The Madison County Sheriff’s Department plans to construct a weightlifting and cardio exercise facility for deputies at the sheriff’s complex.
“We want the deputies in shape,” said sheriff Kip Thomas. “It will help with health costs, insurance — there’s a lot of good factors that go into it.”
The sheriff said there will be free weights, probably two treadmills and perhaps elliptical machines.
Thomas said the concrete, as well as block and brick, have been donated for the facility. He said several local companies are donating money and materials for the project, but he didn’t want to name them yet.
“The building itself won’t cost us anything, maybe $500 for some wood,” said Thomas. “Really, all it’s going to cost us is the equipment.”
The sheriff said the facility will be a 32’ by 26’ stick-built structure at the corner of the firing range and current training classroom trailer.
“We’ve actually started a little bit with the footings,” said Thomas.
Commissioner Stanley Thomas asked Sheriff Thomas during a July 18 budget meeting if he is constructing a training facility at the department off Hwy. 98. [Full Story »]
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Madison County’s 11-12-year-old Little League all stars were knocked out of the state tournament by Columbus 4-2 in Cartersville Thursday.
Madison County led 2-1 at the start of the fourth inning, before a solo homer by Columbus knotted the score at two. Columbus added two more runs in the sixth.
Golston Gillespie struck out five for Madison County. Madison County’s normally sure-handed fielding wasn’t quite as sharp Thursday, as the team committed four errors.
At the plate, C.J. Smith was 3-3 with a double, while Chan Pethel was 2-3 with a double. Columbus surrendered just seven hits to Madison County.
“We had a real chance to see the championship game,” coaches said. “We had the bases loaded with no outs and runners on first and second with no outs and didn’t score. We also just missed a home run.”
The Madison County team concluded all star action this season with a 7-2 record, dropping its final two games to powerhouse squads, Warner Robins and Columbus. The team blazed through the district tournament, defeating four area opponents by a combined score of 51-3.
Madison County High School students will have a little more time to get to class this upcoming school year. The tardy bell will not ring until 8:20 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, giving students an extra 10 minutes to get to class.
“Research states a later school start for high school students is better, plus this will help with traffic in the morning,” principal Chad Stone said in a letter superintendent Allen McCannon shared with the school board at its July 18 monthly meeting.
On Wednesdays, the school will follow the same schedule as last year, but on those days students will be able to use the time between 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. to make up tests, get extra help with classes and other needs. McCannon said this is something that parents have asked for since so many high school students have trouble making time after school for make up tests and other issues since they are working or involved in extracurricular activities. [Full Story »]
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ROSWELL – John Ross Davis, 83, died Monday, July 25, 2011. He was the son of the late Tom and Zipporah Hayes Davis and was a master electrician. Survivors include daughters, Judy Ann Davis, Colbert, Rebecca Jean Davis, Hilton Head, S.C., and Patricia Jane Norris, Roswell; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Vera Pace and ...
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