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SPORTS: Former Cowboy to play football in France

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison, Fl. is certainly a long way from St. Ouen l’Aumône in France. But that is where former Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboy Brandon Crawford will be heading in order to play football. Crawford has signed with Global Pro Athletes to play football for the French team. The 6’2”, 285 lb. Madison native played for the University of Buffalo after a stellar career as a Cowboy. While at MCHS, he was named All-State Second Team as a junior. During his senior year at MCHS,…

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Weather: Forecasters update hurricane season

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. Weather forecasters are revising their earlier predictions about the 2017 hurricane season in accordance with new information. Due to changing conditions in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is now indicating that the season could be “extremely active” for tropical storms and hurricanes. In a revised forecast issued last week, the agency indicated that the chance of an above-normal season is now 60 percent, up from its May prediction of 45 percent. The agency has also…

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Community News 

An evening of Americana music in downtown Madison

Story Submitted The Main Street Playhouse is proud to present “An Evening of Americana Music – a Journey Through American Songs” featuring local classical vocalists Drew Ladd and Christian Schmoe. The one evening event will take place on Friday, Sept. 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This special musical journey will begin with early American hymns and folk songs and continue with selections of old American songs, chosen works of Stephen Foster, a sampling of American art songs, favorites from the WWII era, and some of the most beloved tunes from…

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School 

Ballew promoted to Instructor of Education Programs for Saint Leo University

Story Submitted Elisabeth “Baye” Ballew, a native of Mayo, has been promoted to instructor of education for Saint Leo University. In her new position, Ballew will oversee the education programs at Saint Leo’s Lake City, Trenton, and Madison teaching locations. Previously, Ballew served as academic advisor for Saint Leo, and she began as an adjunct instructor in 2013. Ballew is a 2008 graduate of Saint Leo University’s Lake City Education Center and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. She earned a Master of Education degree in curriculum…

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