Archive for August 2011
A homicide has occurred at the Madison County Health Department. According to witnesses, one man beat another man to death with a stick. Cedric Edwards has been arrested, but had not been formally charged yet for the murder. The victim’s name has been released as Michael Logan, a 62 year old white male, who was getting medicine for his wife.
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Midway Church of God will be hosting a peanut boil Saturday, Aug. 27. There will be free boiled peanuts, drinks and desserts. Donations will be accepted to help the family of Miley Cline.
Miley has had capillary hemangioma since she was born and there is no circulation going to one of her feet. She has been staying in the pediatric unit at Shands Hospital in Gainesville the past two months.
Tim Cline has not been able to work for quite some time, due to suffering a stroke several years ago. Emily was recently laid off from her job in Lake City.
Christian music artists LifeSong (featuring Bryant Thigpen) and Mike Keeler will perform at the peanut boil. Donations will be accepted to help the family of Miley Cline. Donations may be sent to Midway Church of God, 2485 SE Midway Church Road, Lee, FL 32059.
Midway Church of God is located on Midway Church Road, off County Road 255, south of Interstate 10 (Lee exit) or off Highway 53 South, south of Interstate 10 (Madison exit).
Donations can also be made at several businesses in Madison County where jars are put up for Miley Cline.
An account has also been set up at Wells Fargo Bank in Madison in Emily Cline’s name. Anyone with a donation can walk in and tell the cashier to deposit it in her account.
By Kristin Finney
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While Oliver McKinney and his wife Dorothy might not be lifelong Madison residents, their love of Madison is just as strong as most people born here. Oliver’s love of Madison stems from his time as a truck driver. “My route used to take me through Madison all the time. We would stop at that big truck stop down by the interstate. It’s burned down now though,” he explained.
After riding through Madison enough times, the McKinney’s made the decision that Madison was where they wanted to move when they retired. And that is exactly what they did. After moving to Madison 22 years ago, Oliver began working at the Co-Op and Dorothy began working at the newspaper.
Oliver recalled that when he first moved to Madison there were a lot of stores here that aren’t here now, and that a lot of stores are here now that weren’t then. He recalled before Burger King was here, there was an old Ford garage. There was no CVS, Freds or Madison County Community Bank. He also recalled that there were a lot of smaller private owned stores along Main Street.
“We used to walk down Main Street and shop at all of these small, private owned stores. But they aren’t here any more. It’s hard for places like that to survive,” he said.
He said also that a lot of stores have grown or changed since 20 years ago also. “Studstill has grown a lot and changed a lot. When we first got here, Winn Dixie was a lot smaller too, before they bought out those other stores.”
Since his retirement, McKinney now spends his free time visiting friends and working around the house. A couple of mornings a week he goes to McDonalds and buys a cup of coffee. Sometimes he buys a cup of coffee and a couple of apple pies for his friend Vince Palhof.