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A Gem Of A Night- Home Opener For Trash Pandas

MADISON- Despite losing the game in extra innings to the visiting Tennessee Smokies, the long-awaited home opener of the Rocket City Trash Pandas was a ... Read more

4 days ago by Bob Labbe.

Trash Pandas Underway

MADISON- After years of speculation, rumors and finally planning, professional baseball is back in the Tennessee Valley with the highly anticipated arrival of the Rocket ... Read more

1 week ago by Bob Labbe.

Kent Chambers- “Driving Force” Behind Bob Jones Softball Program

MADISON- After 30 years as a high school coach, including 28 as head coach of the Bob Jones softball program, Kent Chambers is enjoying his ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Bob Labbe.

Andy Haq’s global service spanned Europe, Asia and Middle East

MADISON – In the U.S. Army, Chief Warrant Officer Anwarul ‘Andy’ Haq completed courses for Short Range Air Defense and served on the Air Defense ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Gregg Parker.

What’s the significance of red poppies? American Legion has answers.

MADISON – Why do Madison American Legion members give a poppy to individuals on Memorial Day weekend? To explain the poppy’s significance, Madison Auxiliary Unit, ... Read more

1 month ago by Gregg Parker.

Special Students, Special Athletes Meet Via Zoom To Share Life Experiences

MADISON- With bright smiles coming from both participating students and two Paralympic athletes, James Clemens High and other schools in the area held a Zoom ... Read more

1 month ago by Bob Labbe.

Win “Family 4-Pack” Of Tickets To Tennessee Aquarium – Visit With A Global Passport

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.- The opportunity to travel distant lands is becoming more reality than a spring break pipe dream and with the help of the Tennessee ... Read more

2 months ago by Bob Labbe.

The “Old Rooster” Sets State And National Powerlifting Records

MADISON- In November, 2020, David Webb visited a powerlifting competition in Decatur to show support for a friend who he came to know through workouts ... Read more

2 months ago by Bob Labbe.

Hoelscher followed father’s example to serve in U.S. Army

HENRY COUNTY, GA. – In 1965-1966, Jane Hoelscher remembers her fifth-grade teacher in Michigan calling her father a “baby killer” because he was a soldier ... Read more

2 months ago by Gregg Parker.

American Legion, Post 229 donates to Scouts, JROTC units in Madison, Harvest

MADISON – Members of Madison American Legion, Post 229 recently demonstrated its confidence in local children and teenagers by presenting sponsorship checks to youth groups ... Read more

3 months ago by Gregg Parker.

Gamble flew 244 combat missions in Vietnam

MADISON - Carl Gamble flew 244 combat missions to drop propaganda leaflets as an Air Force pilot in Vietnam from 1968-1969. He still has nightmares ... Read more

3 months ago by Gregg Parker.

American Legion Baseball registration in full swing

MADISON – In its third year of sponsoring the program, Madison American Legion, Post 229 is registering players for legion baseball in the Madison area.  Read more

3 months ago by Gregg Parker.

Petrosky retired as Lieutenant General after 37 years in Army

HUNTSVILLE – A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dan Petrosky received his draft notice in June 1966 and entered the U.S. Army to fulfill his duty. Read more

4 months ago by Gregg Parker.

Hickam saw major combat in Vietnam, including Dak To, Mang Yang Pass

HUNTSVILLE – Huntsville native Homer Hickam joined the U.S. Army in January 1966 with a college option program that promised enrollment in Officer Candidate School. Read more

4 months ago by Gregg Parker.

Bickel worked with Reactor Mechanical Group on USS Carl Vinson

MADISON – During most of her time in the military, Madison native Catherine Bickel worked on maintenance for the nuclear reactor on a ship. Read more

4 months ago by Gregg Parker.

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