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Sports 

Cowboys’ conditioning workouts underway

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Amongst the grunts, groans, and gasping for air, one could hear coaches barking out orders emanating from the field house next to Boot Hill Stadium on the Madison County High School campus. Head Coach Mike Coe smiled and described the scene as “organized chaos.” Organized chaos is the perfect way to describe the scene as these young athletes pushed themselves to their limits as they strive to prepare for a football season that will surely test each of them both physically and mentally. “Our goal…

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Farm & Outdoors 

Meet and greet: Denise Grimsley

Story Submitted: The Madison County Farm Bureau recently held a “Meet & Greet,” on Monday, June 19, for Denise Grimsley. Grimsley is running for the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture in the 2018 election. Grimsley visited Madison in order to speak to several local farmers, answer any questions they had and to gain a better understanding of the issues that are going on here in our community. Grimsley stated that agriculture is the foundation of Florida’s economy – that’s why it is critical we have strong leadership to confront the challenges…

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Farm & Outdoors 

FWC law enforcement to participate in Operation Dry Water, national effort against boating under the influence

Story Submitted: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds boaters, as the holiday weekend approaches, that boating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is dangerous and illegal. During Operation Dry Water June 30-July 2, and extending through the July 4th holiday, boaters can expect to see more officers on the water.  During this annual three-day awareness and enforcement campaign, officers will be educating the public while identifying and deterring operators from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out June…

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History 

Silent screen star hailed from madison

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. The footlights which once shown bright have dimmed to low, and the whirr of the movie projectors from the past have become silent when it comes to the history of the silent screen star who came from Madison, but history still has its whispers. If you listen closely, the sound of those whispers increases and you will find yourself taken from Madison, Fl., all the way to death’s door in Los Angeles, Ca. Let’s go on that magical mystery tour. Elizabeth Patterson Dial was born…

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