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Local church hosts traveling athletes

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, Nov. 9, Lee United Methodist Church hosted a group of young athletes from Panama City Mosley High School for a pre-game meal and devotional on their way to Live Oak to play Suwannee County High School in a football game. The meal was coordinated by Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) North Florida Area Director Steve McHargue. When McHargue learned the team would be making their way to Live Oak, McHargue made the offer to Mosley Head Coach Jeremy Brown to stop in Lee…

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FIRE: School bus catches fire

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 8, Madison Fire Rescue (MFR) responded to a school bus fire within the city limits of Madison. According to MFR, first responders were dispatched at 7:12 a.m. and arrived on scene at 7:15 a.m. A member of New Home Volunteer Fire Department was present to help contain the fire. Greenville Volunteer Fire Department was en route but was canceled due to the short amount of time it took MFR to extinguish the fire. The bus was stopped at the…

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EDUCATION: MCCS Principal resigns

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. In just his second year on the job at Madison County Central School (MCCS), Principal David Chambers has tendered his resignation. The resignation was accepted by the Madison County District School Board during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The resignation has an effective date of Friday, Nov. 10. MCCS has been a consistently low-performing school for several years and had recently been the subject of scrutiny by the State Department of Education. With the passing of sweeping education legislation by the state legislature…

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Chef Art Smith hosts Third Annual Holiday Bake-Off

Story Submitted Chef Art Smith and friends invite you once again to participate in the Third Annual Holiday Bake-off and Reception at the Smith Mansion in Madison. The mansion is the home of Reunion, a 501c3 community educational enrichment program. Chef Art will host the reception on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public and there will be entertainment for all ages, beautifully decorated rooms to view, refreshments, and, of course, announcement of the bake-off winners. Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded…

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