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NFCC student Monica Powe honored at All-Florida Academic Team Awards Ceremony in Tampa

Story Submitted North Florida Community College (NFCC) student Monica Powe was named to the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Florida Academic Team and honored among the most outstanding students in The Florida College System at an awards ceremony in Tampa on Friday, April 6. Powe received recognition and a medallion for her outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community. She was among 133 Florida College System students and a total of 141 students from across the state named to the All-Florida Academic Team. “The ceremony was beautiful and…

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Florida Farm Bureau Tobacco Scholarship Application

Story Submitted Florida Farm Bureau Scholarship, Inc., has received funds from the August 1997 Florida Tobacco Settlement to provide scholarships to former Florida flue-cured tobacco growers, current Florida flue-cured tobacco growers and descendants of Florida flue-cured tobacco growers attending post-secondary institutions. Florida Farm Bureau will provide scholarships in the amount of $500 – $2,000 annually. The application deadline is Sunday, July 1. Scholarship applications are evaluated on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and professional potential. Recipients are selected in August and scholarships are awarded to the post-secondary institution in the…

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Solomon fundraiser planned

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. A fundraiser is planned to help the family of the late Keith “Solo” Solomon who passed away on Monday, April 16. Solomon was a long-time coach with the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys football program. In addition to his work with the high school football program, Solomon also gave much of his time to other youth sports endeavors. He frequently served as an umpire for Babe Ruth baseball games. The fundraiser will take place at the Madison County Courthouse lawn on Thursday, April 26….

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Scam Alert: IRS telephone scams

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. As tax season comes to a close, the number of phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rise. For one Madison County resident, he got a call more than once. According to irs.gov, a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be IRS employees, using fake names and IRS identification badge numbers. The resident, who will remain anonymous, claims that he received a call from a number…

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