Emerald’s Gem Box: Your local newspapers…

I love the newspaper business. I was raised in it, and know of nothing else but this business. It has become my life, and I wake up every morning and truly enjoy where I am going and what I am going to do. The local weekly/bi-weekly newspaper business is much different than the larger daily newspaper business. At the weekly/bi-weekly level, we try to dedicate our news to the local community and what is happening within it. We put our time and energy into our local citizens and try to…

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Obituaries 

Lucile Whitty Cherry passes away

Lucile Whitty Cherry completed her life of service to her family, her profession and students, her community and her faith on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Lucile was born on May 11, 1922, to John Butler Whitty and Edith Allen Whitty. She was the eldest of six children born and raised on the homesteaded family farm in Lee, Fla.    She attended elementary school in Lee and graduated from Madison High School in May of 1939. Lucile received her BA in Education from Florida State College for Women in 1943. In…

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Front Page 

Phillips named 4th among the world’s top drummers

John Willoughby reporter2@greenepublishing.com Scott Phillips, raised in Madison, is known for bringing the beat which is heard on Creed and Alter Bridge records around the world. And his status as one of the best rock drummers was confirmed after www.musicradar.com released the results of a poll on their website on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Nearly 26,000 people’s choice votes were cast, which led to Madison’s own, Scott Phillips, to be named in the top 10 current best rock drummers in the world. Flip, as he is known by his family, friends…

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From the sunny side: Christmas movies

One of the side-effects of being confined to my “remote recliner” while my fractured ankle mends is that I have seen a copious number of Christmas movies. I’m not talking about the classics such as “Miracle on 34th Street,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “National Lampoon’s Chistmas Vacation.” I do enjoy those movies, and look forward to seeing each of them every year. Probably my favorite among those is the movie where the kid wants the BB gun, and of course everyone tells him, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” You…

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