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Looking back on Clark’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. It’s been well over a century since the tradition we know as the New Year’s Eve ball drop began. Today, thousands upon thousands gather around their televisions waiting on midnight while millions gather around Times Square, in New York City, in freezing weather to see a phenomenon that begs to be experienced. New Year’s Eve, and ringing in the new year in style, is celebrated in many fashions. Some attend concerts that conclude 30 minutes or one hour past the new year and others may…

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Audition for Family Feud

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Out of 100 people, we asked, ‘who’s more likely to audition for Family Feud?’ The answer is you! The Family Feud production team is on the look out for new families to join Steve Harvey on one of the world’s highly-anticipated game shows and now is your chance to show what your family is made of. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, the Family Feud production team will be set up in Mobile, Al. for tryouts. To apply to tryout, you must have five family…

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Willis Phillips’ story of the blues

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Not many, if not anybody, in Madison can say they’ve played with blues legendaries like Fats Domino and Bo Diddley . . . But Madison County 84-year-old extraordinaire Willis Phillips can. Born a natural and beginning young, Phillips knows his way around a six-string noise machine and isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon. Around Madison, Phillips has been known for his smooth guitar playing at multiple venues such as the Senior Citizens Council of Madison County where he once played two guitars at the same…

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Wild Adventures Celebrates Madison Hometown Day

Story Submitted Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, has announced special discounts for Madison residents, during Madison Hometown Day on Sunday, June 24. “Our guests from Madison are such a big part of what makes Wild Adventures special, so we set aside this Sunday as a day to say ‘Thanks’ to Madison residents for visiting our park throughout the year,” said Adam Floyd, public relations manager. On Sunday, June 24, Madison, residents save $15 off the purchase of a general admission ticket, $15 off a new season pass or $25…

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