Community News 

Leslie Peebles gives art talk at NFCC

Story Submitted Artist Leslie Peebles of Alachua, the featured artist at North Florida Community College’s Hardee Center for the Arts in September, gave a public art talk on Wednesday, Sept. 27, sharing insight into her work, inspiration and technique. She told interesting stories about her “Evolution of an Artist Soul” exhibit, including the places, spiritual influences and vivid dreams behind many of the works on display. Peebles draws much inspiration from our area’s natural beauty. “North Florida has been my home for most of my life and my images depict…

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Community News 

Veteran receives mortgage-free home

Story Submitted Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, awarded today a mortgage-free home to U.S. Airman First Class Raun Hampe through Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront program. The home was donated by JPMorgan Chase & Co. “It means the world to me,” said Hampe, of Valdosta, Ga. “I will be closer to my son, and I will see him more often and be closer to the VA hospital. I am speechless – what you all do for military…

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Sports 

Cowboys gameday… Homecoming

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. This Friday’s game is Homecoming game for the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys in every sense of the word; literally, figuratively, metaphorically and probably any other kind of “ly” one could imagine. Tonight’s game between the Class 2A number two ranked Christians of University Christian and the Class 1A number one ranked Cowboys is the annual Homecoming game for MCHS wherein alums traditionally come back to the school and revisit “old school days.” If that is the case for anyone, welcome home. It is…

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Front Page 

FIRE: Structure Fire

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. A late night fire has completely gutted the inside offices of Sindt Trucking. In the late night of Sunday, Oct. 15 at approximately 10:41 p.m., fire crews in Madison and surrounding towns responded to a blazing fire at Sindt Trucking, located at 144 SE Priest Street, in Madison. According to Madison Fire Chief Bruce Jordan, crews arrived at 10:46 p.m. to start working on putting out the flames. “Fires were through the roof,” said Chief Jordan. Because the fire was so large, firefighters from Greenville,…

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