Striving for improvement

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, Dec. 11, the Greenville Town Council held their regular scheduled meeting at the Greenville Town Hall at 6 p.m. In attendance were Mayor Calvin Malone, Vice Mayor Brandi Seabrooks, Councilwoman Barbara Dansey and Councilwoman Joi Collins. Also in attendance were Town Attorney John Reid, Judge Josefina Tamayo and Town Manager Edward Dean. The council gathered together with Attorney John Reid at 5 p.m. to overlook a draft of the town charter. Thoughts and opinions were provided and changes will be voted upon on…

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John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison City Commission held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. During the meeting, City Commissioner Jim Catron and City Manager Tim Bennett were honored for their service to the Madison community. Commissioner Jim Catron represents District 3 and has faithfully served the City of Madison for 34 years. A resolution by the Board of Directors of the Florida League of Cities, Inc., honored Catron for 34 years of elected service. Catron was presented the John Land Years…

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Lee burglars caught and arrested

Story Submitted Two burglars were arrested in Lee, on Saturday, Dec. 16 after off-duty Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Deputy Sheriff Cpl. Edwin McMullen observed a suspicious vehicle. According to MCSO Maj. Harper, Cpl. McMullen observed a vehicle parked in the ditch on US Hwy. 90, in Lee, with the headlights off. The vehicle then drove across the highway to park in another ditch. McMullen pulled behind the vehicle in his personal vehicle while calling Madison County Communications Center to advise of his location and that he would be investigating…

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Family in need after house fire

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Saturday, Dec. 9, Bobby and Tarnisha Thompkins lost their home, along with all of their possessions, in a fire that resulted in a total loss. Since the fire, Kristin Searcy has begun collection drives to replace as many items as possible for the Thompkins family in time for Christmas. Many around Madison know Bobby Thompkins for his commitment to a local organization, Boyz to Kings, which promotes teaching local boys the value of motivation, dedication and perseverance to help them achieve success and stay…

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