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Environmental achievements revealed for Madison County

Abby Johnson, Governmental Affairs & Communications Coordinator of Suwannee River Water Management District in Live Oak, presented the State of the Resources Report to the County Commission Board at the Board of County Commissioners meeting Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m. Johnson presented a brief presentation of funding opportunities, completed projects, projects underway and hydrogeology from the last month in Madison County and its surrounding areas. The average July rain total across the district was 8.5 inches. Madison County received an average of 5.38 inches of rain for the month…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Open your eyes people – It DOES Matter!

In a recent poll, when asked about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal the poll showed that most Democrats replied “it doesn’t matter.” That baffles me. How can any law abiding citizen say “it doesn’t matter” when someone else breaks the law? It shouldn’t matter if you are a Democrat, Republican, Liberal or Independent. A crime is a crime! Period! The fact that she is trying to cheat the system should scare everyone!!! When the FBI is investigating any case, everyone should stand up and pay attention. The fact that she has…

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Christian Concepts: Myths

According to Greek mythology, Dionysus was the offspring of the Greek god Zeus and a mortal female virgin Semele. Accounts claims he could turn water into wine and had died and been resurrected. The parallels to the Christ narrative of Scripture are unmistakable, but he had a cultic following that predates Christ’s advent by 1,500 years. Likewise the Egyptian god Osiris repeatedly died and was resurrected and fathered a son named Horus that presages the life of Jesus by 3,000 years. There are those who claim these narratives along with…

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Community News 

Sunday morning service to the community

The Boyz to Kings Family of Madison, Fl. have been honored to serve our community in several different ways. Over the past two years, our young men as well as parents, role models and volunteers have built five mobility ramps for needy citizens through partnering with Ability First. Boyz to Kings have been in existence since 2010, in which we have graduated six 18-year-old young men who are in college, in the military, working, following their dreams and not in the legal system. Because parent involvement is mandatory, all of…

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