Madison County News
Siegelman awards child abuse grant
Gov. Don Siegelman has awarded a $97,188 grant to continue early intervention services for abused children and their families in Madison County.
The funds will be used for forensic interviews and evaluations to obtain evidence and information that can be used to investigate and prosecute child abusers and protect children. Local matching funds of $24,297 will come from the National Children's Advocacy Center – based in Huntsville.
United Way holds business blitz
Buffalo Rock/Pepsi will host United Way of Madison County's second annual Business Blitz today.
Volunteers from area banks will be visiting local businesses to accept United Way gifts or pledges. Volunteers can stop by businesses by calling 536-0745, ext. 113 to set up a pick-up time.
Madison resident elected Angus delegate
Gregg Blythe of Madison has been elected as a delegate to the 119th annual meeting of the American Angus Association to be held on Nov. 18 in Louisville, Ky.
Blythe, a member of the association, is one of 350 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. The association has more than 36,000 active members and is the largest beef breed organization in the world.