City of Madison to hold public stakeholder meeting

Story Submitted The City of Madison invites residents and stakeholders to a public meeting on Thursday, Mar. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and concluding no later than 7 p.m.  The public meeting will be held downtown at the Main Street Playhouse, located at 172 SW Range Ave. in Madison. The purpose of the meeting is to provide updates on the progress of the City’s year two planning grant from the Dept. of Economic Opportunity’s Competitive Florida Partnership. The meeting will begin with an overview of the proposal submitted to the…

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From the sunny side… Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Everyone needs a day in which they feel “special.” For most, that is a birthday or perhaps an anniversary, or any other such day that holds significant meaning. For anyone celebrating such an occasion, my best wishes of the day. For me, St. Patrick’s Day has always been a special day. It has always been a day in which my mind takes a trip back to my Irish roots. The exact family history on that is a little blurry, but the story I was told…

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Lester Bell

Lester Bell, age 75, of White Springs, Fl., passed away on Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Fl. with his family by his side. Lester was born in Madison, Fl. on May 24, 1941, to the late Ninie and Leona Downing Bell. He was the owner and operator of Bell’s Auto Repair and Wrecker Service for many years. He also served as a policeman and was promoted to Chief of Police in White Springs as well as serving as a Hamilton County Deputy until his…

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Tonney Lee Walker

Tonney Lee Walker, age 70, died on Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017 at his home. A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, Mar. 17 at 2 p.m. at Lee Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. He was born in Brunswick, Ga. and was raised in Lakeland where he graduated from Kathleen Senior High School. It is there that he met his wife, Brenda Whitfield, and married her on Aug. 20, 1970. He worked as a…

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