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May your holidays be bright, and your energy bills be light

Story Submitted Duke Energy offers holiday and seasonal money-saving tools and tips. The lights and sights of the holiday season make everything merry and bright. Before you deck the halls and transform your home into a festival of lights, calculate how your holiday displays will affect your winter energy bills. Lighting displays are part of the timeless holiday decorating tradition and a great way to dazzle your family, friends and neighbors. To help customers plan and manage their displays, Duke Energy offers a holiday lighting energy calculator that estimates holiday…

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Scam Alert: Burial Services

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, Dec. 4, a Madison County resident received a call from a “company,” which remained unnamed during the call, who tried to sell the local citizen burial services. The number that called the resident was a Florida number, so he picked it up, thinking it was an old college friend. After multiple attempts of telling the so-called businessman that he had life insurance, the phony businessman insisted that the Madison resident release his credit card information to him to set up arrangements. The businessman…

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Miss Madison County Pageant set for Feb. 3

Cheltsie Holbrook: Greene Publishing, Inc. Applications for the annual Miss Madison County Pageant are now available and plans for the 2018 pageant are underway. The Miss Madison County Pageants will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Madison County Central School auditorium. This year’s pageants will include age divisions from birth through 23 years old. The Baby to Junior Miss Madison County Pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.  The age divisions are: 0-11 months old (separate division for boys and girls); 12-23 months old (separate division…

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COUNTY COMMISSION: County jail problems continue

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the regular meeting of the Madison County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, Nov. 29, Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart addressed the commissioners about on-going problems at the county jail. According to Stewart, the problems seem to stem from the fact that a large number of inmates in the jail are merely waiting on the court system. Many of the inmates in the county jail are either awaiting trial or awaiting sentencing. Often, that wait is months long. During that time, it is the…

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