Cowboys 14, Celtics 0. Final. State championship game next Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
Archive for December 2011
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The driver of a pickup involved in a rollover late Thursday evening, Dec. 1, or early Friday morning, Dec. 2, could not be found and had apparently left the scene.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the driver of a 2002 Chevy pickup was traveling north on Southwest O’Steen Road and failed to negotiate a curve. This caused the truck to travel onto the east should of the road.
The driver attempted to steer the truck back into the northbound lane and overcorrected, causing the truck to rotate one-quarter of a turn clockwise.
The pickup then traveled northwest onto the west shoulder of the run, where it turned over on its left side.
The truck came to a final rest, facing south on its left side in the bushes on the west shoulder of the road.
The driver was not at the scene and had not been located at the time of the FHP press release.
There were no leads or witnesses.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic at the scene.
Mr. James graduated from Florida A & M High School and attended Florida A& M University. His education was interrupted during his senior year when he was called upon to help care for his terminally ill mother. Following her death he remained in Madison and began his career in business working with his father. He also worked for the Seaboard Coastline and retired from Amtrak Railways in the mid 1980’s.
Mr. James married Marybelle Victry of Tampa, Florida on September 10, 1940 and they remained married for 65 years. Together they had five children, one of whom preceded them in death. Mr. James is a proud and loving father of five children, thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He delights in the phone calls and visits of his children and grandchildren.
As a proud resident of Madison, Mr. James has served in several social and civic capacities. Most notably among these is his tenure as a City Commissioner. Having the opportunity to serve as Mayor of the City of Madison was one of the proudest moments in his life. Mr. James still serves as a member emeritus of the Capital City Bank Board.
When asked his feelings regarding having lived such a long and productive life Mr. James said,” It feels good. I have tried to treat people the way I want to be treated. God has been very been good to me and I am thankful.”
At the blessed age of 95, Mr. James continues to devote himself to the well-being of his family and those in the community that he loves. The celebration of his longevity will include a birthday dinner and worship service at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. JAMES AND MANY HAPPY RETURNS!
After eight hours in Four Freedoms Park yesterday, Erin Kelly (a volunteer who is spending her break from college helping), and Kelli O’Quinn and Curt Fletcher of AOK Electric, shown left to right, were back for another day of work running the electrical wiring and putting up the lights on one of the huge trees in the park for Light Up Madison. AOK Electric is donating their time for the project. “It’s our way of giving back to the community,” said O’Quinn. “And it’s a lot of fun, too.” She added that the three of them were enjoying having the cooler weather in which to work. “Feels a lot more like Christmas,” she said. Members of the Madison Woman’s Club and Joyce Wells of Wells Farm Supply are also donating their time to the project.
By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The holiday season has arrived, and with it comes many blessings. One blessing that many churches in the county choose to share are their Christmas Cantatas and plays. Below are the schedules of Christmas Canatas and plays at some of the churches in Madison.
Madison First Baptist will host their Christmas Cantata on December 11 at 6 p.m. followed by a church social. Their candlelight Christmas Eve service will begin at 5 p.m. and a special Christmas morning service on Christmas day at 11 a.m.
Midway Church of God will be hosting their Christmas play on December 18 at 6 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Madison will be hosting their Christmas Cantata “Lead Me To Bethlehem” on December 11 at 11 a.m. They will be hosting a Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service at 6 p.m. and a Christmas morning service at 11 a.m. Christmas day.
Lee United Methodist will be hosting their children’s Christmas program on December 11 at 10 a.m.
Midway Baptist will have their Christmas program Wednesday evening, Dec. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. Following a meal at 7, the program will begin. Also, the church will host a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.
Greenville Baptist will be having a special candlelight service at 6 p.m on Christmas Eve.
New Home Baptist will be having their Christmas program at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening, Dec. 18.
Lee First Baptist will be holding their Christmas cantata Sunday evening, Dec. 18, a 7 p.m.
Madison Church of God will hold a cantata entitled The Night Before Christmas directed by Wayne Diamond on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. and that evening at 6 p.m.
Anyone interested in getting the dates and times of their Christmas program in the newspaper can email them to Kristin@greenepublishing.com or call Kristin at (850) 973-4141.