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Special city hearing for new bar/tavern

Rick Patrick, Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, August 3, at 4:45 p.m. there will be a special public hearing with the City of Madison’s Board of Adjustment to consider a request by David Lawton for a special exception to be granted to permit a bar/tavern lounge within a commercial, central business district to be located at 317 SW Pinckney St., in Madison. Lawton has plans to hold a “Lingerie and Pajama Party” at this location on Saturday, Aug. 12. It is also planned to show the Connor McGregor vs Floyd…

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Fatal: UTV accident kills Lee man

Chris Jones: Green Publishing, Inc. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a utility vehicle (UTV) accident on Friday, July 28 proved fatal for the driver, 56-year-old James Earl Adkins, of Lee. Adkins was operating the UTV, a 2016 Arctic Cat, on a private road off of NE Blue Ridge Landing Ave., in Lee. Adkins oversteered while negotiating a curve, causing the UTV to rotate 90 degrees and travel off the roadway. As the vehicle overturned, Adkins was ejected. The UTV landed on top of Adkins,…

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Wreck: Madison woman recovering from serious injuries

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. A Madison County woman received serious injuries in a single vehicle wreck on Saturday, July 22. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report Darla Carver, 36, was traveling southbound on Hwy. 53 South, in the vicinity of Highland Trail, at 9:17 a.m., when her 2004 Cadillac CTS sedan traveled off the roadway onto the west shoulder. Carver then overcorrected/oversteered to the left causing the Cadillac to rotate counterclockwise and travel across the center line and into the northbound travel lane.  The vehicle continued…

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Education: Could MCCS be forced to close?

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. With the beginning of the school year fast approaching, Madison County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Pickles has spelled out the few available options for Madison County Central School (MCCS). The best option for the school is to do whatever is necessary in order to improve the school’s scores. If that does not happen, the options are very limited. In a letter addressed to all school employees Pickles spelled out what these options mean. “A charter company [would] now run the school. Some employees will…

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