Leonard Powell McElhannon, Sr.

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Leonard Powell McElhannon, Sr. of Union Point passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Boswell Parker Health & Rehabilitation in Greensboro, at the age of 79.  Leonard was born in Greensboro, on October 6, 1938 to the late Johnny McElhannon and Ursula Weatherford McElhannon. He attended Greensboro High School and on October 11, 1959 he married the former Sarah Sellers. He worked for Athens Regional Engineering Department as a painter. He loved to travel, especially in the mountains, watching sports, and NASCAR. Leonard was a member of the Union …

School construction underway

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The new Morgan County High School and College and Career Academy (CCA) are nearly a quarter of the way finished as of this week. “I was told this week that we are 23 percent of the way done,” said Dr. James Woodard, superintendent of the Morgan County Charter School System.  “The entire site is being transformed before our very eyes.” The new high school and CCA comprise $26.7 million of the school system’s consolidated campus project. The entire project is estimated to cost $46.1 million and will include a new …

Courthouse hits the big screen in “American Made”

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By Tia Lynn Ivey managing editor Morgan County is adding to its Yallywood movie credits with the recent release of the Tom Cruise blockbuster “American Made,” filmed in Madison in July 2015 under the working name “Mena.” The interior of the Morgan County Courthouse got a huge close up in the film and is also showcased in the movie’s trailer (which can be watched online on the Morgan County Citizen’s Facebook page). Cruise brings to life the true 1970’s story of Barry Seal, a daredevil pilot who worked off the books for …