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Mercy Mountain Boys to perform during Down Home Days

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Mercy Mountain Boys will be performing a benefit concert for homeless veterans as part of the Down Home Days festivities on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the Mainstreet Playhouse, in Madison.  A love offering will be received, with all funds used for the purchase of rucksacks. Ministering to homeless veterans is a passion for the singing group, who travels the country to promote awareness and raise money for veterans’ needs. The rucksacks are filled with basic hygiene neccessities: a tent, sleeping bag, food,…

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Commissioners send letter to Governor Scott

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Despite the insistence of the Board of Madison County Commissioners that they have no governing authority over the Supervisor of Elections office, certain members of the community insisted that the Commissioners take some sort of action. Three community members spoke demanding that the Commissioners send a letter to the Governor asking for an investigation into the Supervisor of Elections office. The first person from the community to speak to the Commissioners was Tina Johnson. Johnson said she was from the Community Awareness Committee. Johnson said…

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Constitutional revisions could affect schools

Lazaro Aleman and Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Every 20 years, a 37-member appointed commission convenes for the purpose of proposing changes to the Florida Constitution. This Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) has been meeting, traveling around the state, conducting research and recommending constitutional changes for voter approval. Currently, Florida is the only state in the Union that has such a CRC. So far, the CRC has made 103 proposals on issues ranging from judicial matters to local governments. One area that could see drastic changes if some of the proposed changes…

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Suspicious shooting leaves two injured

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Sunday, Jan. 14, two men were found to have gunshot wounds in the leg after a vehicle pulled up beside the victims and began shooting. According to a report by Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Major David Harper, deputies were dispatched to NE Elizabeth Street on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 4:14 a.m., in response to a report of a gunshot victim. The deputies were informed that one victim was located in the parking lot of the building that formerly held Shelby’s Restaurant. Upon arrival,…

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