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Silent soldiers: Old chimneys stand guard to history

By Nancy Darby I see them everywhere, so often it sometimes doesn’t even register that I am seeing our history flash before my eyes. A lone chimney, hiding in the woods or maybe in the middle of field. A lone sentinel of times past. But each one

Singing about heaven and God’s tomorrow

By Rev. Donnie Compton I love to sing about heaven! Do you ever think about heaven? I think about it all the time. 1 John 3:2 says, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we

The happiness of David came from confessing his sins

By Margie Ward Sunday morning attendance was good; we still have some out for different reasons. We pray each and everyone will be back soon. We again had visitors present. We appreciate them coming and hope they received encouragement and help for the week ahead to go

The Magnifying Glass

By T. Adrienne Terrell Greetings from The Springs! I know that you are planning to attend the Choir Extravaganza Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 6 p.m. The best of the best are going to be there so join us as we lift our voices to the Lord.

Brother Butch sermonizes on compromise

By Mae Buice As I said before, the weather has been absolutely beautiful, nice sleeping weather, but what follows? Oh, I so hope this is not a bad, icy, cold winter. But let’s enjoy the “nice” while it’s here. I always enjoy our worship services. As always the

Swords United Methodist Church invites you to their Homecoming on Sunday

By Betty Moore The Swords Community Church (Methodist) will hold homecoming Sunday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. Pastor Anthony Gavalas will conduct the service. The Rev. Thomas Ross will be guest speaker. Rev. Ross is a native of Madison. His parents and brother still live here. The

East and western: Madison’s Southern Cross wins top awards

About the Awards Southern Cross Guest Ranch, of Madison, received two awards from this year. The ranch was named “Top Eastern Dude Ranch” and one of the “Top Winter Dude Ranches.” There were 14 ranches nominated for the “Top Eastern Dude Ranch” award. Voting occurred near summer’s

Columnist Dr. Lance weighs in on sugar and the flu season

By Dr. Haley Lance Flu season is now upon us. From mid-October through early spring, people typically suffer with runny noses, sore throats, fevers, aches and chills, resulting in missed days from school or work. There are many theories as to why doctors begin to see an

In line: County elections board draws new precinct lines for voting

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 19 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER), the board approved precinct boundaries for the new system of seven voting precincts in Morgan County. The precinct lines, as delineated in the proposal drafted by BOER

City OKs $545,000 sludge project

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Sept. 23 called meeting of the Madison City Council, City Manager David Nunn outlined a plan for purchasing and installing rotary press sludge dewatering equipment at the city’s Southside wastewater treatment plant, which will cost an estimated $545,000 for the