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FHP investigating I-10 hit and run accident

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is investigating a minor hit-and-run accident on the interstate, in Madison, during last weekend that involved a Jefferson County motorist. According to the FHP, Monticello resident Florence Nitschke and her passenger, Jesse Nitschke, were traveling west on the inside lane of I-10 about noon on Saturday, June 3, when another vehicle struck the passenger door of their 1997 Saturn. The FHP reports that the other vehicle was a 2015 red Toyota Prius that was also traveling west when the unknown…

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Fatal Crash: High speed chase on I-10

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. Jannie Lavett Hodge, 41, of Madison, was killed Saturday, June 3, at approximately 5 p.m. in a single vehicle wreck, in Live Oak. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Hodge was traveling eastbound on I-10 when the crash occurred. The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) was in pursuit of Hodge’s vehicle at the time of the crash.  The pursuit was initiated by the SCSO when Hodge attempted to ram her vehicle into a deputy’s vehicle while fleeing from a shoplifting incident at the…

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Armed robbery at AC Food Mart

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. According to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Epp Richardson, on Saturday, June 3, at approximately 9 a.m., the AC Food Mart, located at 13689 US 90 in Greenville, was robbed at gunpoint. By the time Staff Sergeant Jason Whitfield and Canine Deputy Marcus Holbrook arrived on scene, which was only minutes after the call reporting the robbery was received, the suspect had fled. Video surveillance showed a black male entering the store wearing dark colored clothing and a dark garment over his face. The…

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Madison man sentenced for 2014 vehicular homicide

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, June 1, Eric Ottey Hammond, Jr. pled no contest to charges of vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence, relating to the 2014 death of 38-year-old Gloria Jean Christian. On May 21, 2014, Hammond’s vehicle struck Christian on State Road 53 North. As part of his plea offer, the State will file a nolle prosequi for one count of D.U.I. Manslaughter against Hammond, effectively dismissing the charge. For the remaining charges Hammond will serve 18 months in the Department of Corrections, be on probation…

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