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Front page headlines from June 30, 1999
Panel eyes annexation possibilities for future/Madison envisioned as city of roughly 50,000, 75,000 or 100,000 – A Madison of 95,500 could mean 20,362 students, 14 elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools "and a new superintendent," joked Madison City Schools Superintendent Dr. Henry Clark. Future annexation of Madison could stop near County Line Road or go west three miles to Powell Road or stop in between. U.S. Highway 72 west and northwest of current city limits considered in most cases.
SAT scores put Madison next to prestigious Birmingham suburbs – Results from the SAT (Standard Achievement Test) ranked students at Madison City Schools fourth from the top among the states 128 school systems. Three of the top eight systems were here in Madison County. The top eight systems were Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Madison, Hoover, Athens, Madison County and Huntsville.
Like to walk? $300,000 and vie miles worth of sidewalks coming – Five miles of sidewalks costing some $300,000 will be built to like major city streets and public schools. Roads to receive sidewalks include Gillespie Road, County Line Road, Mill Road and Eastview Drive.
Parents, PTA and educators work to ready Heritage Elementary by Aug. 11 – This summer while the children play, Heritage Elementary School parents and PTA members are lending helping hands to get the new school up to speed before the doors open for class on Aug. 11.
St. John Catholic School receives many compliments along with accreditation – St. John the Baptist Catholic School has been working on the accreditation process with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since spring of 1997 reflected principal Tommy Bridges. The school recently received 10 commendations. "We are very thankful to have gone through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation process. It will make our school even better and stronger for years to come," Bridges said.
Living classy in new Colonial Grand apartment complex – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Colonial Grand apartment complex in Madison. The complex is located on Hughes Road.

Bob Jones High School

Madison City Chess League forms new group for adults

Madison

Madison City Schools named best Alabama school district

Madison

Mercy Wolverton impressively masters hi-tech study, business

Madison

At Madison Street Festival, veterans to show fighter helicopter from Vietnam War

Madison

Local marching bands to be featured at “March on Madison” tonight

Madison

MSF’s Community Showcase promises array of talent

Madison

Brooms, mops in Lions Club sale to raise funds for vision projects

Harvest

Local musicians to jam at Madison Street Festival

Madison

Trash Pandas fall 4-2, Tennessee evens series

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Athletic Hall Of Fame Accepting Nominations

Harvest

Railyard BBQ Brawl and Music Festival returns Oct. 29

Bob Jones High School

Tommy Overcash appointed to Madison Board of Education

Madison

Children vulnerable for troubled mental health, Cook says

Madison

Fast start leads Trash Pandas to 9-5 in playoff game 1 win

Harvest

Updating state’s 1901 Constitution on November ballot

James Clemens High School

Boynton champions languages with ‘A Seal of Biliteracy’

Madison

Jessica Penot to discuss ‘Haunted North Alabama’

Madison

MSF shows artistic influences at Artist Alley, Crafters Cove and Student Art Tent

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens command National Merit totals for Alabama

Bob Jones High School

Coaches White and McGehee speak in ‘Sittin’ With the Supe’

Huntsville

Dr. Charles L. Karr named President of UAH

Madison

Trash Pandas clinch second half title with 5-2 win, playoffs start next week

Harvest

Master Gardeners set for Fall Plant Sale on Sept. 24

Madison

Senior center conducts food drive, ceramics sale

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