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Weather: Nate’s path still uncertain

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. Tropical Storm Nate, as it has been officially named as of Thursday morning (previously it was simply designated as Tropical Depression 16), appeared to have altered its projected course slightly during the night, putting it in line to strike the U.S. mainland somewhere between Louisiana and the western Florida Panhandle. Earlier models on Wednesday had put the storm’s projected path more to the east, with the entire Panhandle, and the Big Bend area specifically, well within its potential target area. As if Harvey, Irma and…

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Education: MCCS one step closer to becoming a charter school

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County Central School (MCCS) could be a large step closer to becoming a charter school if the State of Florida has its way. This was the news delivered to the Madison County District School Board during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The announcement was delivered by School Superintendent, Dr. Karen Pickles and was not welcomed news for the Board Members. “We feel like we have been lied to,” was the feeling of the Board Members. In August, Hershel Lyons, Chancellor of the…

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Greenville Town Meeting: Will Greenville continue to have Sheriff’s patrols?

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. A Greenville Town Council member recently questioned the need for a law enforcement presence in the Town of Greenville. At a recent budget workshop meeting for the Town of Greenville on Tuesday, Sept. 26, Council member and Vice-Mayor Brandi Seabrooks questioned the need to keep money in the proposed budget to pay for a Deputy Sheriff to be in Greenville 16 hours per week. A total of $25,000 has been added to Greenville’s budget for fiscal year (FY) 2017-18 in order to fund an Interlocal…

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City Commission: Budget approved for 2017-2018 fiscal year

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Madison City Commission held a special meeting in order to finalize and approve the budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018. The budget is based on a millage rate of seven mills The greatest point of contention during the meeting involved budget items to allow for a 10-man MCI inmate work crew to work on upkeep of the grounds around the City. As part of utilizing this work crew, the City would need to obtain a 10-passenger van and a supervising…

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