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Cookin’ for a cause at Four Freedoms

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Around lunchtime on Friday, May 11, you probably saw multiple cars surrounding Four Freedoms Park, in downtown Madison, as you passed by. You may have even stepped into the park to support a local resident in her journey to defeat Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Approximately 20 to 25 volunteers put on gloves and grabbed the spoons and forks under the canopy of trees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was put on for Sherri Howell, of Madison, who has been diagnosed with Triple…

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AOK Electric finishes with a winning season

Cheltsie Holbrook: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Babe Ruth 8U baseball team, AOK Electric, had a winning season after their final game on Thursday, May 10. AOK Electric faced off against Red Barn in their final game of the season and won the game with a 6 – 2 score. AOK Electric finished the season with six wins, five losses and one tie. Four players from the team were chosen to be a part of the All Star Team. Those players include: Ja’Khi Wilson, Trent Rosenberg, Jordyn Davis and Fishur Webb….

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May 16, 1958 (60 Years Ago) Larry C. O’Steen, Madison member of Theta Phi, honorary society for ministers and religious workers, was recognized as an outstanding student at Emory during Honors Day ceremonies on May 9. The Greenville Band attended the State Contest last Thursday. In marching, they were awarded the rating of excellent and also in concert they received excellent. The clarinet quartet received superior and the clarinet solo received excellent. Debra Bland, 6, and Marcia Bland, 5, celebrated their birthdays with a party Wednesday morning at the Playhouse…

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He did what? The story of a killer who became a public figure

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Frank W. Pope, the son of Dr. John Pope, who was one of the most accomplished physicians in Madison County, was nominated as Governor of Florida in 1884. Pope had also served as Madison’s mayor. Pope, who had an oratorical gift, had a small following outside of Madison County. Despite the lack of a following from Florida citizens, Pope had a following memory that haunted him. It was March 27, 1867, when Pope and his teacher had a feud. Pope was a pupil of J.C….

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