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Another Facebook Scam

Story Submitted This story has been submitted by an area resident to warn others of a scam in which she was entangled. On Monday morning September 18, I received an Instant Message (IM) from a friend I went to school with. She asked, “Did you hear any news yet?” I replied, “On anything special? I have not heard anything.” She replied, “Did you hear, I got $90,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services. They are helping the working aged, retired, disabled, and old for progression in the society.”…

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FIRE: School bus catches fire

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 8, Madison Fire Rescue (MFR) responded to a school bus fire within the city limits of Madison. According to MFR, first responders were dispatched at 7:12 a.m. and arrived on scene at 7:15 a.m. A member of New Home Volunteer Fire Department was present to help contain the fire. Greenville Volunteer Fire Department was en route but was canceled due to the short amount of time it took MFR to extinguish the fire. The bus was stopped at the…

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EDUCATION: MCCS Principal resigns

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. In just his second year on the job at Madison County Central School (MCCS), Principal David Chambers has tendered his resignation. The resignation was accepted by the Madison County District School Board during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The resignation has an effective date of Friday, Nov. 10. MCCS has been a consistently low-performing school for several years and had recently been the subject of scrutiny by the State Department of Education. With the passing of sweeping education legislation by the state legislature…

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Chef Art Smith hosts Third Annual Holiday Bake-Off

Story Submitted Chef Art Smith and friends invite you once again to participate in the Third Annual Holiday Bake-off and Reception at the Smith Mansion in Madison. The mansion is the home of Reunion, a 501c3 community educational enrichment program. Chef Art will host the reception on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public and there will be entertainment for all ages, beautifully decorated rooms to view, refreshments, and, of course, announcement of the bake-off winners. Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded…

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