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Know before you vote: Amendment Nine

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. This is the ninth in a series of articles that will appear in The Madison Enterprise-Recorder. Each article will examine one of the 13 proposed constitutional amendments that will be appearing on the Florida elections ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This week’s article takes a look at Amendment Nine. Like several of the other proposed constitutional amendments, Florida voters will decide, Amendment Nine covers more than one issue. If the amendment is passed by the Florida voters, it would prohibit offshore oil and gas drilling…

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From the sunny side… The way we were

I recently had the good fortune to attend my 40th high school reunion. I say good fortune because my high school graduation class (Taylor County High School class of 1978) was a really fun group of people; we still are. Consequently, I knew a good time was in store for me this past Saturday evening. I have found that as I’ve grown older, events like reunions have become much more appealing to me than they were when I was younger. I guess that’s probably the natural progression of things. As…

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Plan before shopping for back to school

It seems like summer just started a couple of weeks ago, but August is here and it’s time to gear up for a new school year. This year, the tax-free holiday begins today, August 3rd and runs through the weekend.  It’s a great time to stock up on back-to-school supplies and clothing. According to the Florida Department of Revenue (FDR), all clothing and footwear selling for less than $60 per item are tax-free.  School supplies selling for $15 or less per item are also tax-free; you can find a complete…

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Emma Jean Howard

Emma Jean Howard, 75, of Monticello, transitioned this life at home on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Funeral services are Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at New Zion M.B. Church, with burial in Ashville Cemetery. Viewing and visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, at Tillman of Monticello, (850) 997-5553. A devoted homemaker, Ms. Howard was a lifelong resident of the Greenville-Monticello communities, with her priority being the welfare of her family. Her love will be cherished forever by her daughters: Gwendolyn (Rev. Albert Jr.)…

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