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MCHS Culinary Arts teams wins $1500 scholarship

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Culinary Arts team won second place in the Culinary Arts Occupation competition at this year’s Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference in Athens, Ga. in late March. As their prize, the

Home–schooled student wants to play in band

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer A Morgan County home-schooler, Karen Mullins, petitioned the Morgan County School Board on April 14 to allow her son, who will be in ninth grade this fall, to join the Morgan County High School marching band. Mullins provided the board with

Madison Council considers small cost of living raise

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council voted unanimously to approve a 1.52 percent adjustment to the cost of living, which, according to City Manager David Nunn, will create a “modest increase” in the salaries of city employees. Nunn said that the adjustment will also

Diabetes education classes being held by MMH

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) offered a free Diabetes Education class at the Morgan County Library to the public last Saturday, April, 12. The five-hour class was the second diabetes class recently offered by MMH. “This class is an entry level class

HPC approves Parallel Housing proposal

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) approved an application by Parallel Housing, Inc., for the construction of a primary structure near the intersection of West Jefferson Street and Fifth Street. The structure will be a two-story, multi-unit building, which Parallel Housing plans to

URRLS board discusses postponement of revised state funding formula

By Nick Nunn staff writer ­­­ Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS) Director Steve Schaefer informed the URRLS board during their quarterly meeting that the state legislature made the “unprecedented” decision to postpone the enactment of a recently revised state grant funding formula, which would have gone

Happy Easter & be sure to shop local for Easter goodies

Momma is that you! Say somethin’! Stop starrin’ at me all mean like! Gosh Almighty! That’s the scariest ding dang Easter Bunny costume EVER IN CREATION! I’m talkin’ that long-eared, red-eyed face will flat stop a clock! And, what in the Sam Hill do you mean smokin’

MCHS varsity soccer outplays Franklin Lions at home

By Leila Dycus intern After several tough losses this season the MCHS teams returned home to take on Franklin County, proving they are still a force to be reckoned with. On Friday April 11, the Varsity soccer teams were back in action on their home field. Both

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 17 •MCHS Tennis Region Day Two @ TBA, 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 18 • MCHS Varsity Baseball @  North Oconee , 5:55 p.m. Saturday, April 19 • MCHS JV Baseball JV League Tournament @ TBA • MCHS Track 8-AAA Region Meet, time and location TBA

JV Dogs complete season at 15-0

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County High School JV Diamond Dogs completed their regular season last Thursday, April 10, with a win over Eastside to put the team’s season record at 15-0. This is the second year in a row that Morgan County’s JV baseball