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Evans wins, 112 a runoff

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The unofficial results of the May 20 Primary Elections are in, which have yielded a run-off election between District 112 State Representative Republican candidates Dave Belton and Aaron Brooks. Belton, the Morgan County candidate, earned 37.76 percent of the vote while

Rutledge in the wings as Oprah scouts city for ‘Selma’ movie

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The upcoming Paramount motion picture, Selma, a civil rights drama, will be partially filmed in Rutledge this summer. The biopic, set in the 1960s, is about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the three infamous civil rights marches from

Bell Circle standoff ends

By Patrick Yost editor An argument between a woman’s son and her boyfriend turned violent and led to a brief standoff between police and a man at a Bell Circle residence. Joseph Ryan Bishop, 35, Madison, was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and simple battery after

Madison plays leading role in movie

By Dianne Yost staff writer Madison and Hollywood have a lot in common these days. Evidence of the vast production crew for the movie Goosebumps, starring Jack Black, currently filming in downtown Madison is hard to miss. The parking lot on West Washington Street in downtown Madison

With property values rising, tax rate may drop, Anglin says

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Morgan County property owners have been receiving property appraisal notices from the Morgan County Tax Assessors sent out on May 8, an annual occurrence, based on their compiled digest of all Morgan County property values. The digest contains the current calculated

VFW to hold ‘Poppy’ fundraiser

By Leila Dycus staff writer An iconic American program that was started during World War I is coming to Madison this Memorial Day weekend as the Veterans of Foreign Wars celebrate this reflective holiday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will celebrate Memorial Day this weekend by

Buckhead given ‘anonymous’ gift to repair Christmas lights

By Leila Dycus staff writer Plans were discussed at Monday’s Buckhead City Council meeting to buy new and refurbish some of the town’s dated Christmas lights. Mayor Ricky Walker wanted to make a decision about the lights. Currently, a company is offering a buy one get one

Planning commission to consider Farmer’s Market request

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Planning Commission reviewed an application from Kelly Products, Inc., who is requesting that 47.56 acres at 2620 Eatonton Highway, Madison, be rezoned from Agricultural to General Commercial (C2). According to the staff report, the proposed use of the property

Rutledge mulls regulating city livestock, grass length

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer Chuck Jarrell and Tara Cooner from the Morgan County Planning Department appeared before the Rutledge City Council on May 19 to recommend several changes to city ordinances. The proposed changes are in effort of aligning Rutledge’s ordinances with county and state

Rutledge Council considers costly city paving bids

By Leila Dycus staff writer Last week’s special called meeting in Rutledge had council members taking information home to review before this week’s regularly scheduled meeting. On May 13 the Rutledge city council met to discuss paving bids and the budget. The council heard bids from three