10 students sign for Take Stock in Children scholarships

Ten students signed Take Stock in Children Scholarship contracts on Tuesday, May 26, at the Madison County High School Media Center. Their parents joined the students in this honor. By signing a contract, the students made a commitment to maintain a high GPA, have good school attendance, good school behaviors and remain drug and crime free. They have committed to focus on academics, good citizenship, good school attendance and graduation from high school. The reward for their focus after graduation is a Take Stock in Children tuition scholarship. The program…

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Farm Bureau offers scholarship to tobacco growers

Former or current Florida tobacco growers or descendants of a Florida tobacco growers attending a post-secondary institution are eligible for Florida Farm Bureau’s newest scholarship program. Thanks to Governor Rick Scott and Commissioner Adam Putnam, Florida Farm Bureau was selected to receive funds from the August 1997 Florida Tobacco Settlement to provide scholarships to Florida tobacco growers and their descendants. This program will award scholarships of up to $2,000 to qualified applicants. The application deadline is July 1. Scholarship applications will be evaluated on the basis of scholarship, leadership and…

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Obituary: Billie M. Hart

Mrs. Billie M. Hart, 86, resident of Gainesville, Florida, former resident of Fernandina Beach and Madison, Florida, died peacefully Tuesday, May 26, in the North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville. Mrs. Hart was born January 7, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Thomas Judson Morgan and Nettie Mae Wynn.  She was raised near Plains, Georgia, received her RN nursing certification from Crawford Long in Atlanta, and married Mr. Robert Harris Hart in 1948, to whom she was married until his death in 2008.  Mrs. Hart attended for many years…

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Obituary: Billy Brooks Jones

Mr. Billy Brooks Jones, 77, passed away in Virginia Beach, Va. on Thursday, May 28.  Graveside services were held on Sunday, May 31, at 3 p.m., in Brantley United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Vaughn officiating.  Visitation was held in Brantley United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 31 from 2-3 p.m. Pallbearers were his nephews: Tracy Jones, Jason Jones, Barry Jones, Reggie Jones, Spencer Jones and David Jones. Mr. Jones was born March 27, 1938 in Marion County, to the late Grady E. Jones and Claudia Clements Jones.  He…

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