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A PUBLIC MEETING will be held May 29 to inform commuters and residents about the new plans for improvements to Hoy Road phase two in Madison.

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05/14/2014 - 4:23pm

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05/14/2014 - 4:20pm

ANOTHER METRO-AREA retail development could receive government subsidies under the “cultural retail attraction” law, even though the rebate won’t be available after July 1.

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05/14/2014 - 4:18pm

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05/14/2014 - 4:15pm

DESPITE A RISING number of criminal youth cases and the lack of a juvenile detention center in Madison County, one ray of hope - however thin - is shining on the juvenile justice system.

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05/14/2014 - 4:13pm

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05/14/2014 - 4:09pm

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05/14/2014 - 4:06pm

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05/14/2014 - 4:04pm

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05/14/2014 - 3:59pm

A PRELIMINARY HEARING for a sex-trafficking suspect was rescheduled last week for Tuesday, May 13.

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05/14/2014 - 3:57pm

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05/14/2014 - 3:54pm

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05/14/2014 - 3:52pm

Dear Editor:

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05/14/2014 - 3:47pm

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05/14/2014 - 3:40pm

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05/14/2014 - 3:38pm

Sheriff Getting Raise

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05/13/2014 - 12:13pm

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05/13/2014 - 12:12pm

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05/13/2014 - 12:08pm

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05/13/2014 - 12:07pm

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