Group Title: Madison County Carrier
Title: Madison County carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
Uniform Title: Madison County Carrier
Alternate Title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: January 17, 2007
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Madison (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Madison County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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MAN KILLED IN TRAIN VS. BACKHOE COLLISION '


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A man was killed when a train collided with the backhoe he
was driving on Monday morning, January 15.
According to a Florida Highway
Patrol report, Brian Keith Coleman,
34, of Jasper, was traveling north on
Southeast Farm Road at approxi-
mately 8:55 a.m., approaching a rail-
road crossing that was marked, but
with no signal lights. A train, engi-
neered by Donald Lee Williams, Jr.,
of St. Augustine, was traveling west
on the railroad. Coleman attempted
to cross the tracks in front of the ap-
proaching train when the train's front
Brian Keith Coleman collided with the right side of the
2006 John Deere backhoe.
After impact, the General Electric locomotive continued
Please see MAN KILLED, Page 2A


Car vs. Bicyclist

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
No one was injured in a
car vs. bicyclist accident on
Friday afternoon, January 12.
According to a Madison
Police Department report, Ben
Christian was riding a bicycle
on South Range Street, talking
to Jeremiah Houston, who was
driving a car, and trying to get
Houston to lend him a dollar.
As Houston pulled into the
parking lot of Haire Furniture,
to lend Christian the dollar,
Christian ran into the side of
Houston's car. Damage to the
side of Houston's car was less
than $100.
According to witnesses,
Christian went into seizures
when he hit the pavement in Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry
front of Haire's Furniture. Madison County EMT Michael Raines, right, speaks
MPD Patrolman David with Ben Christian, left. Christian was riding his bicycle
Jarvis was the investigating of- when he collided with a car, driven by Jeremiah Hous-
ficer. ton. Christian was not injured in the accident.


Fire Destroys Car


See Section B

Telemarketing Company Has

Unsatisfactory Record With

Better Business Bureau
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A number of complaints have come into this newspaper re-
garding a telemarketing company, located in Roswell, Georgia.
This reporter did an Internet search on the return phone
number (770-663-6378) to the company and found out it was
listed as Direct Connection Marketing and as Direct Connect
Marketing and was located in north Georgia. Further calls to the
Georgia Office of Consumer Affairs in Atlanta and to the Better
Business Bureau revealed that the company had an unsatisfacto-
ry record handling customer complaints.
The Office of Consumer Affairs revealed that four com-
plaints had been filed against Direct Connection and the compa-
ny had not yet addressed the four complaints. Consumer Affairs
directed this reporter to the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
A report from the Bureau revealed that: based on BBB files,
the company has an unsatisfactory record with the Bureau due to
unanswered complaints.
The Bureau processed a total of 10 complaints about this
company since the firm's BBB file was opened in September of
2004. Of the total 10 complaints since the firm's BBB file was
Please see TELEMARKETING, Page 3A


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Highs in the low 60s and
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Highs in the mid 60s and
lows in the upper 30s.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley
Madison Firefighter Billy Howard extinguishes a fire which destroyed a car, be-
longing to Miranda Edwards.
By Jacob Bembry was toned out at 11:19 a.m. and arrived at the
Greene Publishing, Inc. car, located at State Road 6 and Cattail Drive
A car fire caused $5,000 worth of dam- at approximately 11:24 a.m.
ages to a 1996 Kia Sephia on Friday morning, Studstill said that reports indicated the fire
January 12. started in the engine area.
According to Madison Fire & Rescue Miranda Edwards of Madison was the dri-
Firefighter Dan Studstill, the fire department ver of the car.
Miss Madison County Pageant And Tots To
Tween Pageant Now Accepting Applications


Now is the time to once
again crown the new repre-
sentatives of this community.
Applications for the annual
Miss Madison County
Pageant are now available at
various locations throughout
Madison.
Ages are as follows: 0-11
months, both boys and girls;
12-23 months, boys and girls;
2-3 years, both boys and
girls; 4-6 years, Little Miss;


7-9 years, Petite Miss; 10-12,
Junior Miss; and 13-15 years
for the title of Teen Miss
Madison County.
Contestants who are 16
years or older will have the
opportunity to compete for
the title of Miss Madison
County, along with a chance
to win scholarship money.
Due to the overwhelming
success of last year's Mr. and
Miss Heart of Madison and


Please see PAGEANT,
Page 2A


Book Author Tommy
Greene, right, is pictured
with Merrill King, owner of
King & Grube, Inc. printers
of St. Petersburg, who
printed his book, Florida
Cookin'Wild Style.
Local businessman and
national award-winning jour-
nalist Tommy Greene has just
published his long-awaited
cookbook; entitled Florida
Cookin' Wild Style.
Greene states in the fore-
word that the recipes within
his work have spanned "a life-
time" of collecting recipes by
him. When asked, "why a
cookbook?" Greene replied,
"I wanted them (the recipes)
shared, and not lost."
He says, "From the
crosstie camps of the deep
swamps to the turpentine quar-
ters of the old south, from the
hunter's retreat to grandma's
kitchen, many of the recipes
once thought lost have been
combined in this book in hopes
that they will be preserved for
our enjoyment and for future
generations."
'He adds, "Many of the
'wild' animal recipes that our
grandparents knew and loved
have been lost. Preparation of
these foods have become limit-
ed to many of us, to only a few
family favorites. It is the inten-
tion of my book to present a
wide variety of these recipes in
order to preserve these fading
treasures and make them avail-
able to everyone."
He goes on to say, "Even
though a number of these
recipes call for animals no
longer legal to kill or possess,
they have been included for
your reading pleasure and for
the historical perspective.
Game laws change from state
to state and.from time to time,
so please be aware and obey."
One of the many points of
interest in this book is the in-
troduction, where Greene has
done the pen and ink drawings
himself, as well as writing the
Please see GREENE,,
Page 2A


3 Sections, 40 Pages
Around Madison Co........5-6A Health....................... 10-11A
Bridal..............................8-9A Legals............... ............ 15A
Church.....................Section C Obituaries.........................5A
Classifieds........................14A School...............................12A
Crime...................................4A Sports...............................13A
Editorial.........................2-3A Year In Review........Section B


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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY


Local Author

Florida Cookin'

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Wandering
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Columnist


