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Scary Similarity – Rutledge Held Spooky Fall Fest

$1M-plus bond to pay for Town Park

By Patrick Yost, EDITOR The Madison City Council, on Friday, is expected to complete a bond initiative that would raise more than $1 million to complete payment for the development of the city’s Town Park project. The bond initiative, which will be administered through the Madison Downtown

Kelly Signs His Books

Former Madison resident Mark Kelly held a book signing for his new book “Gone Off With The Angels” at the Madison ChopHouse Grille Saturday, Oct. 26. Pictured are Becky Killian (left to right) Kelly and Connie Slate. Photo by Jesse Walker


The City of Rutledge hosted their annual Spooky Fall Fest last Saturday in the city’s downtown park. Among the festivities was a costume contest; here, the littlest contestants are being evaluated.

Robbery leads to arrest of four

    By Patrick Yost, EDITOR By Patrick Yost editor Two men have been arrested and charged with an armed robbery that occurred Friday, Oct. 25, at the Budget Inn motel. According to Madison Police Department reports, Brandon Lydell Gibbs, 29, Madison, and Norris Deon Evans, 29,

Net loss of $129K at hospital created by low daily census

  By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer At the Oct. 28 meeting of the Morgan Memorial Hospital Authority (MMHA), Kyle Wilkinson, chief financial officer (CFO) for Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH), cited the hospital’s relatively low daily census of 15.4 patients per day in September as the reason for

JDA OKs Sale of 19 acres for more than $249K

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Oct. 22 meeting of the Joint Development Authority (JDA), the authority signed a resolution to sell 19 acres of land at more than $13,000 per acre to JC Flex, LLC for a total of more than $249,000. On Dec. 12,

Three arrested in pot bust

    By Patrick Yost, Editor By Patrick Yost editor A waitress and two other suspects have been arrested and charged with conspiracy after they allegedly arranged and facilitated the sale of $100 worth of marijuana to a customer, who happened to be a confidential informant for

Commission recommends approval of historic site and museum ordinance amendments

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning Commission recommended the approval of a set of zoning ordinance amendments related to Historic Sites and Museums during their Oct. 24 regular meeting. Madison City Planner Bryce Jaeck stated that the proposed amendments arose from a “long discussion

“We shall not be moved” theme for Morgan NAACP Freedom Banquet

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan County branch of the NAACP held their 43rd Annual Freedom Banquet at the Morgan County High School cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 26. Elder Wayne Lumpkin gave the keynote speech on the theme of the banquet, “We shall not be moved.”