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The Banks County High School Leopards' first game of the season resulted in a loss of 52-53, but not without a comeback effort led by Bradley Lewis, Clay Gosnell, Pierce Martin and Dakota Orr.

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Banks County High School basketball cheerleaders are: (first row) Kadence Crider, Hailey Scriba and Katelyn Suggs; (second row) Kailey McCall, Isabelle Sharpe, Abbey Bonds and Cheyenne Oliver;…

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The 2020-2021 wrestling season for Banks County High School has begun and Coach Kasey Hanley has several key returners, including Evan Clark, Kellon Walley (state finalists), Josh Stapleton an…

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I work at Foothills Education Charter High School a few nights a week. I recently called the mother of a student to tell her that we had selected her son to give the welcome and introduction a…

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Dear Editor: In response to Mike Buffington’s rant in the Nov. 12 Madison County Journal, what hate coming out of your pen. I really think you should make an appointment with a medical therapist.

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Dear Editor: Thank you to Margie Richards for your Nov. 12 column, “Moving on after a divisive, hurtful election.” As she so clearly stated, "If our democracy is to survive, we have to respect…

Harold Pritchett, 77, of the Red Hill Community, passed away F…

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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew constructed its 798th handicap ramp Nov. 17, an eight-foot handicap ramp on Ed Coile Road in Hull for Debbie Seay, who has advanced bone cancer. The ramp will allow Seay to receive required radiation treatment. Seay worked at Precision Manufacturing I…

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Corey Smith of Jefferson will give a solo-acoustic performance at The Classic Center Theatre in downtown Athens on Friday, December 11. The fan-made artist will perform his most popular hits, …

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The Madison County School System has selected its newest class of REACH scholars from the current eighth grade class and the Madison County High School class of 2025: Joshua Black, Shante Norman, Marina Rodriguez and Jack Say. REACH Georgia is a needs-based mentoring and scholarship program …

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Commerce Middle School recently recognized its "Terrific Tigers" for the week of Nov. 16. These students were nominated by their teachers for showing their ROARS, "respectful, organized, accep…

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•Freedom Church of God and Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will provide a free food box to those in need (recipient must be present) on Dec. 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the church, located at 3428 Neese Commerce Road. Volunteers are needed and should arrive at 1:30 p.m. Boxes are distributed on a f…

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Every year, I always thank the Lord for the big things He has done for me. First of all is my salvation, then my family, my friends, and my ministry. I also thank Him for the opportunity to pr…

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It’s so important to keep the Word of God as our road map for everyday life. There are so many self-help books, television shows to give advice, and other people who want to let us know their …

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•The Danielsville Gospel Barn, 444 Rogers Mill Road, will have its annual Christmas benefit for the needy Saturday, Nov. 21. Those scheduled to perform include: The Mitchells (1 p.m.), The Gos…

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Beaverdam Baptist Church will have a live nativity on Sunday, December 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, December 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.