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URRLS board discusses state funding at quarterly meeting

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the August meeting of the Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS) board, members discussed the current state funding formula and how the state may decide how much funding libraries are to receive in the future. URRLS Director Steve Schaefer stated during

Cemetery commission addresses grave repair work

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Madison Cemetery Stewardship Commission addressed completed repair work on select graves at their meeting Aug. 6. “They have done the work, as far as I can tell,” stated City Planner Bryce Jaeck, sharing a handout with photographs of graves that were worked

Nunnsense: The Guard-father

By Nick Nunn When good people are able to make the best out of a bad situation, it’s a virtue. More often, however, bad people are the ones that find a way to make the best out of a bad situation. Of course, then it is called

Belton: “Republicans need to unite”

By Dave Belton “We don’t have a domestic spying program,” says the President. Then why is the NSA keeping trillions of phone calls and emails of average Americans? “We’ve seen the deficit cut in half,” he says. Then why is Obama’s deficit spending vs. GDP triple that

“The social cost of horse manure”

By Greg Morin Imagine the following: It is the year 1700 and growth in the American colonies is threatening an economic and environmental catastrophe. Human and equine populations are expanding rapidly in tandem. The horse is integral to the economic engine that drives all economic output. But

Then don’t vote, if it becomes a hassle

To the Editor: In his recent column published in this newspaper Jim McManus states that four to 10 eligible voters failed to help select our president. He suggests that this lack of participation is due to the hassle experienced by voters. I say fine with me. If

CRCT and Common Core

To the Editor: I did not know Georgia had implemented common core. Ms. White is assuming that test scores have improved because of Common Core. I would like to know what Ms. White is basing her assumption on. From my educational experience, education has evolved into teaching

Law Enforcement: Aug. 15, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On August 9 a larceny complaint was filed at a Veranda Park Drive location after a man reported that someone entered his unsecured garage and took two mountain bikes. One bike was a red Trek valued at $375 and the other was an orange,

Hot dog! Festival of Friends Aug. 24

By Dianne Lively Yost, Biz Buzz columnist No doubt: The heat and humidity of a Morgan County summer hits its peak each August with soaring temperatures, the Perseid Meteor Shower, freshly grilled hot dogs (more on that later) and special traditions like the beginning of school and the

BOH on school-based flu vaccines, sex ed materials

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the August meeting of the Morgan County Board of Health (BOH), the board discussed the Morgan County Health Department’s school-based flu program, which will offer free influenza vaccines to all Morgan County students on Oct. 22 and 23. According to Leah