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Corridor Design Commission approves DQ plans at special called meeting

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During a special called meeting held on Sept. 3, the Corridor Design Commission (CDC) approved the construction plans for a Dairy Queen (DQ) at 1940 Eatonton Road, Madison, as part of the first phase of a three-phase development at 1910, 1920 and

Morgan Memorial maintains accreditation

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) underwent its triennial inspection by The Joint Commission (TJC) on Aug. 12 and 13 in order to maintain its Critical Access Hospital (CAH) accreditation. MMH passed the TJC’s top 10 most challenging clinical and non-clinical standards, with only

Teen arrested and charged with obstruction, possession

By Patrick Yost, Editor A 16-year-old male was arrested on August 22 after a 200 yard foot chase and charged with receiving a stolen vehicle, giving false information, obstruction and possession of controlled substances. According to Madison Police Department reports, officers were dispatched to the parking lot

MMH suffers $350k net operating loss in July

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) experienced a net operating loss of about $350,000 during July. The net operating loss was caused largely by net patient revenue being under budget by approximately $462,000 and revenue deductions being over budget by more than $160,000.


By Nick Nunn Regular readers of Nunnsense should know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that I am still very much an adolescent boy at heart. It’s true. As an adolescent boy – particularly of the Southern variety – I’ve done a lot of unnecessary, idiotic things

BOE member on scores, budget, teachers

By Dave Belton Every now and then, I write a column to update what is happening in our schools. This year started very well, with very little of the complications that usually arise. Quite to our surprise, Assistant Superintendant Debra White unexpectedly left for family reasons and

Columnist: “Protect the franchise”

By Celia Murray President George W. Bush opened his second term with a vow to promote democracy around the world. The United States has long proclaimed its commitment to equal rights and broad democratic participation. Equal access to the franchise – the right to vote – is

A model for freedom… in Detroit?

By Greg Morin If you could distill the essence of the morning hangover and turn it into a city, that city would be Detroit. Everything seems “OK” during the party as both booze and money are consumed in excess. But as with all such excesses we are

Congratulations to District Attorney on statewide award

To the Editor: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney on his recent selection as District Attorney of the Year by the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia. Mr. Bright is well-deserving of the honor in light of

New DOE rule allows students to test out of courses

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Beginning this school year, Georgia high school students may now test out of a course if they pass the End of Course Test (EOCT) prior to taking the course. Locally, school system administrators are revising regulations regarding course credits to accomodate the