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Taylor County Superintendent to give Saint Leo-Madison commencement address

Story Submitted Taylor County Superintendent of Schools Danny Glover, Jr. will give the commencement address for Saint Leo University’s Madison Education Center seniors at 7 p.m., on Friday, May 5. The ceremony will take place at the Van H. Priest Auditorium, on the North Florida Community College campus in Madison. About 35 members of the Class of 2017 will receive their bachelor’s degrees during the commencement while three students will earn their Master of Business Administration degrees. Giving the class farewell will be Georgia Register and Amanda Willoughby. Register is…

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Local: Three injured in crash

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. Three people were injured during a two-vehicle wreck on Tuesday, April 25, at 8:35 p.m., on Rocky Ford Road, in Madison. According to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, a 1987 Ford F350, driven by Charles Bell, 44, of Madison, was parked off the western shoulder of Rocky Ford Road, partially blocking the southbound travel lane. At the same time, a 2003 Cadillac, driven by Marcus Jackson, 36, of Madison, was traveling southbound on Rocky Ford Road. The right front of Jackson’s Cadillac struck…

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State of Florida: Florida wildfires spreading

  Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. As of Wednesday, April 26, the Florida Forest Service reports that 95 wildfires are actively burning throughout the state. Of those fires, 28 are over 100 acres each, currently covering 24,976 acres. Nearly 89,000 acres have burned so far in 2017. On Saturday, April 22, Florida Governor Rick Scott praised the efforts of firefighters battling fires throughout the state. The Governor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, April 11, due to recent fires and the high risk for wildfire development. Sixteen miles west…

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Community: Ashley Beggs honored as Citizen of the Year

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Beggs name has been synonymous with Madison County history for several generations. Ashely Beggs, who owns funeral homes in both Madison and Tallahassee, takes care of his community in many ways, having either a direct or indirect impact on countless families.  This year, that impact was recognized when Ashley was named the 2017 Citizen of the Year during the recent Down Home Days celebration. He is a long-time member and Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Madison. As a young man, he was…

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