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The Debt of Memorial Day

Greg Morin, columnist   War is ugly. War is dirty. War is perhaps the single most horrifying event one could participate in. And yet despite all of that, there are those who have been compelled, for a variety of reasons (duty, honor, peer pressure, guilt, pragmatism, or

Disservice done to firefighter in newspaper article

To the Editor: Those of us with the Morgan County Fire Rescue would like to formally rectify some false statements made when there was a front page article and report published on an accident that resulted in the death of one and critical injuries of another of

Online anonymous tip link

To the Editor: In an effort to improve communication between citizens and their government, the City of Madison website ( now offers an anonymous tip link.  If you notice suspicious behavior in your neighborhood or would like to report domestic abuse, please use this tool. It is a safe,

Thank you Bobby Crawford

To the Editor: Through the years, Bobby Crawford has tirelessly given to his customers by being a wonderful friend and pharmacist — from the years of the infamous “pink medicine” for our children, to the time someone was sick in the middle of the night and he

Farm Bureau thanks sponsors

To the Editor: Morgan County Farm Bureau would like to thank the sponsors and volunteers for their support with our Farm Safety Day that was held on May 6th at Hard Labor Creek park. With the help of the sponsors we were able to hand out t-shirts

Can You Keep 55,000 “Bosses” Happy?

So, do you think you’ve mastered being a “part-time” legislator, now that you know about voting on bills and pushing your own legislation? Guess again! You’ve got 55,000 citizens in your district, and every day at least a few of them find reason to collar you. These

State freeze on funding puts library in red

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Committee of Chairs for the Uncle Remus Regional Library System (URRLS), met for a specially-called meeting on May 21 to discuss the ongoing freeze of the funding formula for state funds. According to Steve Schaefer, director of URRLS, state funding cuts

Development Authority to sell Shaffer House to Georgia Historic Trust

By Nick Nunn staff writer During their May 22 called meeting, the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) disclosed the details of the DDA’s sale of the Shaffer House at 439 West Jefferson Street to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for $35,000. The DDA purchased the

Bike rewards brings big smiles at MCPS

By Leila Dycus staff writer The last day of school has finally arrived at the primary school and for some extraordinary students their reading has earned them new bikes. On Friday May 23 members of the Madison Masonic Lodge 376 F and AM made their way to

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On May 23 an argument complaint was filed at a Whispering Lakes Drive, Buckhead, location. According to reports, a deputy met with the complainant at his place of employment, an auto parts store. The man said that on Friday he had hosted a graduation party and that