Clarence Alonzo “Buddy” Blalock

Clarence Alonzo “Buddy” Blalock, 88, died Monday, Nov. 20, at South Georgia Medical Center, in Valdosta. He was born in Madison, where he lived most of his life. He was an accountant for Firestone Tire Company and a member of First United Methodist Church. Blalock is survived by two sons: Clarence Alonzo Blalock II of Augusta, Ga., and William Allen Cook Blalock of Modac, SC; one sister, Irene Bennett of Valdosta; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. at…

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CareerSource Workforce Development

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. If you’ve lived in the North Florida area long enough, you’ve probably seen the CareerSource Workforce Development bus in the parking lot behind O’Reilly’s or on CR 14, driving towards Perry. You may have even climbed on board of that bus to apply for state and local jobs. There are some, though, who have never realized that they can receive help finding a job, for free! The CareerSource Workforce Development Board (CSWD) offers a wide variety of a services and tools to help a community…

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Is your item being recalled?

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Children’s Jacket 43,000 defective children’s jackets have been sold in the US and Canada. OshKosh has recalled their Baby B’gosh Quilted Jacket due to a choking hazard. The company has explained that the snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard. Consumers of this jacket should immediately take the recalled jackets away from their children and return them to any OshKosh or Carter’s store. You may also contact Oshkosh for a full refund in the form of a gift card, depending on the size of the…

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Small Business Saturday in Madison

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the most notable weekends in all of the United States.  Known as the busiest shopping period of the year, Black Friday is a day that stores open earlier than normal. Cyber Monday holds amazing deals for online shoppers. Saturday is a special day just for small businesses. Small Business Saturday began on Nov. 27, 2010 as a time for communities nationwide to encourage their citizens to patronize “mom-and-pop” businesses; otherwise known as small businesses. According to Kristen Fusaro-Pizzo,…

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