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Madison County schools have declared teachers as “essential workers.” This policy change means teachers who have been exposed to coronavirus have the option of returning to school following a three-day quarantine if they are symptom free and follow safety guidelines.

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Residents around the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) plant in Colbert say the noise from the facility is unbearable, blasting at all hours. And they want local leaders to do something about it.

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Trump Administration plans to enforce federal standardized testing requirements this school year despite the pandemic.

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A Madison County Labor Day celebration was held Monday at Madison County Memorial Park in Danielsville to honor the workers of Madison County, including police, fire and rescue, armed forces, teachers and school personnel, health workers, postal workers, farmers, food and commercial workers,…

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The Madison County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14 at the county government complex. The meeting will also be online via Zoom. Go to Madisoncountyga.us for instructions to join via Zoom.

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The City of Hull issued 100 COVID-19 care packages for the community with the assistance of Troop 777 and community volunteers Aug. 29 at the Hull’s City “Well” on Hwy. 72 and Glenn Carrie Road. The packages included face masks, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, surface cleaner, hand sanitary wi…

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Madison County has had a total of 462 confirmed COVID-19 cases since March, according to the Aug. 18 report from the Georgia Department of Public Health, up from 217 reported on July 18.

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The temporary halt to evictions due to the pandemic is over. And Madison County Magistrate Judge David Patton reports 37 eviction cases filed with his office since a state eviction moratorium was lifted June 15 after being implemented March 14.

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County industrial authority (IDA) members agreed last week to proceed with a water line project with an estimated price tag of at least $1.1 million that will allow them to purchase more water from Franklin County and to utilize water from a well on Roger’s Mill Road.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed HB857 into law Tuesday, outlawing the use of creosote-treated wood products as a fuel source for electricity generation.

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UPDATE — bill to be signed Tuesday: The following story is in the July 30 print edition of The Madison County Journal. The paper received word from Rep. Alan Powell that he was notified by the Governor’s office that Gov. Brian Kemp will sign HB857 at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. Powell’s call cam…

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The race to fill the U.S. 9th Congressional District seat has four candidates remaining — two Democratic and two Republican, with each vying to win their party’s nomination for the November general election.