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WRECK: Three involved in roll-over

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Friday, Nov. 10, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a van traveling north on State Road 53 North, north of Duval Pond Curve, overturned when the driver attempted to avoid hitting a dog. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a blue 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander van, driven by Terrance Antwan Wright, 40, of Madison, was traveling north on SR 53 N. when a dog crossed the road from the east shoulder to the west shoulder. In an attempt to avoid hitting the dog,…

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CRIME: Two arrested on possession of marijuana

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, two out-of-state travelers were arrested on possession of marijuana during a regular traffic stop. According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Moises Juarez, 37, of Ca., and passenger, Jacob Jones, 36, of Hi., were traveling east bound on I-10. A traffic stop was performed for the passenger improperly wearing his seatbelt. Due to the odor of marijuana and marijuana residue on the passenger floorboard, a search was performed and approximately 18 pounds of marijuana was located in the trunk of the 2016…

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LOCAL: Mickey Starling joins Greene Publishing, Inc.

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. Mickey Starling joined Greene Publishing, Inc. on Monday, Nov. 20, as a reporter. Mickey is a life-long resident of Madison County who has served as a youth pastor and pastor for the past 24 years. He became interested in journalism in high school, serving as an editor in his senior year. He continued as editor of the North Florida Junior College Trailblazer in 1981-82. Throughout his career, Mickey has had a passion for writing stories that depict real-life situations with humor and hope that…

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City Commission: Street renamed in honor of Pete Mobley

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Commissioner Judy Townsend and local citizen Jesse Solomon originally presented a petition for the renaming SW First St. and SW Scruggs St. (which are separated only by a railroad track and a slight shift) to Pete Mobley St. at the Tuesday, Oct. 10 City Commission meeting. At that time, some of the City Commissioners voiced concerns that emergency response times might be affected due to confusion concerning ability to find certain addresses because of the track and the shift in the roadway. After hearing Solomon’s…

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