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Letter To The Editor: Hard Truths

To the citizens of Madison County, I originally signed this letter with my full name. However, with my partner being an employee of the Madison County District School Board, we were in fear of their job. I do not want to hide behind a pseudonym, but we desperately need to keep my partner’s job. Even the small amount they make helps. I have lived in Madison County most of my life. Even when I have lived in other parts of these United States of America, this is where I call…

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20th of May Jubilee Celebration

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Five beautiful ladies will kick off the 20th of May Jubilee Celebration: Unity, Peace, and Love festivities with a beauty pageant on Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Madison Recreation Center. Competing for the crown will be eleventh -graders, Dalasia Hampton and Kiara Johnson; and ninth -graders, Anaysia Bess, Simmora Lott and Ny’Asia Allen. This annual celebration commemorates the Proclamation of Emancipation Day, which officially designated the end of slavery in Florida on May 20, 1865. This came two years after President Abraham…

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Isreal “Mook” Blackshear

Isreal “Mook” Blackshear, 78, of Greenville, passed in Valdosta, on Sunday, May 6. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at New Zion M.B. Church, in Greenville, with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing/visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at Tillman of Monticello (850) 997-5553. He was a member of New Zion and retired from Florida Plywood. Among his survivors are his wife, Queen Elizabeth Williams Blackshear; sons: Eddie, Terry (Kechia), Bruce and Eric Blackshear; step-sons: Gene, James (LaTonya),…

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