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Greenville holds ground breaking for new school lift station

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. It was a time of celebration for many and a big sigh of relief for others during the Town of Greenville’s ground breaking ceremony for Greenville Elementary School’s (GES) new lift station. The event took place across the street from GES, at the intersection of Ray Charles Ave. and Overstreet Ave., in Greenville, on Monday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. The ceremony welcomed many guests, including Madison County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Pickles and Greenville’s Town Council. School board member Ve’Etta Hagan began the…

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Meet your neighbor: Willie Moore

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Taking off the trash or recycling is a pleasant experience at the Madison County Waste and Recycling site on Harvey Greene Dr., where Willie Moore is a site attendant. While Moore loves most things about Madison, there is nothing he loves more than his childhood sweetheart and wife of 42 years, Mayola Moore. Though the couple began dating in the ninth grade, Moore has not taken the relationship for granted. “I fall in love with her more every day,” said Moore. Moore credits his wife’s…

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One Blood returns to Madison

Story Submitted On Tuesday, Oct. 9, you are invited to give blood and save a life as the OneBlood Big Red Bus will be parked at Madison County Memorial Hospital for the acceptance of blood donors. From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., if you give blood, you will receive a wellness checkup, which includes a blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Sign up today by calling Kathy Greathouse at (850) 253-1940 or emailing her at To help OneBlood better serve you, make an appointment online at…

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Presentation on Gov. Drew to take place on Oct. 7

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Treasures of Madison County Museum is excited to announce the History Series Program: Governor George Franklin Drew. The presentation will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. In 1867, Drew was elected as the 12th Governor of the State of Florida. Little do many know, Drew also served as a Madison County Commissioner in 1870, before his tenure as governor. Gov. Drew lived in Ellaville, which was named by Drew himself. At one point, there were approximately 1,000 residents living in Ellaville….

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