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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

Biz Buzz: Eatin’ and a-shootin’

By Dianne Lively Yost Y’all come on in! We’re in the kitchen so take a seat and grab some of this fresh coffee! Momma’s cookin’ up a storm! There just ain’t nothin’ like Momma’s famous creamy, cheesy, garlic grits on a cool fall day! Mercy! As a

Government is “barracading liberty”

By Greg Morin “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can” said a National Park Service Ranger in Washington, DC recently. The revelation of this directive has only served to add more color to the canvas of a feckless presidency. What sort

School board OKs AP Econ text for comment: Previous suggestion opposed by school board member

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor It seems the Advanced Placement (AP) Economics class at Morgan County High School might have found an acceptable textbook. The county’s Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously Monday night to table the 2012 book, Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies, by C.R. McConnell,

Original Amici restaurant, in Madison, celebrates 20 years

By Leila Dycus, Intern Happy 20th birthday, Amici! Last Thursday, Oct. 10, marked 20 years for the local restaurant. Amici opened its doors on Oct. 10, 1993 in Madison. “We’ve had a great community-support following that has really made it feel like home for us here. That’s

Law Enforcement: Oct. 17, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On October 5 a warrant was issued for Brandon Patrick Ford for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to reports, Ford was stopped at 4:34 a.m. while driving on Eatonton Road. Consequent to the stop, reports state, an officer located a