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Will Madison County arm teachers?

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, May 8, Gov. DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 7030 into law. SB 7030 implemented legislative recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. The new law expands those who may serve as school guardians. According to a summary of the bill, it: • Requires sheriffs to assist district school boards and charter school governing boards in complying with safeschool officer requirements, including providing guardian training either directly or through a contract with another sheriff’s office under specified circumstances. • Requires district…

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“Story Space” workshops scheduled

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. What is a “story place?” Wanda Violet is glad you asked. Violet, who is a local professional storyteller, is providing free workshops to help people who are interested in becoming great storytellers learn ways to improve. The workshops will be held at the Madison Public Library on Monday, June 3. Third through eighth-grade students will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and ninth graders through adults will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Both workshops are free. The goal of these workshops is…

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20th of May pageant is a success

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m., community members from all over the area came together for the 2019 20th of May annual pageant, held at the Madison County Recreation Association. Pageant coordinators, Tamara Johnson and Tarnisha Thompkins, planned an exceptional event, which will surely stick out in the memory of onlookers and contestants for years to come. The theme of this year’s pageant was “The Colours of Freedom,” and included five categories in which contestants would be judged: Introduction, Historically Black College University (HBCU)…

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Lockdown lifted following search

John Willoughby Greene Publishing, Inc. Upon being notified of an unknown person peeking through a window at a local school on Tuesday, May 14, Madison County Central School (MCCS) was placed on lockdown while Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies conducted a thorough search and investigation. According to MCSO Major David Harper, at approximately 11:55 a.m., School Resource Officer Sergeant Joey Knight was on duty at MCCS, when he was notified by staff that students reported seeing a black male, dressed in black clothing, looking into the window of a…

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