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DDA to amend Urban Renewal Plan to allow housing deal

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Madison Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will consider an amendment to their Urban Renewal Plan in order to accommodate the proposed senior housing development by Parallel Housing, Inc. The current Urban Renewal Plan, which was adopted by the Madison City Council in

Morgan Board of Commissioners wrestle with sign approvals

By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer Southern Cross Ranch was approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to have agritourism signs along nearby state roadways to give the business greater visibility. The Morgan County Board of Commissioners also approved Southern Cross Ranch to place either one or

Victims Advocate Lynn gets kudos from BOC

By Nick Nunn staff writer Vicki Lynn, a victims’ advocate for Morgan County, presented an overview of her work accomplished in 2013 to the Board of Commissioners at their monthly meeting on Feb. 18. As a victims’ advocate, Lynn assists victims of crimes by connecting them to

Belton gains support

  Dave Belton (Right) entertains the crowd by playing music with some of the Buckhead Boys. By Tia Lyn Lecorchick staff writer Dave Belton, member of the Morgan County Board of Eduction, is running for State Representative for Georgia District 112 as a republican candidate. He is

Republicans celebrate President’s Day

By Leila Dycus staff writer The Morgan County GOP celebrated President’s Day last Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bonner’s Triple B restaurant with music, barbeque, and a speech about the 14th president, Franklin Pierce. The event was originally scheduled to take place on President’s Day, February 17, but

Nunnsense: Stake, then Shake

By Nick Nunn, Columnist In modern-day history, few objects have stood at the center of comedic ridicule as prominently as the vending machine. I mean, how many times in a comedy show or film have we watched our poor protagonist fall prey to the devilish contraption? People

Character building 101

By Alvin Richardson, Columnist Today’s class is now in session and our topic will be how one can build character through the use of adversity. For our purposes we will hang around the lighter side of the equation which is to say we will not delve into

A view from the House

By Doug Holt, Columnist The House began shifting gears towards more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions. I’m going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary. Thursday saw the House

Let the Sunshine in

By Celia Murray, Columnist There was a remarkable shortage of sunshine last month in Palm Springs, CA, where the billionaire Koch brothers convened some of the country’s richest Republican donors. Charles and David Koch, owners of the second largest private company in America, have conducted a long-running

Ends and Means

Greg Morin, Columnist Suppose the following: In order to prevent crimes against children there exists laws that require all residences and offices to be wired with cameras that record all activity. Furthermore, this practice has existed for decades and is simply accepted by the populace as a