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Historic Preservation Commission completes reviews

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) completed the first round of conceptual review for the construction of a primary structure at 854 Jasper Street, Madison. Following the procedure for the conceptual review of new constructions, the HPC gave the applicant, Weldon Crook, their

Buckhead considers new $240,000 well

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Buckhead City Council met on January 20 for the first time in 2014. During the meeting, council members approved Grace Bible Church’s request to construct a picnic area on the church’s property located at 489 Buckhead Road. The Planning Commission

Time to let your star shine

Madison Community Theater announces auditions for Fiddler on the Roof. (All auditions are in Morgan County Middle School  Drama Room 920 Pearl Street Madison GA, 30650 unless otherwise noted) Sunday, Jan 26 4:15–4:45p.m. Group audition: sing “Sunrise, Sunset” together as a group. Be flexible, and ready to

Nunnsense: Go Fetch

By Nick Nunn, Columnist Riddle! Who do the police allow to sniff a little cocaine every now and then? Detection dogs. Yeah, that might have been an easy one, but it’s still true as far as I know. How else would you expect a sniffer dog to

Like father, like son…

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist A few weeks back I updated you on my recent career change from servant of the people to one of domestic servitude. If you missed it, the thrust of that briefing was to let you know the challenges and joys of housekeeping duties

Coming to a campus near you

By Celia Murray Will Gov. Deal and the Georgia legislature follow the will of the people of this state, or will they continue to cater the far right fringes of their party? At issue is a proposal that would make it legal for students to possess and

2014 Legislative session begins

By Doug Holt Georgia’s 2014 legislative session began smoothly last week, but moved at an accelerated pace. The reason for the faster pace is a change in the elections calendar. Last year, a federal court ruled that Georgia needed to better accommodate overseas and military voters by

Obituaries: Sam L. Jefferson

Funeral service for Deacon Sam L. Jefferson, 95, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Lower Mosley Baptist Church, Rutledge with Pastor G. C. Brown officiating. Deacon Jefferson was born November 22, 1918 to George Jefferson and Melia Russell Jefferson. He was united in

Obituaries: Hazel Parket Brown

Hazel Brown, 79 of Madison, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle. She was born June 24, 1934 in Buckhead. She was one of 10 children born to Homer and Ella Jackson Parker. She was a member of the Madison Pentecostal Church. She

MCMS group participates in Honor Chorus

  By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff Writer By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The 2014 Georgia Music Educators Association District Four Honor Chorus event took place on January 9-10. The event featured middle and high school students from across the four-county district. Fifteen students from Morgan County