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With embassy closings, the War on Terror comes roaring back

By Fred Johnson Less than three months ago, President Obama told an audience at the National Defense University in Washington that after the death of Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, al Qaeda has been decimated, scattered across the North Africa and the Middle East and

Parents are key to child’s success in school

To the Editor: I feel the need to address the issue of schools meeting the needs of students. As an example I will cite Avery Jackson. I taught Avery in 1968-69. He was a wonderful student and a joy to teach. I wish as a teacher I

Closings will save a few dollars, but at what price?

By Columnist Jim McManus I am ignorant of the source and, therefore the motivation, of this rather widespread movement in Georgia to effect changes in our election laws. The shrinking of the total number of polling stations, as suggested at the two recent local Board of Elections

Access to the polls is easy due to absentee ballots, free rides

To the Editor: Having attended both public meetings of the Board of Elections and Registration, I too have a few comments. Comments made that $19,000 to $35,000 in savings are insignificant sounds like Washington speaking. Detractors said the Board had not been asked by the Commissioners to

Precinct closings are a logical decision, not an emotional one

To the Editor: I attended the second meeting relating to consolidation of nine voting precincts into five. In my humble opinion, it is a matter of logic versus emotions. The Election Board has found that it is logical to reduce the number — to simplify voting and

Writer apologizes for misunderstandings regarding Jackson Bailey’s legacy

To the Editor: I would like to express my regrets to the family of Jackson Bailey who have recently sent a Letter to the Editor. I was requested to write a piece on the artist for the Rutledge column and did this as a favor. I took

Law Enforcement: Aug. 8, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On July 31 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had entered his unlocked Ford F-150 pickup truck and removed his wallet. The man reported that he had $700 cash and debit

Former Bostwick man indicted in the murder of his grandfather

  By Patrick Yost Editor A former Bostwick resident has been indicted by a Cobb County Grand Jury for the murder of his grandfather. According to a story published Friday in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Casey Collins, 30, and Sarah Cook, 23, were both indicted in the stabbing

Man attempts to fleece Madison auto parts store: Suspect busted with careful records of returns made to O’Reilly Auto Parts

By Patrick Yost Editor A Riverdale man faces several criminal charges after he allegedly attempted to return stolen merchandise to a Madison O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store. According to Madison Police Department reports, Troy Durham Wise, 42, was arrested on July 26 at approximately 6:20 p.m. after an

Biz Buzz: A movie theater in Madison? Yes, please!

  By Dianne Lively Yost It’s ding dang HOT y’all! And I ain’t just talkin’ ‘bout the weather! That’s ‘cause my hot, hot, hot pepper patch is flat ROCKIN’ it out of the garden! Lord have MERCY! Momma and I have flat out done ourselves this summer!