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Sheriff’s office nabs four for home invasion

By Patrick Yost Editor Three men and a woman have been arrested and charged after a Bostwick home invasion that stemmed, authorities said, from the alleged theft of a video game and game controller. According to Lt. Mark Williams, the four people have all been charged with

Morgan Memorial records a profit for December

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) earned more than $21,000 in net income during the month of December 2013, despite a relatively low daily census of 15.9 patients per day. The gross patient revenue for December was almost $80,000 less than budgeted, but

DDA agrees to spend $300K on Gilmore property

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) unanimously approved a contract for almost $298,000 with Whitsel Construction Services, Inc., for renovations on the Gilmore House property. Whitsel Construction Services will charge an additional 9 percent fee as the superintendent of the project,

Goosebumps to be filmed in Madison

By Tia Lynn Lacorchick staff writer The motion picture “Goosebumps,” a feature film starring Jack Black that is based on R.L. Stine’s series of wildly popular horror fiction novels for children, might be filmed in Madison this coming summer. A definitive decision will not be rendered for

Board votes to buy $250K fire pumper

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve the purchase of a Rosenbauer fire pumper for approximately $249,000 during their Feb. 4 regular meeting. Morgan County Fire Chief Mark Melvin recommended the Rosenbauer model, stating that a new fire engine

Costs are rising, revenue staying the same, BOC says

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held the first in a series of work sessions, which will be devoted to discussing the upcoming fiscal year 2015 budget. These work sessions are part of an initiative that the BOC created last year

Common Core Meeting Saturday

Special to the Citizen An informational meeting on the state implemented common core standards within the public school systems is being held in Madison on Saturday, February 8. The meeting will begin at 1:45 p.m. promptly and last until 3:45 p.m., with time for questions following. The

Technology fee added to court cases

By Tia Lyn Lacorchick staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners approved resolutions to authorize new fees and renew a contract with Traylor Business Services (TBS), the auditors for the Morgan County Board of Assessors for the last five years. The board unanimously voted to authorize

Ainslie, Lamar speak to Madison Kiwanis

By Nick Nunn staff writer Morgan County Manager Michael Lamar and Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chair Andy Ainslie spoke briefly at a luncheon held by the Madison Kiwanis Club at the Chop House last Thursday, Jan. 30. Addressing the members of Kiwanis Club, Lamar stated that he

Nunnsense: Felonious Fishes

I got into Star Wars relatively early on in my childhood development, and I liked that Han Solo – played by Harrison Ford, in case you don’t know – had been a smuggler before he fought alongside the Rebel Alliance against the Empire. Smuggling, or at least