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The crying has mostly gone away, replaced by learning, fun and play. And preschoolers at the Madison County Early Learning Center have settled into their routines during the school’s first year of operation.

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The Madison County Industrial Development and Industrial Authority will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the historic county courthouse in the center of Danielsville.

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Madison County schools were recognized with the Golden Radish award Oct. 8. The state award recognizes school systems for implementing farm-to-school practices, which educate youth on agriculture and how food actually reaches their plate. School nutrition director Barbara Adair was unable to…

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Madison County High School’s recent graduation rate was once a source of community dismay, with the rate dipping below 50 percent in the early 2000s. Those days are long gone.

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County industrial authority leaders reviewed the proposed 2020 county water budget Sept. 16, which is down from 2019. But that dip doesn’t reflect cuts. Rather, it’s due to a major project included in this year’s budget that won’t be in the 2020 figures.

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A threat posted on social media led to a lockdown and a day of rumors and fear at Madison County High School Monday, Sept. 9, though no weapons were found at the school. However, one juvenile was taken into custody for something expressed to authorities after the investigation began.

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The year 2020 is fast approaching and so are the elections, including the all-consuming presidential showdown and decisions on numerous other offices. So, is Madison County prepared to handle these elections on new, state-mandated voting machines?

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Madison County District 1 Commissioner Lee Allen announced this week that he won’t seek re-election in 2020. However, Allen said he will complete his term, which ends Dec. 31, 2020.

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Only about 15 parents, community members and students showed up for a meeting on vaping hosted by the school system and sheriff’s office Monday night.

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After several weeks of discussion and three public hearings, county commissioners set their tax rates Aug. 26.

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Those living around the Hwy. 72 Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) plant want to know how noisy the facility will be when it’s fully up and running. Meanwhile, county industrial authority members want to know exactly how much water the plant will purchase from the county.

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County industrial development authority (IDA) members talked about a wide range of issues at a 2020 budget meeting Aug. 16, including the need for finding serviceable wells in the county, the Georgia Renewable Power plant project, sales tax funding, and potentially moving industrial authorit…

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The Madison County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings in the county government complex on the 2019 tax rate at 9 a.m. and then again at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 12. The public is invited to attend and offer input.

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Data is shown as the percentage of students who aren’t reading on grade level, or who scored as a “beginning learner” on standardized state testing in the spring of 2019.

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Madison County School System Superintendent Michael Williams welcomed school staff members back to work Monday after the summer break. And students will arrive Friday morning for the first day of the 2019-20 school year.

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The Madison County Board of Education hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting for the new Early Learning Center last Friday, July 26. After the ribbon-cutting, parents and students were allowed to tour the facility and meet the staff and teachers. Superintendent Michael Williams said 115 of …