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Financial woes continue at the Madison County Jail

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The on-going issue of inmate medical care at the Madison County Jail continues to put the county in financial difficulty. In what has become a regular event, Sheriff Ben Stewart addressed the Board of Madison County Commissioners during their regular meeting on Wednesday, April 25. Stewart spoke of the number of inmates in the jail awaiting court proceedings, some as long as two to three years. When inmates have medical issues, it becomes the responsibility of the County to cover those medical costs. “When inmates…

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Madison Fire Rescue to flush hydrants beginning May 7

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison Fire Rescue will begin flushing fire hydrants on Monday, May 7. This process normally takes up to two weeks but occasionally takes longer to complete depending on department call volume. The department does not flush hydrants during the weekends or after 5 p.m. Hydrant flushing signs will be posted in the areas where flushing is occurring. According to Fire Chief Bruce Jordan, the department flushes hydrants for many reasons: Flushing out the rust and debris that accumulates in the cities water system during the…

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Support the fighter

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Sherri Howell, affectionately known as the “mail lady” for her many years working as a city mail carrier in Madison, has been diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer after a Jan. 11 surgery revealed four lymph nodes, which tested positive for cancer. A chicken lunch and dinner fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Four Freedoms Park. The $8 plates will feature chicken and rice, green beans, a roll, and dessert….

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MCCS welcomes new principal

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County Central School (MCCS) will have a new skipper at the helm when the new school year begins. Kim Dixon has been selected as the new principal at the school. Dixon comes to Madison from Germantown Elementary School in Germantown, N.C., where she currently serves as a school principal. Dixon has approximately 18 years of experience as a school administrator, much of that time being in “at risk” schools. Dixon has vast experience with schools in “turn around” situations, such as MCCS. Dixon grew…

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