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Education: Saving our schools…. Outside the classroom

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. This is the ninth in a series of weekly articles about the challenges facing our school district, and the measures proposed to meet those challenges. Much attention has been given to the performance of students within the classroom, and no doubt much more attention and discussion on that topic is yet to come. Lately, most of the focus in improving the academic success of students has focused on the traditional “three R’s” of reading, writing, and arithmetic. One can add science and technology to that…

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Lake Frances: Got Algae?

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Due to recent warm weather, algae has suddenly risen from the bottom of Lake Frances. This unsightly film has prompted Madison City Manager Tim Bennett and Madison Public Works Superintendent David Floyd to contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for assistance in battling the green grime. “Lake Frances is listed in the Fish and Wildlife database as part of the state’s inventory of water bodies,” said Bennett. “Fish and Wildlife will determine the solution to the algae, and we look forward to working…

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MCHS: Long commits to be a Titan

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County High School (MCHS) basketball stand-out Josie Long may be leaving the familiar hardwoods of MCHS, but her basketball career is far from over. Long has signed a scholarship letter to play basketball for the Titans of St. Petersburg College, in St. Petersburg, Fl. Long, who was named to the All-Big Bend Second Team Girls Basketball Team, averaged 16.7 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game in her senior season at MCHS. In her junior year, Long helped lead the Cowgirls to their…

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Did you witness a wreck?

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Florida Highway Patrol needs your help identifying the drivers of two vehicles that left the scene of an accident on Sunday, April 16, around 2 a.m., at the intersection of Cherry Lake Cir. and SR 53. One vehicle was identified as a 2003 Ford Mustang, and the other vehicle was not identified. The Mustang ran over a traffic sign before leaving the scene. The drivers of both vehicles have yet to be identified. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the…

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