A Special Young Lady Turns

12 Years Old Jan. 21st















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Where have the years gone?
Our little Brooke Ellen Kinsley turns 12 years old Sunday,
Jan. 21st.
Brooke, as I mentioned in my column last week, is affection-
ately known to The Husband as his little "coon-dog."
The story behind this is that there was a big "coon-hunt" the
night Brooke was born; and,the Husband came out of the swamps
to make it to Valdosta, Ga. to be there when the "big event" hap-
pened.
Brooke's due date was Jan. 23, but during the staff's Baby
Shower for daughter Emerald, at Latrelle's Restaurant, Jan. 20th,
1995, the expectant mother began to feel her. first labor pains.
Needless to say, the shower went quickly, and Emerald and hus-
band Paul went on over to the South Georgia Medical Hospital that
afternoon.
We had told the soon-to-be mother and-father to call us when
they thought we needed to come over for the birth of our 8th grand-
child. The call came later that night, and I immediately called The
'Husiband, a'id oon-to-be grandfather again, and told him to come
home so we cou get over to Valdosta.
' ," How lonfld t'hie?"d 'asked.
"Come now!" was my answer.
So, he left the coon-hunt, with a coon treed, changed clothes,
picked me up, and over to Valdosta we flew.
Brooke arrived at 2:28 a.m., January 21, 1995, weighing 7 lbs.
5 ozs., and was a beautiful baby, even if an adoring grandmother
does say it. '
Also at the big event that night were Brooke's other grandpar-
ents: Morey and Sue Kinsley. They were just as elated as we were
at the birth of their new granddaughter, also.
Brooke Ellen, whose middle name is for her two grand-moth-
ers, has continued to be a blessing to us all, So Brooke, on your
12th birthday, we just want you to know you are very blessed with
a loving family, who all love you very much. You will always be
our little "coon-dog." We hope we are here for your many, many
more birthdays.
"Nuff said......Bye for now...See 'ya."

PAGEANT'' Cont from page 1A


Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.


Reader Sends In Letter
I'm sure I join all of Madison County as I send my thoughts
and prayers with young Army Sgt. Travis Kinsley as he heads
to Iraq to fight for his country.
No matter our political persuasion, we all honor the young
men and women who put their lives at risk, and leave their
loved ones, to fight for the freedoms we take for granted here
at home.
I'm sure Kinsley's family is proud of his being in the 82nd

GREENE
many facts about the wild game that have been lost through the
years. Immediately following the introduction in each section is
an index giving the recipes for that particular game.
Greene states, "With this book, you will be able to prepare
exotic to the most basic recipes for 'wild' animals and should
never be stuck with the same old style, unless ydu want to do so.
Those who have never cooked 'wild' will now be able to cook
as though they have been doing it for years."
He added, "It is my hope that you will enjoy this book as
much as we have enjoyed putting these favorite recipes, which
date back to our founding fathers, together for you, and that you
will have many delicious meals for friends and family as a re-
sult."
Greene is familiar to most Madison Countians as the former
publisher of Greene Publishing newspapers. He and his wife,
Mary Ellen, founded the Madison County Carrier in 1964 and
they bought and published the Mayo Free Press, the Branford
News, and the White Springs Leader for many years before sell-
ing them. They bought the Madison Enterprise-Recorder in
1993, from Live Oak Publications. The Greenes' still publish the
Enterprise-Recorder. Greene turned the publisher's position of
the newspapers over to his daughter, Emerald Greene Kinsley,
in 1999, with the full intent then of writing and publishing books


MAN KILLED...
Cont from page 1A


west, approximately 1,722 feet
before coming to a complete
stop.
After impact, the backhoe
came to a final rest, approxi-,
mately 100 feet west of the
area of collision.
Coleman was ejected
from the backhoe as a result of
the collision. He came to final
rest west of the area of impact.
Coleman was pronounced
dead at the scene by-Madison
County EMS.
FHP Cpl. T.M. Chukes
was the crash investigator, as
well as the homicide investi-
gator.
CSX is conducting its
own internal investigation.
Coleman is survived by
his mother and father, William
Lester Coleman and Bobbie
Jean Coleman of Bogalusa,
La; two brothers, Brandon Lee
Coleman (and wife Daphe) of
Hattiesburg, Miss. and Bryon
Justin Coleman (and wife



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Kim) of Jasper; two sisters,
Brandy Lynn Norris of Wor-
thington Springs and Britt An-
toinette Hudson (and husband
Anthony) of.Bogalusa, La,; his
maternal grandrxother, Lexie
Eloise Chitterden of Bo-
galusa, La.; six nieces, five
nephews, four aunts and two
uncles.


Of Support For Troops
Airborne Division, one of the U.S. Army's most storied and fa-
bled divisions. Their exploits in the field are legendary.
I had the honor of being at Ft. Bragg recently, and saw the
soldiers training there. They are an impressive sight, and it re-
inforced my belief the country is in good hands.
Sgt. Kinsley will do his family, and the nation, proud.

Tim McDonald


Cont from page 1A


of interest to Madison County.
His next book out will be "A History of Madison County"
with pen-and-ink drawings, which he hopes to put into the
Madison County School System. Other books are also on the
drawing board.
Greene is nationally known as the "Man in Green," and was
featured last year on St. Patrick's Day in the nationwide maga-
zine American Profile, and was interviewed by WCTV Talla-
hassee on March 17. The story was run nationwide on Fox
News channels.
Locally, Greene has been a part of every aspect of Madison
County, having founded the local Chamber of Commerce, and
being its first president; been instrumental in founding the
Madison Kiwanis Club, serving as President of the Florida Press
Association in 1975-76; serving as Chairman of the Board of
Directors for the Florida Press Association 1976-77; being Po-
tentate of the Marzuq Shrine Center in 2004; as well being a part
of numerous area organizations.
Should anyone wish;to obtain the Wild Style cookbook, with
over 1,000 wide game recipes in it,' please call Greene, or 'his
secretary, Latrelle Palholf at 973-4141, or they can be purchased
at Greene Publishing, Inc.' 'office, located on Highway 53,
south of Madison.




ni the Friday, January 5, Madison Enterprise-Recorder,
it was erroneously reported that- the New Home Volunteer
Fire Department responded to the fire which destroyed a
home in Greenville. The Sirmans Volunteer Fire Depairtment
responded, instead of New Home.
In the Wednesday, January 10, Madison County Carrier,
it'was erroneously reported'tht' WA~ye Vickers'is -the new'"
vice-chairman of the 1Madisonii County 'GCnimissi6n. 'It'
should have read that Alfred'Martin is the new vice-hair-
man.
We apologize for the errors.


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Melisssa Burke
2006 Miss Madson County
Sweetheart Program, Pageant Diiector Toni Blanton is pleased
to announce once again that anyone who wishes to participate can
do so without having to enter the actual pageant. The Sweetheart
Program raised a grand total that surpassed two thousand dollars
for the Miss Madison scholarship fund, which in return aided last
year's Miss Madison, Melissa Burke, in attending N.F.C.C.
Since this program holds such prestige, everyone who partici-
pates and completes the requirements will walk away with a beau-
tiful crown, sash, or cape.
The pageant is set for March 17 at Van H. Priest Auditorium.
Applications may be picked up at Norris Pharmacy, Madison
County Chamber of Commerce, and Becky's Dance Steps Studio.
Deadline to enter is February 3, so hurry and enter today! For fur-
ther information, feel free to call Toni Blanton at 673-1162.


