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WRECK: Truck vs. Motorcycle Greenville man in serious condition

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc.; According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), on Saturday, Aug. 12, at approximately 11 a.m., Trooper J. Clement responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of NW US 221 and NW Reams St., in Greenville. A 2012 Ford F150, driven by 57-year-old Lynette Sirmon, of Greenville, pulled in front of a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle as she attempted to turn east on NW Reams St. from NW US 221. The motorcycle, driven by 19-year-old Brandon Bailey, of Greenville, was unable to avoid the collision. The…

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Crime: Drugs & credit cards land two in jail

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Two south Florida men are in the Madison County Jail on felony drug charges after they were pulled over by the Florida Highway Patrol’s (FHP) Criminal Interdiction Unit near mile marker 260, on Interstate 10. An FHP K-9 unit was deployed and conducted a free-air sniff of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. The K-9 gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics and both the driver, 24-year-old Ramon Alvarez-Mesa, of Hialeah, Fl., and the passenger, 61-year-old Jose M. Riesgo, of Miami, Fl., were detained while…

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City Commission: Topics discussed

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing Inc.; The first to speak during the citizen participation portion of the Madison City Commission meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, was David Lawton, owner/organizer of the “Booty Warz” events. His concern at this meeting was a “lack of checks and balances” between the various government-appointed boards (particularly the Planning and Zoning Board) and the city commission. His comments were based upon the board’s decision to not grant him a special exception to serve alcohol at his event center. He was also unsatisfied with the unkempt appearance…

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State: New Florida driver’s licenses coming soon

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc.; According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the department has started issuing new, more secure Florida drivers’ licenses and ID cards. By the end of December 2017, the new cards will be available at all service centers throughout Florida and online. Previous driver’s licenses and ID cards will still be in use alongside the new credential until replaced or phased out. The front of the new cards will incorporate a pastel-colored linear rendering of the Florida State seal and a large…

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