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Madison Fire & Rescue responds to second baby surrender through Safe Haven Baby Box

MADISON – The Madison Fire and Rescue team has received a second infant surrender through the Safe Haven ... Read more | Add your comment

Robertson finds ‘perfect fit’ as Special Education Coordinator

MADISON – Before working for Madison City Schools, Melissa Robertson had added classroom teacher, department chair, career-tech administrator ... Read more | Add your comment

Liberty’s Mardi Paws Parade raises funds for shelter animals

MADISON – Rex and Bacchus’ krewes may have boasted more elaborate floats, but Liberty Middle School students and ... Read more | Add your comment

11-day tour to Korea, Japan in summer 2025 open to Madison teens

MADISON – Seoul. Osaka. Tokyo? If those sites pique your interest and you’re a teenager, an upcoming student ... Read more | Add your comment

chess

Players eager for 2024 Grade-Level City Chess Championship

MADISON – One of the year’s most anticipated meets, the 2024 Grade-Level City Chess Championship is primed for its contestants on March 1-2. Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Brews for Enable

‘Brews for Enable’ at Yellowhammer to benefit Enable Madison County

HUNTSVILLE - Enable Madison County, formerly known as CASA of Madison County, invites residents to attend “Brews for Enable,” a night of libations, giveaways and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Blossomwood Elementary School

MCCL members, teams grab awards at Rookie Rally

MADISON – Madison City Chess League members accounted for a major component of players in the 2024 Rookie Rally Tournament on Jan. 27 at Blossomwood ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Alabama State Board of Education

State board lauds Heritage in ‘Top 25 Percent Schools’ for Alabama

MADISON – The Alabama State Board of Education has announced that Heritage Elementary School has achieved inclusion in the “Top 25 Percent Schools” for all ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

country music in Nashville

Parker composes, performs and mentors songwriters in lifetime of music

MADISON – Focused on music since the early 1960s, Jim Parker pursued an 8-to-5 career but always cherished the music scene. In fact, Parker’s musical ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Air Force Junior ROTC or AFJROTC

Bob Jones AFJROTC named Grand Champions at Hoover

MADISON – At the third annual Hoover Invitational Drill Competition, cadets in Air Force Junior ROTC or AFJROTC from Bob Jones High School earned numerous ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Championship Warm-up Quads

Warm-up Quads on Feb. 24 to prepare players for City Chess Championship

MADISON – Madison City Chess League or MCCL has scheduled the Championship Warm-up Quads on Feb. 24 to ready players who plan to compete in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Alice Grieve

Chander, Grieve, Rajput win national awards in PTA Reflections

MADISON – Three students in Madison City Schools or MCS earned awards at the national level in the 2024 National PTA Reflections fine arts contest. Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Ed Nichols

Knights of Columbus’ donations buy pods for MCS Special Education

MADISON – Fraternal organizations at two Madison churches have helped to purchase innovative equipment to help students in special education in Madison City Schools or ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Madison

Love is alive and well in the heart of this special artist

By ERIN COGGINS MADISON – Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, is synonymous with the word love. And love is more than romance. Love is patient, love ... Read more | Add your comment

by FROM STAFF REPORTS.

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, JC girls gear up for region play today at Wallace State

The Bob Jones Lady Patriots won the 7A Area 8 Championship last Wednesday with a 51-33 defeat of James Clemens at home. Senior Alana Obianozie ... Read more | Add your comment

by Caleb Odom.

Business

Billboard selects Orion Amphitheater as “Top East Coast Amphitheater”

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville’s Orion Amphitheater has been selected as the “Top East Coast Amphitheater” on Billboard’s 2024 Top Music Venues list—one of just 26 venues across the world ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Few.

Madison

School choice: Is there really choice?

By DR. ED NICHOLS Superintendent of Madison City Schools In the next few weeks, you’re going to hear a great deal from the Governor and ... Read more | Add your comment

by SPECIAL TO THE RECORD.

Bob Jones High School

Lady Patriota best James Clemens again to win Area 8 crown

MADISON – The Bob Jones Lady Patriots (28-3) used a fourth-quarter surge to pull away from rival James Clemens 51-33 in the 7A Area 8 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Caleb Odom.

Alabama Humanities Alliance

Triana chosen for Smithsonian’s ‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ exhibit

TRIANA - Alabama Humanities Alliance has selected Triana as a site for “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian that highlights ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

community grants

Madison Street Festival grants reach $20K for 35 school projects

MADISON – After the event ends, Madison Street Festival continues to benefit the community with grants for educational enhancements. Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Arise2Read or A2R

Senior center members launch Arise2Read at Harvest elementary

MADISON - As Madison Senior Center or MSC memberships continue to increase, so does their programming. Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Bailey Erickson

MVP to promote Monarch butterfly survival with mural, contests

MADISON - Madison Visionary Partners or MVP is coordinating an effort to bolster the population of Monarch butterflies that migrate through Madison. Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – Feb. 7, 2024

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by John Few.

James Clemens High School

James Clemens to face Austin in Area Championship game Thursday, Patriots eliminated

DECATUR – The James Clemens Jets (18-11) took down Florence (15-12) in the first game of the 7A Area 08 semifinals on Tuesday at Austin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Caleb Odom.

Madison Fire and Rescue Department

ReadyFest to promote preparedness for life’s situations

MADISON – Organizers of an upcoming event want residents to be ‘ready’ in every sense of the word. Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

chess

Chess devotees brave weather for Winter Knights

MADISON – The 2024 Winter Knights Scholastic Chess Tournament attracted more than 150 youth who braved freezing weather to compete in the game that they ... Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Cheryl Emich

Lions Club to show projects at Open House on Feb. 13

MADISON – At its inaugural Open House, Madison Area Lions Club will exhibit project results as a service organization since 2020. Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

drama classes

Fantasy Playhouse to start ‘Fridays with Fantasy’ in Madison

MADISON – Young fans of stage music and drama will have access to weekly classes in Madison with “Fridays with Fantasy.” Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Alabama Lifespan Respite

Senior center arranges training for respite and Parkinson’s Disease care

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by Gregg Parker.

cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, networking students at James Clemens on track for careers

MADISON – At James Clemens High School, Pam Paquette describes her students as out-of-the-box thinkers and courageous creators. These teenagers are mastering cybersecurity and networking. Read more | Add your comment

by Gregg Parker.

Lifestyles

Bob Jones grad becomes new managing director of the Princess Theatre

By Catherine Godbey, The Decatur Daily DECATUR – After Jen DiCarlo toured the historic Princess Theatre in downtown Decatur — after hearing about its storied ... Read more | Add your comment

by FROM STAFF REPORTS.

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