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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

Law Enforcement: Sept. 5, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On August 30 Marvin Seetell McCommons, 33, Union Point, was arrested and charged with resisting officer, driving with a suspended license, open container and giving false name. According to reports, a Dodge Stratus McCommons was driving north on South Main Street was stopped for

An estate sale, new businesses and Madison’s Chili Cookoff

By Dianne Lively Yost Momma is flat fit to be tied! She’s huntin’ up every spare, ding dang dime y’all! Plus she says she’s goin’ on the spendin’ spree to end all spendin’ sprees! That’s right y’all! There are end-of-summer sales goin’ on all over Morgan County!

School system receives $25,000 grant

About the Grant $25,000 over three years; from GLISI to work with them on a pilot program to foster “a culture of continuous improvement;” goals include decision-making based on data from multiple sources and college and career readiness By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor The Morgan County School

JDA honors former board members

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Joint Development Authority (JDA) honored three former board members during its Aug. 27 meeting: Denny Dobbs, Mack Bohlen, and Charles Hill. Alan Verner, Chairman of the JDA, presented Dobbs, Bohlen, and Hill with framed resolutions, thanking them for their years of