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Local business owner to be sentenced on April 24

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. After months of remaining in the Madison County Jail for two open cases, a local business owner pled guilty as charged before the Madison County Court on Wednesday, April 10. Sentencing for David Lawton is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 24, at 9 a.m., at the Madison County Courthouse. According to court officials, Lawton pled guilty to the following four charges: organized fraud, scheme to defraud, less than $20,000; grand theft third degree; fraudulent use of a credit card; and exploitation of the…

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Dr. Pickles resigns

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc.  Citing health and family concerns, as well as an ongoing impasse with the Madison County School Board, Madison County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Pickles has tendered her resignation, effective Tuesday, April 30. Gov. DeSantis will be appointing a replacement at a later date. Be sure to get your copy of the Madison County Carrier for full details.      

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West Nile reaches Madison County

Story submitted: Florida Department of Health The Florida Department of Health in Madison County (DOH-Madison) encourages all residents and visitors to take precautions to protect against mosquito-borne illnesses and prevent mosquito bites, particularly during the warm, moist summer months. In Madison County, one horse has recently been diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus. Vaccinating your horse(s) every six months is the best prevention of EEE and West Nile virus in horses. Horse owners should also minimize exposure to mosquitos by frequently changing water in troughs and…

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Fighting the fight: Online auction to benefit Kemp

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Once again, the Madison County community is scheduled to come together for one of Madison’s own. After a cancer diagnosis, a unique online cake auction is set to take place on Thursday, April 18, and your help is needed. A resident of Madison since 1975, Tammy Kemp was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in the middle of February. Triple-negative breast cancer, according to www.nationalbreastcancer.org, is a diagnosis meaning that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth –…

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