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Rutledge elections: Skirmish in mayoral race

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer A small complication arose in the Rutledge mayoral race last week after former Rutledge City Council Member James Bratcher sat in on a meeting of the Rutledge City Council as a member of that council, even though he had effectively vacated his

Woman stabbed over bank card

By Patrick Yost, Editor An argument over telephone use and a bank card escalated into a stabbing last Sunday afternoon. According to Madison Police Department reports, Jimmy Lee Binion, Sr., 54, was arrested at approximately 2:30 p.m. after he allegedly struck a 50-year-old woman with a glass

It’s a draft! Staff presents nine months of complied comments: Council begins to tackle tourism in residential zones

What happens now? Proposed zoning changes for tourism in residential zones has to be vetted at two formal public hearings: Oct. 24 Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., and Nov. 11 City of Madison Council meeting, 5:30 p.m. By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Madison City Council and

Planning Commission discusses conditional use for cell tower near Bostwick

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning Commission held a work session last Friday, Sept. 20, during which they discussed a conditional use request for the erection of a cell tower on a property owned by John Marvin Ruark Jr. and Mark Ruark at the

DDA closes on 150 West Washington Street

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) reported closing on the Star Drug/NBC building at 150 West Washington Street, Madison, during their Sept. 19 meeting. During the August meeting, the DDA approved an acquisition loan in the amount of $157,000 – to

Peters-Reid sole qualifier for District 1 vacancy

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Carrie Peters-Reid was the only candidate to qualify for the Madison City Council District 1 seat during the special election qualification held from Monday, Sept. 16, to Wednesday, Sept. 18. The special election will be to fill Fred Perriman’s unexpired term for

On city skate park: Have wheels, will skateboard

To the Editor: I nominate Nick Nunn as Poster Boy for the proposed Madison skate park. As a hated renegade skateboarder (his words) growing up, the angst of having no safe, designated location to pursue his passion has left him scarred (literally and figuratively) after being forced

Team says thanks

To the Editor: Team 2big4daCity would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers for helping make our third annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament a success. We would also like to thank the community, City of Madison and the Madison Police Department for their support every year.

Ghost or guest?

By Nick Nunn I don’t believe in ghosts. Nope, not ghosts, goblins, ghouls, spirits, spooks, or any other sundry type of something that previously died and is somehow still inhabiting the earth. I’ve had lots of arguments with a lot of people who claim to have had

Columnist: But… but… the roads!

By Greg Morin It is curious that “the roads” falls among the top justifications for the existence of government. Setting aside the laughably false choice implicit in this sentiment (i.e. that roads could not exist absent government) we are left to ponder how one of the most