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The fight over a holiday Greenville to continue observing Columbus Day

John Willoughby In a three-hour meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, the Town of Greenville has elected, by majority, to keep Columbus Day on the books as an observed holiday and paid day off for city employees. The contentious debate to keep Christopher Columbus Day or change the holiday took 15 minutes to conclude prior to moving forward to other town business. After hearing proposals from public works employees via Greenville Town Manager Edward Dean, which was the directive of the board at the October meeting, a decision has been…

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The Dollar Tree is coming to Madison

John Willoughby Madison’s variety of shopping locations is getting ready to expand in 2020. A now-vacant commercial building in Madison is set to welcome a Dollar Tree in late January of 2020. To be located at the old Fred’s location at 935 East U.S. Hwy. 90, in Madison, a grand opening is currently being organized. Fred’s, who was open to Madison County residents for 11 years, closed its doors once all inventory was sold following an announcement in July. The closure was a part of 129 closures across the…

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Abi Annett signs to play at University of North Florida

Rick Patrick In a ceremony, surrounded by family, coaches, friends and teammates on Wednesday, Nov. 13, Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowgirl Abi Annett officially signed to continue her softball career at the University of North Florida (UNF), in Jacksonville, Fla. Annett will join an Ospreys team that went 30-24 in their 2019 season. With the addition of Annett, the Ospreys could add some needed offensive firepower to the team. During the 2019 season, the Ospreys had a team batting average of .279. Annett has been a dependable force…

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UMCM set to open new location

John Willoughby Right before Thanksgiving, there will be some hustle and bustle on Horry Street and you’re invited to attend the grand opening of United Methodist Cooperative Ministries’ newest location. After their building, commonly referred to as the “blue building,” beside the Madison County Jail, was sold by the Madison County Board of County Commissioners, the thrift store will continue their services at 189 SW Horry St., in Madison. Margaret Throgmorten, partner with the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries, states that the ministry has their sights set on two other…

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