A day for the dooleys

Noted gardeners (and famous Bulldogs) Barbara and Vince Dooley were in Morgan County Monday touring various gardens on a private tour. Pictured at Madison’s Boxwood with the Dooleys are Alex Newton, Jennie Newton, Floyd Newton, Betsy Wagenhauser and Glenn Eskew.

County balks at annexation request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) decided to move forward on drafting a formal note of public concern over an annexation request from the city of Madison for Hallie Duan, owner of Hallie Jane’s Catering in downtown Madison at their June

Moss pleads in Bostwick beating case

By Patrick Yost editor Kaleb Jordan Moss, 19, and co-defendant David Gunner McCullough, 20, both pled guilty Monday in Morgan County Superior Court for their role in the beating and robbing of a 70–year–old Bostwick man on Sunday, June 23. Both Moss and McCullough received 20 year

Crime spree halted?

By Patrick Yost editor Madison Police Department investigators believe a more than five month burglary and auto entry spree ended last week with the arrest of two Madison men on dozens of theft charges. According to Det. Scott Pitocchelli, Madison Police Department, Madison Police Officers Cody Morris