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 …