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Flambeau to add 100 new jobs at Madison Site

By Patrick Yost editor Flambeau Inc announced Monday that it would immediately add approximately 100 new jobs to its Atlanta Highway manufacturing site. According to Gene Luepkes, operations manager, the injection molded manufacturing plant has secured several new lines of components and is adding machinery from a

County running budget on reserves

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard from Beth Grimes, certified public accountant with Bates & Carter, concerning the county’s audit for the fiscal year 2013. Grimes stated that the county’s expenditures exceeded its revenue for the second year in a

Sheriff’s office nabs four for home invasion

By Patrick Yost Editor Three men and a woman have been arrested and charged after a Bostwick home invasion that stemmed, authorities said, from the alleged theft of a video game and game controller. According to Lt. Mark Williams, the four people have all been charged with

Morgan Memorial records a profit for December

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) earned more than $21,000 in net income during the month of December 2013, despite a relatively low daily census of 15.9 patients per day. The gross patient revenue for December was almost $80,000 less than budgeted, but

DDA agrees to spend $300K on Gilmore property

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) unanimously approved a contract for almost $298,000 with Whitsel Construction Services, Inc., for renovations on the Gilmore House property. Whitsel Construction Services will charge an additional 9 percent fee as the superintendent of the project,

Flambeau adding 100 new jobs at Madison Manufacturing Site

By Patrick Yost editor Flambeau Inc announced Monday that it would immediately add approximately 100 new jobs to its Atlanta Highway manufacturing site. According to Gene Luepkes, operations manager, the injection molded manufacturing plant has secured several new lines of components and is adding machinery from a

City’s development landscape changes: TDR plan makes rights transferable

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Madison’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has recruited the Green Space Commission to form a subcommittee to explore the incorporation of a Transferable Development Rights (TDR) ordinance. A TDR is a market-based ordinance, which would promote the voluntary transfer of growth from places

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Patrick Yost Editor A traffic stop last Friday led to the arrest of three Madison men on marijuana distribution charges and the confiscation of more than $3,000. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Marvin L. Brown, 39, Madison; Keifer Darnell

Zoning change affects industry

By Nick Nunn staff writer In an effort to accommodate the needs of Mannington’s Madison factory, the Madison City Council unanimously passed a text amendment, which will change dimension allowances for Light Industrial (I-1) districts and Heavy Industrial (I-2) districts. The updated changes were also an effort