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Signs may be digital

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer The Morgan County Planning and Development Commission voted on Dec. 19 TO to recommend the approval of modification of a text amendment to allow for the limited use of electronic signs for gas stations. The Director of Planning and Development, Chuck

DDA agrees to fund depot building

Nick Nunn staff writer During the Dec. 19 meeting of the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA), the authority discussed the ongoing progress on their Depot replacement building and North Bull Street Reconstruction projects. DDA Member Everett Royal stated that he received a bid from Busher Franklin

Zoning request is denied

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Board of the Planning and Development Commission voted to unanimously reelect Brian Lehman as chairman, Faye Craft, as vice-chairman, and Tara Cooner as secretary. After the elections, Chuck Jarrell presented the facts surrounding an application for rezoning three Agricultural District

Morgan Elections Board to use DFCS as polling place

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BOER) voted to make the Morgan County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) the polling location for the newly created Central Morgan precinct. The BOER had hoped that the Madison Baptist Church would

November rough month for MMH

  By Nick Nunn Staff Writer The Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) ended the month of November 2013 with a net loss of more than $256,000 despite an average daily census of 19.7 patients. The net patient revenue fell to approximately $415,000 from October’s $1,080,814 to around $665,000

Episcopal Church jump starts Camp Twin Lakes Project

Front: Jewish Family & Children’s Services Chief Operator Officer Rick Aranson, Faith Roman, JF&CS Director Eve Bogan, Camp Twin Lakes Executive Director Eric Robbins, Charles Baldwin, Terry Roman, JF&CS Chief Executive Officer Gary Miller. Back: David Burbach, JF&CS First Vice President John Perlman, Camp Twin Lakes Director

Foiled and Soiled

By Nick Nunn, Columnist When life gets really bad, you can always resort to a life of crime. When your crimes get really bad, you can always resort to some time in prison. Being that it is the week after Christmas, I’ll leave you all a few

Dear Santa, I need . . .

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist (Written three days prior to Christmas Eve and sent priority mail) Dear Santa: I know this list is a little south of late but just thought I’d go ahead and try to sneak it in at the last moment. I have strived to

Popular Science?

By Greg Morin, Columnist If you were ever looking for proof that climate science is based more on consensus than actual experimentation, you need look no further than the IPCC’s recent “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis” report in which the report’s “Summary for Policymakers” states

PTO raises funds to purchase iPads for Morgan County Elementary students

By Leila Dycus staff writer New technology is coming to a local school and is said to be harnessing the technology they already have. “The kids are more at home in the digital world,” said principal of MCES Ty Snyder. “They’re more at home on an iPad