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Cowgirl signs with Santa Fe

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Laila Dickey, a senior on the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowgirls varsity softball team has signed a letter of intent to play softball with the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Saints. Dickey has primarily played second base or shortstop for the Cowgirls. After the 2018 season, Dickey was named to the All-Big Bend Softball First Team by the Tallahassee Democrat. She had an overall batting average of .385 with 28 runs and 16 RBIs. When Dickey joins the Saints at SFCC, she will be…

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Business owner behind bars: First Class Wireless customers victimized time and time again

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. After being arrested in October of 2018 and released on bond the same day, David Lawton, First Class Wireless business owner, has been ordered back to the Madison County Jail following a court-ordered bond revocation on Monday, Feb. 11, after Lawton was arrested in December for separate charges. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, Lawton was arrested by the Remerton Police Department (RPD), in Lowndes County, Ga., on an outstanding warrant issued out of Madison County, for grand theft in the third degree. He was later…

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Cowboys sign football scholarships

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, four Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys from the varsity football team took a giant step forward in their lives when they signed letters of intent to play college football. Travis Jay, Patrick Hampton, Melvin Brown and Terray Jones signed with various colleges and universities to continue their football playing days and, more importantly, continue their educations. Travis Jay, one of the most highly-recruited Cowboys in many years, signed to play football at Florida State University. Jay had several offers from…

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School Board offers solution

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During their scheduled workshop meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, the Madison County District School Board decided to offer a possible solution to the financial woes that have begun to plague the district. Due to declining enrollment, funding for the district dropped significantly. This decrease in funding has caused the fund balance for the district to be in danger of dipping below required levels. The board has been attempting to find ways of cutting expenditures in order to bring the fund balance back to an appropriate…

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