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DDA agrees to spend $300K on Gilmore property

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) unanimously approved a contract for almost $298,000 with Whitsel Construction Services, Inc., for renovations on the Gilmore House property. Whitsel Construction Services will charge an additional 9 percent fee as the superintendent of the project,

Goosebumps to be filmed in Madison

By Tia Lynn Lacorchick staff writer The motion picture “Goosebumps,” a feature film starring Jack Black that is based on R.L. Stine’s series of wildly popular horror fiction novels for children, might be filmed in Madison this coming summer. A definitive decision will not be rendered for

Board votes to buy $250K fire pumper

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve the purchase of a Rosenbauer fire pumper for approximately $249,000 during their Feb. 4 regular meeting. Morgan County Fire Chief Mark Melvin recommended the Rosenbauer model, stating that a new fire engine

Costs are rising, revenue staying the same, BOC says

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held the first in a series of work sessions, which will be devoted to discussing the upcoming fiscal year 2015 budget. These work sessions are part of an initiative that the BOC created last year

Common Core Meeting Saturday

Special to the Citizen An informational meeting on the state implemented common core standards within the public school systems is being held in Madison on Saturday, February 8. The meeting will begin at 1:45 p.m. promptly and last until 3:45 p.m., with time for questions following. The

Technology fee added to court cases

By Tia Lyn Lacorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners approved resolutions to authorize new fees and renew a contract with Traylor Business Services (TBS), the auditors for the Morgan County Board of Assessors for the last five years. The board unanimously voted to authorize

Ainslie, Lamar speak to Madison Kiwanis

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar and Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chair Andy Ainslie spoke briefly at a luncheon held by the Madison Kiwanis Club at the Chop House last Thursday, Jan. 30. Addressing the members of Kiwanis Club, Lamar stated that he

Nunnsense: Felonious Fishes

I got into Star Wars relatively early on in my childhood development, and I liked that Han Solo – played by Harrison Ford, in case you don’t know – had been a smuggler before he fought alongside the Rebel Alliance against the Empire. Smuggling, or at least

Generationally Speaking . . .

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist It is a universally accepted fact that every older generation believes the next or younger generation is on the fast track to Perdition – Going to hell in a hand basket and all that. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. Perhaps the

A View from the House

By Doug Holt, State Rep. The third week of the legislative session saw the House turn, at least partially, to non-appropriations committee work. Work on the Fiscal 2015 budget will be ongoing, but at a more measured pace. Thus bills on other topics began to come out