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Sports

Jennifer Reis overcomes fears to become top ranked pole vaulter

There’s no better feeling than soaring through the wild blue yonder, and Jennifer Reis of James Clemens High knows that sensation all too well. But, there’s one catch-…

New Balance Track Championships

New Balance Track Championships

1. Jay Lauderdale, left, senior, James Clemens High 2) Shataeya Ligon, second from left, freshman, James Clemens…

LACROSSE

LACROSSE

Bob Jones team has first-place goal After playing in high school, Capt. Matthew Bryan figured his football days were over. “I was too short to play tight end…

MA girls snap Deshler’s win streak to claim title

MA girls snap Deshler’s win streak to claim title

The Madison Academy girls basketball team snapped top-ranked Deshler’s 68-game winning streak with a 50-47 win to claim the Class 4A state championship on Friday. “I am so…

James Clemens’ experienced team begins season with a new attitude

James Clemens’ experienced team begins season with a new attitude

Despite having 12 seniors and 14 juniors on the team roster and reloading with five starters from last year’s squad, the 2017 James Clemens baseball team is one…

Patriots plan to take the bull  by the horns into a state title this season

Patriots plan to take the bull by the horns into a state title this season

The Bob Jones baseball team heads into the 2017 season with high expectations despite having just three starters returning from a team that finished runner-up to Sparkman in…

News

Madison police locate 3 missing teens

Madison police locate 3 missing teens

Madison police are have located all three teens who ran off from a group home…

Lord Mayor of Westminster invites The Cotton Candies to England

Lord Mayor of Westminster invites The Cotton Candies to England

MADISON, Ala. – Stem and Stein in Madison hosted a one-of-a-kind event on Tuesday, as…

$500,000 worth of drugs confiscated by Madison County Sheriff’s Office

More than $500,000 worth of drugs, possibly laced with fentanyl, is off the streets following…

Report: Woman who killed Madison pedestrian was speeding

The woman accused of hitting and killing a 75-year-old woman in Madison was going 10…

Schools

Student helps create the design for SPEAK suicide prevention

  Apps help us do all sorts of things like get directions, find restaurants, and connect with other people and information. When a need arises, we’re familiar with…

Hats off to Dr. Seuss: Area schools celebrate Read across America Day

Hats off to Dr. Seuss: Area schools celebrate Read across America Day

Madison City elementary schools celebrated Read Across America Day by doing just that – reading promoting it as fun in the process. Read Across America is observed annually…

James Clemens student to compete on Jeopardy!

James Clemens student to compete on Jeopardy!

Dust off the graphing calculators and brush up on Shakespeare: The JEOPARDY! Teen Tournament is back, and Sharath Narayan, a sophomore at James Clemens High School in Madison,…

FPCT’s Veteran’s Play in a Day Camp registration is open

FPCT’s Veteran’s Play in a Day Camp registration is open

School is out on November 11th! Join Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater for our Veteran’s Day Play-in-a-Day Camp! The FPCT Academy offers a day of fast-paced, dynamic theatre to…

Lifestyle

God’s Lemonade Stand- Relax, Be A Kid!

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 I was at my local…

God’s Lemonade Stand: Stop And Breathe

God’s Lemonade Stand: Stop And Breathe

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon…

9/11 sparked a call to arms for local recruiters

9/11 sparked a call to arms for local recruiters

Jeremiah Berger was a 22-year-old working in the receiving department at The Home Depot in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and doing his…

Business

Kroger opens new store on Wall Triana Hwy. in Madison

A new Kroger off Wall Triana Highway opened Wednesday morning, replacing the old store on Hughes Road. As the first 100 people made their way into the…

Churches

WAY-FM Comedy Night A Night with Michael Jr. Thursday, April 6 @ 7pm Grace Building

We are excited to partner with WAY-FM to host comedian Michael Jr. who has recently brought tons of laughter performing at the Global Leadership Summit! His television…

Opinion

E-Verify is an impractical and punitive measure

Do you have an opinion you’d like to share? Send your opinion to info@madisonweeklynews.com with the subject “Dear Editor.” Dear Editor, Guilty until proven innocent.  That’s what…

Health & Fitness

Rise in cases of Enterovirus in Alabama among other states

Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and Southeast, health officials say. Twelve states are reporting clusters of…

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