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Chamber of Commerce hosts successful luncheon

Savannah Reams On Monday, Nov. 4, businesses and individuals came together for a monthly luncheon hosted by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. This luncheon serves as a means for locals to share about their business or organization, network and learn more about the interesting people who make up Madison County. Attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Grumpy’s Diner, of Madison. While the assembly dined, special speaker Wanda Violet, co-founder of Madison County Florida Storytelling, educated guests about all of the wonderful happenings that will be taking place…

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Coming Soon: Twin Oaks Manufacturing

Rick Patrick Twin Oaks Manufacturing, LLC is well on its way to opening a proposed manufacturing facility in the old “Blue Building” on SW Pinckney St., next to the Madison County Jail. Twin Oaks has made a commitment to the Madison County Commission to invest a minimum of $1,000,000 in the facility. In addition, Twin Oaks plans to provide 50 full time jobs for the manufacturing facility. These jobs are expected to pay above the average wage for this area. According to information provided by Twin Oaks, they “plan…

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Contraband investigation leads to arrest

John Willoughby The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced on Wednesday, Nov. 6, the arrest of a former Madison correctional officer, who is facing multiple charges including conspiracy to introduce contraband and unlawful compensation following a contraband introduction investigation that dates back to the beginning of 2019. Christopher Joshua Cooks, 23, of Madison, turned himself into the Madison County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 3, prior to his same-day release on bond. Cooks was charged with unlawful compensation, disclosure or use of confidential criminal justice information, unlawful use of a…

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Emma Jean Folsom Wyche

Emma Jean Folsom Wyche, after sharing wonderful memories and while surrounded by her family at home in Madison, Fla., passed into her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Emma, the first daughter of Vernon Massey and Jessie Ruth Pate Folsom, was born in Monticello, Fla. on March 3, 1932. A graduate of Madison High School (1950) and Florida State University (1954), Emma was a business education teacher at Quincy High School. She later worked as a staff member at the Florida Department of Education. Her most valued position was…

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