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U.S. Representative Al Lawson to speak at Banquet

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. The planning committee for the Greenville Training School Mass Reunion has been busy arranging activities for the weekend of July 7 – 9. The weekend will begin on Friday, July 7, with registration and a “Meet and Greet” at Greenville Elementary School at 6 p.m. One of the highlights of the weekend will be the banquet on Saturday, July 8, at 6 p.m., at Greenville Elementary School featuring guest speaker, the Honorable Al Lawson, Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 5th Congressional…

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Is obesity killing you?

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. With more than 34 percent of adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents, ages two to 19, considered obese in the United States, the disease not only poses serious health risks implication, but it is now ranked as a national epidemic. Indeed, projections are that if the current trend continues, three-quarters of Americans will be overweight or obese by 2020. The medical community defines overweight and obesity as a Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and…

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Hospital health strong

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Despite challenges facing many rural hospitals, Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH)’s financial health is strong. MCMH has released their monthly financial report for the time period that ended on Wednesday, May 31. Current numbers show MCMH had an available cash balance of $1,364,266.85, as of Tuesday, June 13. The hospital has a line of credit of $250,000 available and $88,486.88 in outstanding checks. The hospital surtax balance as of Apr. 30 was $1,636,199.56. Occasionally, a negative interest will be listed on the hospital surtax spreadsheet….

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They’re ba-a-a-a-ack: IRS scammers still out there

Lynette Norris: Greene Publishing, Inc. It’s more like they never really went away. Tax season may be over for now, but the phony phone callers pretending to be IRS agents are still going strong. Since the Fall of 2013, more than 10,300 victims of IRS impersonation scams have paid more than $55 million to IRS impersonators. Many consumers are amazed that people still fall for this scam after four years of warnings trumpeted over the news media; but the persistent, professional-sounding and often threatening tone still catches victims, mostly college…

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