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Sustaining Wildlife

By Stephanie Hudak, Columnist Okay, usually I end my story recommending a book. This time I am going to start the story with a book title. Douglas W. Tallamy has written a great book about sustaining wildlife entitled ‘Bringing Nature Home’. It is filled with wonderful ideas

Best of the Best: A Novel Idea

By Cathy Best, Columnist What’s happened to the service industry? Somehow we’ve managed to accept self-service as common practice. It snuck up on us disguised as a novelty. Isn’t it novel to stand in the rain and pump our expensive gas, and novel to be stranded in

CDC approves Mannington expansion plans

By Nick Nunn staff writer Mannington Mills’ plans for a 45,000 square foot facility expansion at 1421 Amtico Road, Madison, passed under the eye of Madison’s Corridor Design Commission (CDC) during a called meeting last Friday, Feb. 14. Pending administrative approval on a couple of aesthetic details,

Buckhead to move forward with $10k ‘safety playground’ project

By Tia Lynn Lacorchick staff writer The Buckhead City Council voted to accept Gary Timberlake’s bid to install safety playground zones in Buckhead’s city park in order to comply with the federal park standards of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). The renovations will cost about $9,500 and

Historic Commission makes approvals

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted to give final approval of a new construction at 854 Jasper Street. The building, which will be a 2,000 square foot home in the Georgia Cottage style, underwent the first round of the HPC’s conceptual review

Constitutional Duties

Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note. HB 645 seeks to standardize and clarify the increasing amounts of insurance business transacted via electronic means. The bill sets standards for providing documentation and

A view from the house

Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note. HB 645 seeks to standardize and clarify the increasing amounts of insurance business transacted via electronic means. The bill sets standards for providing documentation and

How Sweet

Valentine’s Day may bear its name because of a Christian martyr that was beaten, beheaded, buried, and later dug up his followers, but, here in the modern world, we show each other our most intimate feelings by gifting chocolate and flowers. Yeah, but I’m sure there are

Technology Definitions for Dummies

As previously reported in this space I’m pretty much a techno-idiot. In order to explain and clarify that statement of fact let me simply say that when it comes to the newest (or even oldest) computer gadgets, technical skills, and terminology of the modern world I’m very

Unionvergnügen

In the words of Bob King, President of the United Autoworkers Union (UAW), the UAW has no long-term future if they cannot expand their membership into Southern auto plants. And it looks like that day may come sooner than anyone expected: workers at the Volkswagen plant in