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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.

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Cheryl Watkins, manager of the Danielsville branch of Oconee Lending Group, is pictured at a Nov. 22 celebration at the company’s new location at 385 General Daniels Avenue at the corner of Hwy. 29 and Hwy. 98 in Danielsville. For more information about the business, email cheryl@oconeelending.com

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Dave Ward, CEO of Medlink in Colbert, speaks at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce coffee Nov. 21 which was hosted by Medlink. To learn more about Medlink, visit http://www.medlinkga.org/index.cfm

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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.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County constructed a handicap ramp Nov. 21 for Kathy Morgan, who lives on Stone Ridge Road in Madison County. It was the club’s 762nd ramp. Members of the club and volunteers gathered at Morgan’s home and constructed a 24-foot ramp that will provide access using he…

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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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Larry Payton and his cousins visited the Madison County Library recently and donated a copy of his book "Payton/Peyton Descendants From Northeast Georgia IV" to the library. The book will be added to the Heritage Room collection in the near future. Pictured (L-R) are Gary Payton, Jennifer Iv…

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The Rotary Club of Madison County ventured into Jackson County Thursday Nov. 15 to construct an eight-foot handicap ramp for Mary Williamson, who lives on Lathan Road in Commerce. Williamson, 86, worked for Reliance Electric Company in Athens for 18 years. Her late husband, Kenneth Williamso…

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Polar bears do not live in Norway. Mathilde Bugge Gisholt smiled when she told Madison County Rotarians about some misconceptions her new American friends have about her home country.

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Calvin Ward (right) was recently recognized as the "Rotarian of the Month" for September. Ward has been an active Rotarian for many years and gives the inspirational moment at Rotary meetings each week. He is pictured with Neil Azevedo.

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Whitley Bryant and Ashby Booth were two of 20 students who performed Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Athens Music Teachers Association (AMTA) Fall Recital at Athens First Presbyterian Church. They each performed one piece from memory. Bryant and Booth are students of Sharon Reid, of Hull, who was on…

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The Madison County High School graduating class of 1956 held its 63rd class reunion Aug. 24 at the Ila Restaurant in Ila. Pictured (back row, L-R) are J. H. Wood, Calvin Wood, Milton Hill, David Walls, Jimmy Chastain, Royce Fitzpatrick, Charles Collins (middle row L-R) Larry Hart, Odis Graha…

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The Oglethorpe County Bee Club will have its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 18, at the Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Road, Crawford.

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The Jones Chapel Mentor Ministry (JCMM) co-hosted a “Mentor Share Session” Oct. 24, to give the Madison County Mentor Program’s mentors an opportunity to talk and learn from each other. This group plans to meet monthly at Jones Chapel UMC with interested mentors who want to continue to suppo…

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At a "Mentor Share Session" Oct. 24, two mentors from the first year, 1998, of the Madison County Mentor Program who are still actively mentoring were recognized. The third remaining mentor from the original 18, Gerald Coutant, was unable to attend. Pictured (L-R) are Melanie Berryman, Shirl…

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The Jones Chapel Mentor Ministry, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, and the Madison County Mentor Program sponsored a “Mentor Share Session” Oct. 24. The event offered the close to 250 current mentors the opportunity to attend to share experiences, concerns and suggestions as they lea…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County assisted with Special Olympics held recently at Madison County High School. Club members provided and served snacks to the participants. Pictured (L-R) are District Governor Jayne Lackey, Margie Fitzpatrick, Pam Higgins, Kathy Ferguson, President Tammy Dalton…

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The Pilot Club of Madison County welcomed two new members, Angie McGinnis and Valerie Gentry, at the group’s October meeting. Pictured are Beth Holloway, Angie McGinnis, President Tammy Dalton, Valerie Gentry and Margie Fitzpatrick.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County recently constructed a handicap ramp for Bertha Moon, who is 61 and has lived in Madison County all her life. She has worked at the Madison County High School for 35 years as a cook, cashier and clean-up-after-meals employee. She was also a bus monitor for M…

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Carol Gregg may be disabled and in poor health these days (she’s had several hospitalizations this year), but that doesn’t keep her from continuing to do what she can from her home to help children in need.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County joined the United Way Day of Caring Oct. 23 to build a handicap ramp for Angle Monroy, a 3 year old who lives on Hwy. 29 South in Madison County. He is unable to walk and his mother is having trouble carrying him up and down steps to take him outside. “The 2…

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The Harrison Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Brunswick stew fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire hall on Wildcat Bridge Road. Quarts are $8 each. To purchase, see any fireman or call Shirley Brown at 706-498-3755. Quarts may also be purchased the day…

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The Shiloh Community Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual cakewalk, Saturday, Nov. 9 at Station #1, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The hot dog sale starts at 5 p.m. “Hot dogs, chili, assorted refreshments and cold drinks will be available for sale throughout the evening, as well as multiple c…

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A 2019 Hunter Safety Class was recently sponsored by WoodmenLife. Pictured are game warden Ryan Cleveland, Abigail Legg, Jennifer Taylor, Lanier Burden, Colton Thornton, Ladon Cleghorne and volunteer instructor Jack Huff. Student James Dockery is not pictured. The class was in mid-October. E…

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The Rotary Club of Madison County completed its 757th handicap ramp recently for 91-year-old Elizabeth Martin, who lives on Blacks Creek Church Road in Jackson County. Martin recently fell and suffered a severe injury. She is in rehab in the hospital, and needed a ramp to come home. She reti…

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The Rotary Club of Madison County journeyed over to Oglethorpe County Oct. 17 to construct a 32-foot ramp for Arlene Williams, who lives on Mill Run. Williams is 58 and has suffered with dementia for eight years. This disease has put her in a wheelchair and she has lost the ability to speak …

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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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The Madison County Pilot Club held its annual “Chili Cook-Off and Membership Night" Oct. 10 at the Madison County Senior Center. The overall winner was Helen Gorris with Elijah Paski and Greg Sartain also placing in the top three. “It was a wonderful night of sharing food and Pilot, and the …

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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…