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On the Holy Spirit

Selfishness Americans used to say, “Give me liberty.” Today they just say, “Give Me.” The perfect gift for the person who has everything – a burglar alarm. Too many people live cafeteria style – self-service. No one is so empty as when he is filled with thoughts

Sympathy to the family of Connie Bryant

By Betty Moore I send my sympathy to the family of Connie Bryant. My girls went to Rutledge Academy with Connie. She was a cute young girl. Linda rode to ballgames with Connie and her mother Joy. After high school she studied to become a nurse. She

Rutledge Hardware is one of Rutledge’s “best-kept secrets”

By Joan Ekstrom Tucked away inside a hardware store from a by-gone era is one of the town of Rutledge’s best kept secrets. Built in 1891, Rutledge Hardware stands as a testament to time. A time that perhaps moved a little slower, a time when handmade items

“Beyond the Battleground of the Mind to the Battleground of the Heart”

By T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from The Springs! We have a great day planned for next Sunday, Oct. 27. We will celebrate Pastor’s Appreciation Day for our shepherd, Rev. Robert L. Terrell Jr. If his ministry has touched you in any way this would be a fantastic

On Hebrews’ “faith chapter”

By Mae Buice Here I am after 3 p.m. on news day and this pea brain of mine is not concentrating. I guess I have so much running through my mind, but will try to “git ‘er done.” Seems we may be on our way to colder

Seniors on Parade

Homecoming Week culminated in a festive parade down College Avenue for the Class of 2014 the morning of Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Go Bulldogs! Photos by Jesse Walker and Josiah Connelly Click here for coverage of the Homecoming Week Senior Parade, in photos.

LOST negotiations now lost? Court ruling hurries a LOST decision; county offers keeping current allocations

County Proposal Following Tuesday’s executive session, the county suggested keeping former LOST rates through Dec. 2014. That means Madison gets 22 percent; Rutledge, 4 percent; Bostwick, 0.6 percent; Buckhead, 0.4 percent; and Morgan, 73 percent. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Sept. 17, Morgan County and the

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