By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
As of Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has moved to a new location.
People wishing to stop by and speak with Sheriff Ben Stewart may do so at the old highway patrol station on U.S. 90, west of Madison, near the high school, Central School and Madison Academy.
The building was named after late Florida Highway Patrol Trooper James H. Fulford, who was killed by a bomb planted in a microwave on Feb. 1, 1992. It had been abandoned by the state due to budget cuts.
Built in 1967, closed in 2011, Stewart feels that the building will be a perfect fit for the Sheriff’s Office.
Stewart noted that the lease he had signed was for 57 years and the building is rent-free.
“The only thing we will have to pay is the electric bill,” he said.
The number for the Sheriff’s Office remains the same at (850) 973-4151.