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“Resolutionary” wars, past and future

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist Even though we are getting ready pronounce our New Year Resolutions I bet you don’t know the real historical background. Now don’t hold me to this ‘cause some embarrassing errors might be found but this is what I heard. It all got started

Minority Report

Greg Morin, Columnist This past Friday (December 27) a federal judge ruled that it is perfectly fine for the NSA to collect and review your phone and Internet records ( HYPERLINK “http://goo.gl/Q4LI4Q” http://goo.gl/Q4LI4Q) . Why is that? Well, those records don’t actually belong to you. This ruling

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

On December 23 a burglary complaint was filed at a East Jefferson Street location. According to reports, a woman reported that someone had forced entry into her apartment by the back door and removed an Acer computer, a Sony PlayStation 3, two bottles of perfume that had

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On December 28 a simple battery cokmmplaint was filed at a Bostwick Road location. According to reports, a 39-year-old woman told a deputy that she had engaged in a physical altercation with her 61-year-old husband. The woman said that when the couple arrived home, the man accused

Obituaries: Rachel Secrist Copelan

Rachel Secrist Copelan, age 49, of the Greshamville Community, died on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Born in Beech Grove, Indiana on September 7, 1964, she was the daughter of George Arlen Secrist and the late Betty Louise Hawkins Secrist.  She graduated from

Obituaries: Ella Pecola Hawkins

Pecola Hawkins, 91, of Madison died December 26, 2013. She was born August 10, 1922 in Madison to Cora Ponder. She graduated from Madison High School on May 23,1939. She remained in Madison and performed domestic work for many families. She was a pillar in her community

Obituaries: Roger Phillip Glass, III

Roger Phillip Glass, III, 28, died December 28, 2013 from injuries sustained in a tragic pedestrian accident after being struck by a vehicle. Phillip was born in Athens on September 9, 1985 and was a 2004 graduate of Oconee County High School, where he played for and

Obituaries: Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin, 96 of Venice, Florida and former long-time Madison resident passed away peacefully December 28, 2013. She was born in Maxeys on August 23, 1917, the eldest daughter of the late Edward and Emmie Thaxton. Also pre-deceasing her were her husband of 59 years, Robert Martin

Another year is dawning, another year for Thee

By Margie Ward, Columnist Attendance for worship service on Sunday morning, Dec.22 at Brownwood was good, visitors were present and we missed everyone that wasn’t with us on that day. As we were planning for church the promise of rain was among us and sure enough during

Let’s Wrap up 2014!

By T. Adrienne Terrell, Columnist Greetings from The Springs! By the time you read this article, 2013 will be history and we will be marching into an awesome 2014! You know, there’s that saying, “the best is yet to come.” I believe that is true. So as