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Our 149th Year, Number 21www.greenepublishing.com Since 1865, Telling It Like It Is And Defending The Peasant's Right To Know Index2 Section, 16 Pages Local WeatherViewpoints 2A Around Madison 3-5A, 7A Bridal Guide 6AClassieds 8A Legals 9A Year In Review Section BFriday, January 31, 2014 Madison, Florida I-10 Closed From Madison County To Alabama State LineBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.For the rst time since 1958, schools in Madison were closed for "snowdays W ednesday and Thursday, as a precaution, after freezing weather and icy conditions on roads caused pileups in the Atlanta area Tuesday afternoon, trapping hundreds of homebound motorists and even busloads of schoolchildren in stalled trafc for up to 18 hours. While Atlanta ofcials endured criticism for not having foreseen the situation, Madison ofcials decided safety rst when it comes to the countys schoolchildren, closing the schools and most government ofces. Sleety rain and freezing temperatures were predicted in Madison for Tuesday and Wednesday nights. At various times during the day Wednesday, residents reported snow urries in Greenville, up near Hanson and out along SR 53. Word of I-10 being closed down began ltering in early Wednesday afternoon, and motorists driving home toward Tallahassee saw the snow urries and sleet hitting the windshields, especially when passing through the Greenville area of I-10. Some people saw a few small icicles hanging from the roof, porch railing or mailbox. Porch steps might have had a small accumulation of sleet, but the ground was mostly just cold and wet. Driving to work, people may have noticed other cars with a thin sheet of frozen sleet and rain on the roof. We got lucky here in Madison, said Tom Cisco, Director of Emergency Management. I think the temperature didnt get below freezing overnight, he added, even though the National Weather Service had predicted overnight lows in the mid-20s for both nights. The reports EMS had indicated most of the urries were in the northwest part of the county. By Thursday morning, morning radio news shows were issuing reports of I-10 being closed from Madison County west to the Alabama line. The Florida Highway Patrol conrmed that there were some patchy areas of ice on the road, and that people could get on the Interstate at mile marker 242 and travel east. As of press time, the I-10 section remained closed, but with a good possibility of being re-opened later Thursday as daytime temperatures warmed up. The FHP also stated that its communication ofce would put out an ofcial press release within a few days as to whether or not there were any accidents on I-10 as a result of the weather. Meanwhile, early morning radio news reports reminded motorists that roads other than I-10 might have wet, slippery or icy patches as well, and to use caution when driving to work.From the Madison Enterprise-Recorder, February 21, 1958After the momentous snowfall of 1958, much of Madison County resembled the style of Christmas cards popular during that era, the ones with the glitter-covered snow scenes. From the Madison Enterprise-Recorder, February 28, 1958In 1988, the last time Madison County closed schools for a "snowday, it actually snowed, enough for Billy Burnette and Bubba Greene to build a seven-and-a-half-foot tall snowman in a downtown front yard. The Feb. 12 snowfall was described as momentous and the story has it that it took ve men to lift Frostys frozen torso into place. Elections Changes Bring Little ChangeAmber HoustonGreene Publishing, Inc.This years elections will be the rst affected by House Bill 7013, known as the ElectionReform Bill. This legislation will bring big changes to large counties, regulating early voting, absentee voting, and more. However, according to Madison County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Hardee, the changes will hardly affect Madison County. We have to have the same number of early voting sites as last time. We have four and good interest in early voting. Nothing there will change. Hardee went on to describe a couple other changes: The primary election will change from 12 weeks before Tommy Hardee See Change On Page 3A Citizen Of The Year Nominations Being SoughtOne of the most coveted awards, recognition of a job well done serving the Madison County community, is open for nominations effective today. The 2014 Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by the Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, is presented to a resident of Madison County who has made a positive difference through leadership, community involvement, volunteerism and overall public service to our county. These activities should be outside the duties of the individuals regular job. Previous winners are not eligible. If you know of someone deserving this honor, ll out the form available from the Chamber and fax to (850) 973-8864, or mail the nomination to the Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, 248 SW Range Avenue, Madison, FL 32340. Attach additional pages if necessary. Nominations will be accepted until 12 noon, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The 2014 Citizen of the Year will serve as the Grand Marshall of the 33ndAnnual Down Home Days Parade on April 19, 2014.See Citizen On Page 3AMadison County Ranks 4thIn States Highest Unemployment RateBy Lazaro AlemanGreene Publishing, Inc.Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again in December, falling to 6.2 percent, a 0.2 percentage point decline from the previous month and the lowest its been since June 2008, when it was 6.0 percent. This according to the latest gures released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO). Nationally, the jobless rate was 6.7 percent in December, a 0.5 percentage point higher than the state. In Jefferson and Madison counties, the rates also dropped, from 5.3 and 8.4 percents in November, to 4.9 and 8.2 percents in December, respectively. Statewide, the 6.2 percent represents 584,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,405,000 -not counting individuals who have given up the search for work or are underemployed or employed part time. Per the FDEO, Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 7,645,000 in December, an increase of 14100 jobs over the month. Seasonally adjusted means the numbers have been purged of seasonal and other factors that could skew the results. Compared to De-See Jobless On Page 3A Campaign Signs Must Follow Sign OrdinanceBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.The Madison City Commission discussed the upcoming election year and the inevitable onslaught of campaign signs that usually start popping up like mushrooms at that time. A few months ago, it was common to see small plastic signs of every kind all over town, usually in city right-ofways, advertising local businesses in the downtown area. The city passed an ordinance banning such signs, offering instead, new, permanent wooden signs that businesses could put their names on for a prorated labor-and-materials fee. It would get their name out into the public eye while eliminating the ground clutter of small signs on every street corner. Now, with campaign season looming on the horizon like a rainstorm, visions of a new crop of mushroomlike vote-for-me signs cropping up ev erywhere in its path See Campaign Signs On Page 3AWinter Storm 2014
Jacobs LadderViewpoints & OpinionsMy father had told the doctors that he wanted to come home and they acceded to his wishes last Wednesday, Jan. 22. The day before on his 78thbirthday of all days -he had been told by the staff at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital that he had acute leukemia and that he probably had from a few months to up to a year to live. The doctor told him on Wednesday that he could have a few weeks to live and he sent him home with an appointment to go to his ofce on Friday to be checked to see if he needed a blood transfusion. A year never came. A few weeks never came. Friday never came. My father succumbed to the effects of the disease Thursday evening, Jan. 23, at home in Lee and slipped peacefully from this Earth into the waiting arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ. He had told my niece, Morgan, that he wanted a party when he got home and the next day he had a bigger party than this world will ever have as he entered the gates of Heaven. My daddy was a storyteller, as many men his age are, and the years had shown him a lot of wisdom. On Sunday evening, at Daddys visitation at the funeral home, one of our fellow church members shared with me how he always loved to hear Daddy talk and tell stories and share his wisdom. One illustration that Daddy shared in Sunday School was, You can lead a goat to water but you cant make him drink. You might get a horse to drink, but you may just end up in the water yourself if you try to make a goat drink. His point was that you can argue and argue with a person, but if their mind wont be changed, you could end up getting hurt yourself. Another time in Sunday School, as the teacher was speaking about sin, he piped in with, You dont leave a dead dog in the road; it just stinks. His meaning was that you cant just keep going back to the same old stuff and doing it again and again. You have to clean the sin up and get it out of the road, like the dead dog. A woman, who is a member of my church, told me that there are plenty of good men in the world and there are Christian men. Your daddy was a good Christian man, she said. Those words meant a lot to me, not because I didnt realize that before, but just to hear other people say it about him. Last Wednesday, before he left the hospital, a nurse came in his room and told me that she and all the nurses there had fallen in love with him. When I prodded him for the secret of his success with women, he told me, I just tell them what Jesus can do for them. That was the secret of Daddys success with women and with life.2AMadison Enterprise-Recorderwww.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 Jacob BembryColumnist Conservative Corner Conservative CornerBy Nelson A. PryorY O U R P R I V A C Y Every day, police across these United States scan the license plates of tens of millions of vehicles and enter that information into their departments' databases, hoping, they say, that it might help solve a crime. But last year, according to the Washington Post, 1/17/2014, pp. 1 & 13, then-Attorney General for Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli, issued a clear opinion about the use of license plate readers, which have become common across the country: If the information isn't directly related to a criminal case, it "may not lawfully be collected." Virginia State Police quickly adopted a policy to purge the data within 24 hours, unless a crime was involved. But even in the face of the Attorney General's clear order, Northern Virginia police departments have decided to ignore it. They maintain databases of the information-photos with the vehicle's location at the time and share them with other police departments in the Washington region. Police in Alexandria retain license plate data for two years, ofcials said. Fairfax and Loudoun counties keep the information for one year; for Arlington and Prince William counties, it's six months. In Montgomery and Prince George's counties, police keep their license plate data for a year. Statewide, some agencies are removing the data immediately, but for others, the length of time is 30 to 60 days or longer, according to Dana Schrad, executive director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. The practice has been questioned by some local activists and advocacy organizations, most notably the American Civil Liberties Union, which argues that gathering the information intrudes on the privacy of innocent drivers. Police ofcials said they recognized the concerns and tried to nd a balance between their need to investigate crimes and the privacy of citizens. Police cars equipped with cameras can photograph hundreds of license plates a minute, even while moving at high speeds, and they cruise the Washington area daily, compiling searchable databases that privacy advocates say can be used to track an individual's movements or launch improper investigations. A 2012 study by the Police Executive Research Forum found that almost threequarters of police agencies nationwide use the readers and that 85 percent plan to use them in the next ve years. The plate readers are connected to in-car computers that check each license plate against national and regional "hot lists" of stolen cars and missing and wanted people and then sound an alert when one is found. Police in the Washington area began using them in 2004, mainly with federal grant money, because each one costs about $20,000. And Now A Black Box Black Boxes, that t neatly by the dashboard of your car, track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington City and state planning ofces. The tea party is aghast, the ACLU is deeply concerned too, raising a variety of privacy issues. