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Zoo preview

By Andrea Gable staff writer The Georgia Zoo & Safari Park welcomed more than 200 guests to its first “friendraiser” on Sunday at Variety Works in downtown Madison. The Savory Safari event featured a showcase of Georgia Grown food and specialty products and a live cooking demonstration

Sheriff’s Office ramps up ‘crusade’ against meth

By Patrick Yost staff writer With the third methamphetamine arrest in as many weeks, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Chris Bish is making no excuses for an operation against the distribution of methamphetamine that he calls a “crusade.” “I’m tired of it,” Bish, a former GBI investigator

Operation ‘Zero Tolerance’ targets impaired driving

By Patrick Yost staff writer The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many as friends and family gather to celebrate America with food, parades, parties and fireworks. However, for some, the holiday will go from festive to fatal when they choose to get behind the

Planning Commission tackles personal care homes for Morgan

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission heard a request for a text amendment that would change definitions and use requirements regarding various types of personal care establishments for both the Morgan County Zoning Ordinance and the City of Rutledge Zoning Ordinance. Morgan County

Congressional candidate Collins speaks at James Madison Inn

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Mike Collins, a Republican primary candidate for the 10th Congressional District U.S. representative election, held a meet-and-greet at the James Madison Inn on Thursday, Jun. 19, to acquaint himself with local Morgan County residents, business owners, and community leaders, including: Lee

Pic-a-nic baskets

I remember a commercial that ran frequently not too long ago, and the premise of the commercial was basically this: don’t believe everything you see on the internet. My first response to this ad (the purpose of which I cannot remember) was “Duh!” I mean, who really

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On June 23 Asie Bernard Tolbert, 23, Madison, was arrested and charged with damage to property. According to reports, Tolbert allegedly went to a residence on Madison Avenue at 2 a.m. and requested entrance. A woman at the residence told officers that she denied Tolbert entrance twice

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On June 21 a theft by taking and criminal trespass complaint was filed at an Atlanta Highway, Rutledge, location. According to reports, a man said the night before he had parked his truck in the front yard of his residence but when he came out in the

HSMC Striving to Find a Center Full of Pups Forever Homes

By: Leila Dycus staff writer It’s not a sale, it’s a special that the Humane Society of Morgan County hopes will help find homes for it’s center full of dogs and puppies. “The discounted price does not mean discounted love,” said humane society staff supervisor Celia Horvath. The

Howington predicts low turnout forJuly 22 runoff

By Nick Nunn staff writer During the regular meeting of the Board of Elections and Registration on Thursday, June 19, Morgan County Elections Supervisor Bobby Howington predicted that the turnout for the upcoming July 22 runoff election will only account for 5 to 6 percent of eligible