The Madison County Relay For Life will be held April 26 at the Madison County Recreation Fields.
Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m.
“But you need to get there early for the best seats and the best food,” organizers said. “There is wonderful food being prepared to sell by so many of our teams, as well as all kinds of fun activities, raffles for wonderful prizes, children’s games, bouncy houses, ‘movie night’ for kids, and so much more.” The entertainment lineup includes Holman Autry Band returning this year, as well as the Gibson Family, the Emily McCann Band and many other local groups.
New for this year will be the “Mr. Hot Legs Contest.”
“You are not going to believe the celebrity legs that will be on display for your voting,” organizers said.
Also new this year will be celebrity karaoke.
“Pay money to have someone have to sing karaoke on stage…or ‘pay more’ not to have to sing,” organizers said. “It’s all in fun, and you are not going to want to miss the chance to see it all.”
Danielsville Mayor Todd Higdon says people will not want to come to the county seat if the bathrooms at its restaurants carry a sewage smell.
The mayor warned of such scenarios if Danielsville doesn’t upgrade its aging water and sewer systems.
Higdon asked county and city leaders April 10 to consider allocating $865,000 in the next special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) to replacing old water and sewer infrastructure in Danielsville.
“After many years of struggles just to maintain its services, the City of Danielsville has a great opportunity to improve its crumbling infrastructure,” wrote Higdon in a prepared statement to county commissioners and the mayors of other municipalities. “When SPLOST dollars are used as they are intended, all citizens of Madison County win. Operating costs are much less when you are not trying to maintain dilapidated equipment….The next six years are about maintaining what we already have in order to avoid excessive and costly repairs.”
Hidgon pointed out that the city serves the county government complex and the schools in Danielsville. He noted that a recent water leak temporarily shut down the city’s system, which shut off water for the government complex and schools, as well as Danielsville businesses.
“The whole city can be shut down because of a water leak,” said Higdon. “It’s critical to fix our infrastructure.” [Full Story »]
The Madison County Animal Control Department has reported two more rabies cases in the county:
•600 block of Bell’s Ferry Road, Comer, dog versus raccoon
•2100 block of Colbert Grove Church Road, Colbert, dog versus raccoon
Animal control officials remind citizens that puppies, kittens, and ferrets must be vaccinated at 12 weeks of age. If someone is unsure of the rabies vaccination status on their pet, it is safe to give the animal a booster shot.
Call your local veterinarian or the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter with questions concerning rabies vaccinations.
Georgia state law and the Madison County Animal Control Ordinance require all owners of dogs, cats and ferrets to have current rabies vaccinations.
The vaccination must be administered by a licensed veterinarian to be valid.
Following a championship win on Thursday, the Madison County Raider boys tennis team held up three fingers representing their third straight region title.
The Red Raider boy's tennis team defeated Lanier 3-0 Thursday to claim their third straight region championship. Coach Keith Strickland's boys swept Lumpkin County in Wednesday's first round and followed up with a victory over Chestatee in round two before claiming the title with today's win.
The Madison County girls team took second in the region after falling to Lanier 3-1. Lanier was the only team this season to defeat the Lady Raiders in a regular season match prior Thursday’s title match. Madison County's girls also defeated Lumpkin County in round one and picked up a round two win over Stephens County before falling to Lanier in the championship round.
Madison County will be the host site for round one of the state tournament. The girls will face 5B-AAAA Carrollton while the boys will play 5A-AAAA Shaw. Times and dates are yet to be determined.
A woman on Hwy. 98 East walked to a nearby beer store recently to call 9-1-1 to have her boyfriend removed from her residence after he allegedly threw a pot of corn he was making at a glass door.
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Members of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce’s economic development committee met recently with board of commission members, Senator Frank Ginn and others to discuss the county’s economic future.
Economic development committee member Bruce Azevedo, who also chairs the Industrial Development Authority board, said he hoped this was the first of continued meetings between county leaders.
“In the absence of a county economic development committee, we want to step up and pull all of us together as one community,” he said. “We need to make sure we’re all going in the same direction so we’ll be ready when an opportunity (for growth) comes along.”
The committee identified some basic issues holding back growth – citing primarily infrastructure, such as water treatment facilities, and the lack of easy access to a main travel corridor, such as I-85.
The group discussed the upcoming continuation of the four-laning of Hwy. 72. They also discussed that four-laning Hwy. 98 to connect with Hwy. 441 and I-85 are also future possibilities, increasing the county’s viability for commercial and agricultural businesses.
“We are looking for an anchor industry to support sewer infrastructure (on Hwy. 72),” economic development committee chair Phil Munro said. [Full Story »]
WINDER – Tom “Junior” Davis, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013. During his life, he was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church and the owner of Davis T.V. and Appliance. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Daisy Odell Cheatham Davis; a son, Tom Davis Jr.; and grandson, Thomas Davis III. Survivors include his wife, ...
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