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The filming of SELMA

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The upcoming motion picture, Selma, a civil rights drama to be released next year, filmed scenes in Rutledge this week on June 9-10 at the Rutledge Baptist Church and old jailhouse. “It’s like we are making history all over again,” said

Remembering Maya Angelou

  By Al Dickerman, Columnist   How I came to read the book ‘Why The Caged Bird Sings,’ I do not remember.  What I do remember is the impact it had on my life.  Never before had I felt the overpowering need to meet the author of

Lee indicted in child’s death

By Patrick Yost editor A Morgan County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted Donald Justin Lee, 21, for the March killing of 9–month–old Brantley Garrett Farmer. The grand jury returned indictments on one count of murder, three counts felony murder, one count cruelty to children in the first degree,

BOC says yes to $20 million annual budget

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously voted to approve the recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget totaling approximately $20,500,000, which includes a general fund budget of $14.9 million, a $866,262 increase from last year’s general fund budget. The proposed

Chrysler dealership coming to Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer On May 27, The Corridor Design Commission (CDC) unanimously voted to approve an application for an alteration and extension to the property located at 1860 Eatonton Road, contingent upon several conditions. The site was previously the old Pontiac dealership that has

CFO says loss will be corrected at MMH

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) suffered a net loss of more than $84,000 for the month of April 2014. According to the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget, MMH should have year to date a net loss of approximately $101,000 at the end of

House Rep. Holt endorses Belton for his seat

By Nick Nunn staff writer State Representative Doug Holt, current representative for State House District 112, issued an endorsement for Dave Belton in the State House District 112 race this past Tuesday, June 3. “Dave offers the people of this district a public servant who is a

City tightens, clarifies Chamber of Commerce contracts

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council discussed two contracts between the city and the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce that will come up for a vote during the upcoming regular meeting of the council on June 9. The first contract discussed was the hotel/motel contract

Madison city council to establish Business Development Committee

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison City Council discussed the creation of a Business Development Committee for the city of Madison during their May 30 work session. The council is expected to create the seven-member advisory committee, whose purpose is to assist both the city’s staff

Commissioners approve rezone request for Kelly Products’ farmers market project

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a request by Kelly Products on June 3, to rezone 47.56 acres located at 2620 Eatonton Highway in Madison from Agricultural (AG) to General Commercial (C2), with a stipulation that if the venture