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City closer to medical marijuana dispensaries

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m., the Madison City Commission gathered at City Hall to hold their regular scheduled monthly meeting. The first reading of an ordinance, to allow medical marijuana treatment facilities to operate in the City of Madison, was passed unanimously. In attendance was Mayor Ina Thompson, City Attorney Clay Schnitker, City Clerk Lee Anne Hall, City Manager Sarah Anderson, and Commissioners: Judy Townsend, Jim Catron, Rayne Cooks and Terry Johnson. Previously, on Feb. 13, during the Madison City Commissioner’s regular scheduled…

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Know before you vote: Amendment Two

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. This is the second in a series of articles that will appear in the Madison Enterprise-Recorder. Each article will examine one of the 13 proposed constitutional amendments that will be appearing on the Florida elections ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. This week’s article takes a look at Amendment 2. The second of the amendments voters will see on the November, 2018 ballot is not a new amendment. This same amendment was approved by Florida voters in 2008. That amendment set a cap of 10…

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From the sunny side… More than the score

There’s an old story involving the famous football coach, Vince Lombardi, saying “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” (Although the quote actually originated with college football coach, Red Saunders) Lombardi, although he repeated the comment on many occasions, did say in later years said that his words were often taken out of context. “I meant the effort… I meant having a goal… I sure as h**l didn’t mean for people to crush human values and morality,” Lombardi later told a reporter. Although I do agree that winning is a…

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Passing Parade: Paying Homage to the Greatest Generation

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist From Madison and the hills and cities of this great country, men and women went to defend an idea-freedom! They fought for the future of their descendants. Their sacrifice and that of their colleagues will never be forgotten. When freedom was endangered, they rose to the occasion and did their part. This was further exemplified by our Four Freedoms Monument. Fully explained in the book: The Fight for the Four Freedoms. by Harvey Kaye, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2014. Our Four Freedoms monument will be…

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