Vehicle recalls in place

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. A massive recall has been put in place by Ford Motor Company after a series of incidents that have notably caused two accidents, one injury and multiple reports. Currently, Ford is recalling 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, made from 2014 through 2018. According to Ford, the steering wheel of these vehicles can detach from the steering column and drivers could lose control. Representatives state that the steering wheel bolts can loosen over time. An incident that occurred in Columbia, Tn., was reported…

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History 

A Florida Governor’s Ellaville home

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Now known as a ghost town, an Ellaville home serves as a forgotten part of Madison County’s treasured history. Ellaville was founded in 1861 by George Franklin Drew, a successful businessman who eventually became the Governor of Florida. Ellaville was named by Drew, honoring his African American servant, named Ella. During his time residing in Ellaville, a mansion was built in the late 1860’s (possibly in 1867, according to a 1970 edition of the Madison County Carrier). Erected by his brothers: John and Ed Drew,…

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History 

March 21, 1958 (60 years ago) The Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow, in Greenville High School, is Carol Jo Aman. She received the highest score in a written examination on homemaking knowledge and attitudes, administered Dec. 3 to senior girls in the graduating class. Her examination paper will be entered in competition to name this state’s candidate for the title of All American Homemaker of Tomorrow and will also be considered for the runner-up award in the state. For her achievement, she will receive an award pin designed by Trifari of…

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Travis Jay makes verbal commitment to FSU

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Life for Madison County High School (MCHS) junior Travis Jay may begin to get a little simpler now. For the stand-out two-sport athlete, the college offers have been rolling in on an almost a daily basis. A short list of schools from whom Jay has received offers reads like a Who’s Who of college football programs, including: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, and Tennessee, just to name a few. Now, Jay has taken a big step forward in making his final decision about where…

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