STORIFIED: Voters in Madison County turned out in small numbers Tuesday to cast their ballots in the primary election, setting the table for the November general election. Here's a look at what Herald Bulletin reporters encountered during the day.
Tweets from the primary
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- Coats: Obamacare won't be repealed U.S. Sen. Dan Coats said the Affordable Care Act will not be repealed and that Congress needs to focus on many modifications to the law affecting health care in America.
- Anderson cop Richardson loses rank Seven months after Anderson Police officer Bill Richardson was arrested in January but not criminally charged, the department has disciplined the officer.
- Election board looking into voter fraud allegation The Madison County Election Board delayed a decision into allegations of voter fraud in the May primary until it can gather additional information. Brian Bell, who lost the Democratic Party’s nomination for sheriff by 48 votes to Scott Mellinger, raised allegations to the election board during a hearing Friday.
City officials hope latest effort saves Wigwam
After months of discussion and negotiations, the fate of the iconic Wigwam complex may well be determined by the end of the month.The Anderson City Council on Thursday voted to approve a resolution that allows the Anderson Redevelopment Commission to accept ownership of the Wigwam and then immediately transfer the ownership to a still-unnamed development group.
- Ken de la Bastide: Yes, Madison County needs a personnel board Earlier this year the Madison County Commissioners voted to disband the Personnel Board, stating it no longer had a function. The fallacy of that assumption was vividly brought to light during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Madison County Council.
- Dispatch agreement tabled by City Council With no discussion about emergency dispatch services, the Anderson City Council tabled Thursday an ordinance to consolidate those services with Madison County.
- Anderson fire department calls for new headquarters Anderson Fire Department officials have renewed their request for a new headquarters station, in the 2015 budget proposal.
- Madison County asked to join reservoir authority The Madison County Council tabled a request Tuesday to become part of an inter-governmental agency to oversee the creation, development and construction of the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir.
- Roundabout work to begin at Anderson's 59th Street A contract to begin work on changes to 59th Street west of Scatterfield Road for a future Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant has been approved by the City of Anderson.
- Summerlake annexation meeting set Ingalls Town Council has scheduled a workshop to discuss the possibility of annexing the Summerlake community just south of Interstate 69.
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