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Celebrating Madison County’s EMS

Selina Iglesias: Greene Publishing, Inc. This year, the 43rd EMS Week is celebrated from Sunday, May 21 to Saturday, May 27. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. Back then, EMS was a new profession and was just becoming recognized as a critical component in the medical field. During this week, communities are encouraged to honor those EMS workers who tirelessly work to provide lifesaving services to those in need. The Madison County EMS has…

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Unstructured time

Becky Bennett The lazy days of summer are upon us and that brings with it the all-important unstructured, “unsupervised” stretch of weeks for our youth.  Now, before you start to worry that your local youth development expert is losing her mind, let’s take a moment to explore the concepts of unstructured and unsupervised time. Think back to the other ten months of the year where our children are in school, extra-curricular activities, church, community programs, and the like.  Their days are planned down to the minute and we, as the…

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Crime: Two arrested on multiple drug charges

Story Submitted Major David Harper of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday, May 21, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Sergeant Bobby Boatwright stopped a red truck driven by Kevin Lambert, 43 of Perry, Fl., on SR 145 in Pinetta for committing multiple traffic violations. As Sergeant Boatwright walked up to the truck to make contact with Lambert, he observed Lambert and the passenger, identified as Jessica Mauldin, 30 of Madison, Fl., attempting to conceal multiple items around the floor area of the truck. Sergeant Boatwright ordered both subjects…

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State: Governor holds fate of liquor bill

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Senate Bill (SB) 106 has passed through both the Florida House and Senate, meaning that it is only one step away from becoming law. The bill passed both the Senate and the House, with narrow margins. For example, the House passed the bill by only one vote, with 58 yeas and 57 nays. Governor Rick Scott now has the discretion on whether to sign the bill or veto it. If signed, it would allow grocery stores and licensed retail outlets to sell liquor.  Currently, stores…

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