By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Lee man was killed Wednesday evening at approximately 8:40 p.m., when his car flipped on U.S. 90, about a half-mile east of NE Macedonia Church Road.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Carl Wayne Williams, 62, was traveling east in a 2008 Lincoln, when for unknown reasons, he traveled off the paved road onto the north grassy shoulder.
The Lincoln overturned numerous times, coming to a final rest facing north on the north shoulder of US 90.
Williams was ejected coming to final rest on the north shoulder. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.
FHP was assisted by Madison Sheriff’s Department, Madison EMS and Lee Rescue.
FHP Cpl. Donnie Pitts was the crash and homicide investigator.
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The FCAT 2.0, that School Superintendent Lou Miller described as “new different, more rigorous” raises the bar from the previous FCAT test administered to tenth grade students.
The new “cut score” recommended on the FCAT 2 is 243, or Level Three. Two reactor panels have already recommended raising the cut score, but the new FCAT 2 will also mean fewer students will graduate, because fewer will pass the tenth grade FCAT. Even though the students will have two more chances to retake the test in the 11th grade and another two chances in the 12th grade, Miller told the Madison County School Board at their Dec. 6 meeting that an estimated 7,965 students statewide would be unable to pass the FCAT in the tenth grade.
The Commissioner of Education will make the recommendation to the state board of education, and that board will vote on Dec. 19 whether or not to approve the new cut score. The Madison County School Board would then know what level of performance will be expected from Madison’s current class of tenth graders when they take the test in April.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Thomas R. “Tommy” Hardee of Madison, as Madison County Supervisor of Elections.
Hardee, 37, has been an insurance agent with Odiorne Insurance since 2009 and a volunteer firefighter with Madison Fire Rescue since 2000. Previously, he was an insurance agent with Aflac from 2006 to 2009, a supervisor with Packaging Corporation of America from 2000 to 2006 and a fireman with Madison Fire Rescue from 1994 to 2000. Hardee has been chairman of Friends of the Hospital since 2009 and served on the Madison County Zoning Board from 2006 to 2008. He attended North Florida Community College and the Florida Fire College.
Hardee will serve during the suspension of Jada Williams.