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Freedom under attack?

By Dave Belton, Columnist Last week marked two very important anniversaries. The first was the 50th anniversary of one of the memorable days in most baby-boomer’s lives. The second was the 150th anniversary of the greatest speech ever given by an American. Pro-military. Anti-Commie. Pro-capitalist. Anti-union. Unashamed

Marietta Braves?

Greg Morin, Columnist Unless you are a baseball fan or local politics wonk you may have missed the big news last week: the Atlanta Braves will be leaving Atlanta for greener fields in Cobb County beginning with the 2017 season (speculation has already begun whether they will

Your Letters

Dear Editor: Last Thursday night, our children, schools, businesses, and community leaders joined together for the second annual “Are You Smarter than a Morgan County Fifth Grader?” event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce’s Partners in Education….and what a success it was! As so often happens in

Greenspace Commission lays out Ricketts tree selection

By Nick Nunn Staff Writer Madison Greenspace Commission (GSC) Vice Chair Rick Crown informed the commission of the tree selections for the 2013 The Ricketts Environmental Excellence (TREE) trust. The types of trees to be purchased this year for the TREE program include the “Little Gem” (magnolia

GPTC teams up with Family Connection for workplace skills training

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick, Staff Writer The Workplace Fundamentals Skill Training, a new and free program, is underway to equip unemployed adults to venture back out into the workforce. Morgan County residents will be eligible to take advantage of The Workplace Fundamentals Skill Training program beginning at

Law Enforcement – Madison Police Department

On November 21 a fraud complaint was filed at a West Washington Street location. According to reports, a man stated that he had ordered a pizza at 6 p.m. using his debit card information. The man said a person at the restaurant called him back and asked

Law Enforcement – Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On November 23 a fraud complaint was filed at an Old Mill Farms location. According to reports, a man told authorities that he had received an alert from American Express regarding purchases attempted at an Apple Store. The man said he had not made any transactions and

Holiday Open House

DDA considers options on replacing depot building

By Nick Nunn, Staff Writer During the Nov. 21 meeting of the Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA), members discussed possibilities for the construction of a building for Norfolk Southern, who donated the Central of Georgia Depot to the DDA in exchange for the construction of a

Birding at dawn

By Nick Nunn Last week, I had the singular fortune of renewing/refilling the Citizen’s community calendar. I don’t think that I had ever really taken a good look at it because, frankly, my time is already filled with a plethora of community functions. But being forced to