Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

Story Submitted In spring weather, it is a seasonal ritual for manatees to abandon their winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and inland waters. For boaters, it is a critical time to be on the lookout for manatees, to avoid colliding with these large, slow-moving aquatic mammals. From April 1…

MCCS to host guest speaker

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, April 3, Madison County Central School (MCCS) will be hosting noted speaker and educator, Dr. John Hodge. Hodge is the president and co-founder of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a…

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Tuesday, March 21, the Madison County District School Board held a workshop meeting ahead of their regularly scheduled meeting. The purpose of this workshop meeting was to finalize the Staff Allocation Manual for the schools in the district. Notable in the manual were personnel cuts for Madison County Central…

Multiple agencies respond to fire off I-10

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, March 20, at approximately 12:25 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol received a report of a fire on the side of Interstate 10, near mile maker 259, north of the westbound lane. Madison Fire Rescue (MFR) arrived on scene first, and started combatting the fire, which, at that time,…