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City to consider outsourcing sanitation work

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the regular monthly meeting of the Madison City Commission on Tuesday, Jan. 10, the commissioners voted to authorize city staff to solicit proposals to outsource the city’s sanitation work. This came at the request of City Manager, Tim Bennett. Bennett emphasized that this would be purely exploratory at this time. The purpose for this is to compare the cost of outsourcing with the cost of leasing capital items such as garbage trucks, etc. Bennett stated that if it is decided at a future date…

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ACA varsity basketball continues up and down season

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Aucilla Christian Academy Warriors varsity basketball hosted Maclay High School from Tallahassee. By the final buzzer, the Warriors found themselves on the short end of a 65-51 score. Gatlin Nennstiel led the Warriors in scoring, tallying 29 points and four rebounds in the Warriors’ effort. Brandon Bates added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors. On Thursday, Jan. 5, the Warriors improved their season record to 4-7 with a home court win against Altha High School. The final score…

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Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department to have political rally

Selina Iglesias: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will be having a political rally fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Pinetta Community Center. At the rally, there will be a delicious fried chicken dinner served, complete with fried chicken, potato salad, beans, a drink and a dessert, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plates are $7, with proceeds going to the Pinetta VFD. The gift basket auction will begin at 5 p.m. and, in between auctioning, candidates will speak. Everyone is invited to attend and join…

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Charles Edmond Norris

Charles Edmond Norris, 84, born April 4, 1932 in Greenville, Fl., died on Wednesday, July 27 in Madison. He is the son of the late Luther and Bessie Norris. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Baptist Church and a retiree of Madison County Road Department after 23 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Kinsey Norris; and sons, Wendell “Dex” Norris, of Birmingham, Al., and Brian Norris, of Pigeon Forge, Tn.  Mr. Norris is also survived by his brother, James T. Norris;…

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