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Local business owner to be sentenced on April 24

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. After months of remaining in the Madison County Jail for two open cases, a local business owner pled guilty as charged before the Madison County Court on Wednesday, April 10. Sentencing for David Lawton is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 24, at 9 a.m., at the Madison County Courthouse. According to court officials, Lawton pled guilty to the following four charges: organized fraud, scheme to defraud, less than $20,000; grand theft third degree; fraudulent use of a credit card; and exploitation of the…

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Commercial Driver’s License certification course begins June 7, at NFCC

Story Submitted The North Florida Community College (NFCC) Career and Technical Education Center is working to get potential students ready to begin NFCC’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-Class A) certification program in June and on track to a new career in the trucking industry. To be considered for the program, potential students must be at least 18-years-old and must attend an orientation session in April or May at NFCC to determine program and scholarship eligibility. Training can be completed in less than five months and focuses on basic driving skills; material…

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Mixed bag for Cowboys

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys varsity baseball team continues to show improvement over last season, despite mixed results for the team to end the week on Friday, April 12. The Cowboys now have a record of 12-5 for the season. On Thursday, April 11, the Cowboys took a trip to Tallahassee to face the Marauders of Maclay School. The Cowboys tallied a total of 10 hits, including homers by Blaydon Plain and Dawson Rutherford on their way to winning the contest, 16-3, in…

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Local lineman serves with pride

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to 7.6 million retail customers in six states. Locally, Duke Energy is known as a body of service men and women who work tirelessly, oftentimes sacrificing sleep and time with their families, to provide our homes with energy. Duke Energy’s Brad Cook, a third generation lineman from Lee, is an example of the outstanding servicemen who aid Madison County. Cook has lived in Lee for the past seven…

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