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Make CEOs earn it

  George Warren, Columnist Today I digress from my program of discussing the collective mistakes made by our country since it’s founding to discuss another problem that has been with us since the beginning—a minimum hourly wage. I suggest we need a new paradigm. There is always a

Letters: Searching for Brantleys graves

To the Editor: About 200 years ago, the Lewis Brantley family and some neighbors were attacked and massacred by Creek Indians.  Lewis Brantley’s wife and son were killed in the attack.  They were later buried on the family farm which is today part of  Hard Labor Creek

Letters: Callous indifference to change

To the Editor: Repeal Obama Care? SURE. Have your right wing politicians really thought through the consequences. They are: • 105 million sick people would be back under life time caps. These are the real “Death Panels” • 17 million kids with pre-existing conditions would have their

Obituaries: Ina Jane Wallace

Ina Jane Wallace of Madison died Thursday, December 12, 2013 on her 83rd birthday. She was born in Jackson County to Benjamin F. and Sadie Langford Wallace. She moved to Madison at a young age and never left. She worked at Big Star Grocery and later Madison

Obituaries: Al Wallace

Al Wallace of Clearwater, Florida lived a full life of 94 years.  He was raised in Rutledge and attended Rutledge Public Schools. Al graduated from Marsh Business College, Atlanta, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, WWII.  A banker, donut maker, and then purchasing

Obituaries: Mary Ellen Johnson Carter

Mary Ellen Johnson Carter, 94, of Winterville, died December 16, 2013.  Mrs. Carter was a native of Greensboro, N.C. but had lived in Winterville for a number of years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Patton Carter.  Mrs. Carter was formerly employed as a

HPC Makes Approvals

Staff Reports Staff Reports The Historic Preservation Committee met on Dec. 10 to review several requests to alter a number of property features. The board approved: • A construction addition for Ron Erwin’s property at 584 Foster Street. • The installation of fencing, walks and parking for

Madison Police Department

On December 13 a fraud complaint was field at the Madison Police Department. According to reports, a woman came to the department and reported that she had lost her debit card while attempting to make a purchase at EZ Bottle Shop, West Washington Street. The woman said

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

  On December 14 a burglary complaint was filed at a Pierce Dairy Road location. According to reports, a woman reported that when she arrived home she noticed that someone had entered her house through a rear door and removed a television set and Christmas presents. An

Community Holiday Concert sets the Christmas Mood

By Leila Dycus, Staff Writer The sign out front reads sold out and inside people pack the auditorium in search of the perfect seats. “It’s great to spend Christmas in Madison,” said Stokes. On Friday Dec. 13 the Madison- Morgan Cultural Center presented its Community Holiday Concert.