2013 Year in Review – June

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Though the Planning Commission recommended to reject applications for a Bethany Rd. development in May, the Madison City Council approved the zoning requests, which clearing the path for an affordable housing development.

Morgan Memorial Hospital forgoes $100,000 from the county so those funds could be allocated to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office instead.

Bostwick City Council announced that the city park project is set to be completed in 2014.

The Morgan County Humane Society raised a little over $2,000 bathing 40 pets at the Paw Wash and Pet Fest fundraiser.

The Morgan County Board of Education introduced a proposed fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget totaling more than $26.6 million, down from the slightly more than $27 million budgeted for FY13.

Madison resident June Harrell and her daughter, Martha Harrell, received an Excellence in Stewardship award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for the family’s preservation of the Atkinson family home, a house built by her grandfather in 1893.

School system Director of Technology Jay Crawley introduced to the county Board of Education (BOE) his three year technology plan for the system, necessary to apply for Priority 2 E-rate funding from the Federal Communications Commission.

Buckhead City Council grappled with overspending of $18,000. The council voted to increase the city’s water reconnection fee from $25 to $30.

A downtown Madison staple, Ye Olde Colonial Restaurant closed its doors after 59 years of business.

The Planning Commission reviewed a text amendment and proposal from Michael Vaden to allow a zoo on River Farm Run in Madison.

Trisha Yearwood, one of the highest-selling female artists in country music, filmed an episode for TLC Network’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” at the James Madison Inn, in Madison.

Madison Community Theater presented “How I Became a Pirate” at the Morgan County Middle School, in which a young boy finds himself on a pirate ship, learning the ways of a pirate.

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