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Greenville Country Christmas cancelled due to lack of volunteers

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Greenville Country Christmas committee, it is with regret that I am writing this letter to inform the public that we will not be having the Greenville Country Christmas festival this year.  Like anyone who has ever attended it I have enjoyed this festival since it began in 1985.  We hope the festival can resume in the future. However, with fewer volunteers every year we have finally reached a point where it has become a full time job for a very small number of people….

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pleasant stays in Madison

Dear Editor, My husband and I evacuated Cape Coral, Fl. and spent 6 nights in Madison at the Best Western Plus hotel by I-10. What a wonderful place, and the staff, from the maintenance man, maids, the breakfast lady & especially Willa, the general manager made us feel extremely welcome. Their handling of the storm in your area was professional & well prepared. Also I want to thank the whole town of Madison for their friendliness, & helpfulness during this time. Ace Hardware, Winn Dixie, Denny’s & The Waffle House…

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A letter to all taxpayers of Madison County

I want to thank Mr. DeWitt Andrews and Mr. Kevin Andrews from New Home Baptist Church for coming over and helping this 77 year old man clean up his yard after hurricane Irma. As a deputy of this county called it, me and my wife used “that old brown truck” to haul off 3+ truckloads of limbs and yard debris left for me to clean up. I live just outside the city limits. Traveling through town to get to my house, I observed the city picking up yard trash that…

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Why ‘Game of Thrones’ is Sick and Dangerous

Recently I received an interesting article from the Denison Forum on Culture.  In it Dr. Denison wrote that “the recent premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT for short) drew a record-setting 10.1 million viewers. Coupled with digital viewers, the show averaged 25.1 million viewers last year. It was by far the most watched show on television, nearly double the viewers of the second-place show.”  I think I’ve only seen a snippet or two of this HBO creation partly because I don’t subscribe to HBO and mainly because the numerous…

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