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FDLE arrests Dixie County City Manager for official misconduct

Story Submitted The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested Gary Pinner, 58, of Old Town, on one count of official misconduct. Pinner is charged with misusing city employees, city equipment, city inventory, and an inmate work crew to provide free water services to certain Dixie County residents, including his future son-in-law. The FDLE investigation determined that on three separate occasions, Pinner, in his official role as Cross City City Manager, instructed Water Department employees to perform work on private properties utilizing city resources outside and beyond the scope of…

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National Security: Religious Liberty

Joe Boyles: Guest Columnist Our country was founded on the principles of religious liberty.  In the early 17th Century, Europeans who feared religious repression in their homeland looked across the Atlantic for a new opportunity to found a nation where they could worship God in their own choosing rather than how the state or their king demanded.  The new land they founded on the eastern seaboard was dedicated to that liberty. My own family is an example.  Between 1636 and 1642, one-third of the village of Hingham in Norfolk, England…

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Robert Manly “Bob” Smith

Mr. Robert Manly “Bob” Smith, age 88, died Saturday, July 15, at Madison County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. He was born in Knox County, In. and moved to Madison in 1966 coming from Fargo, Ga. He was a member of Madison Lodge #11 F&A.M., Madison Shrine Club, Morocco Temple, and The Gideons. He…

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NFCC honors Bruce Leinback for 20 Years of service

Story Submitted At its June meeting, North Florida Community College (NFCC) and the NFCC District Board of Trustees honored Bruce A. Leinback of Jefferson County for 20 years of dedicated service to the College. As the College Attorney, Leinback has provided legal counsel and services to three NFCC presidents and a multitude of NFCC Board members. The June meeting was Leinback’s last official Board meeting leading to his retirement as NFCC’s attorney. “I want to take a moment to thank Mr. Leinback for his service for 20 years to North…

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