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The Raider dugout was ready to explode in jubilation Thursday. Just one more out, and Marist would be done. But the home squad rallied for four runs with two outs to claim game two. That meant Madison County had to ride back somberly to Danielsville, then pack up everything and return Friday…

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Well, that was quick. The Red Raiders breezed through round one of the Class AAAA state playoffs only six-and-a-half innings thanks to mercy rules as they piled up 38 runs in two games against Mt. Zion, winning 17-0 and 21-0.

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There may be more sweet softball memories in store for the Red Raiders in 2020, but the girls from Danielsville probably won’t ever forget the night they wore big, pink cowgirl hats in the dugout, fought with some Dragons, then sprinted to hug their teammate who smashed a towering shot to le…

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Madison County volleyball seniors were honored in the high school gym last week, then helped stomp Monroe in their final home game. The Red Raiders turned around following night and claimed victory on the road over Stephens County and East Hall.

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Madison County eighth grade softball players were recently recognized for finishing their Mustang careers at the middle school. They will head to the high school in the 2021 season. Those recognized included (L-R) Marlee Brown, Sam England, Marlena Duncan, Laterra Beasley, Katie Dixon, Abby …

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Will Hart and Logan Fisher recently won a regional qualifying event on Lake Hartwell, finishing first out of 95 teams They qualified for the national championship on Kentucky Lake in October. “This is the second year in a row we have had a team qualify, which is something not a lot of Georgi…

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Madison County High School Athletic Director Mike Haynes announced Wednesday that the first varsity home football game against Holy Innocents' set for Friday has been canceled due to too many Red Raider football players currently under quarantine to compete. Haynes said the game might be res…

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The regular season has started for the cross country teams, but it’s all practice as far as head coach Joe Barnett is concerned. Each meet is a warm up to the region meet, with the focus of personal improvement until the big race.

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There’s still plenty of softball on the schedule. But the final high school season is speeding by for six Red Raider seniors. And Madison County Coach Ken Morgan scheduled a special recognition ceremony this week for one of the top classes in the program’s rich history.

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Madison County High School’s 2020 varsity football cheerleaders include (back row) Coach Morgan Ivester, Olivia Reynolds, Riley Yancey, Olivia Bowers, Cierra Flanagan, Carissa Collier, Mary Peyton Chandler, Emma Ollis, Coach Julie Russell, (second row) Reagan Shriner, Erika Hull, Brooke Tann…

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No loss feels good, but sometimes there’s a lesson in them. That’s what Red Raider coach Ken Morgan said after his red-hot squad suffered its first setback of 2020 Saturday against Commerce. The lesson? Intensity matters.

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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.