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Flags adorn courthouse square

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Local citizens may have noticed, over the last several days, a number of US flags around the courthouse square in downtown Madison. According to Stewart Scott from the American Legion Post 224, from Cherry Lake, this was once a tradition in Madison. Soon after Billy Washington was elected Clerk of the Court, he found several US flags that had once been flown around the courthouse. Washington contacted the American Legion post, and it was decided to once again fly the flags around the courthouse. The…

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Memorial Day observance planned

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Monday, May 29, is the day this year set aside as Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the day we remember the sacrifices made by the members of the armed services who have helped ensure the freedoms we all enjoy in the nation. Memorial Day has its roots in the days and years immediately following the American Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, it became an official federal holiday in 1971. By the late 1860s, citizens across the US had begun holding tributes to fallen soldiers…

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Celebrating Madison County’s EMS

Selina Iglesias: Greene Publishing, Inc. This year, the 43rd EMS Week is celebrated from Sunday, May 21 to Saturday, May 27. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. Back then, EMS was a new profession and was just becoming recognized as a critical component in the medical field. During this week, communities are encouraged to honor those EMS workers who tirelessly work to provide lifesaving services to those in need. The Madison County EMS has…

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Local makes it big in NYC

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Ivy Baldwin was raised in Madison County. She danced with Becky‚Äôs Dance Steps Studio for 13 years. She attended Madison County schools, graduating in 1993 from Madison County High School. Following high school, Baldwin left Madison for North Carolina School of the Arts, graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997. She went on to New York University for graduate school. Baldwin graduated with her Masters of Fine Arts degree in 2000. Baldwin opened her own dance company in New York City (NYC)…

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