Due to the increasingly hazardous weather conditions, North Florida Community College is closing its campus in Madison, FL at 4:30 p.m. today and cancelling all night courses (including any NFCC courses held at off-campus locations). NFCC will resume its regular hours and classes on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, unless otherwise noted.
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North Florida Community College – Emergency Closing Notification for Evening Classes – Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
Burget registered with Madison County Sheriff’s Office on 02/25/13 as a Sex Offender and
gave a NEW home address of 10671 North County Road 53, in Madison, FL.
He moved to Madison from Thomas County Georgia.
For questions or concerns about this Sex Offender or any Sex Offender in Madison County, please contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 973-4001 ext 241.
On Friday 02-22-13 at 1100 pm , Ptl. Jerrod Dewey of the Madison Police dept. was dispatched to the intersection of SE Bunker St. and Byrd Ave. in ref. to a suspicious persons. On arrival , Dewey made contact with a B/M suspect who appeared to be severely inebriated. The B/M smelled strongly of intoxicating beverage with slurred speech and soiled clothing. While investigating the complaint and interviewing the suspect, Ptl. Dewey identified the suspect as Kima Mcdaniel. It was also discovered that Mcdaniel was in possession of a narcotic medication without a prescription. Mcdaniel was belligerent with officers and could not keep his balance while speaking with officers. At this time, Mcdaniel was placed under arrest for Possession of controlled substance and disorderly conduct.
On Saturday 02-23-13 at 735 am, Ptl. Anthony Land was dispatched to 255 SW Shelby Ave. in ref. to burglary to a vehicle. On arrival, the complainant advised Ptl. Land that someone had burglarized two vehicles at his residence. The complainant advised that he had firearm missing and a undisclosed amount of currency. Ptl. Land processed the vehicles for any evidence. No suspects at this time.
On Sunday 02-24-13 at 813 pm, Cpl. Eric Gilbert was dispatched to the Dollar General in ref. to a suspicious person. On arrival, Gilbert identified the suspect as Darrlyn Joseph. While questioning Joseph, Gilbert patted down Joseph for any weapons. During the pat down, Joseph threw a crack pipe on the hood of Gilberts patrol car. Gilbert also noticed a white plastic bag two packs of men’s brief. Gilbert entered the Dollar General and watched the store’s surveillance video and discovered that Joseph had stole the underwear. Darrlyn Joseph was placed under arrest for Poss. of Drug paraphernalia and Retail Theft.
Sgt. Jesse McDaniel served in the United States Air Force 1978 to 1989 until his honorable discharge with an E-5 Rank. Sgt. McDaniel pursued a career with the Florida Department of Corrections from 1989 to 2003 and was eventually employed with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office from 2005 until his passing.
Sgt. Jesse O. McDaniel is survived by his Mother: Annie Ruth McDaniel, sister: Ella Edwards, brother: Willie McDaniel, and two sons: Jerrod and Jason McDaniel.
Funeral services are as follows:
Viewing: Cooks and Cooper, Friday the 1st day of March 2013 starting at 5:00 PM.
Funeral services: Saturday, the 2nd day of March 2013 starting at 11:00 AM at Pineland Missionary Baptist Church.
The Feb. 19 school board meeting, it was business as usual, approving overnight trips for the Madison County High School Softball Team to participate in the Florida – Alabama Challenge in Panama City, and for a group of 25 High School High Tech students to travel to Tampa.Read more
A woman, driving a rental truck, delivering cell tower equipment to a site behind Greene Publishing, Inc., ran into the guide wires and pulled the tower down. A massive boom was heard as the 170-foot steel structure fell on top of the building, part of it coming through the roof. The highest part of the structure was entangled in trees across a dirt road at the office.
No one was injured as the tower fell.
The tower had previously been used for TV3, but was now being used for the radio station. The tower falling knocked the radio station off the air, but it should be back up soon.
More details as they become available. More photos available at Greene Publishing, Inc. Facebook page.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Friday, March 1, is the deadline for to file for any exemptions or agricultural classifications with Property Appraiser Leigh Barfield’s office.
Exemptions, which people may qualify for include:
*Seniors 65 or older with an income limitation
*A disability exemption
*A disabled veteran’s exemption
Applications for the exemptions may be downloaded from the Property Appraiser’s website at www.madisonpa.com, or you may go by the office on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex in Madison.
For further information, please contact Barfield’s office at (850) 973-6133.
On Sat. Feb 9th and Wed. Feb.13th this person was caught on Video Surveillance while burglarizing a store on U.S. 90 East in Madison Co.
Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking your help to identify this person.
Please call Crime Stoppers of Madison County at (850) 973- 2762 if you have any information about this person. We don’t ask your name, just take your information.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet is set for Saturday evening, Feb. 23, at Madison County Central School. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the banquet.
