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Brother Butch sermonizes on compromise

By Mae Buice As I said before, the weather has been absolutely beautiful, nice sleeping weather, but what follows? Oh, I so hope this is not a bad, icy, cold winter. But let’s enjoy the “nice” while it’s here. I always enjoy our worship services. As always the

Swords United Methodist Church invites you to their Homecoming on Sunday

By Betty Moore The Swords Community Church (Methodist) will hold homecoming Sunday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. Pastor Anthony Gavalas will conduct the service. The Rev. Thomas Ross will be guest speaker. Rev. Ross is a native of Madison. His parents and brother still live here. The

East and western: Madison’s Southern Cross wins top awards

About the Awards Southern Cross Guest Ranch, of Madison, received two awards from DudeRanch.com this year. The ranch was named “Top Eastern Dude Ranch” and one of the “Top Winter Dude Ranches.” There were 14 ranches nominated for the “Top Eastern Dude Ranch” award. Voting occurred near summer’s

Columnist Dr. Lance weighs in on sugar and the flu season

By Dr. Haley Lance Flu season is now upon us. From mid-October through early spring, people typically suffer with runny noses, sore throats, fevers, aches and chills, resulting in missed days from school or work. There are many theories as to why doctors begin to see an

In line: County elections board draws new precinct lines for voting

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 19 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER), the board approved precinct boundaries for the new system of seven voting precincts in Morgan County. The precinct lines, as delineated in the proposal drafted by BOER

City OKs $545,000 sludge project

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 23 called meeting of the Madison City Council, City Manager David Nunn outlined a plan for purchasing and installing rotary press sludge dewatering equipment at the city’s Southside wastewater treatment plant, which will cost an estimated $545,000 for the

Rutledge elections: Skirmish in mayoral race

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer A small complication arose in the Rutledge mayoral race last week after former Rutledge City Council Member James Bratcher sat in on a meeting of the Rutledge City Council as a member of that council, even though he had effectively vacated his

Woman stabbed over bank card

By Patrick Yost, Editor An argument over telephone use and a bank card escalated into a stabbing last Sunday afternoon. According to Madison Police Department reports, Jimmy Lee Binion, Sr., 54, was arrested at approximately 2:30 p.m. after he allegedly struck a 50-year-old woman with a glass

It’s a draft! Staff presents nine months of complied comments: Council begins to tackle tourism in residential zones

What happens now? Proposed zoning changes for tourism in residential zones has to be vetted at two formal public hearings: Oct. 24 Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., and Nov. 11 City of Madison Council meeting, 5:30 p.m. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Madison City Council and

Planning Commission discusses conditional use for cell tower near Bostwick

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning Commission held a work session last Friday, Sept. 20, during which they discussed a conditional use request for the erection of a cell tower on a property owned by John Marvin Ruark Jr. and Mark Ruark at the