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Senior housing waiting on tax credit approval

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer During a town hall meeting at St. Paul AME Church in Madison last Thursday, June 5, Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan informed residents about future developments for senior housing in the city of Madison, including an update on Parallel Housing’s Silver

Lindsay Peaster recognized by Board of Education

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education recognized Lindsay Peaster, a speech language pathologist at the primary school, on June 9, commending her recent invitation to serve as a reviewer on the Editorial Board for Teaching Exceptional Children (TEC) journal, a journal

Morgan’s Teacher of the Year gets law school exemption

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Eduction (BOE) granted a three-year leave of absence request from Amy BeMent, the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year in Morgan County, to attend law school on June 9 at their monthly meeting. The unpaid leave will

Humane Society washes cars for cats and dogs

By Leila Dycus staff writer On Saturday staff, friends and volunteers of The Humane Society of Morgan County took to the Quality Lube parking lot to wash cars and raise money for their newest cause. “We enjoyed interacting with the public as many folks brought their clean

Artists Guild holds First Friday event

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison Artists Guild (MAG) hosted its first ever Luau for its monthly First Friday event on June 6. The MAG kept their doors open until 8 pm, providing complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. Nearby shops and businesses participate

Camp Twin Lakes honored by Rutledge City Council

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Rutledge City Council unanimously voted to declared the dates of Jun. 22 through July 4 “Celebrations of Camp Sunshine Rutledge” weeks in honor of the camp’s 32nd anniversary. “They do such wonderful work,” said Brenda Thompson, city council member. “How

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On June 11 Tammy Lynn Trahan, 40, Alexandria, Va. was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. According to reports, an officer received a dispatch call that Trahan wanted to turn herself in regarding a stolen car. When an officer arrived at the Quick Shop

Law Enforcement- Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On June 14 a damage to property complaint was filed at a Cedar Grove Road, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a man stated that sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. someone came onto his property and chiseled a hole in his front porch. On June 15

Busy Wrestlers Prove Who They Are

Leila Dycus Staff Writer The past four weeks have been a grueling test of love for the Morgan County High School (MCHS) wrestlers, a summer team program. They proved their love for the sport and their commitment to it, while juggling a packed schedule. The Morgan County

Dispatches from Oregon

If you’ve noticed the peculiar absence of my name in the bylines this week, it’s because – once again – I’m on vacation in Oregon, celebrating a few peaceful days of freedom before I head back home and get to the grind. It has been interesting to