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August 7, 1953 Brew joints and assorted hangouts in this county were smacked with a one-two punch by the County Commissioners Wednesday when the board approved a no-beer-on-Sunday resolution and a curfew other nights from 12 till 7. One or two legitimate restaurants in the county which also serve beer are likewise affected by the jook-busting resolution. School Board Member J P Johnson, who was voted down 4-1 on the question of closing the street in front of the proposed new Madison elementary school told this newspaper Thursday morning that…

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Flesh eating bacteria back in Florida

Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection moving throughout Florida called “flesh-eating bacteria.” The infection can spread rapidly if it is not handled abruptly. Bacteria can get inside your body through insect bites, abrasions, wounds and minor cuts. Also, if a person has had an injury or surgery recently, they can become affected by this disease. Brian Clark, a Floridian, said he washes his hands thoroughly to ensure he is protected. “It’s always important to wash your hands at all costs,” Clark said. “The hands are a stomping ground for bacteria.” The…

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Takata Airbag recall largest in history; millions more automobiles affected

Takata airbags are in the news again, with yet another recall expansion adding millions of automobiles to the list of those requiring replacements for the faulty airbag inflators, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Takata Corporation began the recall months ago, after reports of injuries due to its airbag inflators operating with far too much force, ripping apart the inflating mechanism itself and spewing schrapnel into the passenger compartment. To date, six people have been killed and more than 100 injured. NHTSA announced a few…

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Madison County SWAT Chapter is raising awareness of the dangers of menthol cigarettes

 – World No Tobacco Day is May 31 – Madison County SWAT Chapter and Tobacco Free Florida are raising awareness about the dangers of menthol cigarettes during World No Tobacco Day. Every year on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the public health community observes World No Tobacco Day to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network’s (NAATPN) approach to World No Tobacco Day is “No Menthol Sunday.” Madison County SWAT Chapter…

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