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Three more Madison Academy players sign to play football in college

Three more Madison Academy players sign to play football in college

Three more players from the Class 4A state runner-up Madison Academy football team have signed athletic scholarships. Ty Bartley agreed to sign with the Olivet Nazarene Tigers of…

MA teams win at regional

MA teams win at regional

Class 7A No. 1 Sparkman started its run in the state playoffs with a dominant showing against No. 7 Tuscaloosa County in the Northwest Regional semifinals. The Senators’…

MR SPORTS: Madison anglers have experience of a lifetime in FLW Tour event

MR SPORTS: Madison anglers have experience of a lifetime in FLW Tour event

The top seven angers caught their 20 bass limit over the four days of fishing Lake Guntersville in the recent FLW Tour event. Mark Rose of Arkansas took…

Area athletes score victories at  state high school track meet

Area athletes score victories at state high school track meet

Athletes from James Clemens, Sparkman and Madison Academy each posted first place finishes at the 48th annual Indoor State Track Meet held at the Crossplex in Birmingham. Jennifer…

Patriots, Senators split Area 8 victories

Patriots, Senators split Area 8 victories

The finals of both the boys and girls Area 8 Basketball Tournament came down to Sparkman vs. Bob Jones last weekend at Sparkman High. In the end, the…

News

Student designs app for school district’s website

Student designs app for school district’s website

Madison City Schools has a new and improved App for its website. It’s the MCS…

Discovery Middle School makes positive atmosphere “stick” during Random Acts of Kindness Week

Discovery Middle School makes positive atmosphere “stick” during Random Acts of Kindness Week

Students involved in Discovery Middle School’s Kindness Society spent a portion of Wednesday morning writing…

LifeSouth faces emergency need for blood donors

LifeSouth faces emergency need for blood donors

The community blood supply reached a critical point this week, and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers…

Madison Family of the Year will be announced at ceremony

Madison Family of the Year will be announced at ceremony

The Madison Family of the Year Committee is inviting the Madison community to an award…

Schools

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…

Madison City Schools prepare students with hands-on, real world experience

Madison City Schools prepare students with hands-on, real world experience

Students at Discovery and Liberty Middle School are getting a very hands-on education. “A few years ago, we added a STEM Academy to the middle schools and one…

Bob Jones announces 2016 Hall of Fame inductees

Bob Jones announces 2016 Hall of Fame inductees

Each year for Homecoming the Bob Jones High School Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding alumni of BJHS who have maintained a high standard of excellence and made a…

Lifestyle

Downtown Rescue Mission requesting turkey donations

Downtown Rescue Mission requesting turkey donations

Downtown Rescue Mission To Give Out 800 Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes This Year Every year, the Downtown Rescue Mission helps the homeless…

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

Harmony Baptist Church to hold Fall Festival

Come join in on the fun at Harmony Baptist Church’s Family Fall Festival on Oct. 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. FREE for everyone! They will…

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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