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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available in Florida following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of the drought that began on Tuesday, May 9. The loans are available in the following counties: Baker, Columbia, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison and Nassau in Florida. “These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in Georgia. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at…

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Sports 

Cowboys get royal send-off

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, May 23, the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys loaded up on a charter bus to head to the State Class 1A baseball playoffs. This is the first time in school history the Cowboys have been to the state finals. The City of Madison lined the street to send the young athletes off in style as they departed for Ft. Myers. “Thank you Madison County for the love today. You made our Cowboys feel so special; they will never forget today. These are…

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School 

NTCS students enjoy field day

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, May 11, the students of New Testament Christian School enjoyed their field day.  Around 11 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office kicked off the activities with two K-9 deputies who brought their dogs and gave the students a demonstration of how the dogs are trained to protect and serve the community. At lunch, the students and faculty enjoyed a cookout, followed by some outdoor games and activities. Games for the afternoon included three-legged races, a jump rope challenge, a balloon toss, an egg…

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NFCC Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for fall

Each year the North Florida Community College (NFCC) Foundation helps hundreds of students pay for college. This past term, NFCC awarded 90 scholarships to deserving students and is currently finalizing summer scholarship awards. At the end of its summer term, NFCC will have awarded well over $200,000 in scholarship dollars for the 2016-2017 academic year to support area students. According to NFCC Executive Director of Development and External Affairs Dr. Cheryl S. James, the generous spirit of our community is a true testament to our district’s dedication to education. “The…

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