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Tree of remembrance in Madison

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Deloris Jones set up a table at Norris Cafe on Friday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. to sell ornaments in remembrance of loved ones for the Christmas season. The ornaments will go on a Tree of Remembrance along with other remembrance ornaments. The Tree of Remembrance provides a wonderful alternative to traditional holiday gifts. The tree provides a time to remember and celebrate the lives of those we love, and at the same time, helps Big Bend Hospice provide care, comfort and hope to those…

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History 

A NASCAR driver from Madison?

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. When you hear the word NASCAR, what do you think? Do you recall that 2001 afternoon in Daytona when Dale Earnhardt lost his life? Or do you remember the greatness that Richard Petty achieved when he won his 200th race? You don’t think of a hometown resident going and racing beside Darrell Waltrip, do you? Well, it happened. Gordon “Don” Williams was born on May 14, 1947 in Madison to Robbie and Gordon Williams Sr., who owned a local hardware store. Williams went to Florida…

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Community News 

The McMillans come to Madison

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. This weekend is sure to be filled with spirit, joy and the love of Christ. A gospel group is coming down from the mountains in Jackson, Tn., to host a thirteen-date Christmas tour in Florida, with the first stops in Madison. For over 20 years, the McMillan family has been using their talents for the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Being full-time music ministers of the gospel for 20 years, the family has gone through multiple band changes. The line-up now consist of…

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School 

Teacher Spotlight: Samantha Turner John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Samantha Turner is a math and science teacher for third grade students at Pinetta Elementary School (PES), in Pinetta. The 2017 fall semester is her first year – both at PES and as a teacher overall. Before Turner began her work at PES, she was a full-time intern at Lee Elementary School for one year but that was her only experience. “I wanted to become an educator since childhood, but I took a different career path,” said Turner. “Into my twenties,…

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