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Solomon fundraiser planned

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. A fundraiser is planned to help the family of the late Keith “Solo” Solomon who passed away on Monday, April 16. Solomon was a long-time coach with the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys football program. In addition to his work with the high school football program, Solomon also gave much of his time to other youth sports endeavors. He frequently served as an umpire for Babe Ruth baseball games. The fundraiser will take place at the Madison County Courthouse lawn on Thursday, April 26….

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Scam Alert: IRS telephone scams

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. As tax season comes to a close, the number of phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rise. For one Madison County resident, he got a call more than once. According to, a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be IRS employees, using fake names and IRS identification badge numbers. The resident, who will remain anonymous, claims that he received a call from a number…

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From the sunny side… Lima Beans

Today is Lima Bean Respect Day. I bet most of y’all (I love the way I can say “y’all” and no one think it’s odd. If I worked at a big city newspaper up north, I probably would not be able to say “y’all” with impunity) didn’t know that. Well, now you do. Today has not been a wasted day. I find that if I can learn something new every day, then no matter what else happens that day, the day was not a wasted day. I have always had…

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Passing Parade: FLORIDA The Forgotten State

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist It looks like there’s going to be a contest in Florida for a U.S. Senate seat. The seat is now occupied by Bill Nelson! What on earth has Bill Nelson contributed, for the sake of Florida, from that Senate seat? That question has never been far from my mind, that is, since about 2001. Bill Nelson has been present nearly 30 years in Washington. What impact has he made for Florida, or, for that matter, the Nation? His exploits in space, well, are interesting, but…

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