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Search warrant leads to drug bust

Story Submitted Major David Harper of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports the recent arrests of 26-year-old Akeem Ola Juwon Watson and 29-year-old Malisha Monet Wilson, both of Madison, following a search warrant conducted at their residence on Columbia Street during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 27. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office received numerous complaints from concerned citizens regarding suspected drug activity taking place at and near the residence prompting the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force to conduct an investigation.  As a result of the investigation,…

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Wreck: Colin Kelly Highway injures four

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 14, at approximately 8:18 a.m., a brown 2006 Toyota Sienna, driven by Lance Whitmore, 41, of Pinetta, was traveling south on NE Colin Kelly Hwy. Whitmore slowed down to make a left-hand turn onto Eucalyptus St. A white 2012 Chrysler 200, driven by Matthew Skeens, 23, of Panacea, Fl. was also traveling south on NE Colin Kelly Hwy., behind Whitmore. According to a witness, Skeens slammed on his brakes, and…

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Wreck I-10: Truck flips

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. A single vehicle wreck left one man facing charges of careless driving and no driver’s license. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, on Friday, Sept. 15 at 9:37 a.m., Enrique Loredo, 20, of Cocoa, Fl., was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10, near the Lee weigh-station.  For unknown reasons, his 2006 F-150 pick-up truck veered off the left side of the roadway into the median of I-10.  Loredo over-corrected and the truck veered off the right side of the roadway, rotated counter-clockwise and overturned onto…

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State: Gov. Scott announces license-free fishing for law enforcement and first responders

Story Submitted Governor Rick Scott has announced that Florida’s law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing, which began on Thursday, Sept. 21, and will continue through Saturday, June 30, 2018. This is in recognition of their lifesaving work preparing and responding to Hurricane Irma. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept official first responder identification in lieu of a Florida fishing license during this period. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is also offering free day-passes to…

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