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House fire leaves family in need

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. A Lee family is in need of help from the Madison County community after they lost everything in a devastating house fire in the early hours of Monday, May 21. According to Madison Fire Rescue (MFR) Fire Chief Bruce Jordan, MFR received the call of a structure fire at 317 SE Cree Trail, in Lee, at approximately 1:05 a.m. MFR arrived on the scene at approximately 1:24 a.m. The Florida Fire Marshal was not called. However, Chief Jordan stated that there was approximately $30,000 in…

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Donations being accepted for Robert Paulk’s children

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. Robert Paulk, a beloved friend to many Madison County citizens, died after a tragic fall on Friday, May 18. He leaves behind his wife, Jessica, and his children Corbyn, five, and Annabelle, three. Paulk’s friends have set up a memorial fund at Madison County Community Bank in order to help his wife and children with the months and years to come. Madison County Community Bank is located at 301 E. Base St., in Madison. Checks or cash will be accepted and need to be…

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National Security: Royal wedding

Like many of you, I watched Saturday’s Royal Wedding between England’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle with great interest, for several reasons. First, I am familiar with the location, having visited Windsor Castle in 1974 (the queen was not in residence) as well as St. George’s Chapel. At the time, I was assigned to a fighter squadron (the 92nd) assigned at RAF Bentwaters in the county of Suffolk, northeast of London in an area known as East Anglia. Second, the service was ‘homework’ for me as an Episcopal…

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“When PTSD Hits Home” awareness event this weekend

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The “When PTSD Hits Home” walk/run takes place this weekend and what better way to raise awareness of PTSD than to help support “When PTSD Hits Home” and Mission 22. Sarah Leigh McGraw, who has seen first-hand the reality of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has created the support group “When PTSD Hits Home” and invites everyone to the first annual “They marched for us, lets march for them” walk/run around Lake Frances to raise awareness for local and nationwide veterans who suffer from PTSD. The…

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