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From our files

By Staff
May, 2001
* Construction began on Madison's new Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Madison at the Village Green. A flagpole was erected and a Main Street monument was relocated to the site.
* Bob Jones High School juniors performed above state average on the new and tougher Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE).
* Lexington subdivision resident Andrea Landin voiced concerns to the Madison City Council regarded increased traffic in the subdivision and child safety, leading to the Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 campaign initiative.
* The Madison Police Department implemented new high-tech law enforcement equipment in order to remain state-of-the-art and ahead of the game.
* The Bob Jones High School Baseball Team received a warm community send-off as the team prepared for the 6A championship series in Montgomery. The team forced game 3 in the series but slipped late to Daphne.
* The Madison City Council approved pay raises making Madison police the area's highest paid officers. Pay step opportunities were also increased by four.
* The Madison Optimist Club recognized Madison Police Officer John Stringer as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
* Thrifty Car Sales opened its Madison location at 9290 Madison Blvd. The business recently changed ownership to become Avis Car Rental.
* Madison City School Board of Education member Dr. John Walters announced his resignation citing concerns of balancing time between family and work. Walters was later replaced by Julie Mills.
* Col. Ed Zompa rapped a set of education rhymes to honor retirees at the end of year Madison City Schools teacher and staff celebration.
* Veterans Memorial Park is named for Madison hero Jessie O. Wilke, Jr.

Madison

Mill Creek Greenpower Team motors to first place in Oxford

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Competition Cheer Team takes fourth state title

Madison

The celebration continues: Madison Street Festival awards grants to 16 Madison educational programs

Events

The Loomis Brothers Circus returns this weekend

James Clemens High School

Wyche earns full-tuition scholarship from Cameron Education Foundation

Madison

ReadyFest returns to underscore need for preparedness

Madison

Winter Knights Chess Tournament sets record attendance

Harvest

Delta Sigma Theta plans exciting evening with ROUGE – A Go Red Event

Events

Burritt on the Mountain to host Shane Adkins for Coffeehouse Concert series

Bob Jones High School

Sponsors essential to achieving Madison Street Festival’s traditions

Madison

Registration opens to vie for seat in pre-kindergarten

Huntsville

Former doctor from Madison sued for overdose death

James Clemens High School

Donaldson piloting James Clemens as Acting Principal

Madison

Discovery of woman’s body in Hazel Green leads to investigation of possible murder-suicide

Huntsville

Rookie Rally Chess Tournament returns to Blossomwood

Huntsville

Arts Huntsville awards $280,000 in grants to area arts organizations

Bob Jones High School

Nichols’ podcast reflects on MCS’ 25th anniversary

Madison

Regions Bank on Madison Blvd robbed again

Madison

JAN. 20 DEADLINE: Madison Visionary Partners asking for nominations for first annual MVP awards

Madison

Damaging winds, flooding possible tonight

Madison

Community remembers Donald Spencer’s public service

Madison

Water main break postpones Bob Jones vs. Austin basketball games

Madison

Library sessions to offer backyard planting tips to novice gardeners

Madison

Editorial: King’s words speak to all

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