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Appraiser gives board tax value explanations

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Morgan County property values are slowly creeping upward, according to Chuck Anglin, chief appraiser for the county. Anglin presented a slide show depicting the real estate history of the last six years to the Morgan County Tax Assessors on June 17. Anglin reported

HPC denies historic house gas lighting request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) voted unanimously to approve an application from Jimmy Stanton to install porch lights at his 1851 historical home located at 928 Eatonton Road in Madison. Stanton’s application was approved on the condition that Stanton switch to

Rutledge balks at Chamber’s request

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick editor The Rutledge City council debated a recent request from Bob Hughes, president of the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce, suggesting the city increase it’s annual dues from $1000 to $1500 for the fiscal year (FY) 2014-2015 on June 16 at their monthly meeting.

Senior housing waiting on tax credit approval

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer During a town hall meeting at St. Paul AME Church in Madison last Thursday, June 5, Madison Planning Director Monica Callahan informed residents about future developments for senior housing in the city of Madison, including an update on Parallel Housing’s Silver

Lindsay Peaster recognized by Board of Education

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Education recognized Lindsay Peaster, a speech language pathologist at the primary school, on June 9, commending her recent invitation to serve as a reviewer on the Editorial Board for Teaching Exceptional Children (TEC) journal, a journal

Morgan’s Teacher of the Year gets law school exemption

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Eduction (BOE) granted a three-year leave of absence request from Amy BeMent, the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year in Morgan County, to attend law school on June 9 at their monthly meeting. The unpaid leave will

Humane Society washes cars for cats and dogs

By Leila Dycus staff writer On Saturday staff, friends and volunteers of The Humane Society of Morgan County took to the Quality Lube parking lot to wash cars and raise money for their newest cause. “We enjoyed interacting with the public as many folks brought their clean

Artists Guild holds First Friday event

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Madison Artists Guild (MAG) hosted its first ever Luau for its monthly First Friday event on June 6. The MAG kept their doors open until 8 pm, providing complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. Nearby shops and businesses participate

Camp Twin Lakes honored by Rutledge City Council

By Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writer The Rutledge City Council unanimously voted to declared the dates of Jun. 22 through July 4 “Celebrations of Camp Sunshine Rutledge” weeks in honor of the camp’s 32nd anniversary. “They do such wonderful work,” said Brenda Thompson, city council member. “How

Law Enforcement- Madison Police Department

On June 11 Tammy Lynn Trahan, 40, Alexandria, Va. was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. According to reports, an officer received a dispatch call that Trahan wanted to turn herself in regarding a stolen car. When an officer arrived at the Quick Shop