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Qualifying period set for Commission seats

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The qualifying period for anyone interested in running for City Commission for the Town of Greenville or the City of Madison has been set. Anyone wishing to run for City Commission must qualify during the qualifying period, which has been set for Monday, Jan. 15 through 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan 19. Currently, there are three seats on the Madison City Commission whose terms expire in March, 2018. Those seats are: District 1, currently held by Rayne Cooks; District 4, currently held by James Stanley…

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Proposed agreement returns to council

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, Jan. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., the Town of Greenville gathered to listen to what kind of progress was made in the past months regarding appropriation requests concerning pump station number five and the youth bill that will provide the younger generation “with things to do.” In attendance were Town Attorney John Reid, Town Manager Edward Dean, Mayor Calvin Malone and council members: Barbara Dansey, Brandi Seabrooks and Joi Collins. Also in attendance were County Commissioner Ronnie Moore and Kovecherich Arnold, whose attendance…

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Passing Parade: The great rules rollback

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist With the realization that a president can’t do anything that a Congress won’t allow, our President Donald J. Trump has had a great first year. This is what he has accomplished: passed a long-promised rewrite of the tax code, more oil drilling, and a series of lifetime appointments to the federal judiciary. The President promised to upend Washington, and drain the swamp, by reducing the influence of Johnny Red Tape. The far-reaching rollback of rules was officially announced on Dec. 14, 2017. The Dec. 15,…

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Lifelong musicians: Arlen Favors and Jackson Dickinson

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Arlen Favors and Jackson Dickinson are both musicians in the Madison County area who grew up together playing everything and anything they could. Mainly a songwriter and guitarist, Favors’ father passed away in 1986, when Arlen was only five-years-old. “I got infatuated [with the guitar],” said Favors. Favors’ father, Allen Favors, was also a musician who played guitar. “He inherited [the guitar playing] from his father,” said his mother, Christine Peters. At age eleven, Favors and Dickinson played in a band together; eventually growing up…

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