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Count your blessings, name them one by one

As this season of Thanksgiving is here, the old song, “Count Your Blessings,”  in the church hymnal comes to mind.  “Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your blessings, see what God hath done; Count your blessings, name them one by one; Count your many

Fourth Sunday at The Springs

Greetings from The Springs! The spirit was high on Sunday, November 23, 2014! Once the praise and worship team set the atmosphere, we all wanted to bask in His glory! Pastor Robert Terrell performed a mass blessing in which he prayed for each individual that came up

Among the fields of cotton

It’s Friday afternoon, November 21, around 5:45 p.m., as I walk through a field of unpicked cotton in Rutledge. There is not a cloud in the sky as darkness fast approaches. The temperature is falling rapidly as a deer hunter fires his rifle in the distance. The

Attitude for gratitude…

The apostle Paul wrote in 1Thessalonians 5:18, “… in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Every word in this verse is full of truth for our lives to be grateful for God’s faithfulness. • In everything – We are not to wait

Keep your heart free from hate

Seems like it’s been forever since I’ve written a column. It just comes down to being sick and not having anything special to write about, so I’m happy on this beautiful Monday to write again. And what a beautiful day it is after all the storms, rains

Teachers of the Year

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor Morgan County Schools has selected the Teacher of the Year for each individual school and one District Teacher of the Year within the last two weeks. Kelly Brown, a PE Teacher, was named Teacher of the Year at the primary school,

$300,000 returned to local schools

By Jamison Hooks staff writer The Morgan County School Board of Education (BOE) received $322,249 worth of state funding after an arbitration decision on the 2013 Sales Ratio Study. In addition to this figure, Business Operations Manager Libby Whitaker explains that they anticipate $60,000 in public utility

Truce Is Called

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor Madison leadership and the County Commissioners were set to meet Wednesday, Nov. 12 to discuss the county’s push to split the joint building inspection, but that meeting was canceled due to an agreement negotiated between Mayor Fred Perriman and Commissioner Andy

Alleged Buckhead beat-down attempt goes bad

By Patrick Yost editor Five people were either arrested or cited after a dispute over credit at a Buckhead convenience store led to a man striking a man in the head with a pistol and then firing a shot. According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, David

Downtown parking limits to increase to two hours

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor The one-hour parking sections of Main Street will be soon bumped up to two-hour parking, according to David Nunn, city manager. “Staff met about the parking forum that was held recently, which was very well attended. We realize almost everyone has