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Local: Crime is down in Madison County

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, counties in the state of Florida received the 2017 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR) from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The UCR report highlights the months of January through June. According to the UCR report, crime in Madison County is down by 12.5 percent in 2017. From the month of January to the month of June, FDLE reported 279 crimes in Madison County. Within the crimes reported, 88 crimes committed were aggravated assault and four crimes were rape. No murders…

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Funeral Arrangements for Sheriff David Hobbs

The funeral arrangements for Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs are as follows. The visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Beggs Funeral Home, 485 East Dogwood Street, Monticello, FL. The service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the First Baptist Church, 325 West Washington Street, Monticello, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Florida Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, Post Office Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL, 32064.

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State: FDLE releases state crime rates

Story Submitted Crime continues to fall across the state of Florida, according to the 2017 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The report shows Florida’s crime volume dropped two percent or roughly 6,300 fewer reported index crimes compared to the first six months of 2016. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) began tracking crime statistics in 1971. In 2016, from January to June, the total crime rate in Florida was at 313,113, which included 43,438 violent crimes. The report shows that in the first half of 2017, Florida’s crime rate dropped two…

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Jefferson County: Sheriff David Hobbs passes away

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. Four-term Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs died at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) on Monday afternoon, Sunday, Nov. 27. Hobbs, who was 58, had been battling cancer for about a year. According to a family member, Hobbs was admitted to TMH on Nov. 12 for shortness of breath and pneumonia symptoms. Upon testing and treating the pneumonia, a complication arose with a lung cancer medicine that he was taking. On Friday, Nov. 17, he was placed in the Intensive Care Unit, where doctors from TMH and…

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