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Help clean-up Madison on March 24

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m., local organizations, businesses and citizens of Madison County joined together at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce to begin planning for a community wide, volunteer-effort to clean-up roads around the county. On hand were representatives from Nestle Water and North Florida Community College, members from the Chamber of Commerce, an official from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and many others who were willing to help. Edward Meggs, chairman of the planning committee, reminded the audience that Madison…

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Volunteer Firefighters needed

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Are you looking to serve your community in a much larger way? Now’s your chance. County Fire Coordinator, Chris Williams, is seeking a group of 10 or more who will be interested in completing an online program that will advance your knowledge and prepare you to begin serving as a volunteer firefighter. “Grow As You Go” is a self-paced program that teaches essentials of firefighting. Five levels of training is broken down into 14 modules. Those five levels are: support personnel, tender driver/operator, wild land…

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Cowboys Commit Moving the ball to college

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Derrick Staten, Jr., Tre Adams and Teryon Henderson are three reasons the Madison County High School Cowboys made school history by winning a state football title with an undefeated season. Now these three young men are set to take their game and educational goals to the next level. They have all signed National Letters of Intent to play college football at three different schools next fall. Derrick Staten, Jr. has signed a letter of intent to play at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee. Staten…

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Madison loses a Lion

Former Madison City Manager Tom Moffses, who passed away on Monday, Feb. 5, was a long-time member of the Madison Lions Club. He was also a “lion” in many other ways. When it came to the City of Madison, he could roar and would staunchly defend her with a “lion-like” loyalty. According to Madison City Commissioner Jim Catron, who served with Moffses for many years, both with the city and in the Madison Lions Club, Moffses was “intensely dedicated to the businesses and the people of Madison.” “He [Moffses] was…

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