Wrestling round-up: team competes at Buford Invitational, Turkey Duals
The Madison County High School wrestling team competed at the Buford Invitational on Nov. 18 to kick off the 2023-2024 season. Toby House took fifth place in the 165-pound weight class after he beat two state placers. Dalton Giles took sixth place in the 138-pound weight class and Brodie Hawks placed sixth in the 106-pound weight class.
R. Caiphas Thomason
R. Caiphas Thomason, 91, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. A native of Madison County, he was a son of the late Laura and Joe Thomason. He was a Veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War and he retired from Oliver Rubber Company after 35 years of employment.
MCHS graduate, champion wrestler killed in wreck with deer
Jace Jachimski, a Madison County High School honor graduate for the Class of 2023, passed away on Nov. 25 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident with a deer. According to the Georgia State Patrol’s preliminary report, Jachimski was riding his dirt bike east on Brickyard Rd. in Comer on Nov. 20 when a deer crossed into his path. The dirt bike stuck the deer and Jachimski was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital for serious injuries. It was later reported that he succumbed to his injuries.
Barbara and David Setchel named NEGA CASA’s volunteers of the year
There are many volunteer opportunities in the community and many populations in need of assistance and support. Some of the most vulnerable citizens are children and youth in foster care. Perhaps the most unique, as well as most challenging but rewarding volunteer opportunity, for helping children experiencing foster care is being a Court Appointed Special Advocate or “CASA.”
Lady Dogs dominate to remain undefeated
After a slow two minutes, the Lady Dogs offense dominated in the 62-35 win over the Lady Raiders of Madison County. Hart traveled down to Dainelsville on Nov. 28 to take on the Lady Raiders of…
P and Z postpones public hearing, vote on golf course and residential development
The Madison County Planning and Zoning Commission has postponed the public hearing and vote for a potential golf course and residential development in Hull. Matt Coutu with Woodland Asset Management recently requested to rezone 591.91 acres located at 0 Howard Rd., Hull, from A1 to A2/R3 to allow for a golf course and clubhouse on the property, as well as a residential development to support the golf course. A conditional use was also sought for the operation of the golf course and clubhouse.
BOC names RFP finalist for fire and emergency training facility
The Madison County Board of Commissioners named Fire Training Structures, LLC, as the RFP finalist for the fire and emergency services training facility at its Nov. 27 meeting. The awarding of the contract to Fire Training Structures will come at a later board meeting. The total quote for the company’s...
Woman reports that her ex-husband held her down, punched her
A woman came to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Monday, November 20, and reported a physical domestic dispute with her ex-husband that occurred at a home on Duffell Martin Road, Comer. The woman reported that she and her ex-husband, Ryan Cole Blalock, 31, Shoal Creek Road, Colbert, had a...
Elberton man arrested after fleeing from scene of accident
On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Elberton man after he fled from the scene of an accident on Hwy. 72 at New Hope Church Road, Danielsville. Delshawn John Gaines, 25, Mill Street Extension, Elberton, faces charges of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of drugs,...
Panther wrestlers go 4-0 at Madison County
The Jackson County boys wrestling team grabbed four wins Tuesday (Nov. 21) to open its dual season. The Panthers defeated Oconee County (47-34), Marist (56-15), Madison County (57-15) and Eastside 37-36 at Madison County's Turkey Duals.
Most homes for sale in Madison County out of reach for workforce
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Food bank gets big donation
The spirit of giving was recently seen in students, families and community members as four truckloads of donations were delivered to the Madison County Food Bank last Thursday, courtesy of a contest between Comer and Ila elementary schools. The contest, which went from one end of the county to the...
Edwardsville Police blotter: Woman arrested for two warrants
Nov. 22—Edwardsville Police Department blotter from Nov. 8-18, 2023. On Nov. 11, a 26-year-old woman of Granite City was arrested on charges stemming from two failure to appear in court warrants: one for resisting a peace officer in Madison County and one for theft in Morgan County. The arrest occurred on Dunlap Cove Court. She was taken to the Madison County jail.
Rape incident reported at Hull residence
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a report of kidnapping, rape and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain crimes on Friday, Nov. 17, at a home on Crabapple Hollow Road, Hull. The sheriff’s office learned that a rape incident had...
Man arrested after disorderly conduct at Dollar General
A Madison County man was charged following an incident at a local Dollar General. On Monday, Nov. 13, Walter McGuire III, 25, Linda Street, Colbert, was charged with disorderly conduct by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
Chamber asking for support of small businesses this season
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is expanding “Small Business Saturday” this Saturday to include “Small Business Season” through Dec. 11. Spending at least $25 at any Chamber member on Small Business Saturday is included as one of the squares on the Shop Local Passport. Shoppers...
DRAKE-FLOYD: Giving Back — Serving on the Library Board
I’ve written a lot recently about various events going on at Madison County Library, as well as the services they provide the community, of which there are so many! I know I speak for most when I say that I’m so proud of the unique and beneficial relationship the library has with the people of this county, and I’m grateful for all the support, services, and wonderful books they provide.
ACCPD: man killed in crash, woman hit by train
Athens-Clarke County Police are investigating the latest accidents in Athens.
Local Leaders Discuss Impact and Management of Population Growth in Northeast Georgia Counties
On November 15, representatives from Northeast Georgia counties, including Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Oconee, and Madison, met to discuss recent population growth. The meeting, organized by Grady Newsource, aimed to address the challenges and opportunities presented by this growth.
NEGA CASA BEGINS FRIENDS OF CASA CAMPAIGN
The Northeast Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program has kicked off its annual Friends of CASA campaign. The Campaign began Nov. 2 with an open house at their office in Toccoa. CASA provides court-appointed screened, trained and supervised volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who are...