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County Commission Meeting: County receives check from SRWMD

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the meeting of the Madison County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, Aug. 9 the Commissioners accepted a check in the amount of $19,917.45 from the Suwannee River Water Management District. Hugh Thomas, the new Director for the district presented the check as a payment in lieu of taxes. The Board passed the consent agenda, which consisted of the approval of a state-funded grant agreement for emergency management for $115,806. The Board also approved a federally-funded sub-award and a grant agreement for emergency management…

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Drive sober or get pulled over

Story Submitted The Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program and the Florida Dept. of Transportation during the 2017 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” high-visibility enforcement campaign. It started on Wednesday, Aug. 16 and will continue until Monday, Sept. 4. It is the MCSO’s mission to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. Local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. The 2017 enforcement campaign includes the Labor Day holiday weekend, which…

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Felisicia Hinton

Felisicia Hinton, a resident of Jacksonville, Fl., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 9. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Madison County Central School, located at 2093 US 90, in Madison, Fl. The Hinton family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 18 at the Mixon Town Chapel of Q. L. Douglas Funeral Home, 2403 Edison Ave., Jacksonville, Fl., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be no public viewing.

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Cowboys giving back to the community

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. If you spend any amount of time around Coach Mike Coe’s Cowboy football team, one of the first things you will notice is that character building is the cornerstone of nearly everything he does. That philosophy was on display on Saturday, Aug. 5, when members of the Madison County High School (MCHS) varsity football team went into the community to perform community service projects. Members of the team worked cleaning yards for elderly residents, removing debris from parks, etc. The seniors on the team conducted…

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