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MEET YOURz


mp NEIGHBOR

Chris Fletcher

Job: Maintenance at Greene Publish-
ing
Resides: Pinetta
Age: 18
School: Attending NFCC
Parents: Karen Fletcher and Jim
Fletcher
Hobbies: Fishing and Hunting
Favorite thing about'Madison: "Not l
much traffic."
Motto: "The grass is always greener
on the other side of the fence."


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Ldison County Carrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry
Columnist





Making Mistakes

I made a couple of mistakes on birthdays last week. I
reported that Zane Herring had celebrated his sixth birth-
day on January 11. Drew Herring, Zane's brother, pointed
out that his brother was actually seven that day. I also re-
ported that Logan Groover would be 11 on January 15. Lo-
gan is actually 12 years old. I regret the errors and wish
both of them belated happy birthdays.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Hiroko Cherry,
Chelsea Stevens and Jason Hughey on Friday, January 19.
My daddy, Bobby Bembry, will celebrate his 71st birthday
on Saturday, January 21. Marylou Lasseter, and Jed Phillips
will celebrate their birthdays on Monday, January 23.
Rev. Walter Davis and his wife, Carla, spoke at Mid-
way Church of God on Sunday about their missions work in
Brazil. They also spoke at a missions conference last week
at Madison Church of God.
That's all the news this week! Have a great week and a
beautiful forever. May God bless each and every one of
you!


Lets Make This Year's Lee TELEMARKETING


Day The Very Best Ever!

Good Morning! The sun awoke late eleven o'clock -
on this Monday morning but greeted us with a lovely bright
smile. Rain is in the offing so we hear but outside we see a
Beautiful spring-like day. We had a.lovely .weekend with a
visit, from daughters Sharon and Mona. While here, they
put Christmas away for another year and did our shopping
- also some cooking for later use. Make our life easier!
Now that 2006 is safely stored away big events, re-
grets, etc we move on to our town's big event for 2007,
Lee Homecoming Day. Time seems to pass faster than in
past years, doesn't it? And March-31 isn't that far off. So if
you haven't made plans such as joining in the parade, be-
ing a vendor, entering the Creative Works display or the pet
show you are probably too late for the beauty pageant al-
ready! just call either Chairman Cheryl Archambault or
Co-Chairman Janice Miller at Lee Town Hall, at 971-5867.
The Pageant, in the capable hands of Charlene Rye,
673-1286, and her committee which includes Lynn and
Jackie Ratliff and Magan Rye, has already progressed past
the halfway mark. But entries will still be accepted through
Sunday, Jan. 14th.
Parade invitations are already in the mail if for some
reason yours fails to arrive or, if you are not on our list but
would like to be, please call the town hall or parade Chair-
men Peg ard Gil McCarthy at 971-5442.
For Vendor applications, contact Chairmen Linda and
Jim Hesketh at 971-5115. This category includes food.
For Creative Works information and entries, call Chair
Joyce Rutherford at 971-5782.
For anything concerning the Methodist Church pancake
breakfast, call Chair Frances Mercer at 971-5480.
For the cake walk, contact Jeanette Mitchell at 973-
2026. She or her husband Eugene will gladly accept your
offer of help or donation of cakes for this event.
The pet show is in the experienced hands of Chairmen
Pete and Donna Muller who will also accept your help as
well as entries call them at 971-5407.
Patricia Mess (971-7249) with the aid of Audrey Land
(971-5431) will in charge of. the McMullen Homestead
open house call if you're .interested in events planned
there.
Louis and Dot DeMotsis (971-5459), long time mem-
bers of the committee, are always invaluable on Lee Day.
As a member Shriner, he will contact them and also serve
as an advisor. Dot will be a part of Joyce's Creative Works
event.
Our esteemed Mayor Kinsey, like former Mayor De-
Motsis, not only is invaluable in an advisory capacity but
will be in charge of TV publicity. She is readily available
at 971-5890.
The Alumni dinner is up for bids more on that later.
Bringing up the rear, we think, is yours truly who is en-
tertainment and publicity chair. We can be reached at 971-
0011, but we already have our slate of sponsors and en-
tertainers. However, suggestions are always welcome.
Dignitaries chosen for the big day applause, please!
- are as follows:
Grand Marshals Bill & Shirley Yeager
Founding Forefather Bobby Williams
Honorary Ms. Lee Ina Moore
Citizens of the Year Lee Volunteer Fire Department
Now we expect you to flood the town hall with your
calls poor Cheryl and Janice! and help us to make this
year's Lee Day the very best ever!


Cont from page 1A


opened in September of 2004, seven of those were closed in the
last 12 months.
Four of the complaints concerned sales practice issues. The
BBB administratively closed one of the complaints after deter-
mining that the company made a reasonable offer to resolve the
issue, but the consumer did not accept the officer.
The company failed to respond to three additional sales is-
sue complaints.
The company resolved three out of six billing or collection
complaints. The BBB administratively closed one of the com-
plaints after the company made a reasonable offer to resolve the
complaint, but the consumer did not accept the offer.
The company did not respond to two other billing or collec-
tion complaints.
Further investigation revealed that JoAnn Winter is the
name of the owner of the company. This reporter called Winter's
office number at 678-325-3114. The call was returned a day lat-
er by a man named Aaron Thomas.
This reporter had been informed that some people had received
calls, asking if they would like to be "indicted." Thomas denied
any existence of such calls made on behalf of his company.
When this reporter "googled" the phone number, some of
the blogs on the Internet were about Wal-Mart and the company.
Thomas said that his company was not affiliated in any way
with Wal-Mart, but that Direct Connection did sell Wal-Mart gift
cards.
Thomas informed this reporter that, if anyone doesn't wish
to be contacted by Direct Connection or Direct Connect, they
can call the 770-663-6378 number and asked to be added to the
company's own "do not call" list. Thomas maintained that Di-
rect Connection/Connect took part in the National Do Not Call
Registry, despite claims from callers to the newspaper that they
were on the list and that they had been called anyway. The
callers also reported that when they tried to hang up, they could-
n't and that the person who had initiated the call was still on the
line, listening to them.
If one does not wish to be contacted by Direct Connection
or Direct Connect or, if you.have a complaint, call 770-663-6378
and asked to be removed from their calling list. If that does not
work, call 678-325-3114 and ask to speak with Aaron Thomas or
JoAnn Winter about the problem.
If all avenues have been exhausted, go to the Better Busi-
ness Bureau website at www.bbb.org to file a complaint or call
the Florida Division of Consumer Services at 1-800-HELP-
FLA.


