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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed its 806th handicap ramp for Barbara Brown on Hannah’s Creek Church Road Thursday, Feb. 25. “The ramp crew was graciously welcomed by Barbara, her daughter, Tina and granddaughter, 4-year-old Ryleigh, who provided ice water and warm …

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The 805th handicap ramp built by the Madison County Rotary Club Ramp Crew was for Pamela Collins, who lives on Elm Road in Carlton. She is a life-long resident of Madison County and is a graduate of Madison County High School. “She is a warm-hearted person who spent many years caring for oth…

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The City of Hull, in partnership with The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, will provide food for residents of Madison County that meet eligibility requirements, at an outdoor food distribution Saturday, Feb. 27, at 8 a.m. at Hull City Hall, 1326 Old Elberton Road. For more information, call H…

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The members of the Honey Pond Garden Club of Comer turned out on a really wet and miserably cold Saturday, Feb. 13 to work together to enhance the beauty of the Comer historic business district. Every tree carefully set into the red-clay mud was donated by members or by local businesses. “Th…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County helped residents and staff at Comer Health and Rehabilitation celebrate Valentine’s Day. “Pilots wished to make the residents feel special and staff feel appreciated, so each resident received a rose floral arrangement or soft bear and staff members were trea…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County collected food items for the Madison County Food Bank at their January meeting. Pictured (L-R) are Leann McMillan and Bobbie Rooker accepting the donations from Pilot members Lynda Stephenson and Jean Ginn.

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Roy Gandy has overseen the building of hundreds of handicap ramps by the Rotary Club of Madison County. On Feb. 4, the club built one for the 90-year-old Rotarian and his wife, Barbara. Rotary members said it was an honor to construct the 10-foot ramp and handrails for the Gandys. “Now that …

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Gina Belle’s Restaurant at 530 General Daniels Ave N, Danielsville is the Madison County Chamber of Commerce’s February “Business of the Month.” “In their 15 years of business, it is arguable that none have been more challenging than this past year due to COVID-19,” said Chamber director Ann…

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Caleb Brooks of Danielsville and seven other University of North Georgia students were recently awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The program enables students who are eligible for the Pell grant to study or intern abroad for at least three weeks and gain skills critic…

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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew repaired a handicap ramp for Sarah Hill built in 2010 on Cedar Lane in Danielsville. Hill is a life-long resident of Madison County and graduate of the Madison County school system. She is supported in so many ways by her sister, Brenda, and her daugh…

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The Madison County Senior Center recently honored long-time employee Doris Tolbert with a retirement ceremony. Tolbert served the senior center for 25 years and was the first friendly face you saw as you walked into the center and always had a sweet word of encouragement for each person she …

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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew constructed its 803rd handicap ramp Jan. 14 for Billy Haywood on Herring Drive. Billy and his wife, Barbara, are long-time residents of Madison County and own Haywood Farm Produce located roadside on state Hwy. 98 between Danielsville and Comer at the…

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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew constructed its 802nd handicap ramp for Teisa Lipscomb on Ed Coile Road in Hull Thursday, Jan. 7. Teisa and her husband, Michael, now departed, were long-time residents of Madison County and have three supportive children nearby. Michael worked in con…

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Terry Chandler is optimistic, even in the face of a pandemic, about the building of a new agriculture center. He spoke to the Rotary club sharing that even with the troubles 2020 brought, receiving three grants during the year kept the plans active.

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The Athens Regional Library System recently honored employees region-wide for five, 10 and 15 years of service. The recognition was held virtually and service pins were sent to branches via courier. Madison County Library branch manager Jennifer Ivey was recognized for 15 years of service. S…

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The Rotary Club of Madison County Ramp Crew constructed a 16-foot ramp for Bob McCannon of Colbert Tuesday, Dec. 29. McCannon has stage 4 lung cancer and it has metastasized into his bones. He went to UGA majoring in economics and political science. He worked for the family business Comer Cl…

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Terri Mobley recently became the newest member of the Pilot Club of Madison County. Pictured (L-R) are President Jane Tippins, Terri Mobley, President-Elect Karen Fitzpatrick, and Karen Westbrook who introduced Mobley to the Pilot Club.

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The Madison County Pastor and Laymen’s Fellowship decided recently to cancel the 2021 MLK celebration, which is held annually, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is for the celebration to resume in 2022.

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Northeast Georgia CASA is seeking 21 volunteers for January 2021 to be sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for children in foster care. CASAs ensure that a child’s best interest are being considered by reporting to the court the child’s wishes, academic progress, and needs,…

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday for the opening of the Chevron Food Mart owned by the Narsidani family at 10244 Hwy. 72 in Hull. The grand opening included discounted gas, free food and refreshments. "The city of Hull is excited to welcome new business into the community,” said H…

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Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members elected Tom McCall for a two-year term as president of Georgia’s largest general farm organization on Dec. 8. McCall of Elbert County grows wheat, oats, triticale, grain corn, sweet corn and hay. The McCall family also raises beef cattle, hogs and sheep.

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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…