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The Madison County Farm Bureau recently presented a copy of the children’s book “Chuck’s Ice Cream Wish (Tales of the Dairy Godmother)” by Viola Butler to the Madison County Public Library. The donation was made on behalf of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture and Georgia EMC as part of a…

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Oakley King, 8, from Ila Elementary, hosted a lemonade stand at the Madison County Recreation Department June 10-11 during baseball tournaments. He gave all of his proceeds to the Neese-Sanford Fire Department for new flashlights for nighttime emergency calls. Oakley’s parents thanked rec di…

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Karen Westbrook was named the Madison County 2020-21 Pilot of the Year. Westbrook was selected by secret ballot of the club’s members at the April meeting and recognized at the May family picnic. She has been an active member of the club since 2016 and has held several leadership positions. …

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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew constructed the 821st handicap ramp for Arthur Brown on Brickyard Road in Comer June 3. Arthur, who is pictured in the photo, and his wife Sondra have two daughters, Domonique and Missessa, and one grandson. Arthur is a disabled veteran who has recent…

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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew constructed its 820th handicap ramp for Carol Seagraves on Sam Grove Road in Danielsville Tuesday, June 1. Carol and her late husband, Paul, raised five brothers and sisters, Elaine (Cricket), Paula, Juston, Tony and Sammy. Paul owned his own carpet b…

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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed its 819th handicap ramp for Agnes Waller on A.C. Carey Road in Danielsville. Waller has advanced arthritis and, with her limited mobility, she has had to call her grandson to help get her groceries up her front steps. Luckily, she h…

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Georgia author, Cathy Payne, recently presented a program on raising heritage breed livestock to the National Ladies Homestead Gathering in the screened enclosure. Georgia is the author of the book, "Raising the Guinea Hogs" and had copies of her book available with a book signing. NLHG lead…

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Dale Perry places a United States flag on the grave of retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant William Moncus at Danielsville Memorial Gardens in preparation for Memorial Day. Sergeant Moncus served in both Korea and Viet Nam. United States and service branch flags were placed on the graves of…

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The Madison County Rotary Club ramp crew constructed its 818th handicap ramp for Betty Hodges on Nowhere Road in Madison County Thursday, May 20. Hodges is in her 90s with the physical challenges that accompany a long life. Her two attentive sons, Curtis Carey and Bud Carey, agreed that her …

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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed the 817th handicap ramp for Malinda Coker near Bowman in Madison County Thursday, May 13. At the time it was constructed, Coker was in the hospital recovering from a debilitating round of treatment for cancer. She was scheduled to r…

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The Rotary Club of Madison County constructed two short entrance ramps to help Peggy Stewart get in and out of her residence and her son’s home in Madison County. She suffers from debilitating spinal stenosis and neuropathy. She uses a walker and has to have help getting in and out. Measurem…

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The Madison County Rotary Club constructed its 815th handicap ramp May 6, a 16-foot ramp for Darrell Brooks on Hwy 106 near Hull. Although born in Jackson County, Brooks has lived in Madison County for over 50 years where and he and his wife, Mary, raised three daughters, Diane, Stefanie and…

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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed its 814th handicap ramp for Wilma Gabriel and her husband, George, on Hargrove Lake Road, Crawford, Thursday, April 29. Wilma and George are life-long residents of the area. They now live on a portion of a farm that belonged origina…

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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed the 813th handicap ramp for Charles Lunsford on Collins Brooks Road in Madison County Thursday, April 22. Charles and his wife, Nancy, are long-time residents of Madison County where they raised their children, Mike and Elizabeth, w…

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John Cole Vodicka of Athens and his wife, Dee, placed a cross on Good Friday near the site where Lent Shaw was lynched by a white mob at the Mill Shoals Creek near Colbert. Vodicka returned to add flowers to the cross on April 28, the 85th anniversary of the lynching.

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The Madison County High School Class of 1956 will resume its monthly breakfast meetings on Monday, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. at the Ila Restaurant in Ila. Organizers say all spouses and friends are welcome to attend as well.

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The Pilot Club of Madison County was awarded the highest club honor at the Georgia District Pilot Convention held April 9-11 at Callaway Gardens Resort. The Governor’s Cup was presented to the club for the Pilot Year 2019-2020. This is the second consecutive year the local club has received …

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The Madison County Chamber of Commerce has named Southern Hardware & Supply at 650 Hwy. 72 W. in Comer as its “April Business of the Month.” This locally-owned business has more than 40 years of experience and was recognized as a “Featured Retailer in the 2015 Spring Edition of Newsworth…

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Spring has sprung here at the Madison County Senior Center and we couldn’t be more ready for the beautiful weather. This is the perfect time to come get involved at the senior center. We are gearing up for summertime fun and enjoying every pretty spring day we get.

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The 811th handicap ramp built on March 30 by the Madison County Rotary Club Ramp Crew was in Banks County on Lord Road near Commerce. The construction of this ramp was a notable act of bipartisan cooperation with the Rotary Club of Banks County to provide Elizabeth Bower with the freedom to …

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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed the 810th handicap ramp for Hope Carithers on Nowhere Road in Hull Tuesday, March 23. Hope and her husband, Scott, are life-long residents of Madison County and have raised a large family with three grown children and are looking in…

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Three Madison County High School student entrepreneurs, (L-R) Carley Fitzpatrick, Kasi Romo and Olivia Braswell, were honored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s March Women’s Business Connection luncheon. Fitzpatrick is with Carlz Artz (floral and farm-themed art, cus…

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Danielsville recently recognized its residential Christmas decoration contest winners, the Collinsworth family. The recognition was postponed due to COVID restrictions. Pictured are Jamie, Mark, Amelia Jo and Jaylee Collinsworth who won for the outdoor decorations of their home during the ho…

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The Madison County Democratic Committee donated three copies of "The Sum of Us" by Heather McGhee to the Madison County Library last week. “It will be cataloged and on our shelves for patrons to check out very soon,” said library director Jennifer Ivey, who is pictured members of the Madison…

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The ramp crew of the Madison County Rotary Club constructed its 809th handicap ramp for Jeremy and Larry Hanley on Black Berry Lane in Danielsville Thursday, March 11. Both father and son are being supported by Willovema Hanley, Larry’s wife, with the assistance of their other son, Wesley. B…

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The Madison County Rotary Club received a call from Mike Smith about his wife Cynthia after she fell and broke her femur and after surgery and in a rehab center, needed a ramp to come home. Last week, the Rotary Club had just transferred back a donated aluminum ramp after the previous recipi…