About 8 a.m. July 20, a call went out from Oglethorpe County’s 9-1-1 dispatch stating that Madison County EMS director Bobby Smith’s two brothers had not returned the previous evening from a kayaking trip along the Broad River.
The Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter and Oglethorpe County are continuing to talk through their differences over yearly funding for the shelter’s operations.
The county recreation department board met with Little League board members July 16 during their regular quarterly meeting to discuss how to move forward with softball and baseball programs at the recreation department.
- BASKETBALL: WBHS boys hold off North Oconee in home opener
- BASKETBALL: Lady Bulldoggs fall to North Oconee in home opener
- RECLASSIFICATION: Winder-Barrow’s new region loses one team
- Leopards 2-0, but coach sees room to improve
- Leopards roar to victory at Rabun Gap tourney
- Red Raiders dominate 4th quarter to route Cedar Shoals
- RED RAIDERS MAKE HISTORY: Madison County upsets No. 1 seed Ridgeland for first-ever state playoff win
- Athens woman arrested on drug charge
- Two WBHS students arrested for having gun on campus
- ‘Right place, right time’: Hull volunteer firemen save man’s life at fire hall
- Madison Co. deputy charged with murder
- One dead in head-on collision on Hwy. 15
- Armed robbery reported at Tiny Town
- Three arrested after traffic stop in Statham
- Jackson County Correctional Institute officer arrested for bribery
- Arrests in county, by city police announced
The former Board of Education office located on Mary Ellen Court in Danielsville has been sold to MDS-Madison, LLC who plans to build a regional Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office on the site.
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.
The City of Colbert will hold its 50th July 4 parade Thursday morning at 9 a.m., but the town’s roots reach back much farther than the annual patriotic event.
A roomful of adults all agreed on one thing in the county commissioners’ meeting room June 20 — let’s focus on the children and have baseball and softball played in the best way possible at the county recreation department.
Madison County has gone 15 months without a director for its Chamber of Commerce. That could change soon, with three government groups potentially sharing the cost of funding an executive director position.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local historian Jeff Clarke says hosting Georgia Public Broadcasting’s (GPB) new series, Saving Grace, has been life-changing for him, in more ways than one. The series is based on the best-selling book by George Hart and Sonny Seals called "Historic Rural Churches of Georgia.”
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.
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.
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.
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…
The Comer Police Department assisted in an investigation that led to an April 10 arrest of a man allegedly operating a chop shop in Elbert County.
Madison County E-911 fielded about 25 weather-related calls Friday as thunderstorms swept through the county, and at least one tornado warning was issued Friday morning.
Renee Bonner will get little jail time after being found guilty of trying to kill her mother, but Judge Jeff Malcom said at her sentencing hearing that he hoped her sentence would provide a measure of peace for the victim, 81-year old Shirley Couch.
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.
Madison County commissioners once again turned down a beer-and-wine license request Monday for Kwik Chek at the corner of Hwy. 29 and Glenn Carrie Road in Hull.
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).
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.
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.
A neighboring county was taken hostage in the cyberworld. And Madison County officials are taking notice, looking at ways to strengthen the county government’s security against Internet criminals.
Ila officials voted not to renew a business license for a commercial building located at the four-way stop in Ila after the business caught fire.