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Russell going back to HPC: Will again address plans for old Mapp-Gilmore building

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer More than a dozen citizens attended a meeting of the Merchants Hall Preservation Society (MHPS), held by Kathi Russell on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Madison Tea Room, to discuss the condition of Merchants Hall – formerly the Mapp-Gilmore Funeral Home, located

Group home at Camp Twin Lakes recommended

By Leila Dycus, Intern The Planning Commission met last week to explore, among other items, a proposed text amendment for Agricultural Residential (AR) zoning and a conditional use permit at Rutledge’s Camp Twin Lakes, in order to build a group home at their property at 1391 Keencheefoonee Road.

Candidates qualify for local offices this week

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer As of noon Tuesday, only five candidates for public office had qualified for elections at the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration. Chris Hodges and Michael Naples, incumbent, qualified for the Madison City Council District 5 race, which is the only

Incumbent Michael Naples running for Dist. 5

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Michael Naples, incumbent, has announced that he is running for reelection for the District 5 seat on the Madison City Council. Naples, who has served on the council since 2005, stated that he has “done a conscientious job for both the city

County commissioners: Purchase of $58,000 asphalt paver OK’d

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During a special called meeting following a work session of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC), the commission voted in favor of purchasing a 2013 LeeBoy 1000F Asphalt Paver for $58,500. Roads & Bridges Supervisor Greg Pennington expressed his interest in

Greenspace Commission prepares trail study for council

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer On Aug. 20, the Greenspace Commission (GSC) held a meeting to discuss a presentation of the GSC’s Founder’s Trail Network Study, which will be presented to the Madison Mayor and City Councils’ work session on Sept. 23. The Founder’s Trail Network Study

GPB films at Southern Cross

Madison’s Southern Cross Ranch was filmed for a segment of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Georgia Traveler” show Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Photos by Jesse Walker Click here to see GPB filming at Southern Cross.

Pirates invade MCHS this Thursday, Friday! Troupe presents play for second time

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer The Morgan Community Theater (MCT) will be performing How I Became a Pirate on Aug. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. at the Morgan County High School auditorium. All tickets will cost $5. In How I Became a Pirate, Jeremy Jacob, a

Nunnsense: Get baaaack!

By Nick Nunn I’ve always thought that exile is one of the best ways to punish those that break the law. (Not all law-breakers, of course, just the ones that do something bad enough to deserve it.) Just think about what the punishment does: it says to

Eliminate, don’t raise, minimum wage

By Greg Morin Of the various flavors of government interventionism in our lives, the minimum wage is perhaps the most welcomed. It appeals not only to our innate sense of “fairness” but also to our self-interest. It’s allure may erroneously lead us to the conclusion that because