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Weather: Forecasters see moderate hurricane season ahead

Laz Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. If the AccuWeather forecast is correct, the Atlantic hurricane season this year will likely be below normal, a potential outcome of El Niño’s limiting effect on the formation of storms. It all depends on how quickly and strongly El Niño develops in the coming months, according to AccuWeather, an American media company that provides commercial weather forecasting services globally. As is, AccuWeather meteorologists are predicting 10 named storms in the 2017 season, which officially begins on Thursday, June 1. Of the 10 storms, the meteorologists…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: It’s hard to write a story when no one calls us back

Emerald G. Parsons Here at Greene Publishing, Inc. (the Madison County Carrier and Madison Enterprise Recorder) we take pride in our work. We work hard to bring the citizens of Madison County the local news, to the best of our ability. The purpose of a newspaper is to inform, interpret and entertain. We try to keep you, our readers, informed by providing you with facts, statistics and feature stories.  We report on stories that directly and indirectly affect all of us, here in Madison County, not always telling what you…

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Sally Lynn Schoelles

Sally Lynn Schoelles, age 63, passed away peacefully at her home in Madison on Saturday, April 29, 2017, after a brief bout with cancer. Born November 3, 1953 to Jackson Lanier Schoelles and Julaine H. Schoelles, Sally worked as a social worker for the State of Florida for 18 years and returned to school at age 42 to become a Registered Nurse. She worked as an RN until her retirement earlier this year. She was preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her daughter, Heather Wilson Meyer…

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Weta Bailey Johnson

Mrs. Weta Bailey Johnson, age 78, died on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fl. She was born in Polk County, Fl., and lived in Lee before moving to Jacksonville eight years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Judy Purvis (Timothy) of Jacksonville; three sisters, Peggy Scott, of Jacksonville, Josephine Lane, of Fleming Island, Fl., and Loretta Baxter, of Port St. Joe, Fl.; three grandchildren, Jamie Muyres, of Orange Park, Fl., Timothy Purvis, Jr. of Jacksonville, Matthew Purvis, of Jacksonville; four great-grandchildren, Ryger, Bishop, Maxeen, and Lucy Muyres.  A graveside…

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