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Black History Essay contest

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Are you a high school student looking for a chance to go to college? Now is your chance. It’s said you can learn from your history, so Hot 102.7, Star 105.3, and 107.9 The Beat is giving you a chance to further your education with the 12th Annual Black History Scholarship Essay Contest, presented by Piggly Wiggly. Local high school students from Madison County, both public and private, are invited to submit an essay on the topic of, “Women in Black History.” Judging will be…

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Teen seriously injured in crash

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. A Madison County teenager was involved in a car accident that caused serious injuries early Monday morning, Feb. 12. According to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Erin Jarvis, 17, of Madison was traveling eastbound on Little Cat Rd. at approximately 7:40 a.m., when her vehicle traveled in a southeasterly direction off the roadway, onto the unpaved shoulder. The rear of Jarvis’ 2008 Toyota Rav4 began rotating in a clockwise direction, traveling southeast, and the driver side of her vehicle collided with a…

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US Senator opens temporary office in Madison

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. If you have issues to discuss and want to bring the issue at hand to your US Senator, now is your chance. On Thursday, Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., a representative from US Senator Bill Nelson’s office will set up a mobile office in the Madison County Courthouse, Room 108. Bill Nelson, serving along side Senator Marco Rubio, has been in the Senate since 2001. Nelson became a part of Congress in 1986 until retiring in 1990 to run for Governor of…

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Help clean-up Madison on March 24

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m., local organizations, businesses and citizens of Madison County joined together at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce to begin planning for a community wide, volunteer-effort to clean-up roads around the county. On hand were representatives from Nestle Water and North Florida Community College, members from the Chamber of Commerce, an official from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and many others who were willing to help. Edward Meggs, chairman of the planning committee, reminded the audience that Madison…

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