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Local schools above state, regional averages in new CCRPI assessments
Madison County schools received a good report card for last year. The school system exceeded the state average in 2011-12 in the new College and Career Ready Performance Index , the state's new method of measuring school performance that has replaced the "pass/fail" of the Adequate Yearly Progress system.
Sun May 19, 2013
Hope Haven to host horse trail ride fundraiser
IF YOU GO What: Trail Blazing for Hope Horse Ride When: June 1, registration at 8 a.m., ride begins at 10 a.m. Where: Frady Branch Trail Head in Toccoa Info: Obtain a pledge form in advance to solicit pledges per mile or ride for a minimum donation of $25. More: To register for the horse trail ride or for more about Hope Haven, call 340-2712 or ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
BOC forms committee to study jail project options
Madison County leaders will soon determine how a projected $12.4 million will be spent if voters renew a one-cent sales tax in November.
Tue May 14, 2013
Man sentenced to 15 years for child molestation
A Hull man was recently sentenced in Madison County Superior Court to 15 years in prison for child molestation.
The Huffington Post
Gilles Jacob: Cannes: Film Festival or Festival of Films?
When people with bloodshot eyes meet in one place to screen films, it is the custom to call this gathering a film festival.
Mon May 13, 2013
Richard Palmer Huff
Richard Palmer Huff, 96, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 10, 2013. He was born in Danielsville on November 6, 1916, the son of Susan Burroughs Huff and Joseph Young Huff.
Madison Co. now home base for DA
Madison County is now the home base for the Northern Judicial Circuit's new district attorney.
Sun May 12, 2013
Athens woman charged with shoplifting
An Athens woman was charged with shoplifting and obstruction after she fled on foot from the Glenn Carrie Road Dollar General Store recently.
Burglary Arrests, Permit for Proposed Recycling Facility Denied, and...
Jacob Potter Wagner will spend 30 years in prison and serve 20 years on probation.
Sat May 11, 2013
Class for retail sales to be held in Madison County
An interactive course on maximizing retail business will be held at the Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, 115 E. Jefferson St., Madison, on May 28, June 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Thu May 09, 2013
Madison County Blotter
FORGERY: On April 30, Cpl. Josh Smith met with an employee of Engineering & Cycle Co.
Second Suspect Charged with Burglary of Watkinsville Home
A 26-year-old Watkinsville woman was taken into custody Wednesday after police say they found her inside of a Cedar Drive duplex when they arrived to conduct a burglary investigation.
Wed May 08, 2013
Madison Co. had state's lowest unemployment rate in March
According to statistics released recently by the Georgia Department of Labor, Madison County had the lowest unemployment rate of any county in Georgia during March, the latest month for which figures are available.
Tue May 07, 2013
State releases school report cards; Jefferson, Madison, Oconee schools shine
Schools in Jackson, Madison and Oconee counties posted the top scores among area school systems in the state of Georgia's new report card for public schools, while Clarke and Oglethorpe counties scored lowest.
Mon May 06, 2013
Man charged with armed robbery at Athens ATM
A Colbert man was arrested Sunday soon after he allegedly robbed a man who had just withdrawn cash from an ATM in northwest Athens, Athens-Clarke police said.
Fri May 03, 2013
Hull woman who tried hiring hitman to kill husband re-arrested
A 72-year-old Hull woman convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her husband six years ago was arrested Thursday night for violating probation for the third time since her release from prison last May.
Thu May 02, 2013
Madison County BOC to meet May 6
The Madison County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 6. Agenda items include: a Business involving guests, groups or multiple visitors: Conolus Scott - request from the Democratic Party Committee.
HARASSMENT: On April 22, Deputy Andrew Wilkes met with an Isabelles Way resident who said his girlfriend's father had threatened to whip his rear end and he wanted a report filed documenting the threat.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Commissioners start offering views on SPLOST allocation
Madison County commissioners got down to the nuts and bolts of the one-cent sales tax referendum April 22 - what organizations will get funding and how much will they get.
Madison Co. BOC names new senior center director
Madison County commissioners named Kelsey F. Tyner as new senior center director April 22, replacing Joe Dudley, who recently announced his retirement.