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LOCAL: 11-month-old baby in need of prayers and support

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. Cody and Cierra Ledford, of Pinetta, are experiencing the pains that every parent prays to never have to face; the pain of your child/baby in the hospital, and the pain of feeling helpless. Saturday, Oct. 21 began as any other day.  Cody and Cierra woke up and got their two children, Brindle, age 2 ½ , and the 11-month-old Wacey, dressed and ready for a day out with the family.  The family of four headed out to Hickory Grove Founder’s Day to enjoy their…

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WRECK: Mid-day rollover

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. A mid-day rollover left a Jacksonville resident with only minor injuries and debris scattered in the median of I-10. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, on Friday afternoon, Oct. 20, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a 2009 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Interstate 10, near mile marker 257. The driver of the vehicle, Chayse Marie Condon, 19, was in the inside lane when, for unknown reasons, she ran off the roadway toward the median, coming in contact with rumble strips. Condon lost control…

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CITY: Madison Fire Rescue to flush fire hydrants

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Beginning on Monday, Oct. 30, Madison Fire Rescue will again be flushing fire hydrants around the City of Madison. The process normally takes anywhere from two to three weeks to complete, depending on the volume of calls to which the department must respond. The department does not flush hydrants during weekends or after 5 p.m. Signs will be posted in areas in which the flushing is to occur. According to Fire Chief Bruce Jordan, there are several reasons for flushing the hydrants. Among these are:…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Happy Birthday Daddy

Saturday, Oct. 28 would mark the 79th birthday of my Daddy. (It would also mark the 55th wedding anniversary of my parents.  My mother always said she picked my daddy’s birthday to get married, so that “he would never forget the day.”) My Daddy left this world and entered the gates of Heaven back on Feb. 17, 2012.  My world has always been a little grayer since that day.  I loved my Daddy with all my heart.  He was truly the love of my life, my confidant, my mentor, my…

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