MCSO locates fugitive

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, June 19, Shedrick Tyrone Williams Jr., age 23 was pursued for active arrest warrants for a drug offender probation violation. He fled Madison Police Department (MPD) officers on foot, leading them into the wooded area behind the businesses of Winn-Dixie and Pizza Hut. Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies responded to assist and attempted to establish a canine track, however, the canine track was unsuccessful and the fugitive was not located. The entire area was thoroughly searched. It was speculated Williams was able…

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Hard work pays off: MCCS will rise to a C

Savannah Reams: Greene Publishing, Inc. 2018 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) results are in! After six hours of calculating, the predicted grade for Madison County Central School (MCCS) is a 50 C! MCCS’s rise to a C means that the school will continue to operate as usual, with no need for the assistance of an outside entity. Last summer, Superintendent Dr. Karen Pickles stressed the severity of the situation at MCCS, informing the district that if they could not raise the grade, the Florida Department of Education would mandate another option….

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From the sunny side… Canine conversations

Ever since I saw the movie Doctor Doolittle (the one starring Rex Harrison) when I was a little kid, I’ve thought it would be really cool to be able to “talk to the animals.” To be able to effectively communicate with them would be all kinds of fun, I think. Although I don’t confess to be able to “chat with a chimp” or “talk to a tiger,” I have on several occasions carried on a conversation with Natty, my 14 year-old Jack Russell Terrier dog. I do honestly feel that…

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Editorials 

Hydrate this Summer

You can feel it; the heat and humidity of summer have arrived! With temperatures in the mid 90’s, you can feel the difference and know this will be a daily experience for the next few months. In the heat of summer, we forget how quickly a person can become dehydrated.  During these days of high temperatures, you need to be cautious about dehydration which can lead to serious complications. Water, an essential nutrient, is the best and easiest choice to keep hydrated during the summer heat. Drinking water throughout the…

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