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Established 1964
A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express
reading pleasures of the people of its circulation area, be they past, pre-
sent or future residents.
Published weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 South State
Road 53, Madison, Florida 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post
Office in Madison, Florida 32340.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY
CARRIER, 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.


Greenville Council


Holds Meeting
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Greenville Town Council held the first reading of an
impact fee, concerning water and sewer charges at its Monday
evening, January 8, meeting.
The reading passed unanimously.
The Council also amended a pasture lease with Tim Day.
Day's insurance rates will be reduced the Town of Greenville
from whom Day leases the land.
The Council voted to stop using limerock and start using as-
phalt to repair roads.
A discussion was held on drainage issues in the Town of
Greenville. The Council is still looking at options to handle the
problem.

Lee Town Council Takes

Care Of Business
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Lee Town Council approved a new water study pre-
sented to them by a rural water study group at their Tuesday,
January 2, meeting.
Town Manager Cheryl Archambault presented the council
with a customer service policy and standard operating procedure
policy. The council approved both of the policies.
Archambault also presented the council with information re-
garding rates for mileage consumed by town employees on town
business. The council agreed to go along with the State of Flori-
da's per diem reimbursement.
The council also approved a resolution asking the Florida
Legislature to support concerns of municipalities.
The board also voted to advertise and accept bids for a new
engineering firm to meet the needs of a small town.
The council granted Archambault permission to pursue bids
on the refurbishing project for the town's holding tank.


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Battlefield Medicine
It is a remarkable thing to observe the state of medicine on
the moder-day battlefield. We have come a long way, histori-
cally speaking, in a short time. Today on the sometimes am-
biguous battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the rule of thumb
is that if medics can get a wounded soldier or marine to the
ramp of a helicopter still alive, his survival is almost guaran-
teed. He may be missing a limb or two, but we can artificially
replace that loss and rehabilitate the wounded to live a reward-
ing and productive life.
It wasn't always that way. If you look at the Confeder-
ate monument in the center of the Four Freedoms park, you'll
notice a bronze plaque on the west side of the monument's base
that identifies Madison's casualties in the war from 1861-1865
298 dead. One-third of those men died in combat; the re-
maining two-thirds were the victim of disease, infection and
poor living conditions. Ten times the number of Madisonians
died in the Civil War than died over the same time period dur-
ing World War II 80 years later!
Today with the current state of military medicine and im-
proved sanitation, that list would be much, much smaller. But
back in the days of my great-great grandfather, medicine was
much cruder and survival of the wounded and sick more prob-
lematic.
Israel Alight Coons was born in July 1827 in Fairfield
County, Ohio. At the age of 17, he signed a teacher's contract
where he was judged "competent to give instruction in reading,
writing, arithmetic, English, grammar, and geography." Two
years later, he was studying under the supervision of Dr. Bartlett
to become a physician. The next year at the age of 20, he mar-
ried Matilda Lucas in the German Reformed Church of Dayton.
In 1849, he took the job as postmaster in Liberty, Ohio and the
next year, he became the director of the Montgomery County
Infirmary. In 1852, he graduated from Starling Medical College
and continued his studies at the Ohio Medical College.
In between all of this work, Israel and Matilda had time to
start a family which began in 1850 with the arrival of Frances
Viola Coons who would henceforth be known as Fannie. Even-
tually she would become my great-grandmother. She would be
joined by two brothers and a sister. Meanwhile, her father was
making his way on the frontier as a doctor in 1854 he was
elected vice president of the Ohio MedidalSociety.
In the Spring of 1861, war broke out and the sons of Ohio
mustered to the call to arms. Israel entered what would be to-
day called the National Guard as a surgeon. By Septeniber, he
was appointed as regimental surgeon for the 38th Ohio Volun-
teer Infantry, part of the Army of the Cumberland. For the next
two years, this unit served primarily in Kentucky and Ten-
nessee, participating in the battle's of Perrysville and Murfrees-
boro.
Some documents from this period survive in our family
records including passes and a detail to search among enlisted
men for any who had medical training. An then there is Gener-
al Order 36 dated May 23, 1863 where Surgeon Coons and two
other doctors are appointed to a medical board to investigate the
1st Tennessee Cavalry for "sanitary conditions of, causes of
mortality in, the prevalent diseases of, and their medical condi-
tion in that regiment." You get the idea that these fellows were
suffering and dieing at an abnormally high rate.
In August of 1863, Major Coons was discharged from his
regiment for reasons of disability and sent home to southeastern
Ohio to recuperate. He subsequently practiced medicine in
Middletown and served a stint as president of the Butler Coun-
ty Medical Society before moving to eastern Kansas in 1869.
Now on the new frontier, he continued to treat people and
earned the moniker "Old Doc" Coons from his patients. In
1882 he was approved a veterans pension of $25 per month just
four years before his death at the age of 59. He is buried in the
town cemetery in Spring Hill, Kansas where his gravestone
identifies the Civil War regiment he served.
I don't think Old Doc Coons would recognize military med-
icine as it is practiced today, but he would take pride in the small
but significant role he played in the advancement of treatment
for our soldiers. Additionally, he would marvel at the part
played by his great-great-great-granddaughter in flying wound-
ed soldiers and marines from Iraq to hospitals in Germany and
the U.S. Yes, we have come a long, long way.
National Arbor Day Foundation

To Give Away Free Trees
Five free Crapemyrtle trees will be given to each person
from Florida who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation dur-
ing January 2007.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's
Trees for America campaign.
"Crapemyrtle were selected for this campaign because
of their elegant color and form, making them an attractive addi-
tion to the home landscape in Florida," John Rosenow, the Foun-
dation's president, said. "These small flowering trees boast per-
fect, six-petaled flowers of pink and red, with leaves that change
from summer green to autumn red, orange, and yellow."
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for
planting between February 1 and April 30 with enclosed planti-
ng instructions. The six to twelve inch trees are guaranteed to
grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to the Founda-
tion's colorful bimonthly publication. Arbor Day, and
The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care.
To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership con-
tribution to FIVE CRAPEMYRTLES, National Arbor Day
Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by
January 31, 2007.