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11/4/2013, pp. 1 & 9A, reports that the U. S. Senate approved a $90 million pilot project last year which would have involved 10,000 cars. But House leadership killed the proposal, acting on concerns of privacy. "Concerns about Big Brother are uppermost in the minds of the people," said Alauddin Khan, the director of strategic and performance management at the Nevada Department of Transportation, on proposals under consideration in Nevada. "It was not something people wanted. The Nevada Civil Liberties Union warned on its website: It would be fairly easy to turn these devices into fulledged tracking devices." Between the license plate readers and the black boxes, one wonders about tomorrow. The speed of technology change is staggering! It's "Change we can believe in!" And, it's coming!THE MADISON COUNTY REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Will Meet at 12 noon, Monday, Feb. 10, at Shelby's Restaurant. ALL REPUBLICANS WELCOME Paid for and approved by the Madison County Republican Executive Committee MadisonRepublican@embarqmail.com The Secret Of His Success Something To Think About Last week I talked about the Shriners Hospitals. There is something else that is near and dear to my heart The Wounded Warrior Program. Not to fear, longtime readers, Im sure my cynical self shall return in the near future to amuse you with tales of how things are completely just ate up. But for now Im feeling a bit altruistic, and would like to share another phenomenal group of people with you. The Wounded Warrior Program is an organization dedicated to helping wounded members of our armed forces. They deal in direct rehabilitation, counseling, and equipment needed by these Wounded Warriors. You may have seen something about them with some of the spots by Trace Adkins or Toby Keith. Maybe it touched you. I hope it did. Im sure many readers know I am a Vet; perhaps that is why I hold this group so near and dear to me. I have seen some of these wounded warriors. I have had a hand in directly helping some of these men and women. There are people on this Earth who stepped in front of you and shielded you from danger. These are the people who took the wounds that were meant for you. When danger happens, most people head the other way. Some people head towards it. This type of person comes in various colors remen, police, paramedics, forestry, even tornado chasers. The majority of people go through their lives without watching someone standing beside them die, or knowing what a near miss feels like, or having to experience any of the other dozens of horrors these people face in their job. The reason we do not experience these things is because of the people who stand up in front of us. These people head directly into danger in order to protect life. Our military personnel packed up that life, left their family behind, and went somewhere else to defend you from that danger. The wounded warriors are the one that took the hit for us; they are the ones who did not make it back in one piece as the saying goes. But they did make it back. And now they need our help. Our US military personnel have stepped up and said, Sleep easy. I have the watch. No one will harm you tonight. These are the people I honor. The Wounded Warrior Project helps those who helped you. Giving to the WWP is my way of repaying the debt. For more information, go to ww w.HelpWWP.org 1-877981-2233. www.ShrinersHospitalsForChildren.org 1-800-241-4438 or contact any of your local Shriners And as always Think about it. Wounded Warrior Program Harvey GreeneGuest Columnist Statement from Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. "Florida TaxWatch commends Governor Scott for recommending to hold the line on total state spending and return money to taxpayers, while still proposing increased spending for important state priorities such as education. His FY 2014-15 budget proposal totals $74.19 billion, which is slightly less (0.06 percent) than current year spending of $74.24 billion. "The cornerstone of his 'It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget' is more than $570 million in recurring tax reductions and $69.2 million in one-time tax savings (see table below). These include saving nearly $25 per driver by reducing vehicle registration fees and relief for Florida businesses through an increased corporate income tax exemption, reduced ling fees, and a 0.5% reduction of sales tax on business rents. These tax cuts are broad, touching the lives of virtually every Floridian, from families to the businesses that support our communities and state as a whole. "In addition to returning tax dollars to hardworking Floridians, Governor Scott shows his commitment to Florida's nancial health by proposing $170 million to pay off the state's $24.6 billion debt and including $287 million in budget savings. The proposed budget would leave total state reserves of $5.1 billion, including $1.7 billion in General Revenue. "Florida TaxWatch is pleased that the recommended budget includes implementation of many cost-savings recommendations from the TaxWatch Center for Government Efciency. Since 2009, these cost saving recommendations have saved Florida taxpayers more than $4.2 billion in efciency improvements at the state level. "Incorporated recommendations from this year's report, Modern Management & Sensible Savings, include the creation of the Agency for State Technology with the resources and authority to consolidate IT governance throughout state government and save Florida taxpayers up to $20 million with only a one percent efciency improvement. TaxWatch is encouraged that this highly valuable oversight agency is recommended by the Governor and supported by the Florida Senate and House of Representatives 2014 Work Plan. "Other recommendations stemming from TaxWatch research include an increase in tourism investment, investment in performance-based funding, requiring all state employees to contribute the same amount to their health insurance and expansion of electronic monitoring for prison inmates. "TaxWatch is pleased that the budget increased funding for Visit Florida by $36.5 million to an unprecedented $100 million annual investment. With $100 million, Florida could attract 100 million visitors to the state, resulting in an estimated 121,298 jobs for Floridians, according to the TaxWatch Investing In Tourism report. "A long standing TaxWatch recommendation, performance-based funding holds Florida's higher-education institutions accountable, and will better help our education system prepare students for high-wage, high-skill jobs, promising economic growth and diversication in the Sunshine State." Statement from John B. Zumwalt, III Florida TaxWatch Chairman: "I am encouraged that the Governor's proposed budget contains several Florida TaxWatch cost-savings recommendations. This budget is a good starting point for our state Legislature to create a spending plan that benets all Florida taxpayers." Florida TaxWatch is a statewide, non-prot, non-partisan research institute that over its 32-year history has become widely recognized as the watchdog of citizens' hard-earned tax dollars. Its mission is to provide the citizens of Florida and public ofcials with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, public policies and programs and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida state and local government. Its support comes from homeowners and retirees, small and large businesses, philanthropic foundations, and professional associations. On the web at www.FloridaTaxWatch.org. TaxWatch Commends Governor Scott On Budget Proposal Governor's Proposed Tax Cuts (in millions)First Year Recurring Rollback in Motor Vehicle Fees $312.50$401.30 Reduction in sales tax on commercial rents (0.5%) 107.9117.8 Reduced Corporate Fling Fees 29.8 33.3 Increased Corporate Income Tax Exemption ($75,000) 8.8 21.6 Sales Tax Holiday School Supplies48.8 0 Sales Tax Holiday Hurricane Preparedness 20.4 0 Total* $541.50$574.00 $25.5 million in the rst year and $13.4 million in recurring revenue loss will be incurred by local governments
From Page One Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 World NewsBy Rose KleinLottery Winner Flushes Money Down ToiletIn Essen, Germany, Angela Maier, the lottery winner of more than $500,000, claims she ushed it all down the toilet to avoid paying nursing home bills for her late husband. Maier said she received a steep bill from the facility that cared for her husband prior to his death and just shortly after she received her lottery winnings. Maier said her decision to tear up $547,120 and ush it away was after consuming ve bottles of champagne. In court, it was determined that destroying the money was not illegal and only an expert could determine if Maier was telling the truth about ushing the money. In the end, the court decided to forgo the expense of an expert and Maier agreed to pay the nursing home their bill of $5,471.Priest Ran Burglars Away With Boring SermonIn Dublin, Ireland, two would-be robbers broke into the home of Father Arthur ONeill in St. Brigids Parish. Father ONeill said they had broken in with hopes of nding money but I was stubborn and told them they were barking up the wrong tree. They soon realized they were getting nothing. ONeill said he managed to get rid of the men by, boring them with a sermon I had prepared for later that day. The two men left with Father ONeills cellphone, but it was later found under a tile in his front garden. I knew they were going to leave the phone, ONeill said. Theres good in everyone.Denver County Fair To Host Cannabis-Themed CompetitionsIn Denver, Colo., With the legalization of recreational marijuana, the 2014 Denver County fair will have contests such as a joint-rolling challenge and a pot brownie baking competition. The contests and other entertainment, such as a laser show, Grateful Dead karaoke and a Doritos-eating contest, will be at a 21-plus Pot Pavilion, that will be held offsite from the rest of the fair. The fairs marketing and creative director, Tracy Weil said, We thought it was time for us to take that leap and represent one of the things Denver has going on. The Pot Pavilion will join competitions already featured such as a drag queen pageant and tattoo contests. Our motto has always been, Were mixing up a big side of tradition with a side of now, said fair co-founder Dana Cain. We had to do it. Pot is legal hereits yet another urban agricultural crop. The MadisonEnterprise-Recorder PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignerTori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeperBrooke KinsleyClassified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Wednesday at 3 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included)Since 1865 -Telling it like it is with honesty and integrity.The Madison The Madison Enterprise-Recorder Enterprise-RecorderMadison Recorder established 1865 New Enterprise established 1901 Consolidated June 25, 1908 Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc., 1695 S SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at Madison Post Ofce 32340. Publication No. 177.400. