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WRECK: One injured Logging semi hits Public Works truck

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. A collision involving a log truck and a Madison County Public Works truck blocked a section of W Base St. (US 90) on Monday, Aug. 14, from approximately 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. According to the Madison Police Department (MPD), 53-year-old Kennieth Lamar Mims, of Bainbridge, Ga., was driving a 2004 semi-truck owned by JLH Trucking out of Climax, Ga., which was pulling a full load of pine trees. The semi truck struck the rear of a Madison County Public Works utility truck. The county…

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Greenville Town Meeting: An inability to function

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, Aug. 14, the Town of Greenville held its regularly scheduled monthly town meeting. Little was accomplished in what ended with a yelling match between council members who have been arguing for months over the status of a seat some say is vacant and others say is still occupied by Kovacherich Arnold. Every agenda item seemed to lead back to the vacant seat issue. Mr. Arnold sat at the council table during the meeting, and attempted to second motions and vote. Departing Town Attorney…

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National: Don’t eclipse your vision

Chris Jones Greene Publishing, Inc. People across the country are preparing for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Beginning shortly after 1 p.m. on that day, the moon will begin to partially block the sun’s light. It will continue to get darker for the next hour or so until 2:44 p.m. when the moon will block 88 percent of the sun’s light. It will appear to be twilight for a few brief moments before the moon passes across the sun and the sunlight slowly returns to normal. The…

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County Commission Meeting: County receives check from SRWMD

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the meeting of the Madison County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, Aug. 9 the Commissioners accepted a check in the amount of $19,917.45 from the Suwannee River Water Management District. Hugh Thomas, the new Director for the district presented the check as a payment in lieu of taxes. The Board passed the consent agenda, which consisted of the approval of a state-funded grant agreement for emergency management for $115,806. The Board also approved a federally-funded sub-award and a grant agreement for emergency management…

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