NFCC Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for fall

Each year the North Florida Community College (NFCC) Foundation helps hundreds of students pay for college. This past term, NFCC awarded 90 scholarships to deserving students and is currently finalizing summer scholarship awards. At the end of its summer term, NFCC will have awarded well over $200,000 in scholarship dollars for the 2016-2017 academic year to support area students. According to NFCC Executive Director of Development and External Affairs Dr. Cheryl S. James, the generous spirit of our community is a true testament to our district’s dedication to education. “The…

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Flags adorn courthouse square

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Local citizens may have noticed, over the last several days, a number of US flags around the courthouse square in downtown Madison. According to Stewart Scott from the American Legion Post 224, from Cherry Lake, this was once a tradition in Madison. Soon after Billy Washington was elected Clerk of the Court, he found several US flags that had once been flown around the courthouse. Washington contacted the American Legion post, and it was decided to once again fly the flags around the courthouse. The…

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Memorial Day observance planned

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Monday, May 29, is the day this year set aside as Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the day we remember the sacrifices made by the members of the armed services who have helped ensure the freedoms we all enjoy in the nation. Memorial Day has its roots in the days and years immediately following the American Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, it became an official federal holiday in 1971. By the late 1860s, citizens across the US had begun holding tributes to fallen soldiers…

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Meteor explosion startles Madison County residents

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. Citizens in Madison County were startled on the night of May 29, 1859 at approximately 10 o’clock by what they thought was a tremendously loud clap of thunder, but they pondered how it could be so on the night when the heavens in the sky above were crystal clear and cloudless. Later investigation, according to The Dixie Messenger newspaper of Madison, found it to be the report from the explosion of a meteor. Those who did see the “luminous body” which burst asunder described it…

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