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City Commission seeks fair compensation for employees

     Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m., the Madison Board of City Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Fair compensation was a priority topic of conversation; beginning with City Clerk Lee Anne Hall, who has served the City of Madison since 1996. After the meeting was called to order, recognitions made and the consent agenda was passed, it was time to discuss the possibility of approving a new employment agreement and salary for City Clerk Lee Anne Hall. Having added this…

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National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 22

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. It’s a proven fact that among the top-selling sporting goods items is hunting gear, ranked third behind golf gear and exercise equipment, according to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s also proven that an average hunter spends over $2,000 every year on hunting and fishing. Think it’s quite popular? You thought right. National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of September, specifically to be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 22, remains one of the most effective grassroots efforts ever undertaken…

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Sports 

Cowboys Game Day … We’re Ready!

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. When Madison County High School (MCHS) Head Coach Mike Coe sat down for his radio show on Tuesday night the first words out of his mouth were, “We’re ready.” What could be the biggest game on the Cowboys’ schedule is coming up tonight in Lake City against Columbia County High School. As Coach Coe put it, “This is why you play football in Madison County.” Tonight’s match pits two undefeated teams and two of the top programs in North Florida. Columbia County is ranked number…

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Community News 

Downtown Business Spotlight: Southern Grace Gifts

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Southern Grace Gifts is located in the heart of Madison, at 224 SW Range Ave. The store offers a beautiful selection of gift items and provides locals with an alternative to driving out-of-town to shop– a need the city hasn’t often been able to accommodate. Owner of Southern Grace Gifts, Kristen Brown, saw this need and made a bold move. Brown graduated from Madison County High School and attended North Florida Community College, obtaining an Associate of Arts degree. She then attended Saint Leo University,…

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