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Solomon fundraiser planned

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. A fundraiser is planned to help the family of the late Keith “Solo” Solomon who passed away on Monday, April 16. Solomon was a long-time coach with the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys football program. In addition to his work with the high school football program, Solomon also gave much of his time to other youth sports endeavors. He frequently served as an umpire for Babe Ruth baseball games. The fundraiser will take place at the Madison County Courthouse lawn on Thursday, April 26….

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Scam Alert: IRS telephone scams

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. As tax season comes to a close, the number of phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rise. For one Madison County resident, he got a call more than once. According to irs.gov, a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be IRS employees, using fake names and IRS identification badge numbers. The resident, who will remain anonymous, claims that he received a call from a number…

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Drug bust

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. An Arizona man was arrested on felony charges after a significant amount of drugs were found in his vehicle on Interstate 10, in Madison County. According to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), on Thursday, April 12, at approximately 3:40 p.m., FHP Trooper N.L. Cabe stopped a 2017 Dodge Minivan driven by Marcus O. Scott, 42, of Chandler, Az., for impeding the flow of traffic on Interstate 10 at mile marker 250, in Madison County. During the traffic stop investigation, Trooper Cabe detected…

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Convicted felon arrested

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, April 12, a Madison man was arrested after a K9 search was conducted. According to Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major David Harper, Staff Sergeant Jason Whitfield conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by James Benjamin Ware, 36, of Madison, at the intersection of Safari Dr. and Merritt Ave., in Madison, for committing a traffic violation. While speaking with Ware, Ssg. Whitfield requested routine assistance from Deputy Marcus Holbrook and his K9 partner, Axel. While conducting a probable cause search of…

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