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Madison man arrested for attempted murder

Chris Jones, Greene Publishing, Inc. According to Madison Police Department (MPD) Chief Reggie Alexander, at 3:06 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, the MPD responded to a report of an in-progress stabbing at 619 SW Orange Ave. Two victims, a 35-year-old female and a 15-year-old female were found at the residence. The 35-year-old victim was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) via ShandsCair life-flight, with multiple stab wounds. At 3:32 p.m. the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Tyrese Shantel Fleming, of Madison, was spotted on SW Paramore Ave. He was taken…

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Celebrate the nation’s independence this July 4th

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. However, the tradition of celebrating the day that the Continental Congress adopted the historic document declaring the 13 American colonies as independent sovereign states goes back to the 18th century. Since 1776, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. The vote for independence actually took place on July 2nd, but the document stating such was not formally adopted until the fourth….

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Long Leaf Pine program for landowners

Story Submitted The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, announced today that the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is now accepting applications from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. The application period is now open until Friday, July 28. Longleaf pine forests are native to the southeastern United States and are among the most diverse ecosystems in North America. Longleaf pines provide high quality wood products and are highly valued for their resistance to damage by insects, disease, wildfire and storms. Longleaf pine…

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Greenville bank heist led by former Miami policeman

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. Three people, including a Miami policeman, reportedly robbed the bank in Greenville on June 24, 1931. Foster Sloan, the former policeman, along with Audrey Logan and Yates Haden were held in jail in Ft. Lauderdale before they could be picked up by Madison County Sheriff Leonard Morrow to await trial in Madison. Police Detective Sgt. E.W. Melchen, of the Miami Police Department, said that Sloan had previously been employed as a law officer in the South Florida city. He had left the department eleven years…

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