Community News 

Police youth rally a success

Chris Jones: Green Publishing, Inc. The Madison Police Department (MPD) hosted a youth rally on Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13. Over 40 children attended each day of the rally, which was held at the Madison Recreation Association, located at 243 Arnold St., in Madison. The rally was free to the first 50 children who were registered. The rally was made possible by McDonald’s, Stahl-Meyer, L&W Venison, Cooks and Cooper, Pilgrim’s Pride, and Food Giant. Presentations were made by the MPD, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Fire Rescue (MFR),…

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Community News 

NFCC recognizes Diane Head for outstanding business partnership

Story Submitted During the Board’s June meeting, North Florida Community College (NFCC) and the NFCC District Board of Trustees formally recognized CareerSource North Florida and Executive Director Diane Head for “an outstanding business partnership with NFCC” and “dedication to our community”. According to David Dunkle, NFCC Associate Dean of Economic Development and Technical Programs, the college’s new CDL-Class A training program is a prime example of this partnership and dedication in action. “Diane has the needs of this region at the forefront of her mind,” said Dunkle. “She is dedicated…

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History 

Madison native receives Navy Cross for Valor in War World II

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. Capt. Dale Leslie received the Navy Cross in 1943 for action he took in the South Pacific during World War II. He was awarded the medal for “extraordinary heroism as a fighter pilot in assisting the evacuation of Marines surrounded by Japanese forces in Guadalcanal.” Leslie, a native of Madison, joined the United States Marine Corps on Oct. 16, 1941, after attending the University of Florida, in Gainesville. The commendation, which accompanied the medal, read: “For extraordinary heroism as pilot of an airplane assisting in…

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Farm & Outdoors 

Madison County represented at conference

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County had a large contingent of participants during the recent Florida Farm Bureau Young Farm and Rancher (YF&R) Conference. Over the weekend of July 14-16, nearly 300 participants gathered in Punta Gorda, Fl. for a weekend of meetings, workshops and social events. Among those from Madison who attended the conference were Buck and NoraBeth Carpenter. Buck and NoraBeth both serve on the State YF&R Leadership Group. According to NoraBeth, they have a goal of establishing a YF&R group in each county. The Young Farmers…

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