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Drive sober or get pulled over

Story Submitted The Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program and the Florida Dept. of Transportation during the 2017 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high-visibility enforcement campaign. It started on Wednesday, Aug. 16 and will continue until Monday, Sept. 4. It is the MCSO’s mission to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. Local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. The 2017 enforcement campaign includes the Labor Day holiday weekend, which…

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Felisicia Hinton

Felisicia Hinton, a resident of Jacksonville, Fl., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 9. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Madison County Central School, located at 2093 US 90, in Madison, Fl. The Hinton family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 18 at the Mixon Town Chapel of Q. L. Douglas Funeral Home, 2403 Edison Ave., Jacksonville, Fl., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be no public viewing.

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Cowboys giving back to the community

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. If you spend any amount of time around Coach Mike Coe’s Cowboy football team, one of the first things you will notice is that character building is the cornerstone of nearly everything he does. That philosophy was on display on Saturday, Aug. 5, when members of the Madison County High School (MCHS) varsity football team went into the community to perform community service projects. Members of the team worked cleaning yards for elderly residents, removing debris from parks, etc. The seniors on the team conducted…

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Food program coming to local seniors

Story Submitted A new food assistance program provides eligible senior citizens in Madison County with an opportunity to receive a free package of food each month.  Each package contains about 30 pounds of food such as cheese, canned chicken or tuna, shelf-stable milk, beans, rice, cereal and juice. The new 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 to provide assistance to senior…

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