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May 23, 1958 (60 Years Ago) Kirk Pittman’s Gulf Service, is holding its big formal opening May 23 and 24, with a big celebration, during which a portable television will be given away Saturday night. In addition, balloons and lollipops will be handed away to the children. Kirk will also give a set of four antique auto tumblers with each sale of seven or more gallons of Gulf Gas. Debbie Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Wheeler, celebrated her fifth birthday Friday afternoon with a lovely party. About fifty young…

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Madison County in the 1800’s

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. You may cross into Taylor County on County Road 14 and you might cross into Lafayette County on State Road 53 once in a while. What you might not have known was that Taylor County, Lafayette County, and even Dixie County was once Madison County land. In 1820, there were two territories known in Florida as West Florida and East Florida, under the Spanish rule. Florida was purchased under the Transcontinental Treaty, and by 1821, West Florida became known as Escambia County and East Florida…

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May 16, 1958 (60 Years Ago) Larry C. O’Steen, Madison member of Theta Phi, honorary society for ministers and religious workers, was recognized as an outstanding student at Emory during Honors Day ceremonies on May 9. The Greenville Band attended the State Contest last Thursday. In marching, they were awarded the rating of excellent and also in concert they received excellent. The clarinet quartet received superior and the clarinet solo received excellent. Debra Bland, 6, and Marcia Bland, 5, celebrated their birthdays with a party Wednesday morning at the Playhouse…

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He did what? The story of a killer who became a public figure

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Frank W. Pope, the son of Dr. John Pope, who was one of the most accomplished physicians in Madison County, was nominated as Governor of Florida in 1884. Pope had also served as Madison’s mayor. Pope, who had an oratorical gift, had a small following outside of Madison County. Despite the lack of a following from Florida citizens, Pope had a following memory that haunted him. It was March 27, 1867, when Pope and his teacher had a feud. Pope was a pupil of J.C….

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