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Mayor Gilbert wants out, Perriman wants in

By Patrick Yost Editor Madison Mayor Bruce Gilbert said Tuesday that he would not seek another term. The announcement came on the heels of current Madison Mayor Pro Tem Fred Perriman stating that he would seek the position. Perriman, 65, has been a 30-year Madison City Council

String of thefts from cars plagues Madison

By Patrick Yost Editor In two days five different vehicles were entered and items were stolen last week. According to Madison Police Department reports, the thefts, which occurred on July 31 and August 1, had a recurring theme. None of the vehicles were locked. “It’s imperative that

CRCT scores hit five-year high, White credits Common Core: Grades 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 break records for exceeding required score in reading

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor CRCT, or Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, results are in, and Morgan County test-takers hit some five-year highs last school year. On the Reading CRCT, third, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students broke five-year records as far as percentages of students exceeding the

Precinct reduction a divisive issue

By Patrick Yost Editor A proposal by the Morgan County Board of Elections to consolidate voting precincts from 11 locations to five was met with both derision and affirmation at a public hearing on the plan last Thursday. More than 50 people attended the hearing at the

Hodges announces candidacy for council seat

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Chris Hodges announced her candidacy in the Madison City Council District 5 race on Monday, July 29. Hodges, the daughter of City of Madison Mayor Bruce Gilbert and Judy Gilbert, was “born and raised” in Madison and has been an agent for

5,000 gallons of diesel stolen: Two Atlanta-area men arrested, charged with theft

By Patrick Yost Editor Two Atlanta-area men have been arrested and charged with the theft of nearly 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel from the Pilot Truck Stop on Eatonton Road. Quentin Anthony Harris, 42, and Oland James Stevenson, Jr., 40, were both arrested on Thursday, July 25

Wanted man found after manhunt

By Patrick Yost Editor At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday Kaleb “Jordan” Moss, 18, was arrested by Morgan County Sheriff’s Office deputies inside the Mt. Perry Missionary Baptist Church on Price Mill Road in Morgan County, according to Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley. Moss had been the

BOC OKs lease with lumber company: Agreement to use space at the Public Safety Complex will bring the county $10,000-plus per month

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During a special called meeting of the Morgan County Building Authority on July 16, the Building Authority – the county commission – approved a lease with Brand-Vaughan Lumber Co., Inc. as well as a contract for the payment of brokerage fees to Joseph

Man found dead on I-20

By Patrick Yost Editor A Morgan County deputy discovered the deceased body of a white male in the backseat of a Ford Bronco on Interstate 20 Tuesday morning. The man, according to Capt. Chris Bish, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division, died from a single gun

BER preps for precinct consolidation hearings

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Board of Elections held a meeting on July 18 to prepare for public hearings on the board’s proposed precinct consolidation plan, which will take place on July 25 at 7 p.m. and July 30 at 7 p.m. at the Board of