2013 Year in Review – April

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Morgan Memorial Hospital continued to wait for $151,000 in Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) funding from the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), despite having met all preliminary requirements.

The Morgan County Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval for a conditional use permit for Lifeline Bible Church to construct a neighborhood church located at 5680 Eatonton Highway near the Putnam County Line.

On Tuesday, March 26, members of the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce celebrated the complete renovation and No. 1 rating (by Trip Advisors) of Madison’s Super 8 hotel. Morgan County Director of School Nutrition Phyllis Martin works with Atlanta-based Royal Food Service to obtain locally grown food for school cafeterias.

Kelly Products, a leading provider of automation solutions to the agribusiness industry, recently installed a small teaching garden for the Morgan County Elementary School (MCES).

The county Board of Education (BOE), with the backing of the Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) Governance Council, voted unanimously to hire 23-year education veteran Ty Snyder to replace retiring MCES principal, Jean Triplett, at the start of next school year.

More than 870 cyclists participated in the Spring Tune-up Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) and rode all over the county.

The City of Madison submitted its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) plan of “ensuring everyone has access to services” to the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT). Griffin Sorohan, a sophomore at Morgan County High School (MCHS), and the other 21 participants in the Teen Driving Commission presented recommendations to improve highway safety to about 30 Georgia legislators in March.

Members of the Madison Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted unanimously to nominate four buildings to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Places in Peril.

The Madison City Council heard a request for surplus property from Monica Callahan, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Madison resident John Miles has written a book titled A New Day in Court: Recognizing Mediation as the Preferred Method of Dispute Resolution.

Hard Labor Creek State Park, located northeast of the city of Rutledge in Morgan and Walton counties was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 27, 2013 at the state level of significance as an excellent example of a recreational park built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Georgia.

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