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Record earns contest honors
The Madison County Record earned five awards in the Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. "This is exciting news for all of us at the Record," Publisher Leada DeVaney said. "Last year, the Record was named the most improved weekly newspaper in the state. This year, we've continued that trend. These awards are something our staff, readers and advertisers can all take pride in."
The Record received the following awards:
* First place, Best Printing
* First place, Best Use of Color/Editorial
* First place, Best Local Economic Coverage
* First place, Best News Feature Story
* Second place, Best Editorial Column
The Record was one of 76 newspapers taking part in the contest. More than 2,825 entries were submitted. The awards will be presented at the APA's 132nd annual summer convention held at Perdido Beach Resort at Orange Beach.
Storm damage relief available Madison is one of several counties in Alabama that qualify for storm damage relief. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, $4.7 million in federal funds has been approved for disaster relief. For more information, call 1-800-621-3362.
Talent contest coming July 5 The Tennessee Valley Talent Competition will take place on Saturday, July 5 at the Huntsville Von Braun Center beginning at 5 p.m. Competition for cash, trophies and gift certificates will include dancing, singing, bands and acoustic solo artists. Age categories are: 9-12, juniors; 13-15, teens; 16-19, seniors and 20 up, adults. A portion of the proceeds will go to Waiting Spouses, a local group of wives separated from their husbands who are on active military duty. For entry information, call 704-5684 or visit the website, www.valleytalent.cc.

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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