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Lee indicted in child’s death

By Patrick Yost editor A Morgan County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted Donald Justin Lee, 21, for the March killing of 9–month–old Brantley Garrett Farmer. The grand jury returned indictments on one count of murder, three counts felony murder, one count cruelty to children in the first degree,

BOC says yes to $20 million annual budget

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously voted to approve the recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget totaling approximately $20,500,000, which includes a general fund budget of $14.9 million, a $866,262 increase from last year’s general fund budget. The proposed

Chrysler dealership coming to Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer On May 27, The Corridor Design Commission (CDC) unanimously voted to approve an application for an alteration and extension to the property located at 1860 Eatonton Road, contingent upon several conditions. The site was previously the old Pontiac dealership that has

CFO says loss will be corrected at MMH

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) suffered a net loss of more than $84,000 for the month of April 2014. According to the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget, MMH should have year to date a net loss of approximately $101,000 at the end of

Evans wins, 112 a runoff

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The unofficial results of the May 20 Primary Elections are in, which have yielded a run-off election between District 112 State Representative Republican candidates Dave Belton and Aaron Brooks. Belton, the Morgan County candidate, earned 37.76 percent of the vote while

Rutledge in the wings as Oprah scouts city for ‘Selma’ movie

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The upcoming Paramount motion picture, Selma, a civil rights drama, will be partially filmed in Rutledge this summer. The biopic, set in the 1960s, is about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the three infamous civil rights marches from

Bell Circle standoff ends

By Patrick Yost editor An argument between a woman’s son and her boyfriend turned violent and led to a brief standoff between police and a man at a Bell Circle residence. Joseph Ryan Bishop, 35, Madison, was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and simple battery after

Madison plays leading role in movie

By Dianne Yost staff writer Madison and Hollywood have a lot in common these days. Evidence of the vast production crew for the movie Goosebumps, starring Jack Black, currently filming in downtown Madison is hard to miss. The parking lot on West Washington Street in downtown Madison

With property values rising, tax rate may drop, Anglin says

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County property owners have been receiving property appraisal notices from the Morgan County Tax Assessors sent out on May 8, an annual occurrence, based on their compiled digest of all Morgan County property values. The digest contains the current calculated