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String of thefts from cars plagues Madison

By Patrick Yost Editor In two days five different vehicles were entered and items were stolen last week. According to Madison Police Department reports, the thefts, which occurred on July 31 and August 1, had a recurring theme. None of the vehicles were locked. “It’s imperative that

CRCT scores hit five-year high, White credits Common Core: Grades 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 break records for exceeding required score in reading

By Kathryn Schiliro Managing Editor CRCT, or Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, results are in, and Morgan County test-takers hit some five-year highs last school year. On the Reading CRCT, third, fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students broke five-year records as far as percentages of students exceeding the

Results are in: Number of MCHS AP scholars is up

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Forty-seven Morgan County High School (MCHS) students qualified as Advanced Placement (AP) scholars after receiving the AP exam scores from the 2012-2013 school year. Additionally, two of the 47 AP Scholars this year qualified as National AP Scholars During the last year,

Commission OKs rezoning for landscaping, business on 441 Bypass, tennis court lights

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer During the July 25 meeting of the Morgan County Planning Commission, the commission voted unanimously to rezone a 1.88 acre plot of land at the intersection of Bethany Road and the Highway 411 bypass in Madison to General Commercial (C2), and grant

Hot debate over precincts: Voters, board consider closing more than half

By Patrick Yost Editor A second hearing by the Morgan County Board of Elections regarding a proposed consolidation of voting precincts in Morgan County from 11 current precincts to five produced similar affirmations and dissent last Tuesday. While proponents of the plan, primarily Republican voters, lauded the

Nunnsense: One-way ticket on the money train goes to das Prison

By Nick Nunn Before I begin, I’d like you to know that one was hurt during the execution of this nunnsensical act. In Germany, the use of train transportation is much more common than here in the states. The German train system is owned by a company

Newspapers will never die, just evolve

  By Congressman Jack Kingston I cannot think of a time in my life when newspapers were not present. From my father reading one at the breakfast table or mom referring to an article she read to debates with my sisters over which comic strip was best,

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