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DADSS: Technology to prevent drunk driving

In 2008, a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) was born in the hopes of bringing groundbreaking technology into the fight against drunk driving. The world’s leading auto manufacturers, such as Honda, Ford, Toyota, BMW, Porsche and Subaru among many others, are financially backing the partnership. Every year, an estimated 10,000 lives are claimed by drivers under the influences, and through DADSS, in their own words, they hope to “Invent a world without drunk driving.” So what is DADSS?…

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Ratliff, Braswell, Jenkins named County Tropicana Speech Contest Winners

Students from public and private schools, in grades fourth through sixth, competed in the Madison County 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest on Thursday, Nov. 19. At stake was a chance for all first place winners to win a scholarship to 4-H Camp Cherry Lake and for all first and second place county winners to compete at the District IV Events Competition on May 7, 2016. The District Events will be held in Taylor County.  Abby Ratliff, a student at Madison County Central School, won first place for the sixth grade for…

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Text Neck Syndrome

With everything available at the touch of a button, it’s no wonder that the smartphone has become an essential part of daily life in this society. Typically, people spend an average of two to four hours a day with their heads titled down at their cell phones, according to a study done by Kenneth K. Hansraj, M.D. of the New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. In total, that adds up to 700 to 1400 hours a year spent reading and texting on smartphones and other devices. Teenagers and children…

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One arrested for battery

An 81-year-old man was arrested for hitting a 65-year-old woman on Sunday, September 13 at 3:05 p.m., at the Pineland Missionary Baptist Church. A Madison Police Department officer was dispatched to Pineland Missionary Baptist Church in reference to a physical altercation. In the report, the victim stated that Samuel McGhee, 81, of Madison was counting money at the church that he was not authorized to touch and the victim, a 65-year-old woman, told him he was at the wrong table and attempted to move the money. McGhee shoved her arm…

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