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Purple Heart City

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenville Town Council on Monday, Dec. 10, the Town of Greenville was designated a Purple Heart City, followed by a presentation by the Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Tallahassee Chapter. All council members were in attendance with the exception of Vice Mayor Teresa Harville, who was absent. United States Marine Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Rick Stanford was on hand, and in full uniform, to present a brief history of the Military Order of the Purple…

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Cowboys community celebration planned

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison community has an opportunity to celebrate the history-making, 2018 State Champion Madison County High School Cowboys during a community-wide celebration. The event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the courthouse lawn. There will be a variety of food items for sale; including turkey legs, famous Boot Hill gizzards and more. Fans will also have a chance to pick up highlight DVDs, posters and t-shirts. All proceeds will go to help pay for championship rings for…

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Former resident air-lifted after wreck

Ashley Hunter: Greene Publishing, Inc. A Tuesday morning wreck sent a woman to the hospital after her vehicle ran off the road, struck multiple trees and overturned various times. At around 10:10 a.m., on Tuesday, December 4, Shaquandra Shontae Davis, 39, formerly of Madison County, but current resident of Quitman, Ga., was traveling north on U.S. Hwy. 221, just south of the Florida/Georgia state line. According to the report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Davis’ 2012 Ford Explorer moved into the southbound lane on Hwy 221 and then…

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City Manager hopeful to stop local vandalism

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The City of Madison Public Works Department has been noticing willful acts of vandalism at Lanier Park over the course of the last year to one-year-and-a-half and Madison City Manager Jerome Wyche is asking for the public’s help to ensure park safety by notifying authorities of suspicious activity. According to Wyche, subject(s) are going into the park, breaking into and shutting off the park’s electrical source which supplies power to cameras, allowing for park monitoring. “Not only is the exposure to electricity dangerous but the…

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