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Gunner selected as 2016 National High School Boy’s Swimming Coach of the Year

Gunner selected as 2016 National High School Boy’s Swimming Coach of the Year

Bob Jones head swim coach Mike Gunner has retired from his position with the Patriots and chose an exciting time to do so. Coaching his last day for…

Mr Sports: The Facts

Mr Sports: The Facts

Last week’s Iron Bowl matchup between Alabama and Auburn ended sort of anti-climactic with Bama’s dominance not exactly what many experts thought would happen. The 30-12 victory was…

Madison Academy plays for state championship

Madison Academy plays for state championship

Some things never change. For the fourth time in the last five years, the Madison Academy Mustangs will play for a state football championship as they face the…

University of Alabama picks up area swimmers from Bob Jones and James Clemens

University of Alabama picks up area swimmers from Bob Jones and James Clemens

The University of Alabama dipped into the swimming holes of Madison last week by signing a swim athlete from both Bob Jones and James Clemens High Schools. Andrey…

MA celebrates as four from three-time state champ team sign for scholarships

MA celebrates as four from three-time state champ team sign for scholarships

Four standouts from the three-time state champion Madison Academy baseball team signed athletic scholarships at a ceremony last week. Jake Christa (South Alabama), Reid Homan (North Alabama), Dylan…

Mustangs to face 3rd ranked Rogers in quarterfinals

Mustangs to face 3rd ranked Rogers in quarterfinals

The Madison Academy Mustangs are the lone surviving local team remaining in the state playoffs having reached the quarterfinals of the Class 4A bracket and will face undefeated…

News

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…

Downtown Rescue Mission celebrates groundbreaking of Owen’s House

Downtown Rescue Mission celebrates groundbreaking of Owen’s House

The Downtown Rescue Mission celebrated the ground breaking for a new Women & Children’s Building…

Outgoing Madison Mayor Troy Trulock talks about legacy and his future

Outgoing Madison Mayor Troy Trulock talks about legacy and his future

Mayor Troy Trulock’s days in office are numbered. His portrait on the City Hall wall…

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…

Republican Women ‘Destination: White House’ Tour coming to Madison Sept. 21

Republican Women ‘Destination: White House’ Tour coming to Madison Sept. 21

National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) leaders and their red, white and blue bus named “Rosie” will roll through Mobile, then…

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…

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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