Emerald’s Gem Box: Children learn what they live

When I was a child on through my teenage years, a scroll hung in my bedroom (on my closet door) with a nice saying on it. I used to lie in bed and read that scroll many a night as I fell asleep. The older I got, the more I understood what it meant. I have thought of that scroll, and what those words meant, for many years. The lesson behind these words is astounding! CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE If a child lives with criticism, He learns to condemn….

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Madison Community Bank to honor Veteran’s Day

All over the nation, Veteran’s Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 in recognition for those who have served our country. On Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of WWI, Veteran’s Day originated as “Armistic Day” and became a national holiday in 1938. In honor of this dedication to American veterans of every war thus far, the Madison County Community Bank is having a Veteran’s Day memorial service on Wednesday, Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend this event and join Madison County in…

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County Commission meeting round-up

The Madison County commission gathered on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. After items were added to the agenda and the minutes of the previous meeting were approved, the floor opened up for public comment. Walter Shaw approached the board requesting that they do something about the semis going up and down his road by River Road, as they are causing huge plumes of dust around his property. Shaw informed the board that the Sheriff’s Department was “kind enough to stop night-time traffic,” but he needed assistance to get the…

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Duke Energy looks to buy land in Madison

On Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8:30 a.m., McCallum Sweeney Consulting and Duke Energy met in the Madison County Extension Office to present the Duke Energy Site Readiness program’s Final Presentation on 155-acres located in Madison County. After a warm welcome and opening from Chairman of the Madison County Development Council William Washington, the Director of Duke Energy, Marc Hoenstine gave a brief background on the Duke Energy Site Evaluation Selection and introduced Senior Consultant and director of site readiness programs for McCallum Sweeney Lindsey Meyers. “We are a site selection…

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