Farm & Outdoors 

Blue Springs, Ichetucknee and others will receive restorations

Story Submitted Under the leadership of Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a suite of 40 projects that will receive $50 million from the Fighting for Florida’s Future budget to improve water quality, reduce nutrient loading, recharge water supply and protect habitat in Florida’s iconic spring systems. This includes a state investment of more than $16 million to protect springs in Northeast Florida, including Ichetucknee, White, Blue Sink, Madison Blue, Hornsby, Poe and Santa Fe springsheds. Combined with match funding from Florida’s water management districts and…

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MCHS welcomes new volleyball coaches

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. This Fall, there will be new faces on the side of the courts at Madison County High School (MCHS) during the volleyball season. However, the faces will not be new to Madison County. Jimbo and Jessica Ratliff will take the reigns as the new volleyball coaches for MCHS. Jimbo will primarily coach the varsity team, and Jessica will primarily coach the junior varsity team. Both coaches will assist the other. Both Jimbo and Jessica were athletes while students at MCHS. Jimbo played baseball while Jessica…

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Community News 

Senior Citizen’s Center increases services

Chris Jones: Green Publishing, Inc. America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend is expanding in their attempt to meet the needs of the seniors in the Big Bend area. They are now delivering food items to the Senior Citizens Center, located in the Industrial Park at 1161 SW Harvey Greene Drive. You must be registered with Second Harvest to pick up food items. If you are registered, the next delivery date is Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Seniors do not even have to leave their vehicle to pick up…

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Front Page 

City of Madison: Lawton vs. Citizens “Booty Warz” battle continues

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, Aug. 3, before a standing room only audience, the City of Madison’s Planning and Zoning/Board of Adjustment held a special meeting to vote on whether or not to grant a special exception to First Class Wireless, LLC d/b/a Jelani’s Party and Event Center (JPEC), owned by David Lawton. The special exception was for a bar/tavern lounge to be operated at 317 SW Pinckney St., in Madison.  JPEC is an existing business that provides party and event rental space for a variety of events….

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