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Ladies Spenzalot, Leisure and Sweet Pea host event

By Betty Moore The Belles of Buckhead enjoyed lunch at the Cracker Barrel recently. The hostesses were Lady Spenzalot, Lady Leisure, and Lady Sweet Pea. Several also had a farewell with Peggy Armour before she moved to Arizona. Gene and Claire Smith celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary

Bro. Ron on “The Spiritual Man”

By Margie Ward Sunday morning our attendance was down due to vacations, work, sickness and reunions. We hope all had a good day and will be back soon. Our visitors are always welcome. Our prayer is they all will receive a blessing when they come worship with

Dinner service: Local celebrities dress up and host dinner for United Way

The United Way of Morgan County put on their Celebrity Server Dinner, an annual fundraiser, at Madison’s ChopHouse on Monday evening, Sept. 16, 2013. Local celebrities dressed up in costumes and served patrons. All tips were donated to the local United Way. Photos by Jesse Walker  

Russell’s plan OK’d: HPC approves plan for 200 W. Washington

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Tuesday night, after almost four hours of deliberation, the Madison Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) approved an amended version of Kathi Russell’s application for the deconstruction and reconstruction of the former Mapp-Gilmore building at 200 W. Washington, including the condition that Russell provide Historic

Woman indicted in fatal accident: Grandmother had eight drugs in her system

By Patrick Yost, Editor A 51-year-old Monroe woman was indicted by a Morgan County Grand Jury last week on two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree in a Jan. 28 wreck that claimed the life of her 4-year-old grandson. Cynthia Lynn Miller was also

Hicky, Crawford to square off in race for Madison’s District 2: Candidate John Stratton Hicky is serving on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer John Stratton Hicky has announced that he is running for the District 2 seat on the Madison City Council. Hicky, a native of Madison and graduate of Morgan County High School, studied at the United States Naval Academy before serving for 22

Hicky, Crawford to square off in race for Madison’s District 2: Bobby Crawford has experience on the council

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Robert D. Crawford is running for the Madison City Council District 2 seat. Crawford, a native of Morgan County, was born in Buckhead in 1938 and moved to Madison with his family, where he attended the Madison Elementary School, which is now

Grand Jury indicts Moss, McCullough in beating, robbery of 70-year-old: Moss led officials on two-day manhunt prior to his capture

By Patrick Yost, Editor Kaleb Jordan Moss, 18, and David Gunner McCullough, 19, were both indicted for three counts of aggravated battery, one count aggravated assault, one count robbery and one count burglary in the beating and robbery of a 70-year-old Bostwick man by a Morgan County

System plan to save money on non-certified employees’ healthcare coverage

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Morgan County School System administration is working on a plan to minimize the amount of financial stress caused by the state requirement that local systems pick up half of the cost of non-certified employees’ healthcare coverage. Through fiscal year (FY) 2011, the

Sink your teeth into locally filmed vampire show beginning in October

By Dianne Lively Yost, Staff Writer The Originals, a spin-off of The CW’s popular Vampire Diaries series, has been filming in Madison over the summer delighting Morgan County fans. Much of the filming has taken place at Oak House, owned by Pat and Natalie Reems, located in