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Events at Hard Labor Creek

“Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk” Saturday, February 1, 10 A.M.- 12 P.M This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading

Registration for Morgan County Pre-K Lottery

Morgan County Schools announces the availability of 4 PreK classes for the 2014-15 school year to accommodate 88 students. A lottery drawing will be held on Tuesday, March 4, to draw the names of registered students for the 88 slots. Parents can register their child for the lottery

Garden Notes: Kale, Kale, Kale

By Stephaine Hudak, Columnist This week marks a year that my partner in life passed away and lots of thoughts have gone through my mind. The one that makes me laugh and will continue to bring a smile to my face is what Tom always said about

City’s development landscape changes: TDR plan makes rights transferable

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Madison’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has recruited the Green Space Commission to form a subcommittee to explore the incorporation of a Transferable Development Rights (TDR) ordinance. A TDR is a market-based ordinance, which would promote the voluntary transfer of growth from places

Winter Hits

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Patrick Yost Editor A traffic stop last Friday led to the arrest of three Madison men on marijuana distribution charges and the confiscation of more than $3,000. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Marvin L. Brown, 39, Madison; Keifer Darnell

Zoning change affects industry

By Nick Nunn staff writer In an effort to accommodate the needs of Mannington’s Madison factory, the Madison City Council unanimously passed a text amendment, which will change dimension allowances for Light Industrial (I-1) districts and Heavy Industrial (I-2) districts. The updated changes were also an effort

Orr STAR student, Shuman STAR teacher

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County High School (MCHS) selected Clark Orr, 17, a senior at MCHS as the STAR Student of the Year as part of the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition). In turn, Orr was given the opportunity to select MCHS’s STAR

Rutledge Council works to update ordinance book

By Leila Dycus staff writer The City of Rutledge held a regular meeting on Tuesday Jan. 21, to discuss business license approvals, the scheduling of an ordinance meeting, ordinance updates, and an advertisement. The meeting began with the appointment of Charles Merritt as Municipal Court Judge and

Sixth Grader Mahoney wins county spelling bee

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County students, from fourth grade to eighth grade, participated in The Annual Doris Bray Spelling Bee on Jan. 25. The bee was held at the Board of Education (BOE) building. Jack Mahoney, MCMS sixth grader, won first place, while Joseph