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Downtown cinema to open in February

By Leila Dycus Staff Writer Progress is being made on Madison’s newest form of entertainment: Ricky D’s retro cinema. “We are moving along, we have the wine bar installed, we have all of the seating and everything ready to go in the dining area,” said owner Dana

Several public service posts for city are open

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Openings for public service appointments are currently available for the City of Madison’s Cemetery Stewardship Commission, Greenspace Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission. According to Monica Callahan, Madison Planning Director, there are two openings on each commission open at this time. Applicants must

Holiday feast for two

By Nick Nunn Nature is a relatively emotionless place. As much as Disney movies would like us to believe that foxes and hounds can really be friends, it just isn’t so. In fact, human nature is really so far away from the natural order that the rest

“Resolutionary” wars, past and future

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist Even though we are getting ready pronounce our New Year Resolutions I bet you don’t know the real historical background. Now don’t hold me to this ‘cause some embarrassing errors might be found but this is what I heard. It all got started

Minority Report

Greg Morin, Columnist This past Friday (December 27) a federal judge ruled that it is perfectly fine for the NSA to collect and review your phone and Internet records ( HYPERLINK “” . Why is that? Well, those records don’t actually belong to you. This ruling

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

On December 23 a burglary complaint was filed at a East Jefferson Street location. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had forced entry into her apartment by the back door and removed an Acer computer, a Sony PlayStation 3, two bottles of perfume that had

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On December 28 a simple battery cokmmplaint was filed at a Bostwick Road location. According to reports, a 39-year-old woman told a deputy that she had engaged in a physical altercation with her 61-year-old husband. The woman said that when the couple arrived home, the man accused

Obituaries: Rachel Secrist Copelan

Rachel Secrist Copelan, age 49, of the Greshamville Community, died on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Born in Beech Grove, Indiana on September 7, 1964, she was the daughter of George Arlen Secrist and the late Betty Louise Hawkins Secrist.  She graduated from

Obituaries: Ella Pecola Hawkins

Pecola Hawkins, 91, of Madison died December 26, 2013. She was born August 10, 1922 in Madison to Cora Ponder. She graduated from Madison High School on May 23,1939. She remained in Madison and performed domestic work for many families. She was a pillar in her community

Obituaries: Roger Phillip Glass, III

Roger Phillip Glass, III, 28, died December 28, 2013 from injuries sustained in a tragic pedestrian accident after being struck by a vehicle. Phillip was born in Athens on September 9, 1985 and was a 2004 graduate of Oconee County High School, where he played for and