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Neighbors and Friends

I have always been told that there is a clear way to tell whether a person needs encouragement. If they are breathing. My wife and I recently visited with a young couple that needed a little encouragement in life and in their ministry. This is one of

Revival at Antioch Baptist Church June 15-18

Bruce and I along with Mama and Daddy (Blanche and Jake Wilson) got away for a few days last week and went up to Maggie Valley, NC for a few days.  It was good weather and sort of cool and cloudy most days.  We were hunting something

It is better to be faithful than to be famous

Our Sunday morning attendance was good even though several were out for different reasons. Visitors were present, they always bless us with their presence, we hope they were in some way blessed also and will continue to be with us as they follow God’s leadership. Our prayers

The filming of SELMA

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The upcoming motion picture, Selma, a civil rights drama to be released next year, filmed scenes in Rutledge this week on June 9-10 at the Rutledge Baptist Church and old jailhouse. “It’s like we are making history all over again,” said

Remembering Maya Angelou

  By Al Dickerman, Columnist   How I came to read the book ‘Why The Caged Bird Sings,’ I do not remember.  What I do remember is the impact it had on my life.  Never before had I felt the overpowering need to meet the author of

Lee indicted in child’s death

By Patrick Yost editor A Morgan County Grand Jury Tuesday indicted Donald Justin Lee, 21, for the March killing of 9–month–old Brantley Garrett Farmer. The grand jury returned indictments on one count of murder, three counts felony murder, one count cruelty to children in the first degree,

BOC says yes to $20 million annual budget

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) unanimously voted to approve the recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget totaling approximately $20,500,000, which includes a general fund budget of $14.9 million, a $866,262 increase from last year’s general fund budget. The proposed

Chrysler dealership coming to Madison

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer On May 27, The Corridor Design Commission (CDC) unanimously voted to approve an application for an alteration and extension to the property located at 1860 Eatonton Road, contingent upon several conditions. The site was previously the old Pontiac dealership that has

CFO says loss will be corrected at MMH

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) suffered a net loss of more than $84,000 for the month of April 2014. According to the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget, MMH should have year to date a net loss of approximately $101,000 at the end of

House Rep. Holt endorses Belton for his seat

By Nick Nunn staff writer State Representative Doug Holt, current representative for State House District 112, issued an endorsement for Dave Belton in the State House District 112 race this past Tuesday, June 3. “Dave offers the people of this district a public servant who is a