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Education: Vega receives Governor’s Shine Award

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. During recent meetings of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott has been recognizing outstanding educators (Teachers of the Year) from around the state with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. The educators honored on Wednesday, Aug.16 are some of the state’s 2017 District Teachers of the Year. “I am proud to present these seven educators with the Governor’s Shine Award today. These outstanding teachers have been recognized…

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County Commission: Will we see ads on ambulances?

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Imagine if you can, you are waiting at a traffic signal in downtown Madison and you hear the whine of an ambulance’s siren. You wait for the ambulance to pass by; and as it does you notice an advertisement plastered on the side of the emergency vehicle, “If you’ve been in an accident, call attorney XYZ.” This may sound far-fetched, but it could easily become a reality. During the meeting of the Madison County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, Aug. 23, the Commissioners heard…

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CITY OF MADISON: Overview of grant program

Story Submitted The City of Madison continues to implement a grant program that includes the following: $700,000 awarded by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Community Development Block Grant program to renovate 10 houses. Project completed. $700,000 application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Community Development Block Grant program appears to be on track for an award to the city. The grant would relocate sewer lines from the back of residences in Oak Estates to the right-of-way in front of the residences for better access by city utility crews….

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Passing Parade: Coming for The General?

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist “The past cannot be cured,” said Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century. Philosopher George Santayana penned the most famous quote warning against tossing out history, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Lyn Vaughn wrote a column for the August 19, 2017 Atlanta Constitution 11a, in which she put into focus the offensive “symbols and memorabilia from the past.” “First,” she said, “it was Confederate flags. Now monuments and statues have to go. What’s next?” The carving at Stone Mountain? Oh…

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