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May your holidays be bright, and your energy bills be light

Story Submitted Duke Energy offers holiday and seasonal money-saving tools and tips. The lights and sights of the holiday season make everything merry and bright. Before you deck the halls and transform your home into a festival of lights, calculate how your holiday displays will affect your winter energy bills. Lighting displays are part of the timeless holiday decorating tradition and a great way to dazzle your family, friends and neighbors. To help customers plan and manage their displays, Duke Energy offers a holiday lighting energy calculator that estimates holiday…

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Scam Alert: Burial Services

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, Dec. 4, a Madison County resident received a call from a “company,” which remained unnamed during the call, who tried to sell the local citizen burial services. The number that called the resident was a Florida number, so he picked it up, thinking it was an old college friend. After multiple attempts of telling the so-called businessman that he had life insurance, the phony businessman insisted that the Madison resident release his credit card information to him to set up arrangements. The businessman…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Shop locally for Christmas

Emerald G. Parsons Christmas is less than two weeks away, and everyone is busy buying and wrapping presents in preparation of the holidays. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are behind us. Many of us might be almost through shopping, while others might not have even started yet. I would like to take this time/space to encourage everyone to shop locally, as much as you can. I know, and understand, that by living in a small town there are some things that we have to go out of…

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Thelma Christine Driggers

Mrs. Thelma Christine Fletcher, 84, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10. Thelma was born on Oct. 24, 1933 in Jasper to Alvin Lincoln Driggers and Ethel Combass Driggers. Thelma enjoyed gardening, and later in life would go to the Senior Center to play bingo and visit. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Ethel Driggers; two husbands: W.M. Ragans and Orlan Fletcher; and two brothers: Junior Driggers and Buck Driggers. She is survived by two sisters: Helen Hart and Eloise Tinnell (Otis), both of Madison; one brother,…

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