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Wednesday night services have been suspended this month

By Mae Buice, Columnist I just checked the thermometer on the back porch and it read a steaming 52 degrees. Is that enough that it’ll burn all this flu/crud sickness away? Tthe freezing cold didn’t do it. Beautiful day out there. But still so much sickness in

Lake Oconee Living Announces Reader’ Choice Award winners

  Staff Reports The red carpet was rolled out Saturday at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center as Lake Oconee Living magazine celebrated its fifth-annual Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 300 guests from throughout the Lake Oconee area came out to honor the winners of 35 various categories during

Permission t oDream: Morgan County NAACP hosts MLK Day programs

  By Nick Nunn & Photos by Jesse Walker “King gave us a permission to dream,” said Rev. David Powers, Pastor of the Madison Presbyterian Church, speaking at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Birthday Celebration Community Breakfast, which was hosted by the Morgan County Branch

The Sports Desk: Instant Replay

By Nick Nunn, Columnist The realm of instant replay is expanding farther into the national pastime. According to an article by the Associated Press (AP), Major League Baseball announced last Thursday that club owners voted unanimously to approve a new system for instant replays, which will allow

Dogs Best Clarke Central at MLK Shootout

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Clarke Central Gladiators held onto a perfect 16-0 season up until they had to face the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Hoop Dogs this past Monday, Jan. 20, at Berkmar High School’s MLK Shootout, when the Dogs handed them their first

Sports Calendar

Friday, Jan. 24 • MCHS Varisty and JV Basketball @ MCHS vs. East Jackson. JV begins at 4:15 p.m. and varsity at 6 p.m. • MCMS Basketball @ Loganville Middle School, 4:30 p.m. • MCHS JV Wrestling @ King of the Hill, Collins Hill High School, 5:00

MCMS Hoop Dogs stay busy before league tournament

By Leila Dycus intern The MCMS Basketball Bulldogs were busy this week, playing three games in five days. First, the Bulldogs took on Carver on the road. The rescheduled game was played on Monday Jan. 13. The girls took on Carver first, losing 24 to 32. For

Opinions on Maddux’ less-than-perfect HoF induction

Alvin Richardson, Columnist That Greg Maddux went into the Hall of Fame in an avalanche of votes was certainly no surprise. That he didn’t get everyone’s vote still perplexes me worse than trig did in high school. Both topics are as dark and mysterious as the Amazon

Pan-Demonium with Peter Pan

Council awards $600K drain water contract

Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Madison City Council voted to award a construction contract in the amount of approximately $608,000 to Gary’s Grading & Pipeline Company, Inc., of Monroe, for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) drainage improvements. Madison City Manager David Nunn reminded that the CDBG is