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  • Principal pleads guilty to DUI

    Anderson County Middle School Principal Gina Fultz did not appear in court last week as she apparently entered a guilty plea before her scheduled court date.
    A representative from the Madison County district court clerk’s office confirmed Monday that the Feb. 8 court date for Fultz had been deleted and that there was a guilty plea in her DUI case.
    Calls to the Madison County Attorney’s office Monday afternoon for more information were not immediately returned.

  • Campaign sign limits now ‘dead’

    “Dead” is how Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway described his proposed ordinance that would have restricted the length of time campaign signs could be displayed before and after elections.
    Conway said he killed the proposed ordinance despite getting it approved on first reading during a previous fiscal court meeting.
    The ordinance would have allowed campaign signs be present only 45 days before and seven days after an election, an idea that wasn’t sitting well with some and in Maryland had been declared unconstitutional.

  • Rural polling spots restored, for now

    Four rural polling places were given a reprieve from their death sentences during Friday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Elections.

  • Head Start coworkers remember ‘great teacher, person’

    About 11 months ago, two women stood at the door of Rhonda Napier’s home getting ready to ask a favor of a woman they knew would help them in anyway she could.

  • County schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 10, according to a One Call announcement from the district.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

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  • Can you help solve this bourbon mystery?

    A Washington, DC, man has a bottle of bourbon made in Anderson County and is looking for information about it.

  • Do-over set on vote to kill rural polling spots

    Voters in the county’s rural areas upset that their precincts have been moved into Lawrenceburg will have a chance to vent Friday morning.
    County Clerk Jason Denny, chairman of the Anderson County Board of Elections, acknowledged Monday that the board did not follow state statutes when it met last year. All public bodies are required to vote to create a meeting schedule each year, and make it publicly available.

  • Middle school principal in court Thursday for DUI

    Gina Fultz, the principal at Anderson County Middle School charged with driving under the influence in December, is scheduled to appear in Madison District Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.
    Originally scheduled for Feb. 8, Fultz is now on the docket for Thursday, a representative from the district court office said.
    Fultz, barely halfway through her first year as principal, was charged with DUI in Richmond on Dec. 10 while returning home from picking up her adult daughter from a club.

  • Fiscal court considers restrictions on campaign signs

    Putting a campaign sign in your yard more than 45 days before an election could get you warned and fined up to $250 if an ordinance being considered by the Anderson County Fiscal Court is approved.
    The measure passed on first reading last Tuesday by a 4-3 margin, and is likely to be voted on for a final time when the fiscal court meets next Tuesday night.