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Members of the Rotary Club of Madison County and volunteers constructed a four-foot by five-foot deck and a 24-foot handicap access ramp on “Giving Tuesday,” Dec. 1 for Francis Livengood, Sr. who lives on McCarty Dodd Road in Colbert. Francis suffers from a cancer that now affects his abilit…

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Rivers Alive, Georgia’s annual river cleanup, was hosted at the South Fork Branch of the Broad River by Keep Madison County Beautiful and Madison County 4-H. The event is part of a statewide campaign to clean and preserve Georgia’s 70,100 miles of rivers and streams. “Rivers Alive is an annu…

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Karen Fitzpatrick was named Madison County Pilot Club “Ambassador of the Year” for 2020-21. Pictured is vice-president Jayne Lackey making the presentation to Fitzpatrick at the October meeting. She has been a member of the Pilot Club since 2012 and has served in many different capacities, i…

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Pilot International designated Nov. 8-14 as “International Care and Kindness Week.” And, as this week also coincided with Veterans Day, the Pilot Club of Madison County chose to commemorate it by honoring local veterans. Club members wrote notes expressing appreciation to veterans’ for their…

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“Daisies” and “Brownies” from Girl Scout Troop 13072 of Madison County recently visited the statue of Crawford W. Long as part of earning their “Celebrating Community” badge. They learned that Long was from Danielsville and is credited with the discovery of sulfuric ether in 1842. Pictured a…

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Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black spoke last week to Rotarians about the state of agriculture in Georgia, but began his talk by showing a picture of his 5-week old grandchild. Yes, that’s what is really important — people — and as a proud grandfather, Mr. Black started by showing t…

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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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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew built its 797th ramp for Dawn Hyche on Spratlin Mill Road in Hull Tuesday, Nov. 17. Hyche suffers from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. She recently started feeling tingling and weakness …

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National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Colbert Cemetery will join in the effort to support the mission “to remember, honor, teach,” as an official location for 2020. This is the first year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.

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The 2019-20 Georgia Pilot Club Governor, Jayne Lackey (center), presents her home club, Pilot Club of Madison County, with the Governor’s Cup for the 2018-19 Pilot year at the October club meeting. Linda Hazinski (left), 2018-19 club President, accepted the Governor’s Cup award on behalf of …

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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew constructed a 10-foot ramp to a 4x5-foot landing and a 12-foot ramp Thursday, Nov. 5, for Sandra Webb on Honeysuckle Road in Hull, who unfortunately passed away over the weekend. Sandra and her husband, Gary, moved to Madison County from Elbert County…

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United Way of Northeast Georgia recently announced its 2021 grant recipients, a total of 23 programs across the 12-county region. The grantees provide programming in one of the three pillars of United Way of Northeast Georgia: basic needs, early childhood success and workforce development.

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Members of the Rotary Club of Madison County and volunteers constructed a 16-foot and 10-foot handicap access ramp joined by a four-by-five-foot landing on Thursday, Oct. 27 for Annie Louise Cooper who lives on Alberta Drive in Colbert. Cooper is fighting many health issues including hyperte…

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Members of the Rotary Club of Madison County and volunteers constructed a 10-foot handicap access ramp on Rose Hill Drive, Athens, Wednesday, Oct. 21, to coincide with the Athens United Way’s “Day of Caring.” The ramp was built for NaTaija Allen, who was suddenly struck down by a stroke that…

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The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) are jointly promoting agricultural literacy by donating copies of the children’s book “Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car” to the more than 400 libraries in the Georgia Public Library Service (GPL…

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The 792nd handicap ramp built by the Madison County Rotary Club Ramp Crew was for Betty Guest, who lives on Hwy. 172. “Betty considers herself a life-long resident of Madison County and worked hard in industry at Blue Bell and Overhead Door among others and, most importantly, worked at build…

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Madison County Pilot members donated hygiene items at the September meeting for the Hygiene4Kids program. Pilot member Pam Higgins (center) is pictured delivering the items to Tracey Crawford (left) and Gail Sellers (right) at Danielsville Elementary. Donations are shared throughout the scho…

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Keep Madison County Beautiful and Madison County 4-H are seeking volunteers to keep local waterways clean during the annual Rivers Alive event coming for the South Fork Branch of the Broad River at Fred Goss Road at the road side clearing on the river bend Saturday, Oct. 24.

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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed its 791st handicap ramp for Horace Lee Johnson on McCannon Morris Road in Madison County Thursday, Oct. 1. Johnson was born in Clarke County, but he considers himself a happy life-long resident of Madison County. He had a long and v…

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Cynthia Epps won first place in the pickled peaches and pepper jelly categories at the Madison County Agricultural Fair. She won second in the pickled okra and scuppernong jelly categories. She used recipes from the “So Easy to Preserve” cookbook by the University of Georgia Cooperative Exte…

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The Madison County Rotary Club Ramp Crew constructed a nine-foot ramp with a four-by-five-foot landing and a 12–foot ramp Tuesday, Sept. 22 for Bill Ferris on Charles Hart Road in Colbert. Ferris is better known to his friends and family as “Tarz,” which is short for Tarzan, a nickname he ea…

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The Piedmont College Department of Theater presented "Trojan Women" Sept. 10-13 at the Swanson Mainstage Theater. Directed by Professor Bill Gabelhausen, Piedmont's production of "Trojan Women" held true to much of the language as it was written by Euripides in 415 B.C., but is set in the ne…