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Graham Ponder’s legacy

Memorial Service  Visitation is Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Church of the Advent Parish Hall. A memorial service is on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Church of the Advent at 11 a.m. A reception will follow. Staff Reports William Graham Ponder,

Council addresses Stanton Springs contract

Joint Contract Provides natural gas to industrial development. Madison responsible for 25 percent of project; Social Circle and Covington, 37.5 percent each. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Oct. 14 meeting of the Madison Mayor and City Council, the council discussed a supplemental contract between the

International fugitive to be extradited to county

By Patrick Yost, Editor Morgan County authorities are awaiting clearance from Texas officials to extradite a British citizen who is not only wanted by the Madison Police Department, but also an international fugitive. According to Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley, local officials have approved the extradition of

Regional Library System board discusses new state funding formula

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During an Oct. 10 meeting of the Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS) board, board members discussed the state’s new grant funding formula, which will reevaluate professional, state-paid librarian positions will be allocated to library systems beginning in 2015. In June of

Rema Tip Top celebrates 60 years in N. America with event at Madison facility last week

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Rema Tip Top, a German-based industrial rubber and tire repair materials company, celebrated 60 years in North America with an event at the company’s Madison facility last week. About 60 guests, including customers from around the United States, Canada, Mexico and Russia

HPC discusses “big PR problem” at October meeting

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer After adjourning from the October meeting of Madison’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), the HPC members discussed what Flynn Clyburn described as the HPC’s “big PR problem.” Clyburn began the conversation by noting that the public only discussed the HPC in a negative

School board spends near $270,000 on new buses

ELOST Spending for September Total $459,140.85 High School: $47,122.70 Largest purchase was $31,394 to Great Estates Landscaping Systemwide: $4,503.70 Largest purchase was $2,853.70 to Morgan County Tax Commissioner Technology: $138,115.90 Largest purchase was $114,750 to ANS Computer Division – Fiber Optic Network Transportation: $269,398.55 Single purchase to Rush Truck


By Nick Nunn Taco Bell is bad. Why do we continue to go back again and again, only to remind ourselves that the food really is not that good at all? I hope that I’m not the only person that does that. I know it can’t just

So, what’s government’s return policy?

To the Editor: Patsy Harris’ giddy comparison of buying ObamaCare to shopping on Black  Friday at Walmart is incomplete.  Walmart doesn’t force you to shop there.  They won’t send you a bill if you don’t or can’t buy something.  And if what you do buy doesn’t perform as

Bad math

To the Editor: My grandson asked me to take him to Tractor Supply to buy a toy tractor. He said it only cost $10. I told him if he would give me $20, I would give him $10 and I would pick out which tractor he could