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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOrTIER


Apalachicola Woman Convicted

of Exploiting Elderly Victim

A Franklin County jury convicted an Apalachicola
woman for exploiting an elderly victim, Attorney General
Bill McCollum today announced. The verdict against Pearl I.
Westmoreland was returned late last Friday night, finding her
guilty of abusing the power of attorney signed over to her by
an elderly adult.
Westmoreland, 79, was arrested'in June 2005 after the
Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit initiated an
investigation based on a complaint about the victim's cir-
cumstances. The victim, a nursing home resident who previ-
ously lived in a trailer park owned by Westmoreland, had
signed a document giving Westmoreland power of attorney
over his personal assets.
The investigation found that after the victim signed over
his power of attorney, Westmoreland transferred $200,000 of
his assets into accounts she controlled. She understated his
assets when applying for Medicaid benefits on his behalf
then used his assets for her own personal gain. The accounts
into which the victim's assets were transferred were seized
pursuant to court orders.
"Instead of providing sound advice and guidance, this
woman lied, cheated and stole from her unsuspecting vic-
tim," McCollum said. "Those who take advantage of the vul-
nerable will be stopped. We will not allow this type of crim-
inal activity to go unchecked."
Westmoreland was convicted of one count of exploitation
of an elderly adult in an amount exceeding $100,000, one
count of money laundering in an amount exceeding $100,000
and aggravated white collar crime, all first-degree felonies.
She could face up to 90 years in prison and fines of $1.5 mil-
lion. Sentencing has been set for February. The conviction is
the result of a joint investigation and prosecution by the At-
torney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and Second
Judicial Circuit State Attorney Willie Meggs.


Going to Work for Yourself?
Plan Ahead.
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Are you thinking of striking out on your own and join-
ing the growing ranks of the self-employed? It's an exciting
prospect and possibly a little scary. But you can remove
some of the fear by doing whatever you can to prepare
yourself financially for life as an entrepreneur. What steps
can you take? Here are a few to consider:

*Save as mucl as yqu czn. nIdally. you would want to
have a couple of'years' worth of living expenses saved
before you go solo. But that's a pretty tall order for most
people. And if you have a spouse earning a good income,
you may have less need to put away a large sum.
Nonetheless, it's almost always a good idea to save as much
as you possibly can before becoming your own boss.

*Think twice before cashing out retirement plan. If
you're leaving a job that provided you with a 401(k), 403(b)
or.457(b) plan, you might be tempted to cash out your
account to help pay for the transition to the world of self-
employment. However, try to avoid this move. By liquidat-
ing your employer-sponsored plan, you will face early with-
drawal penalties if you are younger than 59-1/2, and income
taxes, too. Just as importantly, you will be depleting a valu-
able resource for your retirement. If at all possible, try to
find other sources of income. Por example, you may want
to consider a home equity loan; interest rates on these loans
are usually competitive, and your interest payments may be
tax deductible. Be aware, though, that you will be using
your house as collateral, so make sure you can afford the
payments.

*Consider opening a new retirement plan. Once you
make the jump to self-employment, start thinking of what
type of retirement plan you might want to choose.
Fortunately, you have some attractive options that offer
both tax advantages and a wide range of investment choic-
es. If your business has no employees except yourself and

possibly your spouse, you may be able to establish a SEP-
IRA or an "Owner-Only" 401(k). If you will have employ-
ees, you might want to consider a SIMPLE IRA or a "Safe
Harbor" 401(k). Your tax adviser and investment profes-
sional can help you choose an appropriate plan.

*Pay yourself a regular "salary." Depending on what
type of business you are opening, you may well experience
an uneven flow of income which could, at times, force you
to dip into your long-term investments to help you meet
your daily and monthly expenses. To avoid this potential
problem, consider paying yourself a regular "salary" out of
your business' earnings. It's crucial that you live on a pre-
agreed amount even if the only person you have to agree
with is yourself. Too often, entrepreneurs use up one
month's, "paycheck" and then have nothing left in the next
"down" month. But if you have the discipline to stay with-
in the income you've allotted yourself, and your business
succeeds, you should eventually build up a cash cushion
that can be used for emergencies or investments.

Your career as an entrepreneur' can be rewarding in
many ways and you'll enjoy it even more if you make the
right financial moves.


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D.O.B. 8/10/1978
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Sex: Male Race: Hispanic
Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown
Wanted For:
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The Crime report is published every Wednesday. It also includes
an individual from Madison County's active warrant list or a wanted
person believed to be in Madison County.
If you have any information concerning the suspect, or know
his/her whereabouts, please contact one of the following agencies.
Madison County Sheriff's Department--973-4001, Madison Police
Department-973-5077, or Your MADISON COUNTY CARRIER-973-
4141. All information will remain confidential. You need not give
your name.
Information on these individuals is printed as given each week by
the Madison County Sheriff's Department or other law enforcement
agency. The person or persons featured was chosen by the agency
making the request for him/her to be run in this feature. Neither this
newspaper, nor any members of its staff, determines which individ-
ual(s) will be featured. The appearance of an individual in this fea-
ture represents an open warrant for their arrest by local, area, state,
and/or federal law enforcement authorities, and it in no way is an as-
sumption or insinuation of guilt by this newspaper or its staff. All
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Two Arrested On Drug

Possession Charges


McCollum: Jacksonville
Man Arrested for Creating
Child Pornography


Josh Odom Jason Henderson
Two Madison County men were arrested on Friday, January
12, on drug possession charges.
According to a Madison Police Department report, Patrolman
Jimmy Fletcher conducted a traffic stop on Jason Henderson, 20,
of Madison. When Fletcher asked for permission to search the ve-
hicle, Henderson swore that there was nothing illegal in the car
and that he could search the vehicle if he wanted.
Fletcher got Henderson's passenger, Josh Odom, 19, of Pinet-
ta, out out of the 1992 gold-colored Buick.
During the search, Fletcher located a zip-lock bag, containing
marijuana sticking halfway out from under the passenger seat.
Fletcher arrested Henderson for possession of marijuana.
Odom then advised that he had prescription pills in a pair of
black pants in the back of the car. The Busiprone that was found
is an anti-anxiety drug. Odom said that he did not have a pre-
scription for the drugs.
Odom was arrested for possession of marijuana and posses-
sion of prescription drugs.
In addition to his arrest, Henderson was also issued a traffic
citation.
Madison County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Whitfield assisted
Fletcher.


