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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
On Nov.25 a tearing down mailboxes complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road residence. According to reports, a man said both his and his neighbor’s mailboxes had been destroyed sometime between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Reports state that the mailboxes, based on tire marks and skid marks, appeared to have
Morgan Medical hosts ribbon cutting
After 15 years of dreaming, reorganizing, planning, applying, and constructing, the new $35 million Morgan Medical Center, the much anticipated replacement hospital on Lions Club Road in Madison, is finally completed. Hospital officials and local leaders celebrated the completed project last Sunday,
Burglary victims recount friendship, man arrested
Morgan County investigators made a quick arrest that, authorities believe, may have prevented future burglaries. Joshua Nathan McCoy, 29, was arrested without incident on Nov. 30 at a Garden Avenue, Buckhead residence after authorities working leads garnered from local pawn shops allegedly made a co
Georgia’s Noted U.S. Veterans’ Cemeteries
For weeks my iPhone calendar has had a reminder on it that on Saturday, December 15, I am to embark on an early morning two-hour drive with a dear friend to Canton, GA, in order to be at the Georgia National Cemetery by 10:00 AM with thousands of other pilgrims. Deb and I are going there in order to
Lady Dogs rout Franklin in Region opener
It was all Lady Bulldogs in the 2018-19 Region 8-AAA opener. Morgan County disposed of the Franklin County Lady Lions by an 83-43 margin in Carnesville as Lou Reid poured in 25 points to lead her team to the win. The win comes just days after a blowout loss to Buford that Coach Josh Reeves saw as a
Santa coming to Chophouse, Society Hall
Whew howdy! Bedtime at last! I’m slap worn out y’all! A cold winter night in Madison, Georgia. Moon and stars shine bright in their glory while clouds lazily drift. Ascending into sleep . . . deep, deep, sleep . . . Entering the dream realm where spirits roam. Hoooooooooohaaaaaaaaaa hoooooooooooooha
Bostwick’s Whitehead poised for State Championship
Morgan County native, Len’neth Whitehead, has been looking forward to this week’s opportunity for quite some time. In fact, it’s been 15 games since the Athens Academy Spartans faced off with eventual Class-A Private football Champions Eagles Landing Christian Academy in 2017.
Bulldogs basketball goes 1-1 for the week
Without the services of an injured Tyrin Lawrence, the Morgan County Bulldogs used a balanced offense to drub Franklin County 62-46 in their first Region 8-AAA contest. MOCO went on the road to face a team that some think could be in the conversation for a State playoff spot this season. The Dogs mo
WWII author, B-17 salvage expert at book event in Madison
Morgan County author Bruce Gamble will join Pennsylvania resident Alfred Hagen for the launch party of Gamble’s book, “Kangaroo Squadron: American Courage in the Darkest Days of World War II,” on Friday, the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.”
Drive-by shooting targeted east Athens home
Athens-Clarke County police investigated on Monday a drive-by shooting that targeted an eastside home. Neither resident, a 73-year-old woman and a 17-year-old male relative, was injured.
Grandmother hopes for answers after autistic granddaughter's body found in river
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- Sylesta Seabrum is preparing for her first Christmas without a beloved member of her family. All she wants is to know who killed her autistic granddaughter, Shanequa Sullivan, almost a year ago.
A guide to all things Christmas in Morgan County
Lights are being strung, wreaths are being hung, and bells will soon be jingling. The Christmas season is upon us and there is no shortage of local holiday activities on the horizon for Morgan County families to enjoy. From crafts to concerts, from parades to festivals, there is surely something for
Judge rules in City’s favor
The City of Madison prevailed in a lawsuit launched by Historic District residents appealing a zoning decision to accommodate the proposed Foster Park, a 19-house subdivision behind the Historic Thomason-Foster-Miller house in Madison. The lawsuit alleged that the City of Madison did not follow prop
Man tells police God ‘was showing him a sign’ after arrest for drug-laced candy
A man was arrested for drug-laced candy after he was stopped by police for a taillight violation in Walton County on Dec. 4, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office. Jacob Clayton was pulled over on Highway 81 north of Bold Springs Road in Walton County and officers detected a strong marijua
Athens hotel employee charging rooms 'under the table'
A manager of Comfort Inn and Suites on Atlanta Highway reported that an employee was allowing people to stay at the hotel by paying him “under the table,” Athens-Clarke County police said.
Athens Gingerbread Guild celebrates first holiday season with events, fundraisers for charity
The Athens Gingerbread Guild combined two sweet endeavors — fundraising and holiday pastries — to host a series of gingerbread-themed events from Dec. 6–9. The guild hosted its first gingerbread house building competition this year, along with a holiday party dubbed the “Sugar Shindig” and a gingerb
Man shot, killed on Oak Hill Drive in Athens
A man is dead after he was shot multiple times on Oak Hill Drive in Athens, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Walter James Brown.
Christmas coming fast, here comes the tour!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . Everywhere you go! I’m not kidding y’all! If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, honey all you’ve gotta do is trot to downtown Madison and downtown Rutledge and take a look at all of the beautiful decorations! Madison has some new holiday deco
WEATHER ALERT: Schools, offices delay openings Tuesday due to possibility of black ice
Metro Atlanta is not quite done with the winter weather. According to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz, a few snow flurries are possible overnight when temperatures dip into the low 30s. When Atlanta wakes up Tuesday, it could lead to black ice on the roadways.
A look ahead: Athens and UGA events you won't want to miss
The campus and city news desks have compiled a list of events going on throughout the upcoming week that are open to Athenians and University of Georgia students. The list includes events intended to become active citizens, spend family time or participate in conversations surrounding new research o