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Questions about business Deal-ings

To the Editor: In 2010 Gov. Nathan Deal, then a congressman, resigned from the U.S. House under an alleged ethics violation. Deal was allegedly using his “influence” with Georgia state officials to secure exclusively the state’s salvage vehicles for his salvage business. This questionable practice and Deal’s

“Time to raise the hood” in government, columnist says

By Greg Morin A common business practice is to require that all employees take some vacation time each year. It not only improves morale but also ensures that potential problems attributable to that employee will be brought to light in their absence (as co-workers unwittingly uncover latent

“Do we have phony scandals or do we have a phony recovery?”

By Fred Johnson President Obama recently asked that we ignore the “phony” scandals. Let’s see, what would those phony scandals be? We could start with “Fast and Furious,” where federal agents allowed the sale of a few thousand guns to suspected thugs tied to Mexican drug gangs.

Writer speaks about “Government tax increases”

To the Editor: I went to my boss last week and told him I had to have more money. I have analyzed my budget and just can’t make any cuts. My boss told me he was having a hard time making ends meet and had made cuts

Writer appreciates column about Lois Harper

To the Editor: Thank you for publishing the article by Mrs. Betty Edwards about her mom, Mrs. Lois Harper. It was bittersweet to see the photo of Mrs. Harper and remember all the wonderful columns she wrote. I enjoyed taking the walk with Betty around Rutledge. We

Festival makes for a “magical night in Madison”

To the Editor: Saturday night was a magical night in Madison! Thanks to Main Street Madison, Presenting Sponsor Main Street Vet and Supporting Sponsors Paschal Orthodontics and Children Ferst Foundation of Morgan County for bringing the Sounds of Motown to our town as part of the Firefly

Biz Buzz: Vampires and werewolves in Madison!

  Biz Buzz By Dianne Lively Yost Twilight has come and gone heralding in the darkest dark and the creatures that thrive therein. Lord have mercy! Listen at Elvis, the horse in that barn! He’s flat havin’ a neighin’, kickin’, stompin’ fit! Momma let’s whip some you-know-what!

Bultaco and Thomas, all about the love

By Cathy Best Two years ago, our son, Thomas rescued Bultaco, a male Blue Heeler. Due to Jodot, his year-old female heeler, Thomas was familiar with the breed. He knew they were a sturdy, smart, headstrong, and energetic breed that loved to work and play. He also

Ushers and Greeters’ Anniversary

Union Springs News By. T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from The Springs. Guess who graduated on Tuesday, July 30, from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science, Integrative Studies Degree in Leadership and Communication? That would be none other than Gary Marneze Walker! Now that was a

The pursuit of happiness: You “get it” or you don’t

Rutledge News By Joan Ekstrom Rutledge has a slogan: “Rutledge… Small but Special.” And when you visit Rutledge you either “get it” or you don’t. The folks who “get it” come back again and again. I believe part of the reason is the small and simple things