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Saving the Florida Scrub Jay

Story Submitted The Florida scrub-jay is in peril. Less than 10 percent remain as development pushes them out of the only place they can survive: dense scrub oak and saw palmettos packed into the dry sandy hills of the Florida scrub. In the 1920s, roughly 100,000 scrub-jays were counted in Florida. A 1992 Archbold Biological Station census counted 10,000; and in 2011, another count saw a population reduction to 6,000 according to Ralph Risch, a biologist specializing in the species for the Florida Forest Service. Initially the citrus industry displaced…

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Write your letters to Santa

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. We are pleased to announce that it is time to submit Santa Letters again! Greene Publishing, Inc. is accepting letters to Santa until Wednesday, Dec. 13 for print in the Friday, Dec. 22 Christmas edition of the Madison Enterprise-Recorder. Please keep the following tips in mind: Wednesday, Dec. 13 is a hard deadline. Only submissions received on or before the 13th can be guaranteed to be printed. Sleighs take a long time to load, so the earlier the better. Mail you letters to PO Drawer…

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WRECK: Collision injures two

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, Nov. 30, Patrol Officer William Walker responded to a vehicular accident on East Base St., at approximately 11:43 a.m. According to a report by the Madison Police Department (MPD), a white 2017 Honda Civic driven by Betty Crosby, 69, of Live Oak, was traveling westbound on East Base St. in the right lane when she failed to maintain her lane by veering left and making contact with the right rear bumper of a brown 2001 Chevrolet driven by Willie Fudge, 69, of Madison….

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SPORTS: Cowboys send off to Orlando

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys will leave for what is hoped to be a history-making trip. The Cowboys will be playing for their third state football title since 2000. Should the Cowboys win, they will be the first team in school history to win a state title with an undefeated record. Everyone is invited to line the sidewalks of Hwy. 90 at 11 a.m. to show their support of the Cowboys as they leave Madison. Full…

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