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Did you witness a wreck?

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Florida Highway Patrol needs your help identifying the drivers of two vehicles that left the scene of an accident on Sunday, April 16, around 2 a.m., at the intersection of Cherry Lake Cir. and SR 53. One vehicle was identified as a 2003 Ford Mustang, and the other vehicle was not identified. The Mustang ran over a traffic sign before leaving the scene. The drivers of both vehicles have yet to be identified. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the…

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State’s jobless rate remains unchanged

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 5.0 percent in February, unchanged from the previous month; the national rate, meanwhile, dropped another 0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent. In Madison County, it was 5.4 percent, again a notable drop from January’s 5.9 percent. And in Jefferson County, February’s jobless rate was 5.1 percent, a significant drop from January’s 5.8 percent. These stats, the latest released from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO), came out on Friday, March 24. The reason for release of the…

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Charges upgraded in Greenville shooting case

According to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Major David Harper, new charges have been filed against 19-year-old Willie Bernard Hamilton, of Greenville, in connection to his arrest on Monday, April 10. Hamilton was arrested for shooting two individuals, and charged with two counts of Aggravated Battery-Great Bodily Harm. Since then, investigators were able to develop probable cause to upgrade the charges to two counts of Attempted Felony Murder and one count of Robbery with a Firearm. In Florida, Attempted Felony Murder means that the defendant attempted to commit a crime, during…

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Weightlifting State Champs

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Saturday, April 8, the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys weightlifting team travelled to DeLand High School, to compete in the State Championship meet. Scoring 22 team points, MCHS defeated Baker County by just one point to capture the Class 1A State Championship. The team competed against over 130 schools to win MCHS’s first-ever state weightlifting title. Six students qualified for the championship, all of whom performed well through district and region meets. Senior Kima McDaniel took first place in the 183-pound class, pressing…

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