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Rutledge’s Sunflower Farm Festival set for this weekend

By Dianne Yost Staff Writer Fireworks and sunflowers are in the air and that can only mean one thing in Morgan County: It’s time for the Sunflower Farm Festival. Thousands are expected in Rutledge this Saturday and Sunday to attend this year’s festival, one of Morgan County’s

Precinct consolidation to be subject of public hearings

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer During the June meeting of the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration, members voted to hold public hearings at 7 p.m. July 25 and 30 in the Elections & Registration Office, 434 Hancock St., Madison. Members of the board as well

Body OKs setback variance

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Planning Commission voted five to three in favor of recommending approval for a variance to a rear setback for property owned by William and Renee Pritchard on Apalachee Woods Trail in Buckhead. Commissioner John McMahon recused himself

Council addresses May numbers

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Madison City Council heard about the city’s May financials from Finance Officer Karen Guinn during a work session held immediately following their special called meeting last Friday. For July 2012 through May of this year the city had more

Assessors accept two lists, approve a subpoena request

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer Members of the Morgan County Board of Assessors voted to accept two lists – one for appeals and one for the Board of Equalization – during their July meeting. A total of 13 properties were included on the 30-day appeal list. Chair

Rescued dog, Tyson, saves rescuer mother

By Stephanie Johns Staff Writer A dog rescued by the Humane Society of Morgan County, Inc. (HSMC) and adopted by Colleen Jones, a nurse, returned the favor by rescuing Jones last week. “It’s pretty amazing,” she said. “He’s my little angel.” The dog, an eight-pound, 11-month old

Morgan County Grand Jury returns indictments

Staff Reports The Morgan County Grand Jury recently met and returned several criminal indictments to the Morgan County Superior Court for the June session. The following individuals were indicted: Benjamin Clay Porter III, 42, Madison, three counts aggravated cruelty to animals and three counts cruelty to animals.

Law Enforcement: July 4, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On June 25 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at an Old Post Road location after a man reported that someone entered a silver Honda Accord on Old Post Road and removed a Sony CD players a touch screen stereo laying on the

C. Jones No. 10

By Nick Nunn Last Friday night, Chipper Jones, former third baseman for the Atlanta Braves – in the unlikely event that you didn’t know – headed out onto the field again after almost one year of retirement from professional sports. “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne played Chipper’s

Columnist travels to Los Angeles: Clash of the cultures

I send you greetings from the left coast of our good old USA. To be a little more specific my actual location is sunny, glitzy Los Angeles where the stars are out even in the daytime and where, as I’ve discovered, a distinctly different culture exists. Some