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Concern about open windows

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Aug. 13 meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), concerns were expressed about missing windows on the Mapp-Gilmore building at 200 West Washington Street. Marti Jessup, chair of the HPC, stated that open spaces in the building, such as the

DDA OKs $155k acquisition loan

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) voted in favor of a resolution for an acquisition loan to buy the Star Drug/NBC building at 150 West Washington Street, Madison. The loan principal will amount to $155,000 and an interest rate of no more than

Peters-Reid to run for Dist. 1 seat

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Carrie Peters-Reid has announced her intent to run for the position of District 1 representative on the Madison City Council. The District 1 seat will become vacant during this election cycle when current Council Member Fred Perriman gives up the position in

Belton opposes high school economics text

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Morgan County Board of Education (BOE) member Dave Belton is opposed to the approval of a proposed textbook, “Krugman’s Economics for AP,” for use in the high school’s Advanced Placement Economics course due to the politics of the writer on whom the

ELOST funds buy much-needed band instruments

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor While the Morgan County School System spent the bulk of local 1 percent sales tax (ELOST, or Education Local Option Sales Tax) funds on technology in July – more than $93,000 out of $176,000-plus for the month – administration also elected to

Local Boys & Girls Club gets new director

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club has hired a new director, Gari Santis, who started in his position at the club Monday. “I’m still a young guy, and I don’t act my age when dealing with students, I understand them, I think.

Open Door Policy: MCHS debuts new classroom building

Photos by Jesse Walker Morgan County High School teachers and administrators debuted the school’s new classroom building to the public with an open house Aug. 13, 2013. For more photos on the event, click here.

Council addresses potentially spending $15,000 for playground safety materials

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Buckhead City Council met Monday to discuss old and new business affecting their community. “We got some information on what the state requires for playground safety zones,” said Mayor Ricky Walker. The major aspect of the playground that the council focused on

Rutledge considers amending ordinances

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the August meeting of the Rutledge City Council, Chuck Jarrell and Tara Cooner from the Morgan County Planning Department spoke to the council about considering plans to amend Rutledge zoning ordinances to reflect changes in state and county ordinances. Rutledge’s current

Jody Hice running for U.S. Congress in Ga.’s 10th District

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Dr. Jody Hice is running as a republican candidate for the United States Congress in Georgia’s Tenth District. Hice describes himself as a republican, constitutionalist, and Christian, and has been a minister for the past 30 years. He also hosts the syndicated