Editorials 

Advocate’s Avenue… Autism – Myths and Misconceptions

Leslie McLeod As a parent and an advocate, I am constantly asked questions regarding Autism. I don’t mind the questions, I take it as an opportunity to educate others. This especially comes in handy when people are unaware of Autism completely or have heard false information. I decided this week to share some of those common questions and statements, and follow it with correct information. “Autism can be cured.” – This is a false statement, as of right now. There is currently no cure for autism spectrum disorders. There are…

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Dale Overton Yates

Dale Overton Yates, age 60, passed away on Monday, April 17. He was a lifetime resident of Madison County. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Naomi Rooney Yates; one daughter, Christine Michelle Yates; one sister, Jackie Sircy; one niece Victoria Sircy, of Lee; one son, Dane Willis; one stepson, Jerrod Reader, of Valdosta; and several grandchildren, Lisa Haynes, Angel, Chance, Gavin, Michael, Frederick, Colton, and Aurora. Dale was outgoing, outspoken, and full of love. He was an “old-timer”- one of the last few of those, but he has left…

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Community News 

Making an impact with the Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Department

Story Submitted Over the years, citizens of Madison County have seen a positive transformation in solid waste disposal and the recapture of recyclables. Not long ago, our county was plagued with countless uncontrolled waste collection sites that were eyesores to our citizens and visitors alike. Madison County was inundated with massive amounts of dumping from all around, including South Georgia. This made the waste disposal process laborious and costly. With a sincere desire to improve and control waste disposal procedures, as well as improve the appearance of the county, a…

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Community News 

Disposing of waste tires

Story Submitted The Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Department has the responsibility to dispose of waste tires as required under regulations issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.  Madison County has applied for and has been identified as an authorized waste tire collection facility and is required to recieve a satisfactory, bi-annual inspection. On the average, the Solid Waste and Recycling Department spends between $19,000 and $23,000 per year disposing of waste tires. For a brief period of time in the 1990s until the early 2000s, a small grant…

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