Tickets are available for $60 for a single ticket; $100 for couples; $275, which includes being a sponsor, tickets, which includes a meal and one of only 800 turkey prints; or $310, which includes two meals and two memberships; Jakes tickets, 6 and under, $15; over six up to 17, $25.
Tickets are available at the door or from any member of the NWTF.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Greene Publishing, Inc. and Interpress Studios are looking for Tomorrow’s Leaders.
Interpress Studios will be in Madison from 2:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, to take photos of those leaders. All parents who want their children to be featured in this should call Emerald Greene at (850) 973-4141 or (850) 464-0865 to set up appointments to have the photos taken.
The photos will be taken at the Masonic Lodge on Rutledge Street.
Each child who has his or her photo taken will be featured in the newspaper spread for free at a later date. Each parent will also have a chance to purchase photo packets.
The School Board of Madison County, Florida
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
CALL TO ORDER NO LATER THAN 6:30 PM
ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL COLLECTIVELY BY CONSENT
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING (S)
PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE REVISIONS TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 7.05 – INTERNAL FUNDS.
PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE REVISIONS TO SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 9.011- PARENT/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR THE MONTHS ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012 AND JANUARY 31, 2013
ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION
SCHOOL ZONE/DISTRICT TRANSFERS
STUDENT OVERNIGHT OR OUT OF STATE TRIPS
STAFF TRIPS – NON-GENERAL FUND (IN OR OUT OF STATE)
STAFF TRIPS – GENERAL FUND (IN OR OUT OF STATE)
B.E.A.R. CENTER UPDATE
(D. Barclay/S. Golder)
SCREENED SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
STAFFING TABLE REVISIONS
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE BOARD
AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FL,
TO BE HELD AT THE COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM
COURTHOUSE ANNEX, WEDNESDAY,
February 20, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING HELD February 6, 2013.
PETITIONS FROM THE PUBLIC – FIVE (5) MINUTE LIMIT
1. Constitutional Officers
2. County Attorney
3. County Coordinator
1. Resolution 2013-02-20; Pertaining to Electronic Filing Requirements for the Campaign Finance Reports of Local Candidates and Political Committees.
2. Resolution 2013-02-20A; Requesting that the Florida Department of Transportation Convey Certain Real Property to the County (Property along SR 145 that Serves as the Four Freedoms Trail).
3. Approval to Include America Saves Flyer in February Payroll Statements to County Employees.
4. Approval of Tourist Development Council Grant for 2013 Soul Food Festival – $1,500.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
1. Discussion Regarding Paving of SW Martin Luther King Street in Greenville – Mr. Lonnie Thigpen and Commissioner Moore.
2. Discussion Regarding Bids for Recyclable Metal Collection and Disposition – Mr. Jerome Wyche.
1. Discussion Regarding Request from Transportation Disadvantaged for $24,000 – Commissioner Moore.
2. Discussion Regarding Earmarking Proceeds From Sale of County Owned Real Property for Special Projects – Commissioner Davis.
1. Discussion Regarding Approval of Fireworks Event – County Coordinator and Building Official.
2. Request to Consider Approving the Placement of Two Repeaters on the Madison County School Tower – Mr. Tom Cisco and Mr. Jim Anderson.
3. Discussion Regarding Policy on Use of Emergency Lights – County Coordinator and Mr. Tom Cisco.
4. Authorization to have all Employment Applications Processed through Workforce – County Coordinator.
5. Discussion Regarding Replacement of Planning & Zoning Board Members – County Coordinator.
6. Discussion Regarding Placing Hiring Replacements on Consent Agenda – Commissioner Davis.
Madison County, categorized with 26 similar in size and population counties, rates number 1 in the State of Florida in regards to Aggressive Driving and Speed and further rates 6th in regards to violators driving under the influence (DUI). Madison County experienced a total of 9 traffic fatalities during 2012.
On Tuesday the 12th day of February 2013, Captain David Harper presented to Sheriff’s Deputy Odell Livingston an award of recognition for having the highest traffic activity, absent the full time assigned traffic Officer and Sheriff’s Deputy David Myers an award of recognition for having the highest DUI activity.
The efforts of these Officers are a continual reflection of the proactive and excellent level of services the men and women of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office provide to all communities and citizens of Madison County.
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Three people were injured in a wreck on Rocky Ford Road at NE Bayberry Road on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Wyatt C. Hunter, 16, of Madison, was westbound in a 2012 Toyota Tundra on NE Bayberry Road and had stopped for a posted stop sign at Rocky Ford Road.
At the same time, Jerry L. Warren, 26, of Madison, was driving south on Rocky Ford Road in a 1996 GMC Sierra.
Hunter entered the intersection in front of Warren, striking the right side of Warren’s GMC with the front of the Tundra.
