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Editorial: More mental health resources needed for justice system

Editor’s note: The following editorial ran in our sister-paper, The Decatur Daily, about how a fatal police shootout this past weekend in Decatur may have ... Read more

2 months ago by John Few.

Editorial: The war in Ukraine is a teachable moment

Teach the next generation about the value of freedom and what it means to be a patriot I discuss the topic of leadership a lot ... Read more

3 months ago by John Few.

Editorial: Special session is about “simple” lines on a map

By Beth Chapman The average Alabamian may not know or care that every 10 years their legislative and congressional district lines are redrawn, but it ... Read more

7 months ago by John Few.

Letter to the Editor: State legislators need to nullify vaccine mandates for Alabamians

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in a letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy ... Read more

7 months ago by John Few.

Letter to the Editor: Flip-flopping mask requirements upsets parents and confuses students

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in a letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy ... Read more

8 months ago by John Few.

EDITORIAL: Tax compliance no excuse for expanded snooping

The Issue: To pay for his $3.5 trillion spending plan, President Joe Biden says he wants to make the rich pay their fair share. His ... Read more

8 months ago by John Few.

Letter to the editor: Trust, transparency, and accountability needed in Madison City

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in a letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy ... Read more

8 months ago by John Few.

Dr. Hudson: “Hope is on the horizon…”

Crestwood Medical Center Remains Steadfast in Service to North Alabama By Pam Hudson, MD, Chief Executive Officer Crestwood Medical Center I write today with hope ... Read more

10 months ago by John Few.

Memorial Day brought a (near) return to normal

So, that was normal — or at least a reasonable facsimile. Across Alabama this past weekend, people marked Memorial Day weekend not in the fashion ... Read more

12 months ago by John Few.

Opinion: citizen oversight board and a new police chief for Madison

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in a letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Reports.

Editorial: It’s time again to think pink

This week’s pink edition of The Madison Record is part of a nationwide effort in October to raise awareness of the need for prevention, early ... Read more

2 years ago by John Few.

John P. Rankin: The history of 127 Church Street, United Methodist Church

By JOHN P. RANKIN Madison Historian MADISON – There are some mysteries surrounding the history of 127 Church Street, which is home to the Madison ... Read more

2 years ago by John Few.

Sunday marks the 156th anniversary of “affair” at Madison Station

By John P. Rankin, Madison historian  MADISON – There were only two battles of any size fought in Madison County during the Civil War.  They ... Read more

2 years ago by John Few.

John Rankin: Remembering a true American hero on “VE” Day

MADISON – More than thirteen years ago on this 75th anniversary of the “Victory in Europe” Day of May 8, Sherri Wilkerson Shamwell with her ... Read more

2 years ago by John Few.

Sent from Pennsylvania to help others ravaged by war in the south, Dr. John Huber Hertzler became known as “The Sage of Mullens Flat”

By John P. Rankin, Madison historian MADISON – After the Civil War, John Hertzler’s father sent him south from Pennsylvania to help those suffering from ... Read more

2 years ago by John Few.

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