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The Co-Op: Home to the Rutledge Pickers

By Tim Ferguson You have GOT to go to the Co-Op in Rutledge. Go over the railroad tracks, pull up to the famous stop barrel and look to your right, then look to your left, then look right again and you’ll see the Co-Op in an old

Training children in the “old-fashioned ways”

By Mae Buice I love changing of the seasons. We are never bored with the Southern way of doing things. Just think, in a few weeks God’s paintbrush will be working double time, hitting every leaf and most of them different colors. What a wondrous Lord we

Difficult times? Trust the Word of God!

By Rev. Donnie Compton “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear

Memories of driving The Salamander

By Rachel Harper It has really been hay weather this past week!  My men were getting up hay close to Bob Bennett’s house this past week and on this particular day, his daughter, Leigh, with her little boy, were visiting him.  They both enjoyed watching them in

Ladies Spenzalot, Leisure and Sweet Pea host event

By Betty Moore The Belles of Buckhead enjoyed lunch at the Cracker Barrel recently. The hostesses were Lady Spenzalot, Lady Leisure, and Lady Sweet Pea. Several also had a farewell with Peggy Armour before she moved to Arizona. Gene and Claire Smith celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary

Bro. Ron on “The Spiritual Man”

By Margie Ward Sunday morning our attendance was down due to vacations, work, sickness and reunions. We hope all had a good day and will be back soon. Our visitors are always welcome. Our prayer is they all will receive a blessing when they come worship with

Dinner service: Local celebrities dress up and host dinner for United Way

The United Way of Morgan County put on their Celebrity Server Dinner, an annual fundraiser, at Madison’s ChopHouse on Monday evening, Sept. 16, 2013. Local celebrities dressed up in costumes and served patrons. All tips were donated to the local United Way. Photos by Jesse Walker  

Russell’s plan OK’d: HPC approves plan for 200 W. Washington

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Tuesday night, after almost four hours of deliberation, the Madison Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) approved an amended version of Kathi Russell’s application for the deconstruction and reconstruction of the former Mapp-Gilmore building at 200 W. Washington, including the condition that Russell provide Historic

Woman indicted in fatal accident: Grandmother had eight drugs in her system

By Patrick Yost, Editor A 51-year-old Monroe woman was indicted by a Morgan County Grand Jury last week on two counts of homicide by vehicle in the first degree in a Jan. 28 wreck that claimed the life of her 4-year-old grandson. Cynthia Lynn Miller was also

Hicky, Crawford to square off in race for Madison’s District 2: Candidate John Stratton Hicky is serving on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer John Stratton Hicky has announced that he is running for the District 2 seat on the Madison City Council. Hicky, a native of Madison and graduate of Morgan County High School, studied at the United States Naval Academy before serving for 22