Joseph James Irvine, Sr.

Joseph James Irvine, Sr., 83, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.  A memorial service was held in Winterville, N.C. Joseph, son of the late Freeman and Susie Irvine, lived in Rochester for many years.  He retired as a recruiter for the Army National Guard and later worked in security for the Federal Government.  He moved to Greenville in 1997 to be near his daughter, Lisa Moore.  He loved to travel, had a heart of gold and will be missed by many. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in…

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Community News 

Food program coming to local seniors

Story Submitted The new food assistance program that provides eligible senior citizens in Madison County with an opportunity to receive a free package of food each month is set for September 22.  Each package contains about 30 pounds of food such as cheese, canned chicken or tuna, shelf-stable milk, beans, rice, cereal and juice. The program, called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP, is administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and is managed by Second Harvest of the Big Bend.   The program is meant…

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Community News 

Recall Alert: Target dressers recalled

Lynette Veit: Greene Publishing, Inc. Target has issued a recall for a four-drawer dresser in its popular Room Essentials furniture line. A Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report states that the dressers are unstable unless firmly anchored to the wall, and pose a tip-over/entrapment danger for children.  The CPSC has received 12 reports of the dressers tipping over or collapsing, including tipping over on two three-year-old children, but fortunately, there were no reported injuries. The item in question is a four-drawer Room Essentials dresser, 41 7/8 inches tall, 31 1/2…

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History 

County Commission rescinds request to save oaks in park

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. The beautiful oaks that surround the Four Freedoms Park offer visitors a respite from the blazing sun in summers and a place to relax and reflect in the autumn months, as well as in spring and winter. In 1963, though, the trees were almost cut down not by a fierce hurricane but by progress. In September of that year, the Madison County Commission voted to rescind a previous request it had made to the Florida Department of Transportation. They had asked the state to realign…

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