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Postmaster warns of shipping scams

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. According to Alison Crutchfield, Postmaster at the U.S. Post Office in Lee, Fl., selling items online and subsequently shipping them to other countries is a scam that local residents have fallen for.  Crutchfield has been at the Lee Post Office for 11 years, and has been the Postmaster since 2013. “I’ve seen it all,” Crutchfield says. She witnessed one individual attempting to send a phone to Africa to someone he referred to as his girlfriend. However, Crutchfield was unable to send this particular package. Crutchfield…

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Farm Bureau grant funds local school project

Story Submitted A grant from the  Florida Farm Bureau will support a special learning experience for a group of students at Madison County Excel School.  The grant has been awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year under Farm Bureau’s statewide, competitive Ag in the Classroom Program. Linda McFarland, a teacher at Madison County Excel School, earned the funding by submitting a successful application for a project that involves a salad garden.  These students will get the soil ready, plant the garden and nurture and care for the garden until it is…

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Deadly weekend storms hit region

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Over the weekend of Jan. 21, the North Florida and South Georgia region was racked with severe thunderstorms, several of which spawned deadly tornadoes. The worst of these hit Adel, Ga. about 20 miles north of Valdosta. At around 3 a.m., an EF Scale 3 (136 – 165 m.p.h.) hit a mobile home park in Adel, with devastating effect. According to Georgia Emergency Management, eight people were killed in Cook County, which includes Adel. Another two people were killed in Brooks County, which includes the…

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Chris Jones joins staff

Chris Jones has joined the staff of Greene Publishing, Inc. as a reporter. Chris graduated from Bradwell Institute High School in Hinesville, Ga. and from Valdosta State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.  Chris has served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves since 2003, and is  currently a Boatswain’s Mate First Class stationed at USCG Station Destin. Chris worked as a substitute teacher for the Madison County School Board before replying to a solicitation for the reporter position.  He is married to Michelle Jones…

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