Front Page 

Local: Late night chase ends with crash

Chris Jones: Green Publishing, Inc. If you live near SW Parramore Ave., between SW Pinckney St. and Sinclair Ave., in Madison, you may have heard a ruckus outside on Monday, July 24, around 11 p.m. Several units from the Madison Police Department (MPD) were involved in a pursuit with a 1999 Honda Civic, driven by 28-year-old Rysharde Thompson, of Madison. According to MPD spokesperson Lieutenant Heather Whitfield, MPD Sergeant Tony Mashburn observed Thompson’s vehicle run through a stop sign at the intersection of SW Smith St. and SW Parramore Ave….

Read More
Front Page 

School Board: Citizen calls for unity on School Board

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the public comments portion of the regular meeting of the Madison County District School Board on Monday, July 17, a local citizen, Gwen Hubbard, spoke of the need for unity among the board members. Previously, Hubbard was a critic of the recommendation of former Hamilton County High School Principal Kip Mcleod for the position of principal at Madison County High School (MCHS). The level of opposition from certain members of the community led McLeod to resign his position as principal at MCHS. McLeod had…

Read More
Front Page 

National: Florida ranks No. 1 in fiscal health

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. A just-released study of the 50 states’ financial condition by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, in Virginia, puts Florida at the head of the pack in terms of its fiscal health. Released on Tuesday, July 11, the Mercatus Center’s 4th annual “Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition”, authored by Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez, ranks Florida No. 1 nationwide, based on its short- and long-term debt and other key fiscal obligations, such as unfunded pensions and healthcare benefits. Closely following Florida in fiscal…

Read More
Front Page 

Drive on the interstate

Chris Jones: Green Publishing, Inc. There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who drive slow in the left lane and those that do not. If you have driven on the interstate lately, hopefully you’ve been the latter of those two types of people. Undoubtedly though, you’ve witnessed the other type, and quite possibly have even cursed them, trying to suppress your road rage. This article will attempt to provide several basic recommendations for driving on the interstate that will: 1. Make the roads safer 2. Decrease travel…

Read More