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Dennis and Russ Moon of Colbert were recently honored among the nation’s highest-producing soybean farmers of their region in the 2019 Asgrow National Yield Contest. Dennis and Russ Moon (pictured center and right) won the award with a yield of 81 bushels per acre with Asgrow AG43X7 Brand. “…

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The Ninth District Opportunity, Inc., offers cooling help for the elderly and medically homebound in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

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Will and Amanda Gretsch of Colbert announce the Feb. 3, 2020 birth of a son, Frederick William Gretsch IV, at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 ounces. Grandparents are Fred and Anne Gretsch of Lexington and Patricia Bird of Carlton. Great-grandparents are Fred Gr…

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The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will have its regular meeting Monday, March 16, at the Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Road, Crawford.

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Members of the Rotary Club of Madison County and volunteers constructed a handicapped ramp Feb. 27 for Nell Fortson, who has lived in Madison County for most of her life. She has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema and has had issues with her hip and getting in and out…

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Whitney and Briana Sapp, Athens, announce the birth of their son, Barrett Whitney Sapp, born Feb. 8, 2020 at 7 lbs. 4 ounces at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. He joins big brothers, Ford, 4, and Judson, 2. Grandparents are Leisa Coyne, Athens; Brian and Ashleigh Baker, Athens; and Lamar and …

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No. 1 China is back in business in Danielsville. The long-time Chinese restaurant, which opened in 2005, is now open again in Town Center off Hwy. 29. The restaurant offers previous selections, but now it also offers Hibachi express with vegetables, chicken, steak, shrimp entrees. Owner Jin …

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The Rotary Club of Madison County worked on a different ramp-building project Feb. 22. Kerry and Angie Callaway donated a 32-foot aluminum ramp to the club to be used in the program. “A special thanks goes to Anthony Dove and Kelly Bond for their help in getting the ramp delivered,” Rotary l…

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The Oglethorpe County Bee Club and Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association will present an introductory beekeeping program starting Saturday, Feb. 29 and continuing monthly through July.

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The regular meeting of the Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District (BRSWCD) will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ila Restaurant, 81 N. Main Street, Ila Ga. 30633. For additional information, call 706-376-5451 ext. 108

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A $15,000 Jackson EMC Foundation check to Family Promise of Athens will help provide for its Hospitality Shelter Program. At the check presentation (seated, L-R) were Don Nelson, Family Promise of Athens board member, and Jean Mullis, Jackson EMC district manager; (standing) Nathan Byrd, ass…

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Oconee Rivers Audubon Society president, Lauren Gingerella, will discuss her work developing a conservation strategy for Wilson’s Plovers when the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society holds its next meeting. The group will meet March 6 at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

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Elliot Hunt (standing), Kathryn Anne Frierson, and Charlie Frierson (sitting, L-R) were three of eight students who performed at Athens Music Teachers Association Intermediate Master Class at Edge Recital Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Sunday, Feb. 9. Dr. Soojung Jeon served as clinicia…

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The Georgia Public Library Service and the Center for Puppetry Arts recently collaborated to provide a family four-pack of tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts' show “Stellaluna,” based on the picture book by Janell Cannon, to one family from each participating library. The Madison County…

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Madison County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 11 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. Members of the Madison County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Senator Frank Ginn, Representative Tom McCall and Representative Alan Powell.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County completed its 769th handicapped ramp Tuesday, Feb. 4 for George Hill, who lives on Tarpkins Road in Madison County. Hill, 82, has trouble climbing steps. He has fallen a lot lately and his neighbor, Johnny Minish, requested the ramp for him. Hill was a truck…

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Madison County Habitat for Humanity completed its ninth home in December. And the organization will hold a home-warming celebration for the Chappells, the affiliate’s new partner family, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1725 Hill Street in Comer. The public is invited to attend.

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The Madison County Pilot Club, with assistance from the Madison County High School Anchor Club and Franklin County High School Anchor Club, held a “Pirate and Princess” fundraiser Jan. 25 at Danielsville Elementary. Anchors dressed as “Princesses and Pirates” and entertained the children and…

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The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will hold its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 17 at the Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Road, Crawford. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:15 p.m. Professor Keith Delaplane will speak on bee research at the University of Georgia. Delaplane, who joined th…

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The Madison County Journal welcomes the submission of social news events, including engagement, wedding and birth announcements.

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Madison County’s new voting equipment arrived this week with a truckload Monday and Tuesday. Georgia is moving to a system that includes a paper trail. Madison County Board of Elections Chairperson Tracy Dean has been busy giving demonstrations on the new equipment over the past month.

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Suzanne Hudgens presented Sheriff Michael Moore with the United States national motto flag, “In God We Trust,” which will hang in the entryway of the Madison County Sheriff’s office. “The history of our national motto is very interesting,” said Hudgens. “In 1864, America was being ripped apa…

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The Athens Montessori School donated a number of items from the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter’s wish list as a way to celebrate their 100th day of school. Some of the items brought were bleach, hand sanitizer, towels, sponges, dog and cat food, dog and cat toys, as well as dog and cat tr…

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The Madison County Retired Educators Association met at the Ila Restaurant Jan. 14. After a devotional given by Karen Harrison, the group welcomed special guest, the University of Georgia’s Jennifer Berry, a scientist in beekeeping who has visited several countries around the world to share …

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The Rotary Club of Madison County recently constructed a handicap ramp for Ronald Chase, 82, who has had severe trouble with his feet and legs and has been falling frequently. Chase went to the hospital where he found he had a tumor the size of a half dollar. He contracted an infection and n…