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Chase ends in crash

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. According to Lt. Charles Broach, of the Florida Highway Patrol, Troop H, on Wednesday, April 26, at approximately 10:45 a.m., a 2014 Nissan Altima, driven by 24-year-old Morgan Borden, of Greenville, was involved in a crash on SW Floridena Rd. The Altima was traveling south on Floridena Rd., attempting to flee from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, when it ran off the roadway and onto the west shoulder. The undercarriage of the vehicle struck an embankment, damaging the right front fender-well. The vehicle continued across…

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Education: School District shake-up

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. This is the 11th in a series of weekly articles about the challenges facing our school district, and the measures proposed to meet those challenges. As with many school districts across the state, the stakes are high for the Madison County School District. According to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Pickles, the word from Sen. Bill Montford is, “Madison County is next.” According to Madison County District 3 School Board member VeEtta Hagan, Sen. Montford informed her that “if we can’t get our act together,…

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Wreck: Car crashes through Jiffy Store window

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. According to the Madison Police Department, on Sunday, April 30, at 7:20 p.m., Officer Anthony Land was dispatched to the Jiffy Store, located at 570 E Base St., in Madison, in response to a vehicle crashing into the front of the building. Upon arrival, Officer Land found a 2000 Toyota Camry, which was driven by 88-year-old Jeanett Latimore, of Madison, had jumped the curb and crashed through the plate glass in the front of the building. The vehicle’s only passenger, 58-year-old Tyrone Latimore, also of…

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Community: Relay For Life this weekend

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The 2017 Relay For Life will take place on Friday, May 5, at the Madison County High School track, from 6 p.m. until midnight. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “Cancer never takes a holiday.” Each participating team chose a holiday, and has themed their efforts around it. At the event, each tent will be themed as well. There will be entertainment, face-painting, sports, a scavenger hunt, and live music. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event…

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