Christmas Came to Buckhead

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    By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff writer Christmas came to Buckhead with the arrival of Santa Clause and the lighting of the town’s tree. “I think it’s great for the community to come together to celebrate the Christmas season,” said resident Erin Miller. On Sunday Dec. 1 residents of Buckhead gathered to celebrate the season through the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree. People brought chairs and warm blankets as they stood listening to Christmas themed music. Even Santa and Mrs. Clause made an appearance. Mayor Ricky Walker welcomed …

Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?

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By Tia Lynn Lecorchick By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer ow many sides does a trapezoid have? Where did the Civil War begin? What is on the “tails” side of a nickel? If you know the answers, you might be as smart as a fifth grader, or at least a worthy competitor at the second annual “Are You Smarter Than A Morgan County Fifth Grader?” held on Nov. 21 at the Wesley Building of Madison’s First United Methodist Church. Partners In Eduction, a group of community businesses and organizations partnering …

MCHS holds anti-bullying week of events

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  By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer Leila Dycus Staff Writer This past week the Anti-Bullying Organization at MCHS sponsored a week of activities for students to bring awareness to the issue of bullying. Last week students at MCHS participated in activities that revolve around keeping bullying out of Morgan County schools. The clubs student leaders have been working alongside of their advisors to plan the event. Students participated in a special activity each day of the week. “I am looking for the very best out of each and every day,” …

Winners of the Stars

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    Rob Hanselman and Jill Meeler tear up the dance floor. Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison-Morgan Boys and Girls Club held the second annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser on Nov. 14 and raised over $35,000 dollars. Three-hundred people attended the event, held at hall of The Madison Morgan Cultural Center. “I am still pinching myself. We are so lucky to be part of this amazing community we have,” said Anne Trulock, one of the volunteers who coordinated this year’s event. Trulock danced in last year’s event …

Humane Society Dog Trainers

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  By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer Leila Dycus Staff Writer he Morgan County Humane Society’s newest edition is working to keep dogs out of shelters and in their homes. “We truly want to support, through education, ways that people can help themselves and their dog,” said Linda Lethbridge. Lethbridge began volunteering at another area rescue a year ago when she came across the Morgan County Humane Society. After volunteering at the HSMC, the director Belinda Bell offered for Linda to attend a dog-training seminar with an organization called Sit Happens …

Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony at MCHS

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  By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, staff writer Morgan County High School hosted a Veterans Day Memorial Service on Nov. 11 to honor past and present servicemen and servicewomen. The auditorium was packed full with students, from kindergarten to high school seniors, teachers, community members, and local veterans and their families. MCHS Principal Jim Malanowski estimated that around 2,500 people attended the ceremony. “It is significant to realize just how many people are affected by this day. These services started out very small years ago, and now look at it,” said …

Teachers of the Year

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By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer (Photos by Jesse Walker and Josiah Connelly Leila Dycus Staff Writer ach year teachers in public schools across the state nominate their peers to represent their school as teacher of the year. According to the Georgia Department of Education’s website teachers of the year inspire students and play an active role in the school and community. To be eligible to be a teacher of the year the educator must be on active teaching status and plan to continue teaching. Recently, the four Morgan County Public …

High School students “Show Hope” to orphaned children

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By Leila Drycus, Staff Writer By Leila Dycus Staff Writer Local high school student MaCayla Cook is working to raise money for an organization that is showing hope to orphans and the families that wish to adopt them. Recently, MaCayla established the first Movement Club in the state of Georgia at Morgan County High School. The Movement Club is part of Show Hope, an organization established by contemporary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. The first meeting of the Movement Club at MCHS attracted over 50 students. “We had to move …

A Sunny Day In Cotton Country

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Young farmer waves to the crowd. By Nick Nunn By Nick Nunn staff writer he city of Bostwick could not have asked for a more pleasant day to hold their 24th Annual Cotton Gin Festival this past Saturday, Nov. 2. More visitors made their way to the little town at the north end of Morgan County on the first Saturday in November than ever had before, ready to take in a little sunshine and see some fluffy, white cotton. Although Angie Howard, Bostwick city council member and head of the …

Meet the Dancers of the Stars

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Taylor, Elise & Victoria Faust Carline Jones & Sam Cooper Troy & Kathleen Bryant Mike Torino & Dana Kibbey Staff Reports Staff Reports The event mirrors the popular “Dancing With The Stars” television show. The Boys and Girls Club use this popular event as a primary fundraiser for the club. Twelve dance teams have signed up to participate in the event. Tickets for the event are $50 per person and are available online at www.dancingwithmadisonsstars.com and at Pure Bliss Spa & Shop, 131 West Jefferson Street; Amelia’s, 172 South Main …

Boo-Tastic Fun!

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The Cub Scout Tiger Den 2 of Morgan County’s Pack 91 won the 2013 “Boo-tastic” Award for Best Booth at the annual Halloween Pack Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24. The scouts are pictured in front of their winning Spider Toss game. Pictured are Pheonix Miller, Marcus Brown, Brantly Hicks, Addrian Lawrence, Strat Fielding, Kenneth Hawk, Leader Mandy Reese and Kyler Reese.  

Boo-Tastic Fun!

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You Want Fries With That? Emerson Clark and Lexie von Hanstein had Steak n’ Shake on their minds when they decided n a Halloween costume. The Morgan County girls worked out the outfits and convinced the Athens Steak n’ Shake to create name tags. Photo Contributed

Boys and ghouls enjoy running the Trick or Trot!

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By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Elementary School held their second annual Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run this past Saturday, Oct. 26 in downtown Rutledge. The races attracted a total of 455 runners, with 169 registered runners competing in the 5K. The total of 455 runners shows a marked increase in participation. Only 325 runners registered to compete in the first Trick or Trot last year. “We definitely think that last year’s success helped us to build more awareness this year,” …