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On January 10, Attorney General Bill McCollum announced
the arrest of a Duval County man on multiple charges of produc-
ing child pornography. Acting on a tip from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI), investigators with the Attorney General's
Child Predator CyberCrime Unit discovered James Walker Mc-
Spadden's production of homemade pornographic images of a
nine-year old child.
The investigation was initiated when the Naval Criminal In-
vestigative Services examined a computer previously owned by a
rental company. Hundreds of images of child pornography were
found in the memory of the computer, many of them appearing to
be recently made images of a young girl. The rental company's
records identified McSpadden, 29, as the previous renter. During
the course of their investigation, authorities determined that the
girl in the images was a nine-year old child often left in McSpad-
den's care. He was arrested last Wednesday,by officers with the
Child Predator CyberCrime Unit and the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office.
McSpadden was already in custody at the Duval County Jail
on unrelated charges and will be held on $500,000 bond for the
child pornography charges. He is charged with three counts of
producing child pornography, a second-degree felony. If convict-
ed on all charges, he could face up to 45 years in prison. The case
will be jointly prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office and
the State Attorney's Office for the 4th Judicial Circuit.
The Child Predator CyberCrime Unit's mission is to protect
children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The unit
does this by working cooperatively on a statewide basis with law
enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources and
expertise, while preventing the spread of these crimes through ed-
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Mrs. Lucile Gandy
Humphrey, age 89, died on
Friday, January 12, 2007 in
Madison.
Funeral services were
Sunday, January 14, 2007 at
2:00 p.m., at Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel. Bur-
ial followed in New Hopeful
Cemetery, Madison County.
The family received friends at
Beggs Chapel on Saturday,
January 13, 2007 from 6 to 8
p.m.
Mrs. Humphrey was born
in Brooks County, Ga., on
September 7, 1917, the
daughter of the late Frank and
Gussie Gandy. She was a life-
long resident of Madison. She
was of the Baptist faith and a
member of the New Hopeful
Baptist Church, Madison. For
many years she worked as a
cook in various restaurants in
Madison, and she was a
homemaker,
She is survived by a
daughter, Carol Fox of Madi-
son; two grandchildren, Leila
Sevor Michalowski.fof Madi-
son, and David Cleveland
"Clo\e"' Sevor of Freeburg,
Illinois; two great-grandchil-
dren, Becca Schuster and Lo-
gan Paul Sevor.
She was pre-deceased by
her husband, David Lewis
Humphrey; a daughter, Eliza-
beth Louise Humphrey; a son,
John Lee "Buddy" Humphrey
and three brothers, Lester
Butler, Scott Butler and Frank
Butler.


January 18
Calling all artists! Art
Guild meeting at 5:30 p.m.
at the Davis McClure Art
Center located at 200 SW
Range St. Everyone inter-
ested is invited to attend.
January 20
FCAT 911 Writing
Workshop Part One 4,8, and
10th graders for more infor-
mation: (850) 464-2728 $10
registration fee www.home.
earthlink. net/-excellence.
dancestudio.
January 20
Jellystone Park will be
sponsoring a Gospel Sing
starting at 7 p.m. featuring
Trinity Gospel Group from
Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Home-
town lead singer Brian Nor-
ris will be there! Everyone


is invited. For more infor-
mation call 973-8269.
January 21
Jeslamb A.M.E. Church
Ushers will be celebrating
their anniversary at 11 a.m.
The speaker will be the Rev.
Robert Holmes, Pastor Ar-
chitillery Missionary Bap-
tist Church, and his congre-
gation from Madison.
Please come and help us
celebrate the occasion.
January 24
The Lady of the Lake
Quilt Guild invites you to
the Columbia County Pub-
lic Library to enjoy an ex-
hibit of over 50 handcrafted
quilts currently being
shown at the library from
January 24 until February
27th. The library is located


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on 308 NW Columbia Av-
enue, Lake City, FL; the
quilts can be viewed during
regular library hours. For
more information on the
show, call Delores Reiter,
386-752-4240, or tinkal@
atlantic.net. For more infor-
mation about the library,
call 386-758-2101.
January 27
The Friends of the Park
will host a birding walk in
the Suwannee River State
Park, meet at 8 a.m. at the
park office. Enjoy the mi-
gratory residents. The en-
trance fee is required. The
citizens group hosts a bird-
ing walk the fourth Satur-
day throughout most of the
year. Contact the Schoen-
felders, 971-5354, or


Keep SaFety in Mind as You Put Away Holiday Decorations


Now that the holidays are
over, take down your decora-
tions and start the New Year
safely, advises the National
Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) and Underwriters
Laboratories Inc. (UL), the
not-for-profit product safety
testing organization.
According to the NFPA,
20 percent of home fires attrib-
uted to Christmas trees occur
in January.
As you unplug and store
your lights whether indoors
or outdoors remember the
safety precautions you take
now can prevent hazards from
occurring next season.
S -Following is a checklist of
-safety :tips that are not only
helpful to stay safe as you take
down your holiday decora-
tions, but are useful all year-
around:
When using electrical
toys or appliances for the first
time, carefully read and follow
all instructions in the manufac-
turer's use and care booklet.
Make sure electrical toys and
appliances have the UL Mark.
Use the gripping area


provided on the plugs to un-
plug electric decorations.
Don't pull plugs from electri-
cal outlets by the cord. Yank-
ing or tugging on the cord can
damage the cord's wire and in-
sulation and could lead to an
electrical shock or fire.
When putting away
electrical light strings, take
time to inspect for flaws.
Check each light set for bro-
ken or cracked sockets,
frayed or bare wires and loose
connections.
Dispose of worn or bro-
ken light sets and replace
them. Do not place a faulty
set of lights back into the
storage box for next year's
use. Store electrical decora-
tions away from children and
pets to ensure that cords and
wires are not damaged in
storage.
Store electrical decora-
tions in a dry place where
they can not be damaged by
water or dampness.
To keep from having a
tangled mess of lights next
year, be sure to pack them ap-
propriately. When preparing


IHappfy Birthday!

Millie B. Miller, who is married to the late
Ezell Miller. Sr.. celebrated her 85th birthday. along
with family and friends. The dinner was held at the --
Golden Corral in Perry.
She was bom on January 15, 1922. in Madison
County. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs.
Feeling Jackson, Sr. Mrs. Miller is well known in
her communities, in both Madison and Taylor '
Counties. She has contributed many services to her
community through church and community partic-
ipation. In the past. she has worked for the late
Judge Royce Agner. the Well's Jewelry family, and
the Greenville Nursing Home.
She is the mother of 11 children and one
adopted daughter, with seven still living. She also has 29 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and
four great great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
We're blessed to still have her in our lives, and we pray God will grant her many more birthdays.


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your holiday lights for stor-
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day light storage reel, or cre-
ate your own storage systems.
For example, wrap the lights
around an empty wrapping
paper tube or a cardboard
square, or wrap each set of
lights and put them in indi-
vidual plastic bags.
For more post-holiday
safety tips, to download
footage of how quickly a dry
Christmas tree incinerates or
for photographs related to hol-
iday decoration safety, go to
http://ww.ultCom/newsroom
or http://www.nfpa.org.


