Category: Community News

Russian String Orchestra dazzles crowd

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. North Florida Community College (NFCC) played host to an extremely talented orchestra from Russia as part of its annual Artist Series. NFCC started the Artist Series in 1959. The program is designed to bring performing arts and art education to the region. On Friday, Feb. 3, the college’s Van H.…

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Bradley Cooley, a self-taught sculptor whose work is featured throughout the State of Florida, died recently in Tallahassee during open heart surgery. The funeral was held at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Monticello. Cooley and his son produced life size bronze sculptures of Seminole Indians for the Seminole Tribe from…

History of The Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. Eloise Glass Stewart was born at the Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp; and for well over 100 years, the Hickory Grove community has been her home. Mrs. Stewart’s parents, Fred and Eula Glass, moved to the Hickory Grove community in 1907. Mr. Glass leased the Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp from the…