William Fourakres

William Fourakres, age 86, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at Madison Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home in Madison, Fl., with burial at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Pinetta, Fl. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. He was born in Echols County, lived in Lowndes County and moved to Pinetta in 1971. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army. He married…

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A letter to all taxpayers of Madison County

I want to thank Mr. DeWitt Andrews and Mr. Kevin Andrews from New Home Baptist Church for coming over and helping this 77 year old man clean up his yard after hurricane Irma. As a deputy of this county called it, me and my wife used “that old brown truck” to haul off 3+ truckloads of limbs and yard debris left for me to clean up. I live just outside the city limits. Traveling through town to get to my house, I observed the city picking up yard trash that…

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Why ‘Game of Thrones’ is Sick and Dangerous

Recently I received an interesting article from the Denison Forum on Culture.  In it Dr. Denison wrote that “the recent premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT for short) drew a record-setting 10.1 million viewers. Coupled with digital viewers, the show averaged 25.1 million viewers last year. It was by far the most watched show on television, nearly double the viewers of the second-place show.”  I think I’ve only seen a snippet or two of this HBO creation partly because I don’t subscribe to HBO and mainly because the numerous…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: We all survived

Emerald Greene Parsons Last week, Hurricane Irma brought wrath and destruction everywhere she went; some places got it worse than others.  Madison County fared pretty well in comparison to other parts of the state of Florida. As a county, we saw downed power lines, downed trees, a few trees on houses, and a lot of debris left lying in our yards.  But we saw no major injuries, no major flooding, and no deaths.  For all of that, we should be thankful! We should be forever grateful for all the “behind…

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