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February 6
Music for the Mind and
Body Language and Rea-
soning at the Early Learn-
ing Coalition Office in
Greenville from 6:30 p.m. -
9:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 385-0551 ext
309.
February 17
Valentine's dance and
karaoke. Door prizes!
American Legion Post
224/Cherry Lake 8 12
p.m.
February 20
Voluntary Pre-Kinder-
garten Performance Stan-
dards at the Early Learning
Coalition Office in Green-
ville from 6:30 p.m. 9:30
p.m. For more informa-


tion call 385-0551 ext
309.
February 24
Jellystone Park will be
sponsoring a Gospel Sing
starting at 6 p.m., featur-
ing The Freemans and The
Greenes'. This will be a
Benefit Concert for
WGSG 89.5. There is a
$5.00 donation at the
door. For more informa-
tion call 973-8269.
March 20
Home Away From
Home: How Children
Benefit from Quality
Family Home Childcare at
the Early Learning Coali-
tion Office in Greenville
from 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
For more information call
385-0551 ext 309.


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Elizabeth Waring is pictured above with some of the
holiday food baskets that were distributed to Madison
area residents during the holiday season by the Junior
Auxiliary. Thirty food baskets were distributed to more
than 120 member s of the Madison community. (Photo
submitted)


By Jessica Galbraith,
J.A. Public Relations Chair
Members of the Junior
Auxiliary of Madison County
worked alongside Consolidat-
ed, Ministries *on Saturday,
November 19, 2006, to as-
semble .and distribute Holiday
food baskets to area residents
of Madison County. This year,
thanks to generous contribu-
tions from local business and
individual;, the Junior Auxil-
iary was able to provide thirty
food baskets to more than 120
members of our community.


The Junior Auxiliary ap-
preciates the support from the
community in helping make
projects such as this one a
huge success. It is because of
these strong partnerships that
the Junior Auxiliary has been
better able to serve the com-
munity of Madison County as
a whole.
If you would like more
information on the Junior
Auxiliary, or are interested in
joining, please contact Presi-
dent Julie Cherry at (850)
973-6271.


Rotary Club Learns About ShelterBox USA


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Bob Peiser, associate di-
rector of ShelterBox USA,
spoke at the Wednesday, Janu-
ary 10, Rotary Club meeting.
Tom Henderson, a mem-
ber of the Rotary Club of Hel-
ston-Lizard, England as a mil-
lennium project, conceived
ShelterBox in Cornwall, Eng-
land.
Henderson, a former
search and rescue diver in the
Royal Navy, saw the need for a
self-contained emergency shel-
ter unit for disaster victims.
Henderson realized that expo-
sure to harsh elements weak-
ened the chance of survival, es-
pecially among the elderly, the
young and the injured.
Each ShelterBox provides
"ready to go" emergency sup-
plies, including tents for rapid
distribution to disaster sites.
The ShelterBox includes
bedding, cooking supplies,
water-purification tablets and
containers, and custom tents
modeled after an African bush
tent.
Henderson's Rotary Club

On Top Tree Serv
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Top Tree Service han-
dles all of your tree trimming
and tree removal needs.
Rodney Romine, owner
of the company, has been in
business for six years. Prior
to opening his own business,
he worked for another tree
trimming company.
"If it involves a tree, I do


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Rotary President Nancy Peterson, left, is pictured with Bob Peiser, the Associate Di-
rector of ShelterBox USA. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, January 10,
2007)


delivered the first tents to vic-
tims of a January 2001 earth-
quake in India. Since then, the
charity has delivered 28,00


around the globe during the
past six years.
The ShelterBox is a regis-
tered United Kingdom charity


There are currently Shel-
terBoxes being formed in Ger-
many, New Zealand and Nor-
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ShelterBoxes, which have and is supported by Rotary af- Peiser is a member of the
benefited approximately filiates in the U.S., Canada, Rotary Club of Lakewood
450,000 -in 30 countries Australia and Southeast Asia. Ranch (Fla.).

ice Handles Tree Trimming And Tree Removal Needs


it," Romine said, adding that
he has reasonable rates which
stay pretty much the same all
year round. Romine works
with. a crew of three other
workers.
Romine went to school in
Suwannee County, where his
family hails from. He is en-
gaged to a young woman
named Shannon, who works
for Live Oak Pest Control. He


has three children of his own,
as well as stepchildren.
"I have a herd of chil-
dren," he joked.
Romine said that he could
not remember how he chose
the name On Top Tree Ser-
vice for his business.
"It just popped into my
head," he said.
Romine said that things
start to slow down around


Christmas but they pick back
up after the beginning of the
year in the tree business.
Romine is licensed and in-
sured in the State of Florida.
For your tree trimming or
tree removal needs, call Rod-
ney Romine at (386) 623-
0298.
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Madison County Carrier 7A


AROUND MADISON COUNTY


Stu And Diane Smith

Return To Madison County


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Diane Smith says she's glad to be back in Madison
County. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bem-
bry, January 12, 2007)


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Stu and Diane Smith have
returned to Madison County.
The Smiths moved to
Topeka, Kansas in 1994 to
help Stu's father who had
health problems. They decid-
ed to stay after Stu got a job at
Goodyear and was enjoying
the pay, the insurance and the
benefits that the job offered.
While they lived in Tope-
ka, Diane ran her own daycare
for seven-and-a-half years and
worked in a dentist's office for
three years. For the last three
years in Topeka, she and Stu
were foster parents.
"People ask me now if I
would like to be a foster par-
ent. I would do it for the chil-
dren, but I hate the courts,"
Diane said, referring to the
mounds of red tape that each
foster parent must go through.
Goodyear went on strike
in 2006, so the Smiths decided
to return to Madison County.
"I grew up here," Diane
said. "Stu got to missing his
daughter (from a previous
marriage) in Live Oak and I
missed my family, so we
moved back here to be close


to them."
Stu's daughter, Alicia,
22, is a student at North
Florida Community College.
She will be married in June.
Diane is the daughter of
Jim and Wilmarie Gilbert of
Lee and the granddaughter of
Wilma Dickey and the late
Carroll Dickey. The Dickeys
were POW's in the Philip-
pines during World War II.
Stu and Diane have a
son, Houston, 14, who was
born in Tallahassee before the
family moved to Topeka and
a daughter, Taylor, 11.
Diane said that adjusting
to the new school has been a
challenge but not in the class-
room. She said that in Tope-
ka, the children went to a rur-
al school outside the city and
that Madison County Central
School is a little bit tougher.
Stu is scheduled for ori-
entation as a corrections offi-
cer with the prison system on
Friday, January 12, but Diane
said that they have been busy
in the meantime, clearing
land.
"Once our house in Tope-
ka sells, we will build a new
house here," she said.


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way through Madison County
on Friday, February 2.
"Step Up, Florida On Our
Way To Healthy Living!" is a
statewide initiative promoting
physical activity and healthy
lifestyles to Florida's citizens
and visitors. Step Up, Florida!
is time for everyone to get ac-
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advantage of the great physical
activity opportunities that
Florida has to offer. The 2007
Step Up, Florida! 4th Annual
Celebration is held during the
month of February in every
county.
Activities planned for
Madison County include a


walkathon in the Pinetta area,
set to run down the Rails to
Trails walkway from Hanson
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Madison will be having
aerobics in the park and vari-
ous walking groups around
Lake Francis.
The Town of Lee will have
the 4-H Outdoor Shooting
Sports group walking and fish-
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The Town of Greenville
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around their downtown pond.
Schools will be allowing
their students to increase their
physical activity 'by doing
physical fitness in their classes.
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at 973-4138.


