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Crime: Tardy hotel checkout gets man arrested

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. First, he failed to show up in court for a pretrial conference in Madison County on two misdemeanor charges, causing the judge to issue a warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Marion Devon Thompson on Wednesday, March 29. His original charges in Madison County stemmed from being arrested and charged with reckless driving and knowingly driving with a suspended license, back in September 2016. Thompson, a Monticello resident, managed to elude capture for almost exactly two months. Then, on Wednesday, May 31, he drew the…

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Madison County Sheriff’s Office: Major Harper graduates from Commanders Academy

Story Submitted: Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart is proud to announce that Major David Harper has recently graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association prestigious Commanders Academy. The Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is essential for the next generation of public safety leaders. The Commanders Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers advanced programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, agency management and a host of other topics related to the law enforcement profession. Each block of instruction is followed by a panel discussion. The…

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Local: Two-car crash causes road blockage

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, on Wednesday, May 31 at approximately 5 p.m., a 2015 Kia Optima, driven by Pamela Alexander, of Madison, inadvertently ran a stop sign on SR 14, in Madison. Nathaniel Whitaker, of Valdosta, Ga., who was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6, was traveling on SR 14 and was unable to stop in time in order to avoid the collision. The front left of the Kia Optima collided with the front right of the Pontiac G6. No injuries were…

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School Board: New MCHS principal approved over objections

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the regular meeting of the Madison District School Board on Tuesday, June 6, discussion about the candidate for the position of principal at Madison County High School (MCHS) turned racial as the qualifications of the candidate came into question. The discussion began when a list of suggested candidates for several jobs were presented to the Board for approval. District 3 member VeEtta Hagan said that she had been asked by several members of the community to challenge the candidate for the position of principal…

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