Uncategorized 

Renee Demps An easy smile with a difficult job

Rick Patrick rick@greenepublishing.com It may seem like a position that merely forces people to follow a multitude of rules and regulations. However, in her role as the Madison County Planner, Renee Demps makes every attempt to make the process as pleasant and personable as she can. Demps’ genuine, warm personality no doubt helps to accomplish this task. Demps has been in her current role as County Planner for two years, but she has been working for the taxpayers of Madison County for a total of 12 years, having spent the…

Read More
Uncategorized 

Betty Vann: 40 years in business

John Willoughby reporter2@greenepublishing.com As she prepares to retire, lifelong Madison resident Betty Vann looks back on the past 40 years that Vann Insurance has served Madison County, and her role in bringing the company forward, toward success. Vann grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison High School in 1964. Her start in insurance came as a senior in high school, when she began working part-time with Morrow Insurance, in Madison. She worked for the company until 1977, when she obtained her insurance license in 1977. She soon became employed…

Read More
History 

Daddy’s passing

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. Bill Hutto is a Madison County native and grew up in Greenville, Fla. In his memoir titled “Country Living,” he describes in detail times gone by, his old family farm place and the fond, and sometimes sad, memories of his boyhood. The following is an excerpt from the first volume of “Country Living,” titled “Farm Work.” Bill Hutto, born in 1938, is the eldest son of Alcus and Belle Hutto. His siblings include Marjorie, Norman, Darrow and Sammy Hutto—all familiar names in Madison County. Hutto…

Read More

From the sunny side: Blowin’ in the wind

Those people who know me well, know that I have a tendency to find silliness and silly things. Perhaps silliness and silly things have a tendency to find me, I’m not quite sure. In any case, I am rarely at a loss for things that make me just shake my head in bewilderment. Recently, I have been seeing commercials about a “no meat” hamburger. I won’t mention the name of the place, but they would probably like to have you think their burgers are suitable for “royalty.” I usually really…

Read More
error: right click disabled!!