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School Board: New faces Trying to save our schools

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. There will be several new faces joining some familiar faces in the Madison County school district next school year. In a special called meeting of the Madison County District School Board on Monday, June 12, the Board voted to approve several school administrators. Among those approved were a new Chief Financial Officer for the district, Walter Copeland. Lori Newman was approved as the Coordinator of ESE. David Chambers was retained as Principal at Madison County Central School (MCCS). Paula Ginn will be the Coordinator of…

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Lee Town Council: Erika Robinson becomes newest member

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc. Erika Robinson became the newest member of the Lee Town Council in a special meeting that was called for Monday, June 12. The previous meeting which had been scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, but had to be postponed since there was no quorum (majority of the town council present). All four members of the board were present on Monday evening. Three people had expressed interest in the vacant seat. They were Erika Robinson, Bobbi Sapp, and Elizabeth Bush. A motion was made by Councilman Edwin…

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Crime: Tardy hotel checkout gets man arrested

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. First, he failed to show up in court for a pretrial conference in Madison County on two misdemeanor charges, causing the judge to issue a warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Marion Devon Thompson on Wednesday, March 29. His original charges in Madison County stemmed from being arrested and charged with reckless driving and knowingly driving with a suspended license, back in September 2016. Thompson, a Monticello resident, managed to elude capture for almost exactly two months. Then, on Wednesday, May 31, he drew the…

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Madison County Sheriff’s Office: Major Harper graduates from Commanders Academy

Story Submitted: Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart is proud to announce that Major David Harper has recently graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association prestigious Commanders Academy. The Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is essential for the next generation of public safety leaders. The Commanders Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers advanced programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, agency management and a host of other topics related to the law enforcement profession. Each block of instruction is followed by a panel discussion. The…

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