Thomas Joseph Prator

Thomas Joseph Prator, 73, of Lee, Fl., passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Jan. 7, 1943. He was a 1961 graduate of Callahan High School. He also graduated from Valdosta State College in 1965. He was self-employed. He enjoying camping, but loved to fish.…

Emerald G. Parsons I love the newspaper business.  I was raised in it, and know of nothing else but this business. It has become my life, and I wake up every morning and truly enjoy where I am going and what I am going to do. The local weekly/bi-weekly newspaper business is much different than…

Crime statistics up in Madison County

Rick Patrick, Greene Publishing, Inc. Although the number of crimes in the state of Florida dropped during the first six months of 2016, compared to the same time period in 2015, the number of crimes in Madison County rose. According to statistics recently released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), there were a…

State’s jobless rate drops to 4.6 percent

Lazaro Aleman, Greene Publishing, Inc. Florida’s jobless rate dropped 0.1 percentage point to 4.6 percent in October, 0.1 percentage points lower than September and 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate of 4.9 percent. In Madison County, meanwhile, the October jobless rate remained at 5.2 percent, 0.1 percentage point lower than the 5.3 percent…