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Charles Edmond Norris

Charles Edmond Norris, 84, born April 4, 1932 in Greenville, Fl., died on Wednesday, July 27 in Madison. He is the son of the late Luther and Bessie Norris. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Baptist Church and a retiree of Madison County Road Department after 23 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Kinsey Norris; and sons, Wendell “Dex” Norris, of Birmingham, Al., and Brian Norris, of Pigeon Forge, Tn.  Mr. Norris is also survived by his brother, James T. Norris;…

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Genesis Timber awards scholarships to MCHS students

Genesis Timber, LLC is a timber company that has long roots in Madison County and because of those roots, the company wanted to give something back to the community. The idea of a local scholarship was born. Genesis Timber recently had the privilege of awarding two qualified recipients a ten thousand dollar scholarship. Among the qualifications were plans to major in Forestry or Agriculture related field. The applicants also wrote an essay introducing themselves to the Scholarship Selection Committee describing their interests, goals, skills and future plans. Character references were…

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Keeping tabs on Congress

Recent House Votes: Review Federal Regulations for Repeals – With a vote of 254-174 and 14 not voting, the House passed a bill that establishes a nine-member commission to review federal regulations and identify those that should be repealed in order to reduce costs on the U.S. economy – including those that should be immediately repealed and those that should be repealed over time through a new regulatory “Cut-Go” system under which agencies could not issue new rules unless the cost of a new rule was offset by repealing existing…

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