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Madison Enterprise-Recorder P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline.P.O. Box 772 Madison, FL 32341 1695 South SR 53 Madison, FL 32340 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 firstname.lastname@example.org www.greenepublishing.com 2013 Letter To The EditorStarting child care or school is a major life transition for young children. Change, even when it is a positive change can be stressful. In many cases this may be the rst time a child is away from the secure and loving arms of their family. Both the child and parents may experience anxiety about the new experience. There are specic measures that parents can take to ease anxiety and make the rst days happy ones. Recognize your own feelings Your child is sensitive to your emotional state and attitudes. If you are apprehensive about the school or program or how your child will adjust, you may unwillingly convey this to your child. Also be sure to always talk to the child about this new experience as a positive and exciting thing. Avoid apologizing to the child about enrolling them in a child care program or sending them to school. Recognize your child's temperament You know your child better than anyone else. Let your knowledge about your child's personality and temperament guide how you approach this new transition. If your child is naturally somewhat shy and slow to warm up, then you will know that you may need to take extra time in introducing your child to a new environment and new people. Prepare your child in advance Your child will have less anxiety if they know what to expect and are familiar with the program and teachers. Bring the child along when you tour a program or school. Try to visit at least once where you can remain with the child as they explore the new surroundings. Start to establish the new routine a few days in advance, perhaps by altering the child's bedtime and/or morning rituals. A dry run of how the child will get to the school or program may be helpful. Acquaint your child with adults they can approach for help such as crossing guards bus drivers and teachers. Reinforce a sense of trust with your child Young children's separation anxiety is often closely tied to fears of abandonment. It is important that they will know that you will be returning for them at a designated time. With an older child you can even point out on the clock when you will return or give them a concrete milestone such as, "I will be back for you right after lunch time." It may also be helpful to discuss with your child where you will be and what you will be doing during the time of separation. In any case remind your child that you will indeed return. Leave something behind Sometimes called transitional objects; blankees, teddies and other objects of comfort can help a child feel secure. Many parents nd that an object that helps the child remember the parent is of great benet. These "remembrance" objects may include photos or an object of the parents clothing. Communicate with the caregiver or teacher They are your greatest ally in making the separation a smooth and calm experience. Be sure to let them know if you have any specic concerns and needs. Don't be afraid to specically request their assistance or guidance. Some will stand back until you directly say, I am leaving now and I need you to help Todd." Say Good-bye You may wish to warn that child that you will be leaving in ve minutes, or that after the story you will be going to work. When it is time to go, say good-bye and go. Continued extensions to the separation seem to only add to anxiety and make the separation more difcult. It is never suggested to "sneak" out. Regardless of how upset the child is, sneaking out only adds to their anxiety, increases fear of abandonment, and breaks down the child's sense of trust. Remember the rst days of school or child care, like any major life change is a gradual process. Soon it will become a positive and exciting part of your child's daily routine. Its a great journey to begin in your childs lifelong learning and growing experience! M J K i n a r d D i r e c t o r D a i s i e s & D o o d l e b u g s P r e S c h o o l New To Childcare? Change Cont. From Page 1Ageneral to 10 weeks before. That might make it harder on us, because well have to get our absentee ballots out earlier. The last major change is that constitutional amendments are now limited to 75 words. In larger counties, the sheer volume of voters contributes to any difficulties that the changes will bring. In smaller counties like Madison and Jefferson, the smaller staffs contribute to any complications. Unfortunately, the Supervisor of Elections office has only a handful of staff, and absenteevoting changes will be difficult. There will be more layers of verification and contact to ensure the identity of the voter. While these changes will protect the authenticitty and validity of the election, they do require Supervisor of Elections employees to make these verifications. Fortunately, the first election being affected by House Bill 7013 is a gubernatorial election, and not a busier presidential election. Also, Hardees office already has steps in place to make voting easier on voters and his staff. For example, Hardee said, We did a study recently and found that folks that had a help sheet averaged about 15 minutes voting. Folks that didnt averaged about 45 minutes, up to as much as two hours to vote. He added, We try to help in every way we can. For a full list of changes or with any questions, contact the Supervisor of Elections office at email@example.com. CitizenCont. From Page 1AWhen nominating an individual as Citizen of the Year, include how the nominee has contributed to different aspects of community life over time through leadership, community involvement, volunteerism and overall public service. Jobless Cont. From Page 1Acember a year ago, the number of jobs in the state was up by 192,900 workers, an increase of 2.6 percent, the FDEO reports. Floridas annual job growth in October and December 2013 was the fastest since June 2006. For Madison County, the 8.2 percent translates into 564 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,909, compared with 585 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,975 in November, when the rate was 8.4 percent. In December 2012, the comparable gures were 673 jobless persons out of a labor force of 7,108, when the unemployment rate was 9.5 percent. For Jefferson County, the 4.9 percent rate translates into 324 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,652, compared with 352 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,682 in November, when the rate was 5.3 percent. In December 2012, the comparable gures were 452 jobless persons out of a workforce of 6,522 when the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent. December was the 41stconsecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for over three years, the FDEO reports. The industry gaining the most jobs continued to be trade, transportation and utilities, up 60,300 jobs; followed by professional and business services, up 37,400; construction, up 28,800 jobs; leisure and hospitality, up 24,500 jobs; private education and health services, up 16,500 jobs; nancial activities, up 12,400 jobs; other services, up 5,200 jobs; information, up 5,000 jobs; and manufacturing, up 4,400 jobs. The only industry to continue to lose jobs over the year was total government, down 1,700 jobs, with both state and federal cutbacks accounting for the loss. Monroe County continued to have the states lowest unemployment rate at 3.5 percent, followed by Walton County at 4.0 percent; Okaloosa County at 4.4 percent; and Alachua and St. Johns counties at 4.7 percent each. Hendry County continued to have the states highest unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, followed by Flagler County at 8.8 percent; Hamilton County at 8.4 percent; Madison County at 8.2 percent and Putnam County at 8.1 percent. For the third consecutive month, Hendry County alone had double-digit unemployment in December. Campaign signs Cont. From Page 1Aprompted the City Commissioner to discuss the issue and how it related to the sign ordinance. The commissioners reached a consensus that candidates did have a right to campaign, but instead of allowing the plague of mushroom signs everywhere, the city would hold the candidates to the sign ordinance as written, while singling out one or two prominent locations downtown to allow temporary sign clusters. One such possible location was the courthouse lawn, if the courthouse ofcials agreed to allow it. Signs could still be placed on private property if, for example, a candidates friends or neighbors who lived downtown were agreeable to having signs in their front yards, but all other city property and city right-of-ways, with the exception of the one or two designated cluster locations, would be off-limits. In other city matters, the Commission: unanimously approved the appointment of Glen Smith of Smith Title and Abstract to the police pension board; discussed the situation with the Madison Womans Club, which at the time of the meeting, had the city still waiting to hear back from Vernon Douglas, attorney for the Womans Club and heard a report of the upcoming celebration of the 100th birthday of the courthouse building. Plans for the celebration are still in progress, and include banners for the event that still have to be designed. The banners would be hung from roughly 48 light poles around the courthouse and the immediate vicinity, and the expense for the banners would be borne by the Madison Chamber of Commerce. HEY! WERE ON FACEBOOK!Check us out and become a fan of our page![ Greene Publishing, Inc. ]Its never been easier to share your local news with friends and family!
Dr. Rose L. Glee, 71, of Tallahassee passed away at Capital Regional Medical Center on Friday, January 24, 2014. A distinguished member of the research community, Glee served as the interim director of the FAMU Ofce of Technology Transfer, Licensing and Commercialization, which is housed in the Division of Research. With more than 40 years of academic research and consulting experience, Glee has impacted the research community through her work at the USDAs Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans and as the director of the Ofces of Sponsored Research at both Southern University at Baton Rouge and at New Orleans. Glees research interests included: diverse areas of electronic commerce, intellectual property protection and licensing, along with technology transfer and commercialization. Her selected journal publications included: Effect of Locus of Control and Recruiter Responses to Career Appearance Statements and Measuring Tensile Recovery of Fabrics. During her tenure at FAMU, Glee directed the installation of FAMUs Innovation Showcase (iSHOW), which debuted in November 2013. She also performed research along with George McLean that resulted in the receipt of patent No. 394159 for their invention of an evaluation technology known as holding device for testing tensile strength of fabrics. Glee, a native of Madison, received her Associate of Arts in education from the Suwannee River Junior College in Madison and her Bachelor of Science in textile chemistry from FAMU. She attained a Master of Science in textile chemistry from Ohio State University and her Doctor of Philosophy in textile chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. Glees long list of research-related honors and awards include: the Southeast Consortium for International Development Center Fellowship, the W.K. Kellogg National Fellowship, the Mildred Horton Fellowship and the Frank Monett Fellow. She was a member of the Association of University Technology Managers, the Licensing Executive Society, the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, the TalTech Alliance (board member), the National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance, the Society of Research Administrators, the National Collegiate of Inventors and Innovators Alliance, the Gulf Coast Alliance for Technology Transfer, Rotary International and the Florida Research Consortium (board member). She was a member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Perry, where she was active in the Adult Choir, the Abundant Praise Fellowship Choir and the Fourth Sunday Meal Delivery to the sick and shut-in. Glee was preceded in death by her father, Ulysses Glee, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Hassie Clemons Glee of Madison; sisters, Evelyn Mobley (German), Tampa, Lueva Demps (Thomas), Perry,, Carrie Washington (Ernest), Madison, and Verdell Lewis of Tallahassee; one brother, Ulysses Glee, Jr., of Washington DC; cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members; and many friends, colleagues, student workers and mentees. Glees funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. in Madison, at the Van H. Priest Auditorium on North Florida Community Colleges campus. The interment will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison. A viewing will precede the funeral service on Jan. 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Perry.Around Madison County4A Madison Enterprise-Recorderwww.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 ObituariesR o s e L G l e e D a v i d T h o m a s C o k e r R o b e r t E u g e n e B o b b y B e m b r y Robert Eugene Bobby Bembry, age 78, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his home in Lee. His memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014 at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel. Visitation was Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 68 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. He was born in Dasher, Ga., and grew up in Hamilton County and in Lee. He was a farmer most of his life and really loved to grow things and share them with others. He was always willing to help those in need and he loved telling others the Good News of Jesus Christs saving grace. He liked to read and sh and loved watching college football, especially the Florida State Seminoles and the Georgia Bulldogs. He served in both the United States Air Force and the United States Army. He was a faithful member of Midway Church of God, only missing services if he or a family member were in the hospital. He is survived by two sons, Jacob Eugene Bembry and Daniel Franklin Bembry, both of Lee; two daughters, Debra Ann Leutner of Sopchoppy and Abbie Gail Bembry of Lee; two sisters, Sarah Bembry of Tallassee, Ala., and Nina Dodd (Mike) of Lee; three grandchildren, Morgan Leutner of Crawfordville and Ryan and Shannan Leutner, both of Killdeer, N.D.; and three great-grandchildren, Braxton Taff, Isabella Taff and Kathryn Taff of Crawfordville. In lieu of owers, you may make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8382 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32259 or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella Sealey Bembry; one son, Robert William Bembry; two daughters, Vallrie Susan Bembry and Sally Marie Bembry and six brothers. Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting their website at www.beggsfuneral.com. American educational reformer Horace Mann called education the great equalizer. 1 In football, its been said that turnovers are the great equalizer. And anyone whos ever watched CBSs The Amazing Race, knows airport delays are the great equalizer in a race around the world. In taxes, theres also an equalizer of sorts; its called the alternative minimum tax, or AMT. Instituted in 1969, it was intended to ensure that the very rich didnt pay a lower effective tax rate than everyone else. In recent years, however, the very rich arent the only ones who need to be concerned about the AMT. Because the AMT is not indexed for inflation, more and more middle-class Americans are being forced to pay it. What Is The AMT, Exactly? It may be easiest to think of the AMT as a separate tax system with a unique set of rules for deductions, which are more restrictive than those in the traditional tax system. The only way to know for sure if you qualify for the AMT is to fill out Form 6251 from the Internal Revenue Service. If your income is over $75,000, it might make sense to complete the form to help assess your statusespecially if you have large deductions, such as several children, interest from second mortgages, capital gains, high state and local taxes, or incentive stock options. If you should have paid the AMT and the IRS discovers that you didnt, you may owe back taxes and could also have to pay interest and/or penalties. The AMT Language Because the AMT system has complicated rules and provisions, its a good idea to consider consulting legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. And remember, the information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. It may not be used for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. If you want to avoid any potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT. The time and energy you spend today may be worth the investment. Stacy Bush, President Bush Wealth Management The Bush Wealth Advantage D o Y o u O w e T h e A M T ? Our column, The Bush Wealth Advantage is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news, and practical wealth planning strategies. S t a c y B u s h h a s p r a c t i c e d i n d e p e n d e n t f i n a n c i a l a d v i s i n g i n t h e V a l d o s t a a r e a f o r 1 4 y e a r s G r o w i n g u p o n a f a r m i n D o n a l s o n v i l l e G e o r g i a h e i s k e e n t o t h e f i n a n c i a l n e e d s o f S o u t h G e o r g i a a n d N o r t h F l o r i d a f a m i l i e s S t a c y a n d h i s w i f e C a r l a l i v e i n V a l d o s t a w i t h t h e i r f o u r c h i l d r e n Y o u c a n s u b m i t q u e s t i o n s a b o u t t h i s a r t i c l e t o a s k s t a c y b u s h @ l p l c o m S e c u r i t i e s a n d a d v i s o r y s e r v i c e s o f f e r e d t h r o u g h L P L F i n a n c i a l a r e g i s t e r e d i n v e s t m e n t a d v i s o r m e m b e r F I N R A / S I P C T h e o p i n i o n v o i c e d i n t h i s m a t e r i a l a r e f o r g e n e r a l i n f o r m a t i o n o n l y a n d a r e n o t i n t e n d e d t o p r o v i d e s p e c i f i c a d v i c e o r r e c o m m e n d a t i o n s f o r a n y i n d i v i d u a l 847828 David Thomas Coker ,age 72, of Perry, formerly of Greenville, died at 6:50 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Malcom Randall VAMC Hospital in Gainesville. David died from respiratory failure. David was born May 13, 1941 in Lamont. He is the son of Patry Polly Pitts Coker and Guy Thomas Coker. He was preceded in death by: his sister, Christell Stokely of Stockbridge, Ga. and brother, Fred "Buck" Capps of West Palm Beach. David is survived by sons Robert A. Rover and Tina Rover of Johnson City, TN, David E. Coker and Kathirine Gunter Coker of Valdosta, Ga. and Ronald T. Coker and Dawn Davidson Coker of Perry grandchildren Robert Rover, David J. Coker, Dylan G. Coker, Aaron Rover Zackery T. Coker, and Jordan Rover. He also had a great granddaughter Kaylee R. Coker. David is also survived by two sisters Betty Joe Burnett of Greenville, and Myrtle Brown of Cherry Lake; and one brother Gerald Clifford Coker of Perry; and many nieces and nephews David served in the United States Air Force in the 1960s. There will be a memorial at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Greenville Baptist Church 109 S. Grand St., Greenville. William Bill Clinton Catledge Sr., age 89, of Tallahassee, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Tallahassee. The third child out of four, he was born in Madison, on October 10, 1924 to Bernice Smith Catledge and Wesley Wilburn Catledge Sr. Bill graduated from Madison High School, and then attended the University of Florida from 1942-1943 before joining the U.S. Army in March 1943. He served with Company C 10thInfantry Regiment of the 5thInfantry Division (nicknamed Red Diamonds or Red Devils), which participated in three campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. He was captured by the Germans in Metz, France, spent 212 days as a POW, and was honorably discharged on November 16, 1945 as a Corporal. Bills beloved wife of fty-eight years, Jimmie Geneva Vickers Catledge of Homerville, Ga., whom he married on December 4, 1943, predeceased him. Following the war, Bill and Geneva lived in Madison where he worked in the grocery business. A move to Georgia, rst to Sylvester and then later to Cairo, landed him in farm supplies. In 1959 they moved to Tallahassee where he worked as an insurance agent with Life of Georgia and then Gulf Life. They joined St. Pauls United Methodist Church and were members of the Burleigh Law Sunday School Class. Besides being an avid fan of the University of Floridas football team, Bills many interests included gardening, hunting, classic country music, and Irish singer Daniel ODonnell. In his younger days, he participated in a bowling league where he earned the moniker clean-up man because of his ability to bowl strikes. Making his list of favorite football players are Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, and Danny Wuerffel. Anticipation of an oyster dinnerwhether fried, stewed, or rawalways brought a twinkle to his eye. He lived a rich and joyful life, and cherished his family and all their times together. Bill is survived by his daughter Patricia Catledge Peters and son-in-law Stephen Peters of Lenox, Ma.; his son William Clinton Catledge Jr. and daughter-in-law Sherie Korelitz Catledge of Bethpage, Tn.; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind two sisters Claire Catledge Leslie of Atlanta, Ga., and Faye Sowell Crockett of Bainbridge, Ga. as well as a brother-in-law David Crockett, also of Bainbridge. Bills brother, Wesley Wilburn Catledge Jr. of Bainbridge, predeceased him. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Pauls Methodist Church on Monday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. In lieu of owers, the family requests all donations to be made in his memory to St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 1700 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.W i l l i a m B i l l C l i n t o n C a t l e d g e S r
February 1 The Ark singers will be visiting Midway Baptist church in Lee on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Come out and listen to this great group preach the gospel through songs.February 5The Tall Pines club will meet on Feb. 5, at noon, in the Mill Conference Room. Soup and chili will be furnished. You may bring a side dish or dessert to go with the meal. Please make plans to attend for good food, fun and fellowship.February 8Concord Baptist Church will host the Ark singers on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to come out and listen to the great music that will be provided.February 9The Ark singers will be visiting Fellowship Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 9:45 a.m. Then later on that day, the singers will be visiting the Madison First Baptist Church at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend each of these performances.February 10A new smoking cessation class will be held Monday, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Madison County Health Department. The class is free and there will be free lozenges, gum or patches.February 15The Pine Tree Quilters are having their 18thAnnual Brunch and Quilt Show from 9 a.m. until noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, 135 NE Dill Ave., off Colin Kelly Highway. Enjoy a delicious brunch and admire the beautiful quilts on display. The Pine Tree Quilters make warm quilts to give away to those in need, and the annual quilt show is a fundraiser to buy quilting supplies. They will be accepting donations in any amount, and also offering three large quilts and several baby quilts for sale. February 19 A free workshop will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Madison Country Club on 445 SW Country Club Rd in Madison. Valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning will be provided by CLA Estate Services. Seating is limited, please call 1-866-2528721 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time to conrm your attendance to this very important workshop. February 26Sunday Drive, featuring Jeff Treece will be in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Midway Church of God. Jeff Treece and his brother, Duck, have performed with their former band, the Jeff Treece Band, on the Grand Ole Opry. Join Sunday Drive for a night of comedy, as well as sharing the Word of God, at Midway Church of God, located at 2849 SE Midway Church Road in Lee. February 27 James Madison Preparatory High School, a STEM-focused, tuition-free charter public high school, will be holding an Open House for prospective, interested students and their parents from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Open House will include a tour of the school campus, with an informational meeting and a question-and-answer session afterward, explaining the application process, the number of seats available next year, the curriculum, the schools requirements and rules, and anything else prospective students and their parents would like to know. The school is located at 176 NW Crane Avenue (the old Madison Excel School) next to the new hospital.Around Madison CountyMadison Enterprise-Recorder 5A www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 Community Calendar Just in time for Valentines, Madisons own Rural Area Theatrical Troupe will perform Always a Bridesmaid, February 13-15, at the Madison Golf and Country Club. Tickets for all three performances are available, and reservations can be made by calling (850) 673-9585. Tickets for the Thursday and Saturday shows are $20 and include a delicious special dessert. The hottest ticket, of course, is the performance on Valentines evening, Friday, February 14, which includes a delicious prime rib dinner, dessert, champagne AND a special gift, all for only $40. This is a hilarious comedy, said Ted Ensminger, MG&CC Director of Sales and Event Development. The play was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Its perfect for Valentines, with an all-female cast and more laughs than you can count! Were excited to once again host the RATT PACT here at the Club. Plus, it gives us a great opportunity to showcase the recent renovations at the Club. Still wondering how to tell your special someone how much you care? NOTHING says it as well as an exciting evening out with dinner, candlelight and an oh-so-appropriate comedy for the Valentine season. Call the Rural Area Theater for further information at (850) 673-9585.R A T T P A C T P e r f o r m s V a l e n t i n e s T r e a t A t N e w l y R e n o v a t e d M a d i s o n G o l f & C o u n t r y C l u b Happy 95thBirthday Leona Gay!Leona Blair Gay celebrated her 95thbirthday at Honey Lake Plantation with her family this past Saturday, January 25. Her daughter Elease Wyers was by her side. Leona was born in Madison County on January 22, 1919 to the late Ed and Mae Blair. Attending her special birthday celebration was her nephew, Gwynn Blair; nieces: Sandra Phillips, Gail Washington, Pat Hall and Rhonda Blair Schrenk; her husband Mitch Schrenk; great-nieces: Leigh Bareld and Missy Cherry; and her greatgreat nephew Tucker Cherry. One of the highlights was listening to Aunt Leona share stories from her past. The entire family wishes Aunt Leona continued good health as the Lord has richly blessed them with her presence in their lives. Pictured with Leona Gay at her 95thbirthday celebration is (back row, left to right): Tucker Cherry, Missy Cherry, Gwynn Blair, Pat Hall, Elease Wyers, Mitch and Rhonda Schrenk and Leigh Bareld. (Seated, left to right): Sandra Phillips, Leona Gay and Gail Washington. Leona Blair Gay turned 95 years old on January 22.
