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Madison County commissioners’ meetings will be back in person Monday, with the board holding its first gathering since the coronavirus shutdown in the Superior Courtroom in the county government complex.

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The burning of creosote-treated railroad ties as a fuel source will soon come to end in Madison and Franklin counties, provided Gov. Brian Kemp puts his signature on legislation that unanimously passed both the House and Senate.

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The Madison County Water Department, operating under the Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority, has completed the 2020 CCR (Consumer Confidence Report). Copies of the report can be picked up at the overnight drop box, located at 101 Courthouse Square in Danielsville or…

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Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) was recently issued a $7,500 fine in a “consent order” by the state Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for improperly handling outdoor “fugitive emissions” at its facility in Colbert.

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Leaders in Madison County towns say they were blindsided by the bond resolution passed last week by county commissioners. And they’re not sure they want to jump on board with an action that alters the way sales tax funds will be received.

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There were masks at the polling stations and plenty of sanitizer. There was also new voting equipment. And there were choices — lots of them.

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A new building is in the works for the county 911 department, along with a new public safety radio system. Both will be handled with funds from the recent renewal of the county one-cent sales tax.

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State budget cuts are expected due to the severe downturn in revenues amid the coronavirus pandemic. And those cuts will also hit agencies that serve citizens in need, such as the Department of Family and Children Services.

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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has recently began sending information on confirmed positive cases to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) who then forwards that information to county 911 centers, something county officials have requested since coronavirus mitigation …

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Early voting for the June 9 primary and non partisan elections is now being held through June 5 at the Madison County Board of Elections and Registration office at 94 Spring Lake Drive in Danielsville Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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As of Monday afternoon, Comer Health and Rehabilitation has 52 residents who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, with one hospitalized. That total went up 44 from Friday, when there were eight positives on the daily state nursing home report. The total for positive staff members at …

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Madison County High School seniors will have a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m., but it will be a very different one from any held in the past, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Madison County has been awarded federal funding made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program and qualifying local non-profit emergency food and shelter agencies are urged to ap…