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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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Hurricane Irma preparedness: Are you generator ready?

Story Submitted What! No power? Again? Most of us (at some point in time) have been a victim of losing power at our homes. The first finger we want to point is at the power company; however, most power loss comes from a natural event such as weather or man-made incidents. Regardless of how it happens, you and your loved ones are sitting there with no power. Your kids are wondering why the T.V. will not turn on and why their electronic devices will not charge. You are wondering how…

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Rocks for pops

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Police Department (MPD) has been helping keep the summer heat at bay for local children by rewarding them with popsicles if they find and bring painted rocks to the department. According to MPD Lieutenant Heather Whitfield, the practice started with just one rock, which was painted gold and featured a police cruiser. Now, any painted rock that is found and brought in to the department will be rewarded with an ice-cold popsicle.  The MPD office is located at 310 SW Rutledge St.

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Council proclaims James Montgomery Day

Story Submitted: In recognition of the service of James Montgomery to the North Florida Regional Planning Council, Sept. 24, was proclaimed as James Montgomery Day in the North Central Florida region by the Council at their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 24, held in Lake City.  Mr. Montgomery served on the Council from 1976 to 2004 as a member representing the Board of County Commissioners of Columbia County.  In 2010, he was appointed as a gubernatorial appointee representing Columbia County.  He has provided 38 years of distinguished leadership and service to…

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