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College Education’s Minefield of Dangers

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist Today’s lesson is based on my personal journey through the minefield of getting a college degree. My fervent hope is that this story will help the younger generation to steer clear of some of the pitfalls and realize that, while worth the effort,

A View from the House

By Doug Holt, State Rep. During the second week of the legislative session, the House focused its efforts on budget work as part of the emphasis on an expedited session. Initial, informational hearings on the state’s finances, which normally don’t start until the second week of the

Letters: Concerned about Common Core

Dear Editor: As a parent of three children and a lifelong Morgan County resident, I am concerned about the implementation of the Common Core standards/curriculum in our schools at the local and statewide levels. I realize many parents, guardians and concerned, voting, tax-paying citizens have little understanding

Letters: Pearl St. interests Wall St.

Pearl St. intersects Wall St. It has come to my attention that Pearl St. has become an impediment to the economic growth of Madison. Purportedly, Pearl St.’s representatives on the city council, Chris Hodges and Carrie Reid have stated that the blight and vacant residences on Pearl

Tyranny of the Minority

By Donald Kerr, Columnist We live with a minority who complain that our society has become a “socialist state,” that they are losing personal liberty, freedom to own guns, and personal choice. It is not what they think. No one is going to take away guns, and

Law Enforcement: Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On January 26 a burglary complaint was filed at a Seven Islands Road location. According to reports, a woman reported that when she arrived at her residence she observed that someone had forced entry. The woman said a fire safe had been pried open, $100 in coins

Law Enforcement: Madison Police Department

On January 24 a simple assault/ simple battery complaint was filed at a Hough Street location. According to reports, a man reported that a woman known to him had snatched a blue bag containing $167. An officer approached the Hough Street residence of the woman and the

BOC backs agri-tourism display

  By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted on Jan. 21 to implement the state-funded Agri-Tourism Road Signage Program. The signs will advertise local agri-tourism businesses throughout the county. Planning and Development Director Chuck Jarrell supported the program but raised

Somebody’s got a bad, bad case of the “Affluenza!”

By Dianne Lively Yost, Columnist Momma’s flat sick with a whoppin’ case of the Affluenza! She must have gotten it from that fool Wall Street billionaire Tom Perkins! It’s a dang epidemic! I accidently saw Momma’s email correspondence and she flat booked the Presidential Suite at the

We are having a colder winter than my brother in Belgium!

By Rachel Harper Here we go again; on this Tuesday they are forecasting a winter storm watch with snow accumulations and maybe some sleet!! So I know what I will be doing on this Monday and tonight; we will all be in “hunker down” mode; bottling up water,