6AMadison Enterprise-Recorderwww.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 Preparing For Marriage Are You Ready?By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.When you think about being ready for marriage, what do you think of? Do you think of the dress or tuxedo, what avor the cake should be, what kind of honeymoon you can afford, the marriage license? A lot of young couples who are considering marriage or who have taken the rst step by becoming engaged might be thinking on these things, but preparing for marriage is much more than the wedding ceremony. The desire to have a beautiful wedding demands a lot of attention, which is perfectly ne and understandable, however, the desire for a beautiful marriage after the ceremony should be just as important. Getting married is easy compared to the much harder job of staying married. Thats saying a lot if you think about all the work that goes into organizing and creating the wedding of your dreams. So, in doing everything you can to make your dream wedding ceremony come true, just as much work will need to go into your life with Princess or Prince Charming for you to live happily ever after. Whether you call it Premarital Preparation, Education or Counseling, its all about couples working to improve their relationship before they are married. This type of preparation is designed for partners to improve their ability to communicate, develop conict-resolution skills and to set realistic expectations for their marriage. When two people marry they bring into the union two different sets of values, opinions and personal experiences. Premarital preparation can help identify and address potential conict areas that can stem from these opposing views and experiences. Couples will learn how to better understand their own personalities and family histories and how it can inuence the relationship and also learn how to strengthen their communication and conict resolution skills. Through this preparation, couples will be challenged to openly discuss important and intimate topics not always discussed before marriage. Topics of discussion could include nances, core beliefs and values, roles in marriage, sex, children and parenting, family relationships, making decisions, work, indelity and even divorce. Discussion on these topics may be difcult, especially between young couples who are in the early stages of love and have those, this wont happen to us feelings, but having completely open and honest conversations on these matters will give couples a better chance of having a stable and satisfying marriage by identifying weaknesses that could become bigger problems during the marriage. With current divorce rates hovering around 50 percent and premarital preparation reducing that rate by 30 percent, marriage preparation seems a logical step towards a more stable union. Premarital preparation classes are normally conducted in group settings and use widely tested curricula. Locating a class thats right for you should be easy as there are now numerous avenues to choose from. Many churches and community organizations offer free or lowcost premarital services or you could take a course through a marriage and family therapist, as a couple or in a group. A quick online search of premarital preparation will show you several courses available for download or you can go to your local extension ofce website for materials or preparation classes. The biggest factor to consider in taking a class would be to nd a therapist or group leader that you trust and feel has your best interest at heart, however, the most important factor overall is to go into the preparation being honest with yourself and each other. For example, If you really want children and your future spouse does not, adjusting your answers to please the other will only result in conict later when the partner who desires children becomes ready. In 1998, the Florida Legislature recognized the state of marriages and rise of divorce by creating a Family Law (Marriage) Handbook designed to create awareness of the importance of marriage. This handbook can be downloaded free of charge on any countys clerk of court site. The law also provides a discount on marriage licensing fees if the couple shows proof of attending a premarital preparation course. Without a course, couples can expect to pay $93.50, but with a course, couples receive a discount of $32.50. This incentive was put in place to increase the chances of Florida couples having happy and long-lasting marriages. A healthy marriage is not something that just happens, its something you work at and develop your entire life. Premarital preparation should be the rst commitment towards that achievement. To view marriage preparation content provided by the Madison County Extension Ofce, go to www.madison.ifas.u.edu. To download the Family Law (Marriage) Handbook go to www.madis-
Around Madison CountyMadison Enterprise-Recorder 7A www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014Pine Tree Quilters Plan For Annual Quilt ShowBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.All year round, the Pine Tree Quilters group meets Tuesday mornings at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center out on Colin Kelly Highway, to make beautiful warm quilts, and then give them away to those in need. In the past, they have given quilts to the countys nursing/rehab centers, migrant workers (through the Catholic Church), veterans (through the American Legion), A Womans Pregnancy Center of Madison, Healthy Start and the Madison County Health Department, to name a few. When preparing baby quilts for the Madison Health Department, the Pine Tree Quilters make up a little bundle that includes baby clothes and other baby items wrapped in the quilt. The Health Department then gives these out while the supply lasts, to low-income women when they come in for their prenatal check-ups. Their skilled quilt-making is a labor of love and it shows in the colorful, carefully crafted quilts they make and give away, but they still have to buy the supplies to make them. So, once a year, they hold their Annual Brunch and Quilt Show as a fundraiser. This is their 18thyear for the Brunch and Quilt Show, and its happening Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. until noon at the UMCM Center at the corner of Colin Kelly Highway and NE Dill Ave. Thats near Hanson, about five miles north of town. There will be about 20 beautiful quilts on display that visitors can admire while they enjoy brunch, and the Pine Tree Quilters will be accepting donations in any amount. There will also be at least three large quilts offered for sale, along with several baby quilts. Proceeds will go toward purchasing more batting, fabric and thread to keep the group in quilting supplies for the coming year. Make plans to attend Saturday morning, Feb. 15, at the UMCM Center, and see what the Pine Tree Quilters group is all about. For directions to the center, contact Deborah Brown at (850) 929-4938.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 28, 2014An intricate pattern of purples and greens, this is another one of the large quilts on display, the material is an example of good things found in unexpected places. Debbie Brown scored a real bargain with the gorgeous fabric, which she found in a Goodwill Store in Valdosta.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, January 28, 2014This beautiful Angel Quilt is made up of squares created by each member of the Pine Tree Quilters group. It was meant for Christmas, but wasnt nished in time, and still needs some sewing and hemming. It may not be nished in time for the Quilt Show Feb. 15, but it will be there for all to see, and the Pine Tree Quilters still plan to take bids on it, then nish it and deliver it to the highest bidder. Some of the quilters who helped create it are (left to right) Luanna Forness, Betty Sirmon, Sally Hubbard, Lanora Zipperer, Hilda Dixon and Debbie Brown.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 28, 2014Lanora Zipperer displays a colorful quilt she made for the quilt show. FEED TIMESHow to use: The major and minor feeding times for each day are listed below. The major feeding times are the best for the sportsman and last about 2 hours, the minor feeding times can also have good success, but last only about 1 hour. Good luck and be careful out there. Major feed times are marked by an asterisk (*) The Week Of January 17 January 23, 2014 Friday January 17 5:55 AM *12:10 AM 6:20 PM Saturday January 18 *12:35 AM 6:45 AM *12:55 PM 7:10 PM Sunday January 19 *1:20 AM 7:30 AM *1:40 PM 7:55 PM Monday January 20 *2:10 AM 8:20 AM *2:30 PM 8:50 PM Tuesday January 21 *2:55 AM 9:10 PM *3:20 PM 9:30 PM Wednesday January 22 *3:45 AM 9:55 AM *4:10 PM 10:20 PM Thursday January 23 *4:30 AM 10:40 AM *4:55 PM 11:10 PM
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Wed. August 21, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 3 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports, that for the past several months, the Sheriffs Ofce has received complaints from customers and staff at the Pinetta Post Ofce of an older white male exposing himself to customers and staff as they left the Pinetta Post Ofce. The Sheriffs Ofce Criminal Investigative Unit invested numerous hours conducting covert surveillance in attempt to identify the individual and possibly catch him in the act. On Monday, Aug. 12, Doy Goss Thomas, 65, of 286 NE Pansy Way in Pinetta was arrested and charged with ve counts of lewdness and indecent exposure after Madison County Sheriffs Ofce investigators observed Thomas standing next to his truck in the Pinetta Post Ofce parking area, exposing himself to Pinetta Post Ofce customers as they left the building. Thomas was later identied as the same suspect who exposed himself to ve other victims on ve different dates and times. Doy Goss ThomasF l a s h e r E x p o s e d By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Its almost time to hit the stadium bleachers to cheer on your favorite team. We have the entire season schedules for Madison County Central School, Madison County JV and Varsity High School, and Aucilla Christian Academy JV and Varsity so you wont miss out on any of the games. Go Broncos, Cowboys and Warriors!Football Season Is HereBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Aman was killed near the 265-milepost on Interstate 10 in an automobile accident early Saturday morning, Aug. 17, According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Kejuan J. Haywood, 20, of Jacksonville, was traveling westbound on I-10 in the right travel lane when he lost control of the 2006 Chevrolet Impala he was driving. The Impala left the roadway and onto the north shoulder while rotating clockwise. The car struck several trees with its drivers side before coming to a nal rest against a tree facing southwest on the north shoulder of I-10. Madison County EMS pronounced Haywood dead at the scene. FHP Cpl. E. Hunt was the crash investigator. PHOTOS BY RUSSELLMan Killed In Crash PHOTOS BY RUSSELLBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. A woman struck a re truck that had stopped for another wreck on Saturday morning, Aug. 17. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred on Interstate 10, one mile west of US 221. FHP reported that Lillie Adkins, 20, of Wausau, was eastbound in the left travel lane of the road and that the 2011 Freightliner re truck was facing east with its emergency lights and equipment operation. Madison re- ghter Brandon Fleming, 26, of Madison, had stopped the re truck in the left travel lane due to another crash in the median thatWoman Strikes Fire Truck With Car Were moving forward with the Community Eligibility Option, said Jan McHargue of the Madison County School Board Administration. The USDA approved the nal inclusion Madison County Excel School in the number of district schools eligible for universal free breakfasts and lunches, based on a percentage of students in that school who are already eligible for free orFree Universal Breakfasts /Lunches ApprovedFor All Except High School City An agreement to allow Lafayette County to dump trash in the Aucilla Area Regional Landfill, as well as a resolution honoring a localpastorandpursuinga 08-21A and Agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation for Resurfacing or Reconstruction of CR 146 (NW Little Cat) from SR 53 to CR 150/NWLovettRoad PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 1. NEWBUSINESS Madison County Commission To Discuss Landll Agreement With Lafayette By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. M iraculously, noonewas N o O n e I n j u r e d A s C a r S t r i k e s T r e e Please See Fire Truck On Page 3A Please See Free Lunch On Page 3A See Page 12A Our 148th Year, Number 39 Friday, May 24, 2013 Madison, Since 1865, T elling It Like It Is And Defending The Pea Index2 Sections, 26 P ages Local Wea Veiwpoints 2A From Page One3A Around Madison5A Memorial Day6-7A Greenville 8-9A School 10A Classieds/Legals 12-13A Health Guide Section B By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. A Greenville man was injured in a wreck at US 221, south of SW #1 Federal Road. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Colin M. Tomkins, 49, was southbound on US 221 when he suffered a medical event and blacked out. Tomkins drove onto the west shoulder of US 221 and then rotated clockwise and overturned one time. The 1989 Ford Bronco Tomkins was driving cam of U Cou Gre Mem for gat Blackout Caus Correction: After press time for the Wednesday, May 22,Carrier, the date of the Spirit of Greenville Fundraiser was changed. The fundraiser will now be held on June 14-15. By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. As a Part of the Florida DOTs federally funded Safe Routes to School program, several streets and intersections will soon have some new sidewalks, with crosswalks at key intersections at Highway 90. The project will improve safety for children who walk to schools located along Base Street/U.S. Hwy 90, and pedestrians walking along Anastasia Way to and from the Recreational Complex. Work has already begun on the east side of Southwest Anastasia Way between the highway and the rec park. Other sidewalks being constructed include: the south side of Base Street from SW Captain Brown Road to SW Anastasia Way the north side of Northwest 90th Avenue between Base Street the north side of Captain Brown road from Southeast Fifth Avenue to Base Street Crosswalks will be added at several locations along Base Street, including one at Madison County Central School and Madison County High School. The project also includes several new school zone ashing signals, new driveways, upgrade drainage pipes and replacing 12 mailboxes to meet current safety requirements.New Sidewalks To Be Added Along Base StreetThe intersection at SW Anastasia Way and Base Street will soon have additional sidewalks and a crosswalk.Photo submitted Cherry Lake American Legion Post 224 Event: Memorial Day Open House May 27, 2013, Monday | Starts at 11:00am Memorial Day is an occasion of special importance, b e Americans who made the supreme sacrice for the liberti e You are cordially invited to attend our Open House o n welcome to bring your immediate family. The "Open House" will have BBQ chicken dinners(1/4 c h facilities, and meet other veterans and their families. Our m veterans, their families, and serving our community. Resources will be available to assist Veterans and Fa m Awards and Decorations the Veteran has earned. Such as M sonnel Files (OMPFs, DD Form 214 and separation/dischar g Ever wondered where the medals and awards are for a l place them and leave a legacy for their service. Maybe they w Have a computer? The Online request :https://vetrecs.archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.htmlThis special event is open to the public and is a volunt e can Legion. We very much would like for you to become a part of o u you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact us. For additional information call the Post at: 850.929.2953 We encourage all members to participate in this specia l Cherry Lake AL Post 224 | 4383 NE Cherry Lake Circl e By Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. Every year, Madison holds nominations for Citizen of the Year. The Citizen of the Year is a person in the county that exemplies kindness and helps support Madison County. This years nominees included Jenny Andrews, Ted Ensminger, Merv Mattair, Gean McCullough and Jerome Wyche. The winner for 2013 was Jenny Andrews. In order to be nominated, someone in the community must send a letter nominating you and explaining why they feel you would be good for the title. One of the letters written about Jenny Andrews was lled with many reasons why Andrews would make a good choice. Below is a copy of the letter: As long as I have known Jenny, (more than 30 years) she has served as a spiritual mentor for young and old in her church and in the community. She has led numerous Bible studies, and taught Sunday School for many years, always leading others toward a closer relationship with God, and towards becoming better members of our families, churches, and communities. She has been an active advocate for Madison County, and has always been at the forefront of spurring the community on towards becoming a better community. She has worked with people in all walks of life, from high school students, where she taught and mentored for many years, to people who have found themselves with no resources, to young evolving Christians, to us middle aged, middle classed citizens who need a little guidance and direction. I can think of no other who has inuenced so many lives for the better. In addition, she is a talented artist, who uses her talents in so many ways to enhance and beautify our church, the First Methodist Church of Madison. I nominate Jenny Andrews to be 2013 Citizen of the Year because she is the true meaning of a citizen to all people; whether its the many students she Story submitted Juan Williams, the City of Madisons Fire Inspector for the past three years, has been promoted to the position of City Inspector and will handle the citys re safety, risk management, and code enforcement programs, City Manager Tim Bennett announced today. He will be our eyes and ears internally within the city staff and externally within the community to ensure were doing what we need to do to keep our employees and citizens safe, Bennett said. Juan has the kind of rm, common-sense approach were looking for to successfully work with employees and citizens to promote safety and to enforce codes. He will report directly to Bennett. Williams already had been handling re safety inspections and prevention for the city and for Madison County. He will continue in both roles. He also had been conducting the citys risk management program to promote By Lynette Nor r Greene Publishi n After Just Y announced tha t wanted to run Academy, Scho o dent Doug Bro w Administrators Paula Ginn and researched ot h companies, ult i ing G4S Youth drawing up th e presenting it t board for a v o there were sev e discussion rst. School bo VeEtta Ha g Greenville-area cludes the Ac about the orga n record. Brown r track record loo ve-year-old co m successfully r u tional institutio Florida and the their presentati o district admin been very good. present this if good about it, h But what a b board memb e asked. We sh o invited to this What about wo r we could ask q seems, you just p this contract anS c h o o N e w R u n Jenny Andrews Named Citizen of the Year 2013 Juan Williams is Now City InspectorMadison Fire Inspector Juan Williams, promoted to City Inspector, will assume responsibility for the citys re safety, risk management and code enforcement issues. Photo submittedCherry Lake Am Memorial Day O Please See New Sidewalks on Page 3A Please See Jenny Andrews on Page 3A Please See Juan Williams on Page 3A Our 148th Year, Number 46 Friday, July 19, 2013 Madison, Floridawww.greenepublishing.com Since 1865, Telling It Like It Is And Defending The Peasant's Right To Know Page 4 Page 7 Page 5 Page 7 Homeowners Guide Section BBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Calling him the most compassiona te medic he has e ver known, EMS Dir ector Juan Botino pr esented Jimmy Kent a plaque on his retirement from Madison County EMS. Kent has devoted 20 years of service to the citizens of Madison County. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty, helping people in need. Kent began working part-time for EMS in 1993. He was hir ed full-time in 1994. The plaque tha t Kent was pr esented with bears his EMS badge, an EMS service path, a photo of the paramedic s EMS colleagues. The plaque is inscribed with the f ollowing words: Presented to Jimmy Kent for over 20 years of exemplary service to the citizens of Madison County as a paramedic-supervisor f or Madison County EMS. Retired June 30, 2013. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, July 17, 2013Jimmy Kent is pictured with the shift he worked with at EMS. From left to right are Kevin Shipp, Lori Collins, Jamie Thomas, Juan Botino, Brittney Baldwin, Jimmy Kent, Demi Davis, Tinka Brannon and Scott Murn.Jimmy Kent Retires From Madison County EMS Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, July 17, 2013Jimmy Kent was presented with a plaque by his former supervisor, Juan Botino, for his 20 years of service to Madison County during a break in a county commission budget workshop. Shown, front row, left to right: EMS Director Juan Botino, Jimmy Kent, County Commission Chairman Wayne Vickers and County Commissioner Ronnie Moore. Back row, left to right: County Commissioner Rick Davis, County Commissioner Justin Hamrick and County Commissioner Clyde Alexander. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, July 17, 2013Jimmy Kent is pictured with his daughter Amelia Kent, center, and her friend Ashlyn Blount. By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Perhaps you have received an email or seen a post on Facebook telling you about a phone number to call to make sure that the unmarked law enforcement ofcers car trying to pull you over at night is legitimate. Sheriff Ben Stewart said that he knows of no such number to call, except for the countys dispatch center at (850) 973-4001, extension 2, or 9-1-1. Unsure Of Night Pullover, Call 9-1-1 By Jacob Bembr Greene Publish The Mad Commission swap the n parks, wh construct their M meetin Co Town mat pa M DBoard Agrees To Swap Nam Of Park By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The City of Madison agreed to use an Edward Byrne Memorial JAG (Justice Assistance Grant) to fund a dispatchers position at the Madison County Jail. The grant funds, administered through the grant recipient (Madison County) are to be used to benet law enforcement in Madison County. For the previous two years, the city has agreed to use the grant to fund the dispatch position. The agreement was approved on the consent agenda at the Monday, July 15, meeting of the Madison City Commission. C i t y A g r e e s T o U s e J A G G r a n t T o F u n d D i s p a t c h e r STARZ 10U Baseball All-Stars Headed To SE RegionalThe Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is providing about $ 23,040 in cost-share funds to assist in repairing the Town of Lees water supply well as part of the Districts Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER) program. During last years drought, both of the towns wells experienced cave-ins. The town repaired one well, but was unable to fully fund the $ 46,080 repair cost for the second well. The cost-share funds will pay for the well to be drilled deeper and to make other improvements to stabilize the well. SRWMD Partners W ith Town of Lee To Repair Water Supply Well By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. With the new federal healthcare requirements due to kick in soon, mandating heath care coverage for part-time employees who work 30 or more hours a week, the Madison County Solid Waste Recycling Department is working on a plan that will have part-timers working fewer hours and recycling centers open fewer hours to accommodate the new scal reality. If the department made no changes to its current work schedule, the new healthcare coverage charges could add up to an additional 100,000 in salary exan amount Solid cling CoordiWycheSolid Waste/Recycling Department Making Schedule Adjustments Please See Unsure On Page 3A Ben Stewart Please See JAG On Page 3A ling Please See SWRMD On Page 3A www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 Madison Enterprise-Recorder 1B Section Section2013 2013Year In Review Year In Review B BThe Spirit Of Madison County Wed. December 25, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 19 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Man Arrested For Kidnapping And False ImprisonmentMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Friday morning, Dec. 20, at 3:15 a.m., deputies of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce were on routine patrol and observed a female who was barefooted holding a pair of boots running towards them in the highway frantically waving her arms. The ofcers were traveling north on Overstreet near the intersection of Wakulla Way in Greenville. Deputies further observed a green Chevrolet truck parked in the ditch that was occupied by a male, later identied as Ricky Bernard Howard, 38, of Lamont, sitting behind the steering wheel. The female appeared to be obviously scared and upset with visible injuries to her face. Deputies immediately made contact with Howard and detained him while inquiring as to what had taken place. During the investigation, it was learned that the female was given a ride by Howard several hours earlier and was supposed to be taken home; however, Howard refused and continuously drove down several different dirt roads. Howard reportedly would stop and try to convince the victim to have sex with him. The victim refused each of Howards advances. The victim reported that at one point Howard began to repeatedly strike her in Ricky Bernard HowardFamily First Inquires About Old Senior Citizens BuildingBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Nurse Practitioners Miki Richardson and Gina Sapp, who have been running Family First Wellness Clinic since July in the old Four Freedoms Clinic ofce building, have done so well they have found themselves in need of more space than that location provides. Family First serves patients in Madison and surrounding counties, and with the specialist clinics coming in several times a week to perform servicesforpatientswhowouldotherwisehaveto post ofce and walking to the clinic, which means crossing several streets. For patients who use canes and walkers, there is concern for their safety. With their staff in the audience, Richardson and Sapp addressed the county commission about moving to the old Senior Citizen Center, which has the space they need to grow their practice into a state-of-the art health care facility, with plenty of room for the special clinics every week, and adequate parking for the patients and staff. SappandRichardsonhavemadeanofferonthe See Kidnapping On Page 3 O v e r 2 0 0 L e t t e r s See Section B
www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 2B Madison Enterprise-Recorder2013 YEARINREVIEW 43The Senior Citizens Council Of Madison County, Inc.has provided a variety of services to the Seniors of Madison CountyFor More Information Please Call (850) 973-4241In-Home Services, Congregate And Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition Program, Health Screening, Transportation, Energy Assistance, Recreation, Social Services Counseling, Physical Fitness, Elder Helpline, Food Pantry & More.1 9 7 1 February February January JanuaryClyde Alexander is chosen to replace Alfred Martin on the Madison County Commission as District 4 commissioner, following Gov. Rick Scott removing Martin from ofce. The City of Madison pursues private funding to get new tennis courts. The Madison Police Department receives a Department of Transportation grant. The investiture ceremony for new county judge, Bailey Browning, is held Jan. 18. The minimum wage for Florida increases to $7.79 an hour. The Lee Town Council agrees to let the Lee Volunteer Fire Department use their generator for emergencies, because of its capability to produce enough power for both of the buildings. The Community and Economic Development Task Force schedules a clean up at the old Madison Training School site for Jan. 12. Beverly and Freddie Joe Beasley, of Greenville, are injured in a wreck east of Greenville on Sunday, Jan. 13. Charges are dropped against Montollis Roberson, who was arrested in a voter fraud case in 2011. Sgt. Christopher Kellum visits Pinetta ElemenNominations are being accepted for the Madison County Citizen of the Year. Alfred N. Allen of Lee is killed in a rollover on Feb. 3. Calvin Malone lls the Greenville Town Council seat vacated by Martin Lee, while Barbara Dansey lls the Greenville Town Council seat vacated by Michael Halley. Richard Sweitzer is sentenced to 15 years in prison, plus 10 years probation after being convicted of capital sexual battery on a victim under 12 years old. Sherry Lynn Roland enters a not guilty plea on three counts of embezzlement and grand theft while acting as Greenville Town Clerk. The 59thAnnual North Florida Livestock Show is held Feb. 18-21 at the Ag. Center in Madison. A powerful rainstorm hits Madison County and surrounding areas hard. Depending on where one lives, the area receives between six and 11 inches of rain over ve days. Madison County Jail Correctional Ofcer Jesse O. McDaniel dies suddenly at home at age 53. Preparations are underway for the North Florida Food Festival to be held the rst three days of March. Greene Publishing, Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 5, 2013Michael W. Pippin was injured when his pickup rolled over Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5.
The Madison County Commission considers a synthetic drug ordinance. Kim Albritton, Director of the Madison County Health Department, discusses the need for a new roof for the center. The former Florida Highway Patrol station reverts back to county ownership. Alexis Sowell and Allyce Rutherford take part in a walk to honor Martin Richard, who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, and to help raise money for his family. Stacy Williams is arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Shelia Combs of Madison appears on the Monday, May 6, episode of The Steve Harvey Show. A Florida law is passed, banning texting and driving. Alpha Kappa Alpha members thank the Madison County Commission for their support. Jay Finlayson is named to the FHSAA 2013 Academic All-State Team. Nicole Roddenberry receives the Governors Shine Award. The United States Tennis Association asks the School Board about the MCHS tennis courts. The Madison County High School Cowgirls softball team nishes the season as the state runners-up, losing to Gulliver Prep in the state championship game. www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3B2013 YEARINREVIEW Jimmies Firestone Service Center1-888-203-3744 850-973-8546 Donnie Ragans 850-519-161724-Hour Emergency Road Service Towing Tire Mechanical Lockout Service AAA39I-10 Exit 258 6025 South State Road 53 Madison, FL 32340 Beckys Dance Steps Studio438 East Base Street Madison, FL(850) 973-4828381976 Wharf on Wheels 850-933-5475Early & Eva DuggerThe Wharf Restaurant27 1986 April April May May March MarchOfcers with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating an ofcer related shooting that led to a high-speed chase from Madison County all the way to Baker County. A ood occurs as the Withlacoochee River rises to its third highest level ever, cresting at 84.27 feet. The Florida Department of Health warns of possible water contamination in the Withlacoochee River from a wastewater plant in Valdosta, Ga. Johnny Curtis Bedgood of Madison was arrested for armed drug trafcking. Brett Lameier of Madison County was the winner of a new car from Flowers Honda. Rayne Cooks takes the gavel as mayor at the regular monthly meeting of the Madison City Commission. Brandy Lynn Placzkowski and David Edwin Blackman are arrested on meth and theft charges on March 4. A hiker is rescued from oodwaters on the Withlacoochee River on March 5. Marvin Leon Davis, Alesha Elizabeth Wing and Marvin Leon Davis are arrested for possession of heroin with intent to sell on March 18. The Madison County High School Concert Band makes the state nals, as they are rated superior for the rst time in over a decade. Madison County EMS and reghters respond to a scene in Taylor County where an ATV driver is killed. Two people are killed and three injured in an auto accident on Good Friday morning on Mosley Hall Road. The Goin for Goins one-mile fun run/walk is held Saturday, April 27, at Lake Frances to benet Melissa Goins, who is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. County Attorney Tom Reeves is considered for a seat on the First District Court of Appeals. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Charles Swindle was terminated from his job after issuing a legislator a $10 ticket to show proof of insurance. Madison Police Chief Gary Calhouns ofce and the alley besides the police station were used for scenes for a movie, set in Miami, called Hidden Agenda. The driver of a Kia Sephia is killed in an accident at the 267 westbound mile marker on Interstate 10 in an accident on April 7. Four people are busted for being in a vehicle, containing a mobile meth lab. 1 9 7 5 3 6 & 3 9 S c h o e l l e s C o n s t r u c t i o n I n c S c h o e l l e s & A s s o c i a t e s I n c Bookkeeping, Tax ServiceP.O. Box 569 439 SW Range Ave. Madison, FL 32341J.L. Schoelles, Jr. Licensed Building Contractor RB0026722 262 N.E. Caraway Loop Madison, Florida 32340 Phone (850) 973-4353(850) 973-4353Pam Schoelles, E.A., Certified Tax Coach Brett Lameier, of Madison County, was the winner of a recent drawing for a new car from Flowers Honda in Thomasville, Ga. Lameier, pictured with his wife, Christine, drove away with a brand now Honda Acura after entering the drawing. Lameier entered the drawing by giving blood during a specied blood drive. Every time a person gave blood, they were registered for a chance to win the car. Brett Lameier was rewarded with the new car for his life saving good deed.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Brooke Kinsley, May 22, 2013Colin M. Tomkins, 49 of Greenville, was injured in a wreck on US 221 in Greenville. Tomkins was taken by ambulance to Doctors Memorial Hospital in Perry, where he was treated for minor injuries.