The GMC overturned and came to a final rest facing in a westerly direction.
Hunter’s Toyota came to a final rest on the southwest corner of the intersection, also facing in a westerly direction.
Jerry Warren and his passenger, Ollie May Warren, 43, also of Madison, and Hunter were transported to South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga., where they were treated for serious injuries.
Madison County EMS, Madison Fire and Rescue, the Cherry Lake Volunteer Fire Department and the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department assisted the Florida Highway Patrol at the scene.
FHP Trooper Gus Smyrnios was the investigating officer.
Monday, February 18
8:00am – 1:00pm Receive swine entries only
1:00pm – 5:00pm Receive beef entries only
6:00pm Youth Swine Show
Show Superintendent: Chad Lyons
Placing Awards: Bart Alford, Madison County School Board Chairman
Tuesday, February 19
9:00am Livestock Judging Contest
2:00pm Beef Grooming Contest
Best Recordbook Contest
Pig Scramble/Calf Scramble
Wednesday, February 20
6:00pm Youth Cattle Show
Superintendent: Jack McLeod
Ringmaster: Dan Fenneman, Madison Co Extension
Placing Awards: Wayne Vickers, Chairman of Madison County Commissioners
Thursday, February 21
5:30pm Buyers Supper at the Madison Co Extension Office
6:45pm Herdsmen Awards/Announcements
Sale Manager: Ab Townsend
Clerks: Committee Members
1. Call to Order
2. Adoption of Agenda
3. Items Removed from Consent Agenda
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
(a) Minutes of January 8, 2013
(b) Fire Report
(c) Police Report for December and January
(d) Financial Report
(e) Use of Forfeiture Funds to Purchase Mobile Data Terminals for Police Vehicles
(f) Third Circuit Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement
(g) Application for Florida Municipal Insurance Trust Matching Safety Grant
(h) Resolution of Support for Restoration of Passenger Rail Service New Orleans to Jacksonville
(i) Declaration of Surplus Property (1998 Chevrolet Model 3500 Truck) and Donation of Same Property to the Madison Correctional Institution
(j) Property Agreement with Corporate Graphics
(k) Revision to City of Madison Property Transfer to Madison First Baptist Church
5. Citizen’s Participation (6:00 p.m.)
6. Acceptance of a Resolution from the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council Recognizing the 175th Anniversary of the City of Madison (Martha Orthoefer, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council)
7. Discuss and Possibly Approve a Course of Action Regarding the City’s Housing Renovation / Community Development Block Grant (Martha Orthoefer, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council)
8. Discuss and Possibly Approve a Course of Action Regarding City Property and a Proposed New Business (Chuck Hitchcock, Community Development Director)
9. Discussion of Use of Golf Carts on State-Owned Roadways (Police Chief Gary Calhoun)
10. Discussion of Sign Regulations within the City of Madison’s Land Development Regulations (City Manager)
11. Discuss and Possibly Approve a Resolution Regarding Water/Wastewater Impact Fees (City Manager)
12. Discuss and Possibly Approve a Course of Action Regarding Purchase of Properties Comprised of 31.690 Acres of Vacant Land at Southeast Byrd Avenue (Parcel ID 27-1N-09-4308-001-000) and 18.1 Acres of Vacant Land at Southeast Byrd Avenue (Parcel ID 27-1N-09-4308-000-000) (City Manager)
13. City Manager’s Report
14. Other Items of Interest to the Commission
All times on the agenda are approximate.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Photos and text submitted by Pat Lightcap
In the midafternoon of Sunday, February 10, 2013 Madison County 911 Center received a report of a structure fire at 412 Sampala Lake Road. Madison Fire/Rescue was first on-scene and reported the sturcture was fully involved. Additional help was requested from New Home Fire/Rescue and Greenville Fire/Rescue. Because the fire had spread to an open field the Division of Forestry was requested. Tri-County Electric and Progress Energy responded to secure the electrical lines. Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies were on scene as well as Madison County EMS. The American Red Cross was notified to assess the needs of any residents. The State Fire Marshall’s office was also notified. No injuries were reported as of the writing of this article at 4:50 PM.
From a reader of Greene Publishing, Inc.’s Madison County Carrier and Madison Enterprise-Recorder:
I am writing to let you know that there is a scam going on with
the elderly in Madison County. My mother received two  phone calls
today , one from a man and the other from a woman, They stated that the
government was sending out new medicare cards to all senior citizens and
then they started asking for their banking information. I would
appreciate it if you could let everyone know about this scam. The
number that showed up on her caller id was 409-574-1214 , I tried to
do a reverse search and got nothing. Some of our seniors would give
them their information and this would be very bad for them.
I greatly appreciate you attention to this matter and Thank you in