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“Under the Stars,” a "pageant featuring the exceptional students of Ila Elementary School,” will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in the school cafeteria.

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The Athens Academy Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 14 new members into its ranks Wednesday, Oct. 9, including freshman Sarah Harrison of Madison County. The Tri-M Music Honor Society promotes service through musical performance as well as high academic standards in all areas of study. Pic…

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Four REACH Scholars were honored Tuesday, Oct.8, at a reception hosted by the Madison County Mentor Program. From eighth through twelfth grades, this sixth co-hort of REACH Scholars will be encouraged and led toward high school graduation by their REACH mentors. As part of the REACH program,…

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Tammy Avila and Abbi Adams recently competed in the Area 2 Floral Design CDE at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. Students completed an identification exercise and created a design based on a given scenario. Avila placed ninth in the senior division and Adams placed third in the junior…

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The Madison County High School FFA meats evaluation team recently placed first at the area competition. The team of Garrett Dowell, Mason Wall, Demyus Watts and Chase West will advance to the State contest at UGA in November. Dowell was the high scoring individual in the contest.

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Clayton Berrang of Colbert was recently named to the summer 2019 Dean’s List at Valdosta State University. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being …

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Madison County Middle School recently honored its “Mighty Mustangs” for September. Those honored included (front row, L-R) Rey Francois (lying down), Cheyenne Harmon, Katie Dixon, Lindsey Castro, Priscilla Hoang, Lucile Mankiewiz, Zachary Watkins, (middle row) Jaden Hanson, Tyree Bell, Mirac…

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The following Madison County students have been selected as the Class of 2024 “Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen” (REACH Scholars for Madison County). Pictured (L-R) Charlese Howard, Taylor Maxwell, Thaw Htoo and Erika Hull. A signing ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8,

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The 2019 Madison County High School Homecoming is set for Friday night when the Red Raiders host East Jackson. Pictured (L-R) are senior homecoming court members Willie Gaines, Miracle Armstrong, Demyus Watts, Colby Smith, Adam Echols, Caroline Beach, Taylor Andrews and McKinley Tittle.

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Meet “Kargo.” Lesser known here in Madison County as Kayla Argo. She is a 2014 graduate of Madison County and a 2019 graduate of Georgia College and State University, where she received Cum Laude honors and earned a degree with a double major in outdoor education and psychology.

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The Madison County High School forestry team of Joey Vieira, Clayton Coile, Matthew Parker and Erin Temple recently placed first at the Floyd County Young Farmers’ Forestry Field Day in Rome. Temple was the high-scoring individual and Parker placed second in the Forest Disorders Quiz Bowl.

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Madison County Middle School recently recognized its August Mighty Mustangs. Those honored included (back row, L-R) Curion Hyche, Bree Andrews, Evelyn Salas, Walker Scogin, Adan Ramirez, Christian Pena-Thomas, Owen Hendrix, Noah Braswell, Andy Brittan, Keyona Cromer, (middle row) Isaiah Polk…

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Ila Elementary School recently recognized its “Golden Gators” for the month of August. These students were awarded for exemplifying outstanding achievement in the areas of work habits, manners, attitude and citizenship. Those honored included (front row, L-R): Dawson Ingram, Sawyer Branyan, …

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Students in the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Summer Language Institute (SLI) gained experience far beyond the classroom this summer. As part of the intensive six-week course from June 15-July 31 that earned them eight credit hours in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian, stude…

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Hull-Sanford Elementary School fifth graders recently participated in the Georgia Power electricity and circuits program. Pictured, Georgia Power Educational Outreach representative, Katie Weaver, works with Hull-Sanford fifth graders Cara Tong, Corey Smith, Kerrigan Pittman and Eric Benitez…

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Madisyn Temple, a graduate of Madison County High School, will enroll at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College this fall to work toward her dream of becoming an Agricultural Tech teacher. She recently received a scholarship from American Pest Control.

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Current and former Madison County FFA members recently represented Georgia FFA with their respective Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) categories. Duncan Patton, a 2018 graduate of MCHS and current student at the University of Northern Ohio, was named one of four national finalists in…

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The Madison County High School graduating Class of 1956 is celebrating its 63rd class reunion, Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2:30 p.m. at the Ila Restaurant in Ila. “Please don’t forget,” organizers said. “We are coming from near and far with our walkers, wheelchairs and canes to enjoy fellowship to…

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The Madison County School System’s transportation department was recognized at the August board of education meeting for being a Blue Ribbon Award winner in safety for transporting students. Pictured is John Osborne of the Georgia Department of Education Pupil transportation presenting the a…

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Hayden Echols, 2016 graduate of Madison County High School and current agricultural communications major at Texas Tech University, was one of 183 American Degree recipients from Georgia chosen to represent the state as a finalist for American Star Farmer. To receive the American FFA Degree, …

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The Madison County High School FFA upperclassmen student spotlight member for the month of August is Emma Ollis, who joined the FFA in sixth grade when she began showing goats. Ollis’s teachers said she is a dedicated FFA member. “Emma has made a reputable career showing goats and has also c…

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The Madison County School System Central Registration Office has resumed regular school-year office hours. The office is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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The Madison County High School FFA officer team held its annual retreat June 26-28 in Bowman. Officers set goals for the year and planned community service, agricultural awareness, and leadership development activities for members for the coming year. The team kayaked the Broad River and com…

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ABM Manager Suzanne Gosnell was honored at August’s board of education meeting for her work in helping get schools ready for the new school year, including the new Early Learning Center. She is pictured with Superintendent Michael Williams.

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Five Madison County High School students joined FFA members from across the nation for five days of leadership training in the nation's capitol. Madisyn Temple, Daniel Highfill, Brooke Fleming, Mattie Harris and David Huff were sponsored by the Georgia FFA Foundation, Madison County FFA Alum…

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Ila Elementary School staff members erupted with loud applause for their fellow staff members, Amy Dobbs, who was recognized July 29 as the Madison County High School "Teacher of the Year."

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Danielsville Elementary School principal Angie Waggoner was named the Madison County School System's "Administrator of the Year" Monday, July 29. She is pictured with her father, John Waggoner (L), and superintendent Michael Williams (R).

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The entire Madison County School System staff attended a meeting to open the school year Monday, July 29 in the high school gym.