Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Clyde Alexander Jr. to the Madison County Board of County Commissioners, District 4.
Alexander, 63, of Madison, is currently the director of fitness and wellness and minority recruiter at North Florida Community College. Alexander previously served on the School Board of Madison County from 1986 to 2012. He received his bachelors’ degree from Canisius College and his master’s degree from Florida A&M University.
He will fill a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning December 21, 2012, and extending for the period of suspension, not to extend beyond the term.
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Since the FFA’s beginning in 1928, only five other people from the entire state of Florida, including long-time Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner (served 1961-91, under seven state governors) have ever been elected as the organization’s national president. Madison County High School graduate and class salutatorian Clay Sapp, son of Ed and Gina Sapp, brings that number to six. Read more
At approximately 10:58 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Madison fire departments were notified of a structure fire at 6286 NE Rocky Ford Road in north central Madison County. Responding units found smoke coming out of a residential mobile home located about one-half mile off the road. The fire was quickly brought under control but there was extensive smoke and water damage to the interior.
Units from the following agencies provided assistance at the scene: Pinetta Fire Rescue, Madison Fire Rescue, Cherry Lake Fire Rescue, Tri-County Electric, Madison County Emergency Medical Services, the State of Florida Division of Forestry, and Madison County Sheriff’s Office. No injuries were reported.
The homeowner, Kenneth Herring, was on scene also. Read more
Arva Grace Granger, 88, of Madison, died on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
She is survived by four children, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was a resident of Madison for 18 years and a member of Grace Presbyterian Church. A graveside service was held on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge II Cemetery in Madison.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
Michael Andrew Shea, 55, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Ala. after a long illness. He was born in Mobile, Ala., and grew up in Madison County before moving to Gulf Shores, Ala.
Mr. Shea was owner of American Carpet Care, located in Gulf Shores. Prior to owning and operating his own business, he was active in all manner of construction. He was also part of the Dames Point Bridge Project in Jacksonville.
Survivors include wife, Christine; son, Samuel (Amber); daughter, Sophie; granddaughter, Kyley; mother, Pat Anders; stepmother Immi Shea; brothers, Pete (Mary-Ann), Shaun, and Andy (Darlene); and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Shea was preceded in death by his father, Peter F. Shea, Jr.
A memorial Service was held Sunday, December 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Gulf Shores where Mr. Shea was a member.
From Doug Brown, Madison County Superintendent of Schools:
The preliminary 2012 school grades have been released and Madison County High School has earned a preliminary ‘A’ grade!!! The school grades are listed on the DOE website. I must stress that the high school grades are preliminary, but the grades are now displayed on the website for public consumption.
This school grade is testimony to (1) the establishment of high expectations (2) ‘buy in’ to those expectations by students, teachers, parents, and administrators, (3) hard work, dedication, and commitment by all involved and (4) leadership at the school level by the principal, AP’s, and curriculum coaches.
My hat is off to principal Ben Killingsworth, former superintendent Lou Miller, and the entire MCHS faculty and staff for this AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT!!! This is the first time that the high school has earned an A grade, but it will not be the last. The bar is set! BTW, MCHS is the only ‘A’ high school in the six-county region (Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor). Let’s celebrate!!!