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Hicky, Crawford to square off in race for Madison’s District 2: Bobby Crawford has experience on the council

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer Robert D. Crawford is running for the Madison City Council District 2 seat. Crawford, a native of Morgan County, was born in Buckhead in 1938 and moved to Madison with his family, where he attended the Madison Elementary School, which is now

Grand Jury indicts Moss, McCullough in beating, robbery of 70-year-old: Moss led officials on two-day manhunt prior to his capture

By Patrick Yost, Editor Kaleb Jordan Moss, 18, and David Gunner McCullough, 19, were both indicted for three counts of aggravated battery, one count aggravated assault, one count robbery and one count burglary in the beating and robbery of a 70-year-old Bostwick man by a Morgan County

System plan to save money on non-certified employees’ healthcare coverage

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor Morgan County School System administration is working on a plan to minimize the amount of financial stress caused by the state requirement that local systems pick up half of the cost of non-certified employees’ healthcare coverage. Through fiscal year (FY) 2011, the

Sink your teeth into locally filmed vampire show beginning in October

By Dianne Lively Yost, Staff Writer The Originals, a spin-off of The CW’s popular Vampire Diaries series, has been filming in Madison over the summer delighting Morgan County fans. Much of the filming has taken place at Oak House, owned by Pat and Natalie Reems, located in

System up for reaccreditation

By Kathryn Schiliro, Managing Editor The Morgan County School System is once again up for accreditation by AdvancED, the parent company of the more commonly known SACS, or Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Work on the reaccreditation process, which happens every five years, has already begun

Pearson joins Godfrey’s team

Staff Reports As one door closed, another opened for former Southern States Manager Walt Pearson. Pearson, a 14-year veteran with Southern States prior to the company closing the Madison location, was recently hired to manage fertilizer, seed and chemical operations at Madison’s Godfrey’s Feed and Seed, East

DA Fred Bright is “DA of the Year”

Staff Reports Fred Bright, district attorney, Ocmulgee Judicial District, was recently named “District Attorney of the Year” by the District Attorneys Association of Georgia. Bright, who has served as the Ocmulgee Judicial District Attorney for the past 19 years, was honored by the association at its summer

The Boss

By Nick Nunn We’ve all had bosses that we don’t like and don’t respect in the least. However, the one thing about a boss is, while you’re at work, you just have to listen to them. …as long as you want to keep your job, that is.

Going to war to save face

By Fred Johnson President Obama declared a year ago that if Syria used chemical weapons they would be crossing a “red line” and it would be a “game changer.” After it seemed that Syria had crossed his red line, President Obama declared he was going to bypass

Morin: “No Country for Assad’s Men”

By Greg Morin On August 31 President Obama revealed ( to the world that when it comes to executive decision-making he has apparently taken a page from the book used by President Bush. Just as Bush justified interventionism in the economy by proclaiming that he must “abandon