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Demolition request denied by HPC

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) denied a demolition request for a deteriorating home, a historic African-American property located at 477 E. Washington Street, owned by Seaborn Johnson. The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) met to consider Johnson’s appeal. “I want to get rid

DDA has applicants for Caanan Corner Store project

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) might be close in securing a tenant for the vacant Caanan Corner Store. “As everyone is aware we have received a 6-month-extension to find a different business applicant. We’ve had two couples come forward that are interested

Large turnout expected for November general election

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) is optimistic for a big turnout in this year’s Nov 4 General Election. In the first two days of early voting, 380 ballots have been cast. “We have the potential of 3,000 early

City plans to make Main Street intersections safer

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The City of Madison is in the planning stages of creating safer Main Street intersections through redesigning crosswalks and installing new and up-to-date signage in the area. The primary intersections of focus are the intersection near the ChopHouse Grille of Burnett

Buckhead Council struggles with speed bump initiative

By Zachary Parker staff writer Buckhead Mayor Ricky Walker asked the City Council Monday to reconsider last month’s decision to place speed bumps on Buckhead Road, to instead go talk to people and see if they really want them or not. “I think that there may be

National School Lunch Week

Morgan County Schools celebrated National School Lunch Week from Oct. 13 to Oct. 17 to encourage lifelong healthy habits of balanced nutrition for students. Mayor Fred Perriman and Middle School Principal Darrell Stephens stepped up to the lunch line to serve students with MCMS’s healthy food choices

Pirates of Penzance at MCHS

Drama Students Shine… Morgan County High School and Middle School drama students wowed the audience on Thursday, Oct. 16 during a special performance at MCHS. The high school team performed a one-act version of the musical Pirates of Penzance, and the middle school team performed a rendition

Convention and Visitor’s group working on tour app

By Jamison Hooks staff writer Discussion of a potential Smartphone app took center stage the last Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce meeting. Director of Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ellen Ianelli presented her latest idea to members of the Chamber of Commerce as a way to utilize Smartphone

Boat toting and other forms of fishing obsession

Alvin Richardson columnist I looked up the term obsessive-compulsive disorder the other day because my friends have hinted strongly that there’s something wrong with me. They say I’m always going fishing, talking about going fishing, planning to go fishing or describing my latest exploits for their benefit.

Come fly with me

Greg Morin columnist Media bias is often subtle. Those that know the whole story are aware when a slanted viewpoint arises from omitted information. Then again, there are times the “reporter” simply is unable to contain his zeal and so takes aim at his subject with all