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Volunteers spent Saturday morning, Oct. 5, crawling on the riverbank and walking around the South Fork Broad River in Madison County as Madison County 4-H and Keep Madison County Beautiful (KMCB) picked up pipes, plastic bottles, cans, wrappers and even cigarette butts. The group, which incl…

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Local author Lillah Lawson visited the library recently and read from her debut novel, "Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree." She donated a copy to the library and patrons can look for it on the library’s shelves in the near future. Here she is pictured presenting the book to branch manager Je…

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The Rotary Club of Madison County constructed a handicap ramp for Rev. Henry Shelton, who lives on Gholston Street in Comer. The ramp was the 756th constructed by the Rotary Club. Rev. Shelton is a lifetime resident of Madison County. He worked as the superintendent of Poss Foods in Athens f…

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Jane Tippins was named Madison County Pilot Ambassador at the September club meeting. In celebration of Pilot International Foundation month, clubs may choose a member to honor as club ambassador. Criteria for selection is an active member who supports the projects and activities of the foun…

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Coleman Rogers was the winner of the Madison County Library’s “Card Sign-up Month” drawing for a free Kindle. Pictured (L-R) are Ava Rogers, Coleman Rogers, Sophia Rogers and dad, Eric Rogers.

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Donna Gordon attended a pattern-sewing class led by retired Madison County High School home economics teacher Sabrina Bennett. Gordon made this apron herself on the library’s sewing machines. “Watch for upcoming classes early next year, or drop by and use one of our sewing machines on your o…

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The annual Collins family reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at Danielsville Evangelical Church on Hwy. 174 in the Shiloh community. The meal will be served around noon. Descendants of Ellie Collins McElroy, Nellie Collins and George Daniel Collins are invited to enjoy a meal with relatives …

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The Madison County Retired Educators Association (MCREA) held its first meeting of year 2019-20 Sept. 10 at Ila Restaurant. The meeting was called to order by co-presidents Linda Freeman and Betty Pallas (pictured). This is the first time in MCREA history that the group has had co-presidents…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County purchased and presented to the Madison County Library a painting created by Stephanie Grafton entitled Stormy Night. Grafton’s painting was awarded honorable mention at the Georgia Artists With Disabilities Awards Luncheon in 2018. The piece traveled across t…

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The Shiloh Community Volunteer Fire Department will host a hot dog sale Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Station 1 at 2149 Jones Chapel-Shiloh Road, at the intersection with Hwy. 174. Hot dogs, chili, chips and drinks will be available for purchase.

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The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Clarke Central High School in Athens. Nearly 1,000 people from Athens and surrounding areas are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

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TJ & Friends Cancer Foundation, which raises funds to help cancer victims in Northeast Georgia, will hold a fund-raiser car show Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. at Madison County Memorial Park next to the county government complex in Danielsville.

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The Hull Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chicken barbecue fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. Plates are $8 each and include a half chicken, coleslaw, apple sauce, chips and bread. Tickets will be sold in advance to prevent unnecessary expense and leftovers. For tickets, see…

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Children played water gun games where they had to aim at a target that made a toy rise during a race to win the plush toy at the Madison County Fair. Here, Brian Chelchowski is shown helping his sons, Christian, 3, and Bennett, 6, to win a prize.

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The Madison County Georgia Democrats will hold their monthly meeting Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Madison County Senior Center next to the library Hwy. 98 in Danielsville.

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Director of the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau Chuck Jones poses for a photo with Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) and Sen. Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville), chairs of their respective chambers' economic development and tourism committees during the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in L…

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Keep Madison County Beautiful will host a tire amnesty event Oct. 30 through Nov. 30. Tires will be accepted on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during those dates from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Citizens will be allowed to bring up to 10 tires for no charge (please no rims and no large heavy equipm…

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The Ila Volunteer Fire Department will host a chicken barbecue fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. Plates are $10 each and consist of a half chicken, slaw, applesauce, bread, chips and barbecue sauce. Tickets will be sold in advance in order to keep unnecessary expense and leftover…

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Madison County 4-H and Keep Madison County Beautiful will hold a “River Cleanup” event Oct. 5 from 9 to 11 am.

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The Comer Lions Club will accept donations of non-perishable food items for the Madison County Food Bank during the Madison County Fair this year. Items such as canned food, baby food, pet food or paper products will be appreciated. Monetary donations to the food bank will also be accepted.

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All descendants, relatives and friends of Wiley Isaac Meadow and Sarah Elizabeth "Lou" White Meadow are invited to the annual Meadow reunion on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Colbert Depot in downtown Colbert. Organizers say to bring a covered dish and drink. The blessing and meal will begin at 12:30 p.m.

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The 2019 Madison County 4-H Plant Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The order and payment deadline is Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Madison County 4-H and Keep Madison County Beautiful will hold a “River Cleanup” event Oct. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County recently constructed a handicap ramp for Francis (MCGinnis) Kidd, 76, who has lived in Madison County all her life. Like many other Madison County women, she worked at sewing plants for a large part of her life. She said she really enjoyed it. She worked at …

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Shannon McCoy (L) of the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is pictured accepting donations made by the Madison County Pilot Club. Jean Ginn (R) delivered the items on behalf of the club.

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Members of the Pilot Club recently provided lunch for the Habitat for Humanity work crew at their new build location in Comer. Pilots served lunch to approximately 20 workers. “We are very honored for the opportunity to serve these selfless individuals and support the work they are doing for…

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The Madison County Republican Party will meet Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Madison County Senior Center in Danielsville. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet, and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

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The Madison County Library now has art on display: "Study in Line and Color," construction paper and tempera paint, by Lindsey Pou's second grade class at Comer Elementary School. “Stop by and see it in person all month long,” organizers said.