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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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Security cameras lead to burglary arrest

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Major David Harper of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Saturday, Jan. 28, at approximately 10:45 a.m., Madison County Deputy Ben Pike responded to a complaint of burglary and theft at a residence on Donaldson Road in Lee. The victim reported several items missing from his residence and provided the Deputy with surveillance photographs of the person responsible for the theft. Deputy Pike recognized the individual as Raeburn Wade Cannon of Lee. Deputy Pike went to Cannon’s residence and found him in the…

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