COMER - William Clarke Gabriel, 77, died Friday, January 27, 2017. Born in Athens to the late Rube and Lizzy Mae Carter Gabriel, William worked for Athens Clarke County as an electrician and was an elder at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Lexington for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Gabriel; sons, Wade ...
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A Vernon woman was sentenced in Madison County Superior Court last week to 15 years probation for vehicular homicide.
Danielle Jennings wrecked a 2001 Nissan Quest on Old Wildcat Bridge Road March 25, 2015 and killed her husband, Donald Bruce Jennings. Both were 32 at the time of the accident. Two children were in the car but weren’t injured. Jennings, who had three prior felonies and multiple DUIs, was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the accident. The car ran off the road, struck several small trees and a wooden fencepost and metal gate. The vehicle then vaulted into the air and struck a tree with the passenger side door area and roof before it came to rest after striking several more small trees.
Jennings pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and the district attorney’s office sought a five-year prison sentence. Judge Chris Phelps sentenced her to a total of 15 years probation, a stay in rehab, over $7,000 in fines and 700 hours of community service. She received credit for time served in jail from March 25 to June 2, 2015. She pleaded guilty to DUI, DUI under a controlled substance, reckless driving, two counts of endangering a child while DUI and failure to maintain lane.
Jennings’ prior felony convictions were possession of methamphetamine out of Paulding County in 2006, possession of methamphetamine out of Cobb County in 2007, and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance out of Hall County in 2011. Her prior DUI convictions are from 2000 out of Paulding County and 2007 out of Douglas County. [Full Story »]
Madison County’s Industrial Development and Building Authority agreed recently to provide EPA water testing services to the City of Danielsville on a month-to-month basis until members of the city maintenance department obtain a water license.
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I’m pretty indifferent to Twitter. I have an account that I’ve used to keep up with sports. I’ve sent one Tweet on it. It’s a retweet of a photo of two NBA players going for a rebound. It looks like they are embracing around the shoulders like brothers and the basketball is in their fingertips above them like a camera. It looks like they’re shooting a selfie. It made me laugh. [Full Story »]
The high school career of one of Madison County’s best-ever wrestlers will soon come to a close. But what exactly is in store for Cody Bond in the next couple of weeks? The senior standout sports a 38-1 record this year and is 146-7 for his career. He needs eight victories to break the Madison County High School wins record. But Bond has more ...
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I could not tell from the opinions page (with Mike Buffington, Zach Mitcham and Ron Bridgeman — in the Jan. 19 Madison County Journal) that I was reading from a rural Georgia newspaper. It seemed more like the Huffington Post. Were you acquired? [Full Story »]