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City of Madison hosts community meeting

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, March 23, the City of Madison hosted a meeting for any community-minded citizens who wished to attend. The purpose of this meeting was to announce plans for an after-school and summer youth program to be funded by a grant from the Department of Juvenile Justice. There was also a presentation on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity grant and the outcomes of a University of Florida study of Madison’s outdoor recreation design projects. Capt. Tyrone Edwards spoke to the audience about plans for…

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Semi-truck slams into Madison building

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, March 22, at approximately 4 p.m., a 2009 Mack semi-truck, owned by Singletary Trucking, and driven by Gideon Elliot Suggs, of Live Oak, ran off the roadway, jumped the curb, ran over a speed limit sign, and crashed into the old Madison Glass building, located at 118 E. Base St. The truck was traveling south on Washington Ave. and made a left turn onto E. Base St. According to the driver, the wheel would not turn, resulting in the collision; however, when Madison…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Home-raising

Emerald G. Parsons In today’s society, as we look around, so many of us are shocked at what our world is coming to (has come to). So much of what is going on in this world also has to do with the way children are being raised.  It’s called “Home Raising.”  Either you’ve got some – or you don’t. I am proud to say that good “home-raising” manners were instilled in me from the time I could talk and walk. I’ve always teased by saying that I think I was…

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UF freshman shows that you’re never too young to gain medical experience

Emma Witmer Special: to Greene Publishing, Inc. At just 19 years old, University of Florida freshman Corey Brandies touts a resume with nearly five years of hospital experience from three separate institutions Brandies is the son of Jean Boothe Brandies and Corky Brandies and is an Aucilla Christian Academy alumni. Brandies’ relationship with his grandmother, a paramedic, fostered a love of health care in him from a very young age. This passion blossomed into career aspirations, eventually bringing him to the University of Florida in pursuit of a medical degree,…

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