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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

Republicans: “Determined to obstruct U.S. laws”

By Celia Murray The Republican Party appears determined to pursue its losing effort to abolish the Affordable Care Act– ObamaCare. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives has voted more that 40 times to repeal the law, all to no avail. Now, the right-wing fringe of the party is

“Conservatives can see the light at the end of the tunnel”

By Fred Johnson Even as the U.S. government is mired in scandals and incompetence, there are some encouraging developments for conservatives. The first is Australia, where a conservative coalition won a crushing victory over the Labor Party which had ruled for six years. The new Prime Minister,

Law Enforcement: Sept. 26, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On September 19 a larceny complaint was filed at a North Second Street residence after a woman reported that someone had taken two solar lights and a blue and white garden commode from her yard. On September 18 a burglary complaint was filed at