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Commission recommends approval of historic site and museum ordinance amendments

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning Commission recommended the approval of a set of zoning ordinance amendments related to Historic Sites and Museums during their Oct. 24 regular meeting. Madison City Planner Bryce Jaeck stated that the proposed amendments arose from a “long discussion

“We shall not be moved” theme for Morgan NAACP Freedom Banquet

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County branch of the NAACP held their 43rd Annual Freedom Banquet at the Morgan County High School cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 26. Elder Wayne Lumpkin gave the keynote speech on the theme of the banquet, “We shall not be moved.”

Seeing Red

Nick Nunn, Citizen Columnist What’s the maddest you’ve ever been? Other than anger due to traffic, I’d like to think that I keep a pretty even keel in my everyday life. (Pause for the laughter of those that know me well.) I’m not an angry person. I

Calvary honors Everett Royal

To the Editor: During Calvary Baptist Church’s 148 Church Anniversary and Family and Friends Day, Calvary honored Everett Royal as the Architectural Designer of their Baptismal. His contribution of materials and hands-on labor as well as his contributions to our community are a positive example of success.

Book signing a success, Kelly says; offers thanks

To the Editor: Words cannot express how much I enjoyed my time in Madison over the weekend. My overall intent was to host a book signing Benjamin-Hayes memoir, “Gone Off with the Angels: Christmas Stories of Golden Love,” on Saturday, but like most trips to your amazing

STMA thanks community for successful fund-raising event, “d’Art Shadows,” Oct. 26

  To the Editor: I’m flat worn out after STMA’s Halloween fund-raising bash, d’Art Shadows!  It was amazing!  Great thanks go to: Event Sponsors, including Aurum Studios, Madison Studios, Crooked Pines Farm, Greg Strelecki Photography, Morgan County Citizen, Smith Communications, WDDK Dock 103.9; Suppliers, including Madison Fitness

“How ObamaCares for Georgians”

By Patsy Harrison, Columnist Just look at the numbers to see how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already helped many thousands of us Georgians over the last three years. • Number of young adult Georgians who can now stay on their parents’ health insurance policies until

Columnist Greg Morin: “One banana, two banana…”

Greg Morin, Columnist As the political pundits and state apologists breathed a sigh of relief over last week’s deal in Congress to end the government “shutdown” a subtle wrinkle in this deal went largely unnoticed. But this wrinkle, like the proverbial butterfly whose flapping wings results in

“Socialism” is not too strong

By Dave Belton, Vice Chair, Morgan County GOP “The buck stops here,” said President Harry Truman. Not with this president, who’s blaming everyone but himself for the failure of his signature issue. “If you like your health plan, you can keep it,” said Obama. Well… no. Actually,

Madison Police Department

On October 22 a simple battery complaint was filed at a Maple Street location. According to reports, a woman stated that while she was eating dinner a man called the residence and asked her to step outside. The woman said when she stepped outside the man beat