History 

St. Johns Seminary of Learning

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. At the corner of Duval St. and Base St., where CVS Pharmacy now stands, was once a building known as the St. Johns Seminary of Learning. St. Johns Seminary of Learning was founded in 1850 after eight acres of land was acquired. The Seminary was founded upon a cornerstone, laid by the Free and Accepted Masons of Madison Masonic Lodge Number 11. There is speculation as to what exactly was offered at the Seminary, but in 1886, the Seminary became the basis for Madison High…

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April 11, 1958 (60 Years Ago) New officers of the Woman’s Club were elected Tuesday as follows: 1st Vice Pres., Mrs. J. B. Davis; 2nd Vice Pres, Mrs. Clyde Cantey; recording secretary, Mrs. Marshall Hamilton; corresponding secretary, Mrs. S. H. Moore; treasurer, Mrs. T. C. Gibson. The office of president has not been filled. A rabid dog last week bit Elmore Williams, his son Ken Williams, of the Blue Springs community, and Bevan Meeks of Hamilton County. The dog roamed between Elmore Williams’ place to Allen Kinard’s place. Mr. Kinard…

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MCSO assists in chase

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Just last week, deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to an incident that was unfolding near the Georgia State line and was instrumental in stopping a chase that began as a vehicle chase and ended in a chase on foot. According to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), on Tuesday, April 3, LCSO deputies took a report regarding the theft of a 2007 Dodge 1500 pickup truck from the Loch Laurel Rd. area in Valdosta. A “be on the lookout” alert was…

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LCVFD Fire Chief- “We are in training”

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Lee Town Council gathered together at city hall on Tuesday, April 3, for their regular scheduled monthly council meeting. In attendance was Mayor Eddie Bell and council members: Ronnie Bass, Shirley vonRoden, Erika Washington and Diane Beck. Also in attendance was Town Manager John Anderson and Deputy Clerk Courtney Bailey. During the monthly fire report, acting Fire Chief Leroy Rutherford announced that the Lee Community Volunteer Fire Department had a total of ten calls in the month of March: one structure fire; one brush…

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