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Madison County’s football preparations for the 2020 season have been shut down for two weeks following a coach’s positive test for coronavirus. The coach, who is not being named by administrators, was reported to have mild symptoms.

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Madison County High School was full of activity Thursday evening as high school softball opened the 2020 regular season with varsity and junior varsity softball action and the football team and band prepared for the fall.

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Dear Editor: The agenda published in The Madison County Journal for the Tuesday, May 26 IDA meeting listed a modification of the IDA’s GEFA loan. I had some important information for the IDA members, part of which concerned the principal balance of the GEFA loan.

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Dear Editor: (In response to “A Rural Electrification Act for the 21st century” by Zach Mitcham in the May 21 Madison County Journal.) I absolutely agree with you about the need for rural Internet, just like the need for rural power back in the 1930s and 1940s. Jackson EMC “owns” the right o…

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A surprise drive-by birthday celebration for Annas Mathis who turned 87 was held Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. The parade of well-wishers was led by Madison County Sheriff J. Michael Moore followed by Hull Mayor Paul Walton and his wife, along with Waggoners Grove Baptist Church and friends.

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Raeleigh Hancock placed first in the Georgia Girls State Wrestling Championship in Jefferson Feb. 23. Hancock is a fifth grader at Danielsville Elementary School. Both of her parents, Ace and Ashley Samples, are local professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. She is pictured with Madis…

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DANIELSVILLE – The Madison County track and field team hosted Morgan County and Washington-Wilkes for a tri-meet Tuesday night and both boys’ and girls’ squads came in first place.

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The Madison County baseball team played three games in the Savannah area last week. The Red Raiders lost to Savannah Christian on its own turf on Thursday and to Rome on Friday in a game played at Richmond Hill. They ended the weekend by defeating Kell at Benedictine.

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The Madison County basketball teams swept the Region 8-AAAA Player of the Year awards. Adam Metts won the award on the boys side and Kayla McPherson won the award on the girls side.

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WATKINSVILLE – The Madison County's girls' basketball team didn't get going in the region tournament until the second quarter of the consolation game Friday night. 

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DANIELSVILLE – Not even the mighty St. Pius X Golden Lions could withstand the overwhelming force of the Madison County Red Raiders at home.

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The Madison County sixth grade girls’ basketball team competed in the Athens Northeast Georgia Feeder League (NEGFL), playing private and public schools. The girls were undefeated this season and won the championship Jan. 27. Pictured (back row, L-R) are Carlee Brown, Layla Streetman, Carrie…

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ATLANTA – The Madison County girls’ basketball team likes to play fast. It presses, sprints down court, drives the lane and crashes the boards. St. Pius doesn’t like to play fast, and it showed in their meeting Tuesday night.