The Madison County Democratic Party is one of the most active and productive in our 9th District. Chairman Conolus Scott is also 9th District Vice-Chair for the southern region. A voice for Democratic values, the party fields candidates for local office as well as contributing to the election of state and national Democrats.
Chair: Conolus Scott
Meetings: 4th Sat., public meeting room at the Gov. Complex, Danielsville, 10:30 am
Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/MadisonCountyGaDemocrats/
Events: On Face Book Here
Demographics: As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,120 people, 10,508 households, and 7,804 families residing in the county. The population density was 99.6 inhabitants per square mile (38.5/km2). There were 11,784 housing units at an average density of 41.7 per square mile (16.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.6% white, 8.4% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 20.7% were American, 9.1% were Irish, 9.1% were English, and 7.2% were German. ……
…The median income for a household in the county was $41,343 and the median income for a family was $49,713. Wikipedia Read More.
History: Danielsville, the county seat,Madison has been primarily an agricultural county for most of its history. In the nineteenth century farmers grew corn, beans, pumpkins, and later cotton and oats. The latter half of the nineteenth century saw the introduction of beef and dairy farming as well. By the 1930s overcultivation of cotton had damaged the soil in much of the county, making it useless for crop farming. Since 2003 agribusiness, particularly poultry production, has dominated the local economy.
Madden, M. L.. “Madison County.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. 07 December 2016. Web. 19 May 2017.
Juilee Partners, formerly Koinonia Partners, long honored and beloved by human rights activists is a Madison County institution. It is unaffiliated with any denomination. “Koinonia bought 260 acres near Comer and commissioned six of its members to establish a new intentional Christian community there. Mary Ruth and Ed Weir, Karen and Ryan Karis, and Carolyn and Don Mosley had been instrumental in developing solar-power techniques at Koinonia and had intended to apply these techniques to house rehabilitations and new construction in the Comer area. The couples moved with their children to the new site and camped out while they built facilities. Just as they were beginning to establish themselves, news reports of thousands of people fleeing Southeast Asia inspired the families to abandon their original plans and, instead, create a program for these refugees. The first refugees arrived at Jubilee in the fall of 1980, and continuing world crises have supplied a steady stream ever since.
In addition to the work with refugees, members of Jubilee also participate in numerous peace activities, including protest demonstrations and peace delegations to such areas as Central America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Some members have served prison terms because of their civil disobedience, but the community remains committed to its witness for peace. Chancey, Andrew S. “Jubilee Partners.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. 30 November 2016. Web. 19 May 2017.