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On Hebrews’ “faith chapter”

By Mae Buice Here I am after 3 p.m. on news day and this pea brain of mine is not concentrating. I guess I have so much running through my mind, but will try to “git ‘er done.” Seems we may be on our way to colder

Seniors on Parade

Homecoming Week culminated in a festive parade down College Avenue for the Class of 2014 the morning of Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Go Bulldogs! Photos by Jesse Walker and Josiah Connelly Click here for coverage of the Homecoming Week Senior Parade, in photos.

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

Regional Library System board discusses new state funding formula

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During an Oct. 10 meeting of the Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS) board, board members discussed the state’s new grant funding formula, which will reevaluate professional, state-paid librarian positions will be allocated to library systems beginning in 2015. In June of

Rema Tip Top celebrates 60 years in N. America with event at Madison facility last week

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Rema Tip Top, a German-based industrial rubber and tire repair materials company, celebrated 60 years in North America with an event at the company’s Madison facility last week. About 60 guests, including customers from around the United States, Canada, Mexico and Russia

HPC discusses “big PR problem” at October meeting

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer After adjourning from the October meeting of Madison’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), the HPC members discussed what Flynn Clyburn described as the HPC’s “big PR problem.” Clyburn began the conversation by noting that the public only discussed the HPC in a negative

School board spends near $270,000 on new buses

ELOST Spending for September Total $459,140.85 High School: $47,122.70 Largest purchase was $31,394 to Great Estates Landscaping Systemwide: $4,503.70 Largest purchase was $2,853.70 to Morgan County Tax Commissioner Technology: $138,115.90 Largest purchase was $114,750 to ANS Computer Division – Fiber Optic Network Transportation: $269,398.55 Single purchase to Rush Truck