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Incumbent Michael Naples running for Dist. 5

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Michael Naples, incumbent, has announced that he is running for reelection for the District 5 seat on the Madison City Council. Naples, who has served on the council since 2005, stated that he has “done a conscientious job for both the city

Seven precincts for county

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer After considering a precinct consolidation plan that would reduce the number of voting precincts to five from the current 11, the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) voted 3-1 in favor of adopting a seven-precinct plan. The adopted plan aligns

Concern about open windows

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Aug. 13 meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), concerns were expressed about missing windows on the Mapp-Gilmore building at 200 West Washington Street. Marti Jessup, chair of the HPC, stated that open spaces in the building, such as the

DDA OKs $155k acquisition loan

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) voted in favor of a resolution for an acquisition loan to buy the Star Drug/NBC building at 150 West Washington Street, Madison. The loan principal will amount to $155,000 and an interest rate of no more than

Peters-Reid to run for Dist. 1 seat

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Carrie Peters-Reid has announced her intent to run for the position of District 1 representative on the Madison City Council. The District 1 seat will become vacant during this election cycle when current Council Member Fred Perriman gives up the position in

Belton opposes high school economics text

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) member Dave Belton is opposed to the approval of a proposed textbook, “Krugman’s Economics for AP,” for use in the high school’s Advanced Placement Economics course due to the politics of the writer on whom the

2012 crosswalk fatality: No criminal charges filed

By Patrick Yost, Editor Based on the results of a more-than-150-page Special Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) investigation of a fatal crosswalk incident in Madison, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Alison Burleson said Monday that no criminal charges will be filed in the incident. On Jan. 26,

Triplett takes over for White: Former MCES principal now named interim assistant superintendent, per BOE

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) Monday night unanimously, with Board Member Keith Howard absent, approved a measure making former Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) principal, Jean Triplett, a half-time interim assistant superintendent. The decision to name Triplett to the position

$1.63M to reroute wastewater? Council hears plan to decommission Northside plant and divert wastewater to Southside for $1.63M

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Aug. 12 meeting of the Madison City Council, City Manager David Nunn and Wayne Haynie, professional engineer with Burns & McDonnell, described to the council a potential wastewater project, which would involve converting the city’s Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)

Arrest in fraudulent check scam at Walmart: “Massive theft ring” brought in about $300,000; all checks totaled $498.80

By Patrick Yost, Editor Madison Police Officer Corp. Phillip Malcom arrested a College Park woman that, reports state, may be involved in a massive theft ring concentrating on fraudulent checks cashed at Walmart. According to reports, Latiffany Taylor, 25, was arrested by Malcom soon after she allegedly