School 

Bright futures are cooking at MCHS

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The students in Robin Smith’s Culinary Arts Class at Madison County High School (MCHS) may or may not decide to go on to a career in the restaurant industry, but for those who do decide to venture in that direction, they will have a good foundation. Smith makes a point to help her students with basics of cooking and following a recipe to more complicated tasks, such as fruit carving. Students in the class are on varying skill and experience levels, yet Smith manages to…

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Sports 

Cowgirls shut out Lady Marauders

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. A combination of great pitching, five stolen bases and a solid defensive performance helped the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowgirls pick up their third win of the season. On Tuesday, Feb, 20, the Cowgirls hosted the Lady Marauders of Maclay High School, from Tallahassee. The Cowgirls finished the contest with a 6-0 shut-out of the Lady Marauders. After two scoreless inning, the Cowgirls got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning by scoring two runs. The Cowgirls added one in the…

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Farm & Outdoors 

Sensitive wetlands saved through public ownership

Story Submitted: A 160-acre tract of sensitive wetlands along the Aucilla River will be protected for years to come thanks to the dedicated efforts of public and private partners. Located in Eastern Jefferson County, Ware Forest Tract was brought into public ownership through purchase by the Suwannee River Water Management District and connects two existing parcels of the District’s property. The tract contains an extensive stand of mature cypress trees which play a critical role in water quality for the Aucilla River, an Outstanding Florida Waterbody. Due to the high…

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MCSO addresses rumor

Story Submitted According to Major David Harper with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), there is a social media post suggesting that the Madison County Central School is or has been on lockdown today, due to a threat of an active shooter or the possibility of an active shooter. This is false information. There is no active confirmable threat nor has there been a credible threat received toward any Madison County School. It is the belief of MCSO that this rumor originated from a social media posting by a juvenile…

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