The Madison County Democratic Committee recently donated a book titled Re-bugging the Planet by Vickie Hird (Published by Chelsea Green Publishing, 2021) to the Madison County Public Library. “This is a timely book and one that will appeal to young people and adults as well,” said Democratic…
Members of the Rotary Club of Madison County and volunteers constructed their 837th handicap ramp, a 32-foot access ramp with a 4X7 foot landing and another 8 foot ramp to the ground Thursday, Oct. 14 for Willard Harrell who lives on Reed Brawner Road. Willard and his wife, Nora, are long-ti…
The Madison County Retired Educators Association held its second monthly meeting for this fiscal year on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Ila Restaurant. Two new members joined the group: Rhonda Doster and Lee Burroughs.
Dena Chandler of Carlton recently donated two television broadcasts to the Madison County Library, The Georgia Log Cabin, a Georgia Public TV film that showed Chip Chandler re-roofing the historic log cabin in Colbert’s city park and an episode of “City Confidential” on the Arts and Entertai…
Keep Madison County Beautiful will hold a fall recycling event Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the county government complex.
October is here, and pumpkins are popping up on porches all around as we prepare for fall fun. Pumpkins and winter squash are more than just festive decorations: they are also nutritious and tasty!
As our weather cools down in the fall, several different species of insects are looking for a warm place to ride out the cold of winter. Among their favorite places to stay warm are in our homes.
- Ford graduates from Georgia Tech
- Hoschton schedules public input meeting for Friday, conceptual master plan meeting for Sunday
- Hoschton candidates discuss traffic, growth at forum
- MITCHAM: An average schmo contemplates cryptocurrency
- Comer man charged after domestic incident
- LETTER: Madison Co. needs affordable housing
- FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Panthers battle Eastside in crucial late-season matchup
- FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Dragons battle Chestatee after a much-needed off week
- FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Commerce resumes region play against Social Circle
- FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PREVIEW: Apalachee still in running for second-place region finish with three games left
- SOFTBALL: Dragons split doubleheader with West Laurens, tiebreaker set for Wednesday
- VOLLEYBALL: Panthers sweep Villa Ricca to advance in state playoffs
- William "Bo" Franklin Geiger III
- Eight arrested by sheriff's office
- Howard retiring as county school superintendent
- Jackson County man pleads guilty in role in Jan. 6 insurrection
- Banks County sheriff addresses Lula residents concerning crime
- Woman dies in Hwy. 172 wreck
- Fast-food worker shatters coffee pot on customer’s head
- Man charged in string of entering-auto incidents in Winder neighborhood
- Royston woman reports stalking incident in Commerce
- County BOE purchases new school site near Pendergrass
Since he was a little boy growing up in Mexico, Jose’ Roa’s dream has been to become an architect. And he has goals of eventually applying to Lanier Technical College’s drafting technology program to help him along that career path.
Local figures who were a part of Jefferson’s past will tell their stories when the Crawford Long Museum Association and Jefferson Community Theatre partner to present the Haints and Saints historic walking tour Friday and Saturday, October 22 and October 23.
The Jefferson Woman’s Club October meeting opened with Jefferson Mayor Jon Howell reading and presenting a proclamation honoring the Woman’s Club for service to the community as the club begins its 110th year in existence.
In recognition of retired educators in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp recently proclaimed Nov. 7, 2021 as Retired Educators Day. Members of Barrow County Retired Educators Association (BCREA) recently met with Mayor David Maynard of Winder to receive a local proclamation. BCREA, a local unit of Ge…
The Barrow County “Out of Darkness” Walk, aimed at raising funds for suicide-prevention efforts, will be held Sunday, Oct. 24, starting at First Christian Church, 275 North 5th Ave., Winder.
The Toccoa/Northeast Georgia National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1818 held its September 20 meeting at the X-Factor Grill on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa. The program "Fall Wild Flowers in Our Area,"was presented by David Hinson, chapter vice president, who retir…
The Pilot Club of Madison County is sponsoring “Touch-a-Truck” family-friendly event that will offer children a hands-on opportunity to see, touch and explore the vehicles that protect, build and serve the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 at Madison County Middle School.
Owners of Town & Country Florist, which has been in business for over five decades, has announced that it will soon relocate from its 4162 Hwy. 53 location in Hoschton to 3388 Hwy. 53, also in Hoschton.
Kaspian Kenoyer, the small, young Barrow County boy with what his mother, January, describes as a giant personality, will celebrate his fourth birthday Oct. 20, and for his family it’s nothing short of a miracle.
Ghosts, goblins, witches, and more are invited to drop by the Nicholson Public Library on Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up a "Ghoulicious Boo Bag."
There will be two tours of the Commerce Public Library's Heritage Room this week. One will be on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., and the other will be Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. Patrons are invited to enjoy a tour of the room, learn what's in it, how to use it and where to find other avail…
A program on Foothills Education Charter High School was presented at a recent meeting of the Jefferson Rotary Club. Superintendent Dr. Sherrie Gibney-Sherman gave an overview of Foothills and Heather McCoy, a recent graduate of Jackson Foothills, spoke on her experience. After the meeting, …
As Mickey Gilley left the stage in Hiawassee on a recent Saturday night, he said, “Thank you for the memories.” He clearly enjoyed sharing the songs from his career. He performed many of the 17 number one hits he has had during his more than 50 years in the business. How wonderful to still b…
Twelve-year-old Jaelyn Arancio’s practically lifelong passion for dancing has landed her in some upcoming exclusive company on the stage.
The Braselton Woman's Club, founded in 1921, celebrated its 100th anniversary during a Wednesday (Oct. 6) luncheon at La Quinta Inn.
Concept Graphics in Danielsville is the Madison County of Chamber of Commerce October “Business of the Month.” Nominations are accepted from the community each month, and the Chamber's Membership Development Committee selects the recipient based on that feedback. “Concept Graphics is a pilla…
State representative Alan Powell, retired Probate Judge Donald “Hoppy” Royston, and Judge Royston’s granddaughters, Abby Thrasher and Jordan Thrasher Wilkins, are pictured at the Sunday, Oct. 3 unveiling of the sign naming Hwy. 281 between Hwy. 29 and Hwy. 191 as the “Judge Donald ‘Hoppy’ Ro…
Pictured is the prize-winning needlework made by members of the Madison County Needlecrafters. The Madison County Needlecrafters bring their work to display at the library each year after the Madison County Fair.
Carol Williams with Banks County Family Connection, spoke at the Homer Brotherhood breakfast on the different programs Family Connection has coming up. She spoke about the food truck that will be at Banks County High School on Oct. 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., first-come, first-serve, to assist…
A man returned to Commerce last week to thank the public service workers who saved his life in June when he suddenly collapsed from cardiac arrest.
The Commerce Public Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 11, in order for staff to participate in a Piedmont Regional Staff Day in Jefferson. This meeting is held once annually in order for staff to have training on computer updates, as well as any new policies being implemented in the reg…
An educational insect program will be held at the Nicholson Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, in the Library Annex at the Benton Center.
A few weeks before my Aunt Easter died, my Dad, Mom and I went to see her and she said she had a dress she wanted to give me. I followed her to her closet and she began piling clothes in my arms. She knew she didn’t have long to live and said she wanted to go ahead and pass on some of her cl…
Brenda Dalin, program director, Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. has announced that home heating and water help for the elderly and medically homebound is available for Banks and Jackson county residents.
The Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. will offer home heating and water help for the elderly and medically homebound for Madison County residents and others in Northeast Georgia.