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Still no justice Verdict not reached in trial

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. It’s been more than a year-and-a-half after the murder of Travis Lavonte Solomon, and the jury to determine Nicholas Rashawn Davis’, 28, of Greenville, guilt or innocence, was not able to come to a decision. After one mistrial and a mishap with the jury pool, Davis is still without a verdict, guilty or not-guilty. The road has a been a long and winding one since the death of Solomon, who was 21 at the time, was discovered in the area of 185 Apopka Trl., in…

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Weekend arrest for aggravated battery

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison Police Department (MPD) responded to a call, in reference to a fight that resulted in an arrest for aggravated battery over the weekend. According to a report by the MPD, Officer David Jarvis responded to Madison Heights Apartments on Sunday, Feb. 11, after receiving a call at approximately 6:12 p.m., about a fight in progress. Upon Officer Jarvis’ arrival, he saw a small group of people fighting on a balcony. Officer Jarvis ran up the stairs, ordering for the people to stop fighting. Once…

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Livestock show and sale next week

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The North Florida Livestock Show and Sale is right around the corner and with days of events, full of fun activities, it’s time you know what’s going on. Festivities will begin with swine-entry receiving from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 19. On the same day, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., there will be steer-entry receiving. At 4 p.m., there will be an exhibitors’ meeting, with a youth swine show at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, beginning at 9 a.m., there…

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How would Florida fare in a shutdown?

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. The brief government shutdown in January, because of the federal lawmakers’ inability to resolve their differences once again underscored the political dysfunction in the nation’s capitol and how susceptible both blue and red states are to such events, even if temporary. To determine exactly how affected states are to such work-stoppages, the financial website WalletHub conducted a comparison of the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) across six key metrics, ranging from a state’s share of federal jobs and contracts to the percentage…

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