Editorials 

Emerald’s Gem Box: Happy Birthday Daddy

Saturday, Oct. 28 would mark the 79th birthday of my Daddy. (It would also mark the 55th wedding anniversary of my parents.  My mother always said she picked my daddy’s birthday to get married, so that “he would never forget the day.”) My Daddy left this world and entered the gates of Heaven back on Feb. 17, 2012.  My world has always been a little grayer since that day.  I loved my Daddy with all my heart.  He was truly the love of my life, my confidant, my mentor, my…

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Kelly Comstock Washington

Mrs. Kelly Comstock Washington, 47, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Pinetta surrounded by her family. Washington was born on Aug. 28, 1970 in Shelbyville, In., to Roland Philip Comstock and Vicki Lynn Fletcher (Sweet). She was raised in Taylor County, Fl., and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She loved sitting on the front porch and visiting with people. Washington was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Pinetta United Methodist Church. Washington worked for various companies in retail including West Point Pepperell…

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Community News 

Madison Kiwanis Club plans to “Light Up Madison”

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Kiwanis Club of Madison is planning the Seventh Annual Light Up Madison event for Saturday, Dec. 2. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The purpose and goal for Light Up Madison is to offer families an evening of holiday celebration at no cost to them (except if they choose to purchase food). During the event, families will be able to enjoy a Lighted Parade, a visit with Santa, crafts, games,…

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Community News 

Storytelling is taking off in Madison

Story Submitted A record crowd of listeners is expected this year for the 4th Annual Madison County Florida Tellabration!TM.  The Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18, is the day that you will find a big tent, a stage, and hundreds of chairs waiting for the festivities to begin at O’Toole’s Herb Farm. You will want to be there by 10 a.m. for the first telling concert and stay for more all throughout the day. This year’s featured tellers are: Appalachian folk tale teller/musician, John Thomas Fowler; nationally recognized teller (and one…

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