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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…

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The Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter’s “Dog of the Week” is Dos, an 8-month-old female mixed breed who has been at the shelter waiting for her home since Oct. 20. “Dos love other dogs and all people,” shelter officials said. To adopt or see Dos or any of the many other cats and dogs at the …

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Emmerson Nash, 6, is holding her semi-annual fundraiser for the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter (MOAS) on Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to noon at Clark Glass and Mirror on Glenn Carrie Road in Hull.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County completed a handicap ramp Jan. 16 for Ida Sears who lives on Duncan Swindle Road, the club’s 766th handicapped ramp. She is 73 years old and has stage four cancer in her lungs, breast and has suffered a broken leg. She has lived in Madison County for over 32…

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Keep Madison County Beautiful (KMCB) is holding its annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling event through Jan. 18 at the Madison County Transfer Station.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County constructed a 4x4 platform and a 12-foot handicap ramp Thursday Jan. 9 for Edna Hughes, who lives on the Rogers Mill Road. She is a native Madison County resident, and was a parapro teacher at Danielsville Elementary School for 20 years. She taught from kind…

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The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will hold its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 20 at the Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Road, Crawford.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County aims to give local youth a new option for summer fun: a splash pad at the recreation department. The club is planning to raise private funds for a 70’ by 30’ concrete pad near the batting cages and track at the Sammy Haggard Park off Hwy. 98 in Danielsville.…

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The Rotary Club of Madison County and its volunteer crew constructed a handicap ramp last week for United States Army veteran Wayne McElroy, a native of Madison County. He served for three years, including two assignments in Vietnam lasting over two years. He was injured and received the Pur…

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Clayton Adams and Donovan Nelson were recognized by county commissioners Dec. 16 for achieving master status in their 4-H project work. Pictured (L-R) are chairman John Scarborough, Lee Allen, Tripp Strickland, Adams, Nelson, Theresa Bettis, Brian Kirk and Derek Doster.

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The “Rotarian of the Month” award for October was presented to Mike Williams. “Mike is a relatively new member of Rotary but came in like a tornado with energy and new ideas,” said Rotary leaders. “He has been especially active in Rotary’s new Splash Pad project where he acts as chairman of …

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The Madison County Pilot Club participated in the Food Bank's 2019 Christmas Assistance program. “This is one of the club's most treasured annual community service projects,” Pilot leaders said. Pictured is Bobbie Rooker (L), of the Madison County Food Bank accepting the gifts delivered by J…

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A ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Comer Traveler’s Museum to recognize Anne Threlkeld, who is retiring as a secretary/administrative assist for the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service for nearly 22 years. The public is invited to attend.

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Parties are always delightful. But the Rotary Club’s annual Christmas party has an especially nice feature because this is where the annual awards are presented. This year was no exception as three of the club's four annual awards were presented.

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The Madison County High School Class of 1956 alumni will not meet for their monthly breakfast this month but will instead meet for Christmas brunch at the home of Alton and Ann Rowe on Moon’s Grove Church Road on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. All spouses and friends are invited to attend.