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Local: Commissioners travel to Washington D.C.

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. It was almost like the plot of a classic Jimmy Stewart movie. Two local County Commissioners from a small rural county travel to the nation’s capital at the invitation of the White House. Yet, for Madison County Commissioners Ronnie Moore and Alston Kelley, traveling to Washington D.C., at their own expense, from Wednesday, July 26 through Friday, July 28, the trip was very real with a very real purpose. The trip to Washington was at the invitation of the Trump Administration’s Intergovernmental Affairs office in…

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Madison man wrecks in Jefferson County

Debbie Snapp: Greene Publishing, Inc. An early morning vehicle accident on Monday, July 24, left a Madison County man being transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in a roll-over on Highway 27, just west of St. Phillip Road, in Jefferson County. The driver, Deandre Berton of Madison, was traveling east-bound on Highway 27, in Monticello, when he lost control of the green 2000 Ford Explorer he was driving. The vehicle took flight and rolled three times before landing on the west side shoulder of the divided Highway 27, facing…

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City of Madison: Lawton vs. Citizens “Booty Warz” battle continues

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, Aug. 3, before a standing room only audience, the City of Madison’s Planning and Zoning/Board of Adjustment held a special meeting to vote on whether or not to grant a special exception to First Class Wireless, LLC d/b/a Jelani’s Party and Event Center (JPEC), owned by David Lawton. The special exception was for a bar/tavern lounge to be operated at 317 SW Pinckney St., in Madison.  JPEC is an existing business that provides party and event rental space for a variety of events….

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National: Sheriff’s Office addresses dangerous fumes

Chris Jones: Green Publishing, Inc. Reports of police officers passing out behind the wheel of Ford’s Police Interceptor Explorer and testing positive for carbon monoxide exposure has lead Ford and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to launch investigative probes into the matter. NHTSA has already investigated more than 150 complaints from Ford Explorer owners about the smell of exhaust fumes in their vehicles. The agency recently expanded its probe to include 1.3 million Explorers. The auto safety agency said it was also aware of more than 2,700…

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