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Long-time educator honored

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rick Patrick, May 10, 2018 Long-time Madison County educator Francis Mercer was recently honored by the Madison County Education Consortium with a scholarship named in her honor. Mercer was not only an educator for many years, she was also instrumental in the formation of the Take Stock in Children mentoring program. The Francis Mercer Scholarship will be a two-year scholarship awarded every year to a student who successfully completes the Take Stock in Children program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Teenie Cave, Francis Mercer…

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Homeschooling and public school compare and contrast- Part 2

Homeschoolers and public school systems cooperate in a lot of ways, but it’s hard not to talk about the success of homeschooling without exposing the failures of many traditional schools. In the last article, I explained two major symptoms of the problem, causes and solutions of poorly run traditional schools, and in this article, I cover the third symptom. We tend to avoid the discussion because our friends, neighbors, and children from our community work and attend there but, it would be a disservice to not invite an open and…

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ACA grad Jared Jackson has his shot at the NFL

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Making an impression is nothing new for Jared Jackson, a 2013 Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA) graduate and standout football player and a walk-on for the Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles. Jackson made an impression on the Seminoles and earned a spot on one of the nation’s premier football teams. Now, Jackson has an opportunity to make an impression at the next level with the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Jackson was not drafted by the Rams during the recent NFL draft,…

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Online Business Classes Begin May 14 at NFCC

Story Submitted This summer, North Florida Community College (NFCC) is offering a variety of online courses designed to boost a resume or enhance current job skills and knowledge in business principles and practices. These courses begin May 14 and offer area businesses, small business owners and employees, and students the opportunity to obtain or strengthen career-based skills in business, accounting, and human resources. Microcomputers in Accounting (ACG 2450) is a three-credit-hour course that familiarizes students with the latest cloud-based version of QuickBooks. Students learn how to utilize various functions in…

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