Simple battery was reported on Buddy Moore Road last week. Deputy William Elrod was sent to Diamond Hill Grocery to meet with a woman who said that her boyfriend’s grandmother on Buddy Moore Road had pushed and shoved her.
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Madison County schools were hit hard by a variety of illnesses prior to Christmas break, but attendance figures from the past two weeks show that the break was good medicine for the student population.
“It appears the Christmas break helped,” said school superintendent Allen McCannon. “The attendance is close to normal for what we expect at this time of year.”
Back on Dec. 15, only the high school had over 90 percent of its students in class. The other six county schools had at least 11 percent of their population out with illnesses, including the flu, strep throat and a stomach bug. Danielsville Elementary had the most out that day, missing 17 percent of its students.
But attendance figures from Jan. 6 and Jan. 12 were much improved. All schools had at least 94 percent of their students in class on Jan. 6 and at least 93 percent on Jan. 12.
McCannon said school officials are repeatedly stressing good hygiene practices to students, such as frequent and thorough hand washing and covering their coughs with their shirt sleeves, so they spread fewer germs.
The 11th annual Madison County Pastors and Laymen’s Fellowship Martin Luther King Day Celebration will be held at noon Monday, Jan. 19, at Colbert Grove Baptist Church.
The theme of the celebration is “Vision of the Dream: Aim High” and the guest speaker is Pastor Theotis Johnson of Springfield Baptist Church, president of the Pastor and Laymen’s Fellowship.
The MLK celebration will also include the ninth-annual Youth Explosion commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Sunday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church.
“We are asking all youth leaders to help us make this an amazing event by enlisting youth and young adults within their respective churches, with singing, dancing, stepping, poems and reading of the dream,” said organizers. “Please come out and help us and the young people lift up the name of Jesus as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact that he made within our community.”
For more information, call chairperson Min. William Trimier at 706-207-3515.
The 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores released in December by the State Board of Education were down slightly this year for students who attend Madison County Schools.
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