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New Madison County High School principal introduced at meeting

BREAKING NEWS – A new principal has now been officially named to take the reins at Madison County High School. Gary Wintersgill was selected in a unanimous vote Monday night by the Madison County School Board at its regular monthly meeting. He will apparently assume the post July 1.

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Release more details on county administrator's performance review

I understand that (County Administrator Ernie Hoch's) salary was discussed in a closed session, as are all matters concerning county personnel. However, with such a huge decision that was taken in that board of supervisors meeting on Feb. 11, a detailed explanation such as his yearly performance review must be made public so that the citizens of this county can fully understand the justification (if any) for this extremely steep increase in his salary for the next four years.

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Madison churches announcing Easter-related activities

Many Madison County churches are starting to announce their special Easter sunrise services (Easter is April 20 this year) and other Holy Week activities, as well as their activities for Palm Sunday, which is this Sunday, April 13. Churches, please be sure to turn in your Easter event announcements early to ensure publication on time. The submission deadline is noon Monday, April 14 for The Eagle's April 17 Easter Week print edition. Email your announcements to and please be sure to include a contact person's phone number.

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Graves pitches seven-inning shutout for Madison County

On April 3 Madison hosted Luray, which also proved to be a great pitching showcase, this time by James Graves III, who threw the complete seven-inning shutout. He gave up two hits and had two walks, but struck out 16 of the 24 batters he faced. “This was hands-down the best I’ve seen James pitch,” said Madison Head Coach David Londrey. “He wasn’t messing around, going straight after their hitters.”

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Defense contractor agrees to $1.1M settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Federal officials say a Virginia defense contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the company falsified its employees' qualifications to overbill the government....

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