Editorials 

Make food safety a priority

September is National Food Safety Month, a campaign of the Partnership for Food Safety Education with the goal of teaching consumers about safe food handling.  It’s hard to convince people their daily food handling practices may be putting their family at risk for food borne illness.  There are many different bacteria responsible for food-borne illnesses, and they are all invisible to the human eye, and you can’t taste or smell them either.  Most people dismiss food illness as a 24-hour bug, and it often goes unreported.    According to national…

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Community News 

Meet your neighbor: Forrest McDaniel

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison native and lifetime resident Forrest McDaniel stopped by the Greene Publishing, Inc. office on Friday, Sept. 15, to drop off his football predictions for the weekly contest Pigskin Picks. The contest awards a free year’s newspaper subscription or $20 to whomever picks the most winning teams. McDaniel is an avid football fan. His favorite teams are the Florida State University Seminoles and the Dallas Cowboys. McDaniel was born in Madison and has lived there all of his life. He is married to Barbara McDaniel,…

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Joseph James Irvine, Sr.

Joseph James Irvine, Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.  A memorial service was held in Winterville, N.C. Joseph, son of the late Freeman and Susie Irvine, lived in Rochester for many years.  He retired as a recruiter for the Army National Guard and later worked in security for the Federal Government.  He moved to Greenville in 1997 to be near his daughter, Lisa Moore.  He loved to travel, had a heart of gold and will be missed by many. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in…

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Community News 

Food program coming to local seniors

Story Submitted The new food assistance program that provides eligible senior citizens in Madison County with an opportunity to receive a free package of food each month is set for September 22.  Each package contains about 30 pounds of food such as cheese, canned chicken or tuna, shelf-stable milk, beans, rice, cereal and juice. The program, called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP, is administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and is managed by Second Harvest of the Big Bend.   The program is meant…

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