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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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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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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.

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All the pressure was on the Madison County wrestling team Saturday evening. The Red Raiders lost decisively to North Oconee in the Region 8-AAAA Championship dual and had to immediately wrestle Stephens County for second place and a spot in the AAAA State Duals.

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A softball tournament to raise funds for former Madison County baseball player Joe Lukas and his family is being held Saturday, January 25th at Lamar Murphy Park in Jefferson. Lukas was involved in a vehicle accident in December.

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After leading for the bulk of its game Friday night against Oconee County, Madison County found itself trailing by nine points early in the fourth quarter. That’s when the Red Raiders hit their stride and came back to defeat the Warriors for their first region win of the season.

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The first two months weren’t kind to the Madison County girls’ basketball team, but recent victories have the Red Raiders poised to make another run at the Region 8-AAAA Championship.

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Jaxon Hoetzel led Madison County’s efforts at Lambert this past weekend. His first-place finish in the 182-lb. weight class helped the Red Raiders secure a ninth place finish out of 29 teams at the Hook Em’ Holiday Clash tournament.

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Madison County hosted Hampton High School Saturday afternoon for the final home dual of the 2019-20 season, and the final home meet for a group of five seniors with successful records.