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Editorial: It’s time again to think pink

This week’s pink edition of The Madison Record is part of a nationwide effort in October to raise awareness of the need for prevention, early ... Read more

2 months ago by John Few.

John P. Rankin: The history of 127 Church Street, United Methodist Church

By JOHN P. RANKIN Madison Historian MADISON – There are some mysteries surrounding the history of 127 Church Street, which is home to the Madison ... Read more

4 months ago by John Few.

Sunday marks the 156th anniversary of “affair” at Madison Station

By John P. Rankin, Madison historian  MADISON – There were only two battles of any size fought in Madison County during the Civil War.  They ... Read more

7 months ago by John Few.

John Rankin: Remembering a true American hero on “VE” Day

MADISON – More than thirteen years ago on this 75th anniversary of the “Victory in Europe” Day of May 8, Sherri Wilkerson Shamwell with her ... Read more

7 months ago by John Few.

Sent from Pennsylvania to help others ravaged by war in the south, Dr. John Huber Hertzler became known as “The Sage of Mullens Flat”

By John P. Rankin, Madison historian MADISON – After the Civil War, John Hertzler’s father sent him south from Pennsylvania to help those suffering from ... Read more

7 months ago by John Few.

#weareinthistogether – an uplifting stroll in Madison

Editor’s note: The following is a letter to the editor from Debbie Overcash. She and her husband, Madison City Councilman Tommy Overcash, reminds us that ... Read more

8 months ago by John Few.

Shelby: Senate passes monumental coronavirus legislation, provides $2 trillion in relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) applauded Senate passage of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  This major ... Read more

8 months ago by John Few.

A Vintage Vignette by John P. Rankin: The Trotman Family

By Madison historian John P. Rankin MADISON – In 1986 when I moved to Madison after spending more than 15 years in the metropolitan areas ... Read more

11 months ago by John Few.

Madison’s past with John P. Rankin: Farley-Crutcher Cemetery and the Little Log Cabin

By Madison historian John P. Rankin MADISON – The Farley – Crutcher Cemetery is on farm and timber land that runs from Horizon Elementary School ... Read more

11 months ago by John Few.

Ranae Bartlett: 2019 delivers historic year for Madison City Schools

By Ranae Bartlett Madison City Board of Education President MADISON – We stood on the shoulders of those who preceded us and reaped the benefits ... Read more

11 months ago by John Few.

OPINION: The Kyser Proposal: Things that make you go hmmmm

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in a letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy ... Read more

1 year ago by John Few.

OPINION: Vote FOR the Madison School Tax Now And Vote ‘em Out in August 2020

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in a letter to the editor are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy ... Read more

1 year ago by John Few.

OPINION: The Sept. 10 property tax vote – an independent perspective

By Michael Sheehy, contributed On September 10th, Madison City will hold a special election asking city residents to authorize a 12 mill ad valorem tax ... Read more

1 year ago by John Few.

2017: A Year Full of Transitions for Madison City Schools

MADISON - Madison City Schools just experienced one of its most pivotal years as a school system, Ranae Bartlett said. Read more

3 years ago by Gregg Parker.

Parker: Vote ‘For’ the renewal of school funding

Let me begin by saying the three school funding measures that Madison voters will decide on in Alabama's Dec. 12 U.S. Senate election are NOT ... Read more

3 years ago by Gregg Parker.

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