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Lady Broncos finish season

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, March 27, the Madison County Central School (MCCS) Lady Broncos entered into post-season play against the Lady Bullpups of Taylor County Middle School. It only took six innings for the Lady Broncos to dispatch the Lady Bullpups with an 11-1 final score. The Lady Broncos gained an early advantage by scoring two runs in the second inning. The Lady Broncos added four runs in the third, three runs in the fifth, and two in the sixth inning before the game was called when…

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Madison EMS paramedic arrested

Story Submitted On Saturday, March 25, at approximately 7 a.m., the Madison Police Department received a report of missing prescription pills from an employee of Madison EMS, located at 1314 W. Base St., in Madison. Officer Tony Mashburn responded and received a complaint about five prescription pills of Vyanse, a central nervous system stimulant, missing from an employee’s vehicle. Following a confession later that day, 34-year-old Deborah Lynne Winik, also an employee of Madison EMS, was arrested  by Officer Tony Mashburn. Prior to speaking with law enforcement, Winik called the…

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Proposed legislation would cut back on food stamps

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. A bill working its way through the Florida Legislature could cut off food stamps to nearly 230,000 residents — including children and seniors. House Bill 581, titled Family Self-Sufficiency, aims to return the eligibility standard for food stamps to pre-recession levels, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. The 11-page bill, which Republican freshman State Representative Frank White, of Pensacola introduced, seeks to return the income eligibility for a household to 130 percent of the poverty level, a 70 percent reduction from the…

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MCHS weightlifting team holds its own at regional meet

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Following an impressive District meet on Friday, March 10 in Fort White, the Madison County High School (MCHS) boys weightlifting team travelled to Baker County High School, on Friday, March 24, for the Region Three meet. Team members placed in more than half of the weight classes, making MCHS the Region Three runner-up, with six students qualifying for the state championship. Freshman Darion Staten pressed 155 on bench and cleared 135 at the clean and jerk, securing a third place finish in the 119 –…

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