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GM Truck Recall

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc General Motors (GM) has recalled nearly 800,000 trucks that reportedly have the potential to unexpectedly lose power steering. This sudden steering issue could cause some drivers to lose control of their vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the power steering problem can be caused by a loss of electrical power. When the system in supplying a large load of electricity, even during low-speed turns, the electrical loss can disable the power steering. The recall impacts certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC…

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Explore a career in law enforcement

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Police Department (MPD) has an interesting program that allows youth, ages 14 to 21, to participate and obtain hands-on experience in the criminal justice system. The Explorer program, as it is called, is specifically designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Lieutenant Chris Cooks revitalized the program in 2010. Since then, about 20 explorers have passed through the program. Participants attend monthly meetings, have the opportunity to take part in the department’s ride-along program, and take field trips to…

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Sports 

Cowboys game day… A new season begins

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc.; For the members of the Madison County High School (MCHS) football team it has been a long, hot summer. Many of them have been putting in the work to prepare for tonight. All the running, lifting, sweating, grunting, and groaning have been the investment; tonight that investment begins to pay dividends. The Cowboys will face the Trojans of Hamilton County High School in the annual Kickoff Classic this evening. Football fans can expect to see some exciting football this season from the Cowboys. With arguably…

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Emergency assistance for livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish program

Story Submitted: The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible livestock, honeybee, and farm-raised fish producers who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, not covered by other agricultural disaster assistance programs. Eligible livestock losses include grazing losses not covered under the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP), loss of purchased feed and/or mechanically harvested feed due to an eligible adverse weather event, additional cost of transporting water because of an eligible drought and additional…

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