County Commission Road paving, NFCC Suit, Sewage spills

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Madison County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, Oct. 17, a citizen took the opportunity to question the commissioners about a request to pave Pettis Springs Rd., west of Greenville. During the public comments portion of the meeting Hattie Alexander, of Greenville, informed the commissioners that she and others have been requesting the paving of the road for the past 20 years. Pettis Springs Rd. is a dirt road just west of Greenville off US Hwy. 90. Alexander…

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Cowboys survive close game

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. It has been said that “pretty” only really matters in a beauty contest. When the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys traveled to Jacksonville on Friday, Oct. 19, for a game with the ever-tough University Christian Fighting Christians, the Cowboys proved the old saying to be true when they came out of the hard-fought contest with a close 19-17 victory. Special teams and the stifling play of the Cowboys’ defense late in the game were the keys to the Cowboys’ success. The game began with…

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Pastor Appreciation Day part of month-long celebration

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. The observance of Pastor Appreciation Day, which is just one portion of October’s Pastor Appreciation Month, was brought into national prominence with the help of James Dobson’s ministry, Focus on the Family, in 1992. At that time, the ministry felt that there was an alarming number of church leaders complaining of burnout, poor marriages, lack of preparation or the need for a different job. The Apostle Paul is the original source for this celebration, having stated in several passages in 1 Timothy and 1 Thessalonians…

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A Women’s Pregnancy Center celebrates life

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. A Women’s Pregnancy Center (AWPC) held their annual fundraising banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Divine Events, in Madison. This year, supporters were treated to the testimony of Molly Anne Malinick, a former homecoming queen at Auburn University who has gained nation-wide influence through her story. Malinick’s birth mother was raped and became pregnant. She faced a difficult choice because her husband insisted that she abort the child or face a divorce. She chose adoption and moved from California to her parent’s home, in Birmingham,…

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