www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 4B Madison Enterprise-Recorder2013 YEARINREVIEW 1 9 9 9 301 East Base St. Madison, FL (850) 973-2400 (850) 973-8161 (fax) www.mccbflorida.com 15 166 SW Range Ave Madison, FL (850) 973-9779 M a d i s o n F l o r i s t C a t e r i n g T o Y o u r F l o r a l N e e d s A t A n y B u d g e t 2 0 0 0 Wendi & Mark Webb, Owners1 4 July July June JuneThe crime rate is reported down statewide, but up slightly in Madison and Jefferson Counties. Fire engulfs a mobile home at the Big Oak Trailer Park, south of Madison, on June 3. Eric Kirkland is arrested and charged with aggravated stalking and fleeing and eluding on June 1. A state hearing office recommends the reinstatement of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Charles Swindle, who was terminated for giving a state legislator a $10 ticket for failure to show proof of insurance. The Madison County Commission approves the new location for the Farmers Market. The Greenville community offers a scholarship to a deserving student. Ramona Guess says her final goodbye to the Madison County School Board as she retires from the school district. John Devatt, Jr. and Cynthia Hayes are arrested for child endangerment and for cooking meth. The Madison Stars 10U baseball team wins the district tournament. The Madison County Commission honors the Madison County High School Cowgirls softball team, which finished second in the state. Bud Leonard, of Wildwings Kennels in Lee, asks the Madison County Commission for a letter of approval to get the Birddog Jamboree to come to Madison. The Ray Charles house in Greenville is featured on the Florida Channel. The Madison County 18 and under baseball team wins the Tallahassee Lions Baseball Tournament. Carolyn Spears is hired as the new deputy clerk for the Town of Greenville, replacing Kimberly Reams who is named the Town Clerk. Cedric Edwards is found guilty of first-degree murder in the brutal beating death of Michael Logan at the Madison County Health Department. Kassidy Stallings is crowned Miss Madison County. Ireland Wood is named Junior Miss Madison County. The City of Madison is planning new traffic control methods. Tri-County Electric urges consumers to contact their lawmakers to keep electric costs from soaring. The Pinetta Market is burglarized. Robert Nathaneal Brown, formerly of Madison, is killed in a crash in Jacksonville. Joanne Marie Hurst, 66, of Greenville, is killed in a crash in Lafayette County. A sinkhole on Crane Avenue, next to Citizens State Bank, is repaired. Rose Klein joins the staff at Greene Publishing. The home of Delbert and Martha Jane Blair is damaged by fire on Friday evening, July 5. Sharon Benoit, of Greenville, and Billy Washington, of Pinetta, are appointed to the North Florida Community College Board of Trustees. EMS looks for parttime employees. The Madison County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Coalition seeks funds for their Back to School Explosion. Jimmy Kent retires from Madison County EMS. The Madison County Sheriffs Office wins first place in the law enforcement challenge. The City of Madison set the tentative millage rate at its July 15 meeting, with the expected rollback rate expected to be 6.1715 mills. The Madison County School District reorganizes the alternative school and renames it the BEAR Center. A driver is cited for failure to give aid as two people are injured in a crash on Interstate 10 on July 19. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, June 24, 2013Timothy Scott Chastain, 44, of Pavo, Ga., was seriously injured when the truck he was traveling in collided with a tree and a telephone box on June 24, on Rocky Ford Road, in Madison. Chastain was own by helicopter to Shands in Gainesville where he was treated for serious in juries.Photo by Photos By RussellThe home of Dan and Carol Panaro, located at 1864 NE CR 255, caught re early Saturday morning, July 20, 2013.
The Madison County Carrier enters its 49thyear in business and begins the countdown to year number 50. James Madison Prep School renovation nears completion. Lee Elementary and Pinetta Elementary Schools receive Bs in school grading. Madison County Central School receives an F. Jim Parrish is appointed interim town manager for Greenville. Kimberly Thomas tells the Greenville Town Council that Grand Street is in need of repairs. The Twin Oaks juvenile detention facility owes $30,000 in water bills to the Town of Greenville. Vandalism is talked about as a serious problem at the Greenville Town Council meeting. A chlorine leak leads to an evacuation at the Madison Industrial Park. A domestic disturbance on Cattail Road leads to a $200,000 drug bust. Former Greenville Police Chief Odell Livingston passes away. A propane gas spill on US 90 near the high school reroutes traffic. A controversial textbook, which dedicates 36 pages to Islam and only several paragraphs to Christianity, is used at Madison County High School. Counterfeit $10 bills are found in Madison. A wallet and a pistol are stolen when a car is broken into on July 27. The County Commission approves their tentative millage rate. Friends of Randolph and Lisa Gray have established a fund to help pay for funeral expenses for David Loren Dusang. Maddie Norris competes in the Texaco Country Showdown at the Spirit of the Suwannee in Live Oak. Doy Goss Thomas is exposed as a flasher as he is arrested at the Pinetta Post Office on Monday, Aug. 12. Free universal lunches and breakfasts are approved at all schools except the high school. North Florida Community College ranks second best in the nation, according to a survey by Washington Monthly magazine. Madison County officials meet with Valdosta, Ga. officials to discuss a treatment plant spill, which pollutes the Withlacoochee River. Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices are mailed out by Property Appraiser Leigh Barfield. www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 Madison Enterprise-Recorder 5B2013 YEARINREVIEW September SeptemberThe Madison County Commission adopts a tentative 10-mill budget. A new bridge being built at the Florida-Georgia line, north of Pinetta, is said to be waterproof. Floridas jobless rate holds steady at 7.1 percent. Fire destroys a home on Coachwhip Avenue. Building activities remains steady in the city and in the county. Grants from the Florida Department of Recreation and Parks may fund improvements at two parks in the City of Madison. Chris Thompson, former Madison County High School Cowboy and Florida State University Seminole, hopes to make his mark in the NFL as a member of the Washington Redskins. August August Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Brooke Kinsley, September 23, 2013Steven McGuire was seriously injured when the tractor he and his wife, Starr, were riding on was hit by a pick-up truck driven by Forrest Kauffman. Photo Submitted by Pat LightcapThe home belonging to Cleo Pullen, Jr., located at 289 Valentine Street in the Georgetown area of the city of Madison, was destroyed by re at approximately 3:30 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, August 21, 2013A chlorine leak leads to an evacuation at the Madison Industrial Park, in August of last year. The Madison County EMS and the Fire Department employees are shown here while waiting for the Tallahassee hazmat crew to give the all clear signal.
December DecemberJustin Campos, an inmate at Madison Correctional Institution, is killed during an altercation. The Madison County School Board welcomes Darby Thompson aboard as a student representative and says goodbye to Chief Financial Ofcer Andy Barnes. The City of Madison and the United States Tennis Association hold their second clinic on Oct. 12 at Madison County Central School. City Manager Tim Bennett receives an outstanding rating from the Madison City Commission. John David Briggs of Lee is arrested for possession of meth and prescription drugs. Former Sheriff Joe Peavy said he is a blessed man after he had been run over by a tractor, pulling a Bush Hog, a week earlier. He suffered only minor injuries in the mishap. Valerie Robinson, Louise Garrison and Maxzine Roberson were arrested for battery, as well as cruelty to a child who was present while a ght was occurring. The Madison Enterprise-Recorder runs a story and photos on malnourished horses in Greenville. The Madison Police Department urges people to be aware of car burglaries as a rash of burglaries occur in the city. The City of Madison adopts the rollback millage rate. Outgoing Madison County Commission Chairman Wayne Vickers passes the gavel to new Chairman Justin Hamrick. www.greenepublishing.com Friday, January 31, 2014 6B Madison Enterprise-Recorder2013 YEARINREVIEW November NovemberIman Taylor is crowned Madison County High School homecoming queen. The Hallelujah Fall Festival is held Saturday, Nov. 2. Julius Cook of Madison claims a one million dollar prize from the Florida Lottery. Jacob Bembry holds a book signing for his new book, Sudden Death: Gods Overtime, on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Pinetta United Methodist Church. Duwayne Martel Thomas of Pinetta is arrested for battery and kidnapping. Whitney Stevens is crowned the Aucilla Christian Academy homecoming queen. Michelle Brantley of Big Bend Hospice addresses the Madison City Commission. Danny Plain is hired as the Lee town manager. Joshua Stafford and Kammeron Joseph are chosen for the Big Bend Honor Band. Three people are injured in a wreck on South Range Street. Both drivers are charged in a crash at the intersection of Base Street and Shelby Avenue. Sheriffs Ofce K-9 units visit Madison Academy. Tyrece Fleming is arrested for criminal mischief after he runs into trafc and jumps on a car. Greg Evans from the Florida Department of Transportation appears before the Madison County Commission at their Nov. 6 meeting. A Veterans Day ceremony is held at Madison County Community Bank on Monday, Nov. 11. Joseph Reddick is arrested for burglarizing a deli in Greenville. A public hearing for a proposed cell tower is set for the County Commission meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Shavon Quartez Davis is arrested and charged with attempted murder for shooting Brandon Rashard Smith. Benjamin Scott Wertz is arrested for trespass after warning. Fire engulfs a home belonging to Agnes Brown and a vacant house next to it on Gillislee Street on Nov. 24. Michael Fifa is arrested for burglarizing Yellow Pine Truck Stop. Mark Bareld is arrested for manufacturing meth. A log truck, driven by Jose Castro Arriola turns over and burns on Dec. 2. Castro Arriola is able to get out of the truck without injury. A checking account is set up at Madison County Community Bank to help Robert Sealey and his family. Sealey has been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. Madison County Central School teacher Eddie Richie is arrested for sending explicit photos to a former student. A committee, made up of Greenville citizens, proposes changes to the towns charter. Marcus Wilson and Erica McNair are found dead at the Arbours Apartment Complex. Alphonso Young is appointed to the Greenville Town Council to ll a seat vacated by Margaret Poppell. The Madison County Republican Executive Committee presents a ag to Congressman Ted Yoho. Steve Vickers, Jr. and Artevious Rashod Grifn are arrested when their meth lab is busted. October October