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LOST negotiations now lost? Court ruling hurries a LOST decision; county offers keeping current allocations

County Proposal Following Tuesday’s executive session, the county suggested keeping former LOST rates through Dec. 2014. That means Madison gets 22 percent; Rutledge, 4 percent; Bostwick, 0.6 percent; Buckhead, 0.4 percent; and Morgan, 73 percent. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Sept. 17, Morgan County and the

Graham Ponder’s legacy

Memorial Service  Visitation is Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Church of the Advent Parish Hall. A memorial service is on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Church of the Advent at 11 a.m. A reception will follow. Staff Reports William Graham Ponder,

Council addresses Stanton Springs contract

Joint Contract Provides natural gas to industrial development. Madison responsible for 25 percent of project; Social Circle and Covington, 37.5 percent each. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Oct. 14 meeting of the Madison Mayor and City Council, the council discussed a supplemental contract between the

International fugitive to be extradited to county

By Patrick Yost, Editor Morgan County authorities are awaiting clearance from Texas officials to extradite a British citizen who is not only wanted by the Madison Police Department, but also an international fugitive. According to Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley, local officials have approved the extradition of

Mannington Mills invests $50M, adds 200-plus jobs

By Patrick Yost, Editor Mannington Mills announced last Wednesday that it would expand its Madison operation and increase its workforce by more than 200 jobs. In a combined announcement from state economic development officials, county officials and the company, the company said it would invest more than

Madison candidates speak out

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Oct. 3, Madison City Council candidates Bobby Crawford, Stratton Hicky, Michael Naples and Chris Hodges attended the Madison candidates’ forum, which was held at the Morgan County administration building and moderated by Morgan County Citizen Publisher Patrick Yost. Crawford and Hicky

City issues addressed at Rutledge forum

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Five candidates for elected positions in the City of Rutledge met Monday evening for a candidate forum. Joellen Artz and James Bratcher are running for the position of Mayor of Rutledge, Timothy Smith and Bill Spann, incumbent, are candidates for Rutledge’s District

Officials arrest, charge 11 with gambling

By Patrick Yost, Editor A more-than-two-month investigation ended last Tuesday as Morgan County and Putnam County authorities arrested 11 men on gambling charges. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Harold “Tyrone” Alford, 67, was arrested at his Clarks Ford Road, Buckhead,

County commission: $160k-plus milling project?

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) discussed a plan to mill roads at Grayson Pointe and Morgan Estates for a total of more than $164,000. After discussion, the matter was placed on the agenda for the Oct. 3 BOC meeting. According

Bostwick cell tower passes Planning Commission

About the Tower Intersection of Highway 83 and Hardeman Mill Road American Tower Corporation will construct and own the 195-foot monopole tower American Tower owns 50-60 percent of the county’s existing towers By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning Commission held their regular meeting last