Health 

Streaming vs. sleeping: 45 percent of Americans lose sleep to binge-watch

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Over the last decade, streaming services have become increasingly popular and more and more people are choosing Netflix, Hulu and other subscription services over cable television or going out and buying a DVD just like the good old days. According to the Pew Research Center, over 60 percent of young adults use streaming services today. Streaming television shows, documentaries, movies and other favorites for just over $10 a month is a more common choice than spending over $80 a month to watch a show that…

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Community News 

Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Banquet

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Chamber of Commerce held its 2018 Annual Banquet and Silent Auction on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Madison Church of God Family Life Center, in Madison. There were approximately 200 citizens in attendance, and approximately 25 more couldn’t make it because of Hurricane Michael preparations. The much-anticipated silent auction began at 6 p.m. with many gifts to bid on from area businesses. An array of prizes were on hand which included several out-of-town trips, tickets to football games, a Christmas wreath,…

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Methodist’s special session postponed

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison First United Methodist Church’s special session of their Church Council that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, has been postponed to an undetermined date in November. The move was necessary due to the arrival of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. The storm’s landfall occurred on the same day the meeting was planned. The future meeting will feature a special guest speaker, Pastor Randy Mickler, who recently retired as lead pastor of the Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, in Marietta, Ga., after serving for 27 years….

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Ruth Sheffield Herndon

Ruth Sheffield Herndon, 85, of Pinetta, died peacefully at home on Monday, October 8, 2018, surrounded by her family. Born, May 7, 1933, in Madison, Fla., she is predeceased by her parents, Lewis Glosson and Alex Gaston Sheffield; her siblings: Clara (Paul) Barrett, James (Brunell) Sheffield, Steven (Frances) Sheffield, Alma (Woodrow) Browning and Eugene (Martha Sue) Sheffield; and her husband of 49 years, James Norman Herndon. Survivors include her two children: Rick (Eileen) Herndon, of Madison; and Gilbert Herndon, of Pinetta; two grandsons: Matt Walker, of Madison; and Mike (Luisa)…

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