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Colbert City Attorney Dale Perry is pictured swearing in new council member Jonathan Pou, council member Roger Fortson and Mayor Chris Peck for their four-year terms Jan. 6.

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration by the Madison County Pastor’s and Layman’s Fellowship will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Hwy. 29 North at noon, Monday, Jan. 20.

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Danielsville officials approved a significant hike in water and sewer rates Monday, citing the need to boost rates to qualify for grant funding.

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The Madison County Clean Power Coalition (MCCPC) has scheduled meetings for Thursday, Jan. 16 and Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Madison County Library, Danielsville. Regular meetings will be held the third Thursday of each month, with future locations to be announced.

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Bruce Azevedo from Madison County has announced that he will qualify to campaign for Georgia House District 33, which is currently held by Rep Tom McCall, who has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2020.

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Madison County 911 Director Brenan Baird has been working for weeks with phone companies to try and clear up problems with poor reception on landline calls to the county 911 center.

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The Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority will hold a meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 in the historic county courthouse in the center of Danielsville to discuss the dam at Seagraves Lake. The public is invited to attend the meeting and offer input.

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A lawsuit in federal court claims owners of Greenfuels Energy misrepresented the capabilities of their power plants while seeking foreign investment, then terminated those who pointed out the factual problems in their application for assistance in a federal foreign investment program.

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Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) missed the Dec. 20 deadline to pay its $1.65 million property tax bill to Madison County, but the company said the payment is on the way.

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County industrial authority (IDA) members discussed in November that the Georgia Renewable Power Plant (GRP) was behind on its bills in the amount of $379,000, which included $206,500 in construction costs and another $173,000 in past due water bills (including $64,000 in past due fees).

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A number of neighboring property owners of the new power plant in Colbert feel like their health and quality of life are being negatively impacted by Georgia Renewable Power’s decision to burn creosote-soaked railroad ties in its biomass facility. And a large crowd turned out Dec. 5 in the M…

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The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) requested a meeting Dec. 4 with Georgia Renewable Power (GRP). The Madison County Journal requested to attend the meeting, but the EPD responded that the meeting wasn’t open to the public. However, EPD officials said they would provide a su…

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Two-term Danielsville Mayor Todd Higdon bid his farewells at the city council table Monday night, telling the group he was proud of them for what they have accomplished over the past eight years.

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The news release, “Clean Power Coalition to meet December 5,” published in The Madison County Journal Nov 28 and Dec 5 issues, contains an error. The article stated, “The Georgia Environmental Department published notice of the proposed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.” Karen Hays, Chief…

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Madison County commissioners named Steven Singleton to the board of assessors Monday evening. He will replace Lynn Hix, who is stepping down from the board at the end of the year.

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The Madison County Clean Power Coalition has announced plans for a public informational meeting on the possible risks of burning used railroad ties by Georgia Renewable Power's biomass power plant in Colbert.

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The Georgia election system is being overhauled with a switch to a voting paper trail as a presidential election year approaches. And Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is traveling to all 159 Georgia counties, meeting with election officials to hear any concerns they have about implement…

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The new Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) plant in Colbert has been causing a great deal of environmental and quality-of-life concerns among neighboring residents over the past few months. And now the plant is also behind on its bills to the county industrial authority (IDA).

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The newly formed Madison Clean Power Coalition will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Madison County High School cafeteria to discuss concerns about the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) plants in Colbert and Carnesville.