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Garden Notes: Kale, Kale, Kale

By Stephaine Hudak, Columnist This week marks a year that my partner in life passed away and lots of thoughts have gone through my mind. The one that makes me laugh and will continue to bring a smile to my face is what Tom always said about

City’s development landscape changes: TDR plan makes rights transferable

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Madison’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has recruited the Green Space Commission to form a subcommittee to explore the incorporation of a Transferable Development Rights (TDR) ordinance. A TDR is a market-based ordinance, which would promote the voluntary transfer of growth from places

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

By Patrick Yost Editor A traffic stop last Friday led to the arrest of three Madison men on marijuana distribution charges and the confiscation of more than $3,000. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Marvin L. Brown, 39, Madison; Keifer Darnell

Zoning change affects industry

By Nick Nunn staff writer In an effort to accommodate the needs of Mannington’s Madison factory, the Madison City Council unanimously passed a text amendment, which will change dimension allowances for Light Industrial (I-1) districts and Heavy Industrial (I-2) districts. The updated changes were also an effort

Orr STAR student, Shuman STAR teacher

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County High School (MCHS) selected Clark Orr, 17, a senior at MCHS as the STAR Student of the Year as part of the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition). In turn, Orr was given the opportunity to select MCHS’s STAR

Rutledge Council works to update ordinance book

By Leila Dycus staff writer The City of Rutledge held a regular meeting on Tuesday Jan. 21, to discuss business license approvals, the scheduling of an ordinance meeting, ordinance updates, and an advertisement. The meeting began with the appointment of Charles Merritt as Municipal Court Judge and

Sixth Grader Mahoney wins county spelling bee

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County students, from fourth grade to eighth grade, participated in The Annual Doris Bray Spelling Bee on Jan. 25. The bee was held at the Board of Education (BOE) building. Jack Mahoney, MCMS sixth grader, won first place, while Joseph

Former Bostwick Council Member Troy Dobbs honored for service

  By Nick Nunn staff writer The Bostwick City Council honored Troy Dobbs, former city council member, for his 49 years of dedicated service to Bostwick during a ceremony held at the Bostwick City Hall last Saturday, Jan. 25. Mayor John Bostwick described the roles that Dobbs

Candidate Collins makes a campaign stop in Morgan

By Nick Nunn staff writer Mike Collins, candidate in Georgia’s 10th district congressional race, stopped in Madison last week on the campaign trail to tell voters about his plan and platform. Collins describes himself as a “business owner and life-long Conservative,” who began his first business at