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Driver dies after train smashes tractor trailer stuck at crossing

By Patrick Yost editor A Covington man died Sunday after the 1999 Kenworth tractor he was driving was struck by a CSX train. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, Richard F. Furry, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:05 p.m. wreck. Reports state that

Deconstruction of Mapp-Gilmore building is almost complete

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, staff writer The Mapp-Gilmore Building, formerly a funeral home in downtown Madison located at 200 W. Washington Street, is currently undergoing deconstruction in order to be completely rebuilt over the course of the next year. “Reconstructing this building means a piece of that

Need a Job? Workplace training program deadlines soon

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick,  staff writer The deadline to apply for the Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Workplace Fundamentals Skill Training Program ends January 15. To apply for this free course designed to equip adults with highly-desired employable skills, contact the Morgan County Family Connection at: (706) 343-5848

BOC plans county-wide clean-up day

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) discussed the possibility of enacting a county-wide cleanup day for a date to be determined in the spring for the purpose of removing litter from Morgan County’s roadsides. Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar proposed the

Party like it’s 1571! LOL Best of Lake Oconee Awards Gala Next Saturday at The Hall in Madison

Georgia Beyond to debut at MMCC art gallery on Jan. 17

By Leila Dycus intern January will be a month of transition for the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center with the end of the Masterworks on the Move gallery and the opening of the Georgia and Beyond show. “Everybody kind of has different favorites but people do comment a lot

Perriman, Crawford, Hodges sworn in

By Nick Nunn staff writer Madison Mayor Fred Perriman and Madison City Council Members Bobby Crawford and Chris Hodges were sworn in by Morgan County Probate Court Judge Charles Merritt last Thursday, Jan. 2, to mark the official beginning of their terms in office. All three elected

National EMS earns “Elite Eight” recognition

By Nick Nunn, staff writer National EMS, provider for Morgan County, was recently recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for being one of only eight EMS providers in the country to maintain accreditation with them since their inception 20 years ago. According to

Nunnsence: Brethren

By Nick Nunn I pity anyone who was never fortunate enough to have a brother. I mean, it might be just as good (or better) to have a sister, but I wouldn’t know anything about that. But a brother of about the same age can be an

Road Trip to Final Four signals end of my youthful escapades

  By Alvin Richardson, Columnist In prior episodes I have mentioned my waning desire for participating in adventurous exploits. I think that trend is caused by a diminishing fervor for excitement plus an accelerating tendency toward cowardice. As I look back on the foolish things I’ve done