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Triplett takes over for White: Former MCES principal now named interim assistant superintendent, per BOE

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor The Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) Monday night unanimously, with Board Member Keith Howard absent, approved a measure making former Morgan County Elementary School (MCES) principal, Jean Triplett, a half-time interim assistant superintendent. The decision to name Triplett to the position

$1.63M to reroute wastewater? Council hears plan to decommission Northside plant and divert wastewater to Southside for $1.63M

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Aug. 12 meeting of the Madison City Council, City Manager David Nunn and Wayne Haynie, professional engineer with Burns & McDonnell, described to the council a potential wastewater project, which would involve converting the city’s Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)

Arrest in fraudulent check scam at Walmart: “Massive theft ring” brought in about $300,000; all checks totaled $498.80

By Patrick Yost, Editor Madison Police Officer Corp. Phillip Malcom arrested a College Park woman that, reports state, may be involved in a massive theft ring concentrating on fraudulent checks cashed at Walmart. According to reports, Latiffany Taylor, 25, was arrested by Malcom soon after she allegedly

Congressman Kingston speaks to local GOP at Founder’s Day event

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Morgan County Republican Party hosted its annual Founder’s Day event, featuring keynote speaker Congressman Jack Kingston, Aug. 6 in Madison. Among those also in attendance were other officials currently running for office, including Brian Slowinski, Stephen Simpson and representatives for Donna Sheldon.

Mayor and council approve tennis court illumination amendment

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Council Member Fred Perriman served as Mayor Pro Tempore during a Madison City Council meeting on Monday, when the council voted to approve a text amendment that would allow tennis court illumination within the city limits. Permits for tennis court illumination will

URRLS board discusses state funding at quarterly meeting

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the August meeting of the Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS) board, members discussed the current state funding formula and how the state may decide how much funding libraries are to receive in the future. URRLS Director Steve Schaefer stated during

Cemetery commission addresses grave repair work

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Madison Cemetery Stewardship Commission addressed completed repair work on select graves at their meeting Aug. 6. “They have done the work, as far as I can tell,” stated City Planner Bryce Jaeck, sharing a handout with photographs of graves that were worked

Nunnsense: The Guard-father

By Nick Nunn When good people are able to make the best out of a bad situation, it’s a virtue. More often, however, bad people are the ones that find a way to make the best out of a bad situation. Of course, then it is called

Belton: “Republicans need to unite”

By Dave Belton “We don’t have a domestic spying program,” says the President. Then why is the NSA keeping trillions of phone calls and emails of average Americans? “We’ve seen the deficit cut in half,” he says. Then why is Obama’s deficit spending vs. GDP triple that

“The social cost of horse manure”

By Greg Morin Imagine the following: It is the year 1700 and growth in the American colonies is threatening an economic and environmental catastrophe. Human and equine populations are expanding rapidly in tandem. The horse is integral to the economic engine that drives all economic output. But