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ATV accident injures one

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, Dec. 25, Madison Police Department (MPD) and Madison County EMS were dispatched to Hilltop Apartments, in Madison, in reference to an ATV accident. According to a report by MPD Patrolman Robert Sanders, MPD arrived on the scene at approximately 2 p.m. and made contact with Eric Blackshear, 42, of Madison, who was injured. Blackshear advised that he was riding his four-wheeler when a tire made contact with a sidewalk, causing the ATV to flip and land on top of Blackshear, who was ejected…

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John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. A murder in the downtown area of Madison was discovered on May 2, 2015, and an investigation began. Tortarian Alexander was shot and killed, and his body was found at the Brush-A-Way car wash, located next to the Fast Track at the corner of SR 53 and Millinor Street, in Madison. He was 22 at the time of death. Unfortunately, not enough evidence was found to lead to the arrest of a potential suspect. The Madison County Police Department is re-interviewing potential witnesses and has…

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Supervisor of Elections office audit uncovers irregularities

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During a recent audit of the local Supervisor of Elections office, performed by Lanigan and Associates, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, a matter related to the compensation of Madison County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Hardee came to the attention of the auditors. According to a letter addressed to Tommy Hardee, from Lanigan and Associates, dated Monday, Dec. 18, “The Supervisor of Elections annual salary is established pursuant [to] Chapter 145, Florida Statutes which states, ‘Each Supervisor of Elections shall receive as salary the amount indicated, based…

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Story Submitted On Thursday, Dec. 21, sheriff deputies responded to a call about an armed robbery in Greenville. According to Maj. Harper from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), deputies were dispatched to the AC Food Mart, located at 13689 West US Hwy. 90, in Greenville, in response to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, the clerk notified the deputies that an unknown male entered the store, armed with a black hand gun. The lone male suspect demanded money. The clerk complied with the demand and the suspect exited the store…

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