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Technology: Are your kids ready to be online?

Story Submitted The Internet has revolutionized the way we communicate and function in our day-to-day lives, exposing us all to an unimagined volume of ideas and possibilities. We are only beginning to understand the full impact that such expanded access to images and information is having on adults and children. Access to the online world via computers, other communication devices and networks offer an experience of anonymity which increases the chance that both children and adults will take risks and experiment with behavior they might never attempt in “real life.”…

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National: bank scam spreads

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. There is a new scam spreading across the nation targeting Wells Fargo bank customers. In this scam, customers are contacted by phone in an attempt to gather personal information. Local Wells Fargo Branch Manager Pamela Campbell said she has not had any complaints from local customers. Other parts of the country have been affected, prompting Wells Fargo to issue a warning. “We are aware of the situation,” said Wells Fargo spokesman, Michael Gray. “We suggest no one give any personal information over an unsolicited phone…

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Local: Commissioners travel to Washington D.C.

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. It was almost like the plot of a classic Jimmy Stewart movie. Two local County Commissioners from a small rural county travel to the nation’s capital at the invitation of the White House. Yet, for Madison County Commissioners Ronnie Moore and Alston Kelley, traveling to Washington D.C., at their own expense, from Wednesday, July 26 through Friday, July 28, the trip was very real with a very real purpose. The trip to Washington was at the invitation of the Trump Administration’s Intergovernmental Affairs office in…

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Madison man wrecks in Jefferson County

Debbie Snapp: Greene Publishing, Inc. An early morning vehicle accident on Monday, July 24, left a Madison County man being transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in a roll-over on Highway 27, just west of St. Phillip Road, in Jefferson County. The driver, Deandre Berton of Madison, was traveling east-bound on Highway 27, in Monticello, when he lost control of the green 2000 Ford Explorer he was driving. The vehicle took flight and rolled three times before landing on the west side shoulder of the divided Highway 27, facing…

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