Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation and thanks to all who supported the campaign to rid our state of the burning of creosote-treated wood products. Without the emails to legislators, support, signatures on our petitions, and the likes and shares on o…
Dear Editor: For people of faith, the coronavirus has made many of us big believers in tech, too, and for some us well seasoned adults, that’s a divine miracle.
Dear Editor: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, d…
Dear Editor: Thank goodness for Representative Tommy Benton, who had the intelligence to see a so called “hate crime“ bill for what it really is and the guts to vote against it. Anybody with any brains at all knows that this law will only be applied one way. Too bad our caving governor can’t…
My feelings about The Madison County Journal’s founder, Frank Gillispie, who died in 2019, are not simple. When I remember him, I think of small-town journalism. I also think of the South and the narratives we accept or deny. I think of the Confederacy and how it seems to live with many peop…
Under the name of former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the national Republican committee is attempting to raise money by attacking the media.
- Anticipated cost of Baldwin park project drops
- Braselton man faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of children
- Gwinnett schools continue summer meals program
- Area schools receive COVID-19 Community Response Fund grants
- Area schools receive COVID-19 Community Response Fund grants
- Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute adds location, new physician
- Banks County man injured in July 4 shooting
- Kellum named Georgia candidate for American Star in Agribusiness
- Hoschton to implement impact fees
- 4 arrests made by sheriff's office
- BOC may vote on two properties Monday
- Sheila Ann House
- Local physician among 'Top Doctors'
- Madison Co. coronavirus total now at 103
- Hall plans 'Welcome to Kindergarten Program'
- Barrow schools to offer in-person, distance learning options this year
My feelings about this paper’s founder, Frank Gillispie, who died in 2019, are not simple. When I remember him, I think of small-town journalism. I also think of the South and the narratives we accept or deny. I think of the Confederacy and how it seems to live with many people long after its time.
ATHENS — If you were to bump into a lady named Jenny Tucker Brinkley at Earth Fare, grabbing a healthy snack for lunch, or at the Five and Ten, where she often goes for a fulfilling dining experience, you would likely think this pretty woman to be a sophisticate who would be about as far fro…
Dear Editor: Thanks to Zach Mitcham for his thorough story about an insider’s view of operations at the “twin sisters” power generation plants in Madison and Franklin counties.
The Georgia General Assembly adjourned Sine Die Friday, June 26. Overall, members of both chambers introduced over 1,000 bills and close to 1,400 resolutions. Of the introduced pieces of legislation, more than 40 Senate Bills and Resolutions received final passage this week. I am proud of al…
Dear Editor: Thank you to all of the residents, elected and appointed officials of Madison County who joined together in the effort to stop the burning of carcinogenic railroad ties at the GRP biomass plant near Colbert. Our hard and diligent work paid off when the bill, to ban the burning o…
Dear Editor: On June 25, the Georgia Senate voted unanimously to pass HB 857. The vote was 48 yeas’ to 0 nays. HB 857 made it to the Senate for this vote because on March 12th the Georgia House members voted unanimously in favor of HB 857. The vote was 163 yeas’ to 0 nays. HB 857 is a bill t…
Dear Editor: Congratulations to Madison County High School graduates. I was disappointed to see no masks on any adults at the ceremony in the photos highlighting this life event. This gives the impression that adults aren't aware or don't value public safety as demonstrated by wearing masks …
The Georgia General Assembly’s 2020 session was, by far, the most unusual and most challenging in the 16 years I have represented Barrow County in the Georgia House of Representatives.
The latest Trump scandal unfolding — that his administration has apparently done nothing in response to what U.S. intelligence describes as a Vladimir Putin plot to put bounties on American soldiers’ heads in Afghanistan with the help of the Taliban — is perhaps his most egregious yet.
Dear Editor: I would like to take this time and thank you for turning out to voice your opinion in the June 9 election. We had a very successful election day and that is because of you the voter as well as our poll workers. Congratulations to the winners and for those candidates that didn’t …
As it seems like the Elections Board has become a weekly staple in the newspaper, I wanted to write and address the voters of Jackson County directly.
As a conversation about race relations in America has been renewed across the country in recent weeks, many Americans have been willing to confront and talk about our nation’s complicated past and some of its ugliest chapters, as well as systemic issues that remain in effect today.
The Senate has officially reconvened after suspending in March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. State legislators are excited to be back to pass legislation that is important to you and a balanced budget. As we head back to the Capitol, several steps have to been taken to ensure a safe re…
Fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes are one of the great joys of summer. However, sometimes diseases, pests and/or environmental stresses get in the way of our tomato harvests. I have already gotten several calls and visits about problems with tomato plants. Below are some common issues and potenti…
Hello. My name is Shee Paw. I am 18 years old and a senior at Madison County High School. I was born in Thailand in Mae La Refugee Camp. I am the oldest of six children. I was 5 years old when my family left the camp and resettled in America. My language and my people are called Karen.
Dear Editor: I encourage all of us who live within the “fugitive emissions” zone to write the EPD during the time frame allowed (until 6/19/20)
Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to thank The Madison County Journal for their excellence in reporting on the local issues that so affect the lives and pocketbooks of Madison County citizens. How would citizens know what decisions our county officials are making on our behalf if it were…
Dear Editor: Our all Republican, all white board of commissioners has really raised our taxes in recent years. Led by the nose by State Senator Frank Ginn, (AKA IDA director) they have brought us one dirty, new industry. Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) burns railroad ties, spewing out carcinog…
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody feels like a turning point in America, where more people across all kinds of backgrounds have realized that something is wrong and something needs to change.
Dear Editor: It’s been just over two months since the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) announced the first positive case of COVID-19 in Athens-Clarke County and since the first COVID-19 patients were admitted to our hospital at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.
This moment in our history means a national and yes an international recognition of our 401 year struggle to truly be "One Nation under God."
Dear Editor: I am writing this letter because I think that the taxpayers of Madison County deserve a more complete picture regarding the MOU, i.e. the Memorandum of Understanding, with Georgia Renewable Power (GRP).
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.