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Weightlifting State Champs

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Saturday, April 8, the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys weightlifting team travelled to DeLand High School, to compete in the State Championship meet. Scoring 22 team points, MCHS defeated Baker County by just one point to capture the Class 1A State Championship. The team competed against over 130 schools to win MCHS’s first-ever state weightlifting title. Six students qualified for the championship, all of whom performed well through district and region meets. Senior Kima McDaniel took first place in the 183-pound class, pressing…

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Dumpster fire

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, April 6, at approximately 2:30 p.m. firefighters from Madison Fire Rescue, the Sirmans Volunteer Fire Department, and the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire that started in a roll-off dumpster while in transit to the Aucilla Area Solid Waste facility on SW Greenville Hills Rd., south of Greenville. The truck was approximately two to three miles from the solid waste facility when the driver noticed the smoke coming from the dumpster. The driver of the truck was able to remove the…

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Greenville town meeting: Chaos erupts

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Greenville Town Council held its regularly scheduled town meeting on Monday, April 10. It was the fourth consecutive meeting from which Council-member Kovacherich Arnold was absent. His absence was the source of much contention amongst the Town Council. The debate started during the Citizen’s Participation portion of the meeting, when a concerned citizen questioned the council, “How can a person represent me when he is never here?” The citizen continued, asking “If you’re not attending the meetings, are you still getting paid?” Council-member Arnold,…

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Regional rainfall below average

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. Rainfall across the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) was below average in February, according to the district’s latest hydrologic conditions report. The report shows the average rainfall across the district was 1.11 inches, which is about 30 percent of the long-term average of 3.89 inches in February. The highest gauged monthly rainfall was 1.73 inches, recorded at the Goose Pasture station in southern Jefferson County. The lowest gauged monthly total was 0.71 percent, recorded at the Blue Springs State Park gauge in eastern Madison…

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