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Writer speaks about “Government tax increases”

To the Editor: I went to my boss last week and told him I had to have more money. I have analyzed my budget and just can’t make any cuts. My boss told me he was having a hard time making ends meet and had made cuts

Writer appreciates column about Lois Harper

To the Editor: Thank you for publishing the article by Mrs. Betty Edwards about her mom, Mrs. Lois Harper. It was bittersweet to see the photo of Mrs. Harper and remember all the wonderful columns she wrote. I enjoyed taking the walk with Betty around Rutledge. We

Festival makes for a “magical night in Madison”

To the Editor: Saturday night was a magical night in Madison! Thanks to Main Street Madison, Presenting Sponsor Main Street Vet and Supporting Sponsors Paschal Orthodontics and Children Ferst Foundation of Morgan County for bringing the Sounds of Motown to our town as part of the Firefly

Madison launches crosswalk campaign

By Dianne Lively Yost Staff Writer The City of Madison Advisory Board is launching a Crosswalk Awareness Campaign designed to encourage pedestrians to use the City of Madison’s downtown crosswalks and to urge drivers to stop at crosswalks for adults and children. “Our crosswalks are here for

Authority votes to approve $5.9 million loan

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the July meeting of the Joint Development Authority (JDA), the JDA accepted a resolution to approve a $5.9 million Georgia Environmental Facilities Administration (GEFA) loan for the construction of an onsite wastewater treatment facility. The GEFA loan will have an interest

Commission discusses development plans for DQ

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer On Tuesday, July 23, the Corridor Design Commission met to discuss the site development plans at 1910, 1920 and 1940 Eatonton Road, as well as building plans for Dairy Queen (DQ), which will tentatively be built as phase one of the development

Biz Buzz: Vampires and werewolves in Madison!

  Biz Buzz By Dianne Lively Yost Twilight has come and gone heralding in the darkest dark and the creatures that thrive therein. Lord have mercy! Listen at Elvis, the horse in that barn! He’s flat havin’ a neighin’, kickin’, stompin’ fit! Momma let’s whip some you-know-what!

Law Enforcement: Aug. 1, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On July 25 a burglary complaint was filed at a Commerce Street location after a man reported that someone had removed a .380 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol from a drawer in his bedroom dresser. The weapons were valued at $200. On July

A good, Old Time: Old Time Wrestling Federation’s family-friendly entertainment in Buckhead

By Leila Dycus Intern When it comes to professional wrestling, most people only know the sport by what they see on television, but there is a professional wrestling association that hosts events right here in Morgan County. The combined experience between Tim Lowe, Billy Jack and “Vicious”

Lady Diamond Dogs break into pre-season

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer On July 22 and 23, the Morgan County High School Lady Diamond Dogs participated in the Dan Davis Invitational, which was held at the University of North Georgia and Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega.  During the two-day event, the Lady Dogs