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Several schools will have new principals and some have gone through some renovations and “sprucing up” during the summer break.

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A clerk at a store in Carlton reported that three females came into the store with two of them wearing backpacks and one not wearing one.

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There will be two special county elections on the Nov. 5 ballot: the renewal of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and the referendum on approving Sunday package alcohol sales in Madison County.

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Madison County voters will hit the polls Nov. 5 to determine whether to continue a one-cent sales tax to fund county improvements. And county commissioners voted Monday on how an estimated $13.2 million in revenues will be divided over the next six years.

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Madison County commissioners are nearing the end of their 2020 budget discussions, with projected revenues getting a big bump over this past year’s figures.

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A Madison County deputy was recently dispatched to a home on Hwy. 72 regarding a dispute between sisters in which one of the females had a knife. The father had gotten the knife away from his daughter before officers arrived.

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A deputy was dispatched to a home on Hudson Rivers Church Road recently regarding a domestic dispute between a daughter and her father. The girl, who was listed as a juvenile, said her father had hit her in the face and back of the head, but had left before the deputy arrived.

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Madison County Board of Education members recognized outgoing business operations Assistant Superintendent Bonnie Knight for her 12 year of service at their June business meeting. Mrs. Knight has been with the school system since 2007 and has overseen many changes in the school system since …

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It was 40 years ago this past April when Don Mosley and his wife, Carolyn, Ryan and Karen Karis and Ed and Mary Ruth Weir, “pitched their tents” literally and figuratively in a Madison County cow pasture on the grounds of what was to become Jubilee Partners.

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If voters agree in November to continue the trickle of pennies for county improvements, then local leaders expect to have roughly $13.2 million over six years to use for a variety of projects.

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Seven of the students in the Class of 2019 who graduated last month did so at least in part due to the fact that they had a mentor, a volunteer who agreed to visit with them, encourage them and be there for them.

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Two Athens brothers were arrested Thursday for the murder of a man who was shot multiple times in the yard of a home on Woodale Street off of Glenn Carrie Road in Hull in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 26.

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Charles Cox, Homer, was sentenced by Judge Lauren A. Watson to serve 12 months of confinement on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. A charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony was dismissed.

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Robert B. Hunter of Hull has seen many things in his 99 years, including time in the Marine Corps during WWII. And he recently saw a special quilt made just for him, a “thank you” from Quilts of Valor for his service to the country.

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The Madison County Industrial Development and Building Authority will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, May 20, in the historic county courthouse in the center of Danielsville.

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A woman on Allen Road reported that a man she met online in February refused to leave her home despite multiple requests. She told responding officers that the day before she had contacted her “lawn guy” via Facebook to come and cut her grass and that the man had become jealous.

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Josh Toney was subbing April 19 for the regular mail carrier on a postal route along Madison County rural roads. He has been on the job several months and had typical days making deliveries to several hundred mailboxes. But Friday was far from typical. His vehicle was swallowed by water. And…

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County commissioners heard a personal account Monday of one parent’s mental health nightmare with her child and her ongoing quest to improve mental-health treatment for Georgians.

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The Madison County Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly agenda-setting meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, April 1, in the county government complex.

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Madison County and city leaders will talk April 2 at 5:30 p.m. about what local municipalities might want to present to county citizens Nov. 5 on a vote to renew the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

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Michele Barrett was named the new Early Learning Center (ELC) Director at the March meeting of the Madison County Board of Education. Barrett will transfer from her current position as assistant principal at Hull-Sanford Elementary School. Her duties as director will begin July 1.

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A Colbert Elementary school bus was hit by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon on Hwy. 72 near Tranquility Mobile Home Park. No one was injured, according to Superintendent Michael Williams and the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

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A state bill that would have stripped some local control from counties on housing decisions won’t become law this year.