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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

Access to the polls is easy due to absentee ballots, free rides

To the Editor: Having attended both public meetings of the Board of Elections and Registration, I too have a few comments. Comments made that $19,000 to $35,000 in savings are insignificant sounds like Washington speaking. Detractors said the Board had not been asked by the Commissioners to

Precinct closings are a logical decision, not an emotional one

To the Editor: I attended the second meeting relating to consolidation of nine voting precincts into five. In my humble opinion, it is a matter of logic versus emotions. The Election Board has found that it is logical to reduce the number — to simplify voting and

Writer apologizes for misunderstandings regarding Jackson Bailey’s legacy

To the Editor: I would like to express my regrets to the family of Jackson Bailey who have recently sent a Letter to the Editor. I was requested to write a piece on the artist for the Rutledge column and did this as a favor. I took

Law Enforcement: Aug. 8, 2013 edition

Madison Police Department On July 31 a larceny from auto complaint was filed at a South Main Street location after a man reported that someone had entered his unlocked Ford F-150 pickup truck and removed his wallet. The man reported that he had $700 cash and debit