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The Madison County Chamber of Commerce has recognized Madison County Ace Hardware as its “Business of the Month” for July. Chamber director Anna Strickland said the hardware store has served customers well during COVID-19, with online ordering, curbside pick-up and home/business delivery, wh…

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Madison County Democrats will hold a caucus July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison County Senior Center to elect Madison County Democratic Party Committee district members. Members elected will serve for a term of four years.

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The Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. is offering cooling CARES help for Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

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The Rotary Club of Madison County completed its 780th ramp Thursday, June 18 for Gary James Lester, who lives on Hwy, 281 in Madison County. He is 73 years old and has lived in Madison County for 18 years. He worked 33 years for Phillips Medical System installing x-ray equipment for doctors …

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Ray Finger believes making hard decisions and grieving do not go well together. Working at a local funeral home, Finger calls himself the bookends of the business because he handles the pre-arrangements and the aftercare.

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All hospitals, outpatient centers and physician offices in the St. Mary’s system are taking steps to safely accommodate ongoing patient needs, including elective surgeries, tests and procedures, and patient visitation.

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Frank and Bette Churchman, who live on Brush Creek Road in Colbert, were the recipients of the Rotary Club of Madison County's 778th ramp. The Churchmans, who have lived in Madison County for 38 years and attend the Riverside Baptist Church, needed the ramp. Bette is deaf and suffers from se…

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A surprise drive-by birthday celebration for Annas Mathis who turned 87 was held Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. The parade of well-wishers was led by Madison County Sheriff J. Michael Moore followed by Hull Mayor Paul Walton and his wife, along with Waggoners Grove Baptist Church and friends.

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Kathryn Anne Frierson, pictured with her teacher, performed many of her favorite selections from the last few years of piano instruction Saturday afternoon, May 30, at the home studio of her teacher, Sharon Reid. The program included classical repertoire as well as contemporary and sacred. A…

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The Rotary Club of Madison County went a little out of Madison County May 28 to construct a 32-foot handicapped ramp for Larry and Linda Watson, who live on Len Edwards Road near the county line in Oglethorpe County.

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A three-day prayer vigil will be held at the Arch, corner of East Broad Street and College Avenue, in Athens starting Wednesday, June 3 and concluding Friday, June 5. Each day will go from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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The Rotary Club constructed a 32-foot ramp Thursday, May 13 for Bear Perkins, who now lives in the Colbert area. After 38 years living in Nicholson, Bear and Betty Perkins recently relocated to Madison County. Bear was employed by the Athens Clarke County Fire Department and DeKalb County Fi…

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The Madison County Rotary Club recently built a handicap ramp for William and Nina Hitchcock of Danielsville. It was a 5x4 platform and a 10-foot ramp. “We were very careful to follow all the precautions that are outlined for getting out because of the beast covid virus,” organizers said. “W…

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Julianna Nichols, President of the Anchor Club of Madison County High School, was awarded with one of only four $1,500 Georgia Pilot Foundation Scholarships in the state on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the 2020 Georgia Anchor Convention held at Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange. The Anchor Club of Madiso…

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Dennis and Russ Moon of Colbert were recently honored among the nation’s highest-producing soybean farmers of their region in the 2019 Asgrow National Yield Contest. Dennis and Russ Moon (pictured center and right) won the award with a yield of 81 bushels per acre with Asgrow AG43X7 Brand. “…

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The Ninth District Opportunity, Inc., offers cooling help for the elderly and medically homebound in Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

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Will and Amanda Gretsch of Colbert announce the Feb. 3, 2020 birth of a son, Frederick William Gretsch IV, at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs. 11 ounces. Grandparents are Fred and Anne Gretsch of Lexington and Patricia Bird of Carlton. Great-grandparents are Fred Gr…