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Columbia Elementary wins Knockout Award

Beautification Board Vice President Debbie Overcash, City Council President Bill Holtzclaw, Columbia Elementary School Assistant Principal Nelson Brown and Mayor Paul Finley pose for a picture during the annual Beautification Board Awards luncheon July 29. Columbia Elementary was honored for the best use of the knockout rose, the city’s official flower.

The Madison Beautification and Tree Board recognized nearly 70 nominees July 29 as part of the annual beautification awards program at the Madison Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

This year, the Beautification and Tree Board received a record number of nominations. Of the nearly 90 nominees, 68 will be formally recognized at the awards luncheon, held in conjunction with the monthly chamber at the Madison Holiday Inn.

Using judges who do not reside within the city limits, nominated properties are scored based on six key elements: first impression, design, plants (health and suitability to site), maintenance, hardscape design and litter control.

In order for a property to be recognized and honored with a beautification award, they must have scored 95 or higher out of a possible 100.

Properties that score a perfect 100 are recognized with an additional Excellence Award and one property is honored with the Knock-out Award. The Knockout Award was added in 2008, after the City of Madison adopted the Knock-out Rose as the city’s signature plant. This award is given to the property with the best use of knockout roses in their landscape.

The nominees for this year’s Knockout Award were: Columbia School, Woody Anderson Ford, Madison Municipal Building, and both the Burger King on Madison Blvd. and the Burger King on Hughes Road.

Others who were recognized at the event include:

Abbington Downs Subdivision

Abby Glenn Apartments

Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates

Ashley Estates Subdivision

Bailey Chiropractic

Bancorp South

Bell Tower Subdivision

Belmont Place Subdivision

Bob Jones High School

Bradford Farms Subdivision

Bridgefield Subdivision

Breckenridge Subdivision

Burger King #9306

Burger King #3942

The Catbird Seat

Carrington Cove Apartments

Chappel Hill

Charleston Oaks Apartments


Clifts Cove Subdivision

Clear Springs Subdivision

Columbia Elementary School

Colonial Grand Apartments

Cooks Pest Control

Cornerstone Pediatrics

Cracker Barrel

Dublin Park

Edgewater Subdivision

EDO Japanese Resturant

Express Oil Change (Hwy20)

Express Oil Change (Wall Triana)

Hampton Inn


Heritage Provence (Hughes Properties)

Highland Lakes

Holiday Inn

Hunington Chase Subdivision

Iberia Bank

Indian Creek Nursery

Lawler’s BBQ

Liberty Middle School

Lexington Fields Apartments

Lexingtson Farms Apartments

Madison Garden Club

Madison Municipal Complex

Madison Research Park

Madison Surgery Center

Mill Creek School

Morningside of Madison Assisted Living

Park Meadow Subdivision

Primrose School of Madison

Renasant Bank

Southbank – Madison

Springs Apartments

St. Charles Subdivision

Sterling Ridge of Madison

Stratford Square

Sullins Eye Care Center

The Villas of Madison

The Reserve Subdivision

Trinity Baptist Church

Walden Subdivision

Waverly Place Apartments

Wellington Subdivision

West Highland Subdivision

Windscape Apartments

Woodfield Subdivision

Woody Anderson Ford

Bob Jones High School

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