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Town of Lee discusses marijuana and sewage spills

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The City of Lee held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. The only new item on the agenda for the evening’s meeting was a discussion on a medical marijuana dispensary moratorium. The Town of Lee, being its own municipality, cannot adopt the County moratorium and therefore must establish its own. Town Attorney Ernie Page provided the council with proposed moratorium conditions, fashioned to emulate those expected to be adopted by Madison County. He said it would behoove the Town to remain…

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History of The Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. Eloise Glass Stewart was born at the Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp; and for well over 100 years, the Hickory Grove community has been her home. Mrs. Stewart’s parents, Fred and Eula Glass, moved to the Hickory Grove community in 1907. Mr. Glass leased the Hickory Grove Turpentine Camp from the E.E. West Company. The West Company owned property at the West Farm, which was located just west of Lee. The small community in that part of the county still bears the name, “West Farm,” but…

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C-SPAN to cover North Florida local on States’ Sovereignty

Story Submitted North Florida resident KrisAnne Hall will appear on C-SPAN on Thursday, Feb. 9.  Hall won the Congressman James Blair Award for Defending the Constitution, which was presented to her by the Madison County Republican Executive Committee. She will be discussing the U.S. Constitution.  Hall is an author, speaker, and radio host who specializes in Constitutional Law. She speaks to an average of 265 classes each year, in around 25 different states, and has presented to legislative groups in places such as Utah and South Carolina. Hall was recognized…

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Free Income Tax Returns at the Madison Extension Office

Diann Douglas For the fifth year, Madison County Extension office will be hosting an IRS Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site.   Over forty years ago, VITA began; training volunteers to process tax returns for low and moderate income people.  What started as a small opportunity for college students has expanded into a national program, utilizing volunteers from diverse background and experiences. Every year, volunteers receive training from the IRS to help prepare tax returns in communities across America.  Many collaborations and partnerships have developed to deliver this service.  In…

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