John Q. Shaw

John Q. Shaw, 79, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 28, surrounded by his family. Shaw was born in Madison, to the late Walter and Annie Pinson Shaw. John served in the United States Army. Shaw’s advanced education career started at Texas Christian University and Valdosta State College, receiving an Accounting Degree. He retired as an Auditor for the Forscom from Fort McPherson, Ga., as well as the City of Marietta, Ga., as a Business License Auditor. He was a member of the Forsyth Assembly of God Church. “Truly I tell…

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Cowboys win Consolation Championship

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Despite dropping the first game of the 2017 McDonald’s/Lake Area Kiwanis Basketball Tournament in Starke, the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys came back to walk away with the tournament’s “Consolation Championship.” On Thursday, Dec. 21, the Cowboys faced the Hurricanes of Gainesville High School. Gainesville wonthe game with a 62-44 final score. Tre Adams led the Cowboys with 13 points and three steals during the game. Travis Jay had eight points, six assists and four steals. Vincenta Mitchell also had eight points while collecting…

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Supervisor of Elections office audit uncovers irregularities

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. During a recent audit of the local Supervisor of Elections office, performed by Lanigan and Associates, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, a matter related to the compensation of Madison County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Hardee came to the attention of the auditors. According to a letter addressed to Tommy Hardee, from Lanigan and Associates, dated Monday, Dec. 18, “The Supervisor of Elections annual salary is established pursuant [to] Chapter 145, Florida Statutes which states, ‘Each Supervisor of Elections shall receive as salary the amount indicated, based…

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