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Hosts Business After Hours

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Tuesday, Sept. 19 Business After Hours will be hosted by Norris Café, located at 140 SW Range Ave., in Madison. Madison County Chamber of Commerce members and their guests are invited to visit from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, and enjoy good food, good fun, and good fellowship. Norris Café is owned and operated by Chris and Amanda Norris. Chris and Amanda moved back to Madison to re-open the family business (originally Norris Pharmacy); only this time as Norris Café….

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Hurricane IRMA

Rick Patrick & Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Irma, Madison County had more than her fair share of visitors, trying to escape the wrath of this potentially deadly storm. Many of them travelled north from such places as Sarasota, Naples, Vero Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and many more. Traffic on both I-75 and I-10 was literally bumper to bumper at times. One could easily say that tens of thousands of people made their way north in a massive caravan making its way to…

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Tax-free online shopping for vets

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Veterans will soon be able to shop online tax-free. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) will offer veterans tax-free shopping both on and off base. Active-duty, reserve, retired, and honorably discharged veterans from any branch will be eligible to take advantage of the tax-free shopping. Tom Shull is the CEO of AAFES, which is often referred to as “the exchange, BX (base exchange) or PX (post exchange) by military members. He took control of the organization five years ago. Exchanges are located on…

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September 11 tribute

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. It was supposed to be just another Tuesday morning. People were going to work, like any other Tuesday morning. No doubt people were thinking of many things that morning. Were the rumors of Michael Jordan coming out of retirement to rejoin the NBA true? There was probably talk about the Denver Broncos’ 31-20 victory over the New York Giants the night before. Locally, eyes were on the southeastern Gulf of Mexico where Hurricane Gabrielle developed. Three days later, Gabrielle made landfall near Venice, Fl. Three…

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