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Meditate on the style and
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they will have ample time and
information to think it over
before they'commit. And don't
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say yes.
Guest List
Next, the guest list. How
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special entertainment, possi-
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so that the kids can be kids.


Location, Location.
Location!
The Where often deter-
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be booked on your first-choice
wedding date -- or perhaps it
is available but the church you
desire is not. It's important to
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likelihood of having your cel-
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Find out if any element of
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and a license can usually be
obtained in one to three days.


Keep in mind that some
marriage licenses will expire
if not filed within thirty days.
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Contract with all the indi-
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Purchase a three-ring for invitations is at least six
binder with indexable di- weeks before the wedding.
viders, a pack (or two) of For save-the-date cards, at
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HEALTH & NUTRITION
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From The Front Porch

By Diane Sullivan
Guest Columnist


Residing in the Madi-
son area is a fortunate ex-
perience for the residents
living in a nursing home.
Recently, residents of a
home were on an outing to
a museum in the Madison
area. Observing their inter-
est in history was intrigu-
ing.
The museum invited
the residents to come in
and browse around. Their
fascination and interest in
history was apparent. The
museum set the tone with
old familiar music of our
past era. Many antiques
were displayed in a fashion
to be viewed easily stand-
ing up or from a wheel
chair. The curators have a
wealth.of information re-
.garding the displays, and
cheerfully explained many
of the details of the history
involved. The fascinating
part of the visit was that
the curators were as inter-
ested in the history of the
residents, as the residents
were interested in the dis-
plays..
Conversation was


sparkling in the museum.
One curator was giving a
tour of the history of the
Madison area, which in-
cluded photographs,
clothes, tools and historical
accounts of the individuals
who made a contribution to
the Madison area, as well
as our country.
Another curator was
mesmerized by a resident's
rendition of their contribu-
tion to our country's histo-
ry. A few of the residents
preferred to linger about
displays of "old fashioned"
household items. These
items rekindled memories
of days past. when they re-
membered using washtubs,
sewing machines, and
kerosene lamps.
The residents truly en-
joyed the visit to the muse-
um, and are thankful and
grateful that Madison
County has taken the time
to make history available
to them.
It takes an endless
amount of history to make
even a little tradition."
-Henry James


Some Heart Patients Vulnerable To Mental Stress


The fear of public speak-
ing might cause some people
to do more than just break
out in a cold sweat and battle
stomach-churning butterflies
- it could prove to have con-,
sequences for their heart
health.
University of Florida
cardiologists have identified
a group of heart disease pa-
tients who appear especially
vulnerable to the physical ef-
fects of mental stress.
Chronic anxiety, depres-
sion or anger are widely rec-
ognized as raising the risk of
heart attack, hospitalization
or sudden death in patients
whose hearts suffer danger-
ous decreases in blood flow
during exercise testing. Even
something as simple as pub-
lic speaking, doing mental
arithmetic or recounting an
argument with a loved one.
can trigger a problem.
But until now, patients
who trod the treadmill with-
out experiencing chest pain
or restricted blood flow had
never been similarly scruti-
nized when it came to mental
stress. Yet, what goes on in
their heads could have con-
sequences for their hearts as
well, UF researchers write in
today's (March 7) issue of
the Journal of the American
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population of patients that
we're looking at to try to ex-
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mental stress is applied,"
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the phenomenon of mental
stress-induced reductions in
blood flow to the heart is
much more common than
has been previously recog-
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In general, studies have
shown that as many as two-
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perience exercise-related re-
ductions in blood flow to the
heart respond similarly to
mental stress. These bouts
often produce no symptoms
of chest pain and are rarely
detectable on a standard
electrocardiogram. Yet last
year UF researchers found
that these patients have a
threefold greater risk of dy-
ing as large a risk factor as
cigarette smoking or high
cholesterol. Other studies
have linked stress experi-
enced after mass disasters or
natural catastrophes with a
rise in heart attacks and sud-
den death.
Psychological stress can
leave the heart more prone-
to developing arrhythmias
or electrical instability and
the blood more prone to
clotting. Stress appears to
raise heart rate and rapidly
hike blood pressure, in-
creasing the heart's need for
oxygen-rich blood, Sheps
said. Yet less oxygen is sup-
plied, in part because coro-
nary arteries constrict, im-
peding blood flow. Doctors
are concerned that this reac-
tion to stress in the laborato-
ry is simply a snapshot of
how patients respond to the
stress of life day in and day
out.
In the current study,
funded by the National In-
stitutes of Health and Bris-
tol-Myers Squibb, UF re-
searchers studied 21 men
and women with document-
ed heart disease who had no
signs of reduced blood flow
during exercise on the stan-
dard exercise treadmill test
or on nuclear perfusion
scans of the heart. Partici-
pants were given two min-
utes to prepare to deliver a
four-minute speech about a
hypothetical stressful situa-
tion.
Blood pressure and
electrocardiographic mea-
surements were taken every


minute during the speech
and for 10 minutes after-
ward. About half an hour af-
ter the speech, participants
underwent heart imaging
scans that reflected blood
flow to the heart during the'
stressful situation.
"These are patients who
for example might have had
a severe lesion or a narrow-
ing of one of the coronary
arteries and may have had a'
stent inserted; they're tested'
after that and found to have '
no decreased blood flow
with the standard type of'"
exercise testing," Sheps
said. "However, we found-'O
that about 30 percent of
them had evidence of de-
creased blood flow with the'
mental stressor."
In general, 20 percent to'""
30 percent of all patients"
cardiologists see could re-"
spond in a similar fashion,
Sheps estimated.
Simply warning pa-:'
tients to avoid stress be-'
cause it's bad for them is
not enough, he added.
"All of us are leading :'.
more and more stressful'"
lives, and it's hard to avoid
it," he said. "We as physi-'
cians need to find better'5'
ways to treat this phenome-'
non to avoid having patients'1!1
develop this type of re- T
sponse to an increased'
stressor."
UF researchers are now"d1
conducting a related study'ia
involving more than 300
patients. They are interest- '-
ed in replicating the find-'
'ings and determining "
-whether ihese iatiei~t are~
more likely' t6csuffer 'a h'teart"i
attack, be hospitalized or1Na
die from cardiac complica-"l'
tions, Sheps added.
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restrict blood flow in some
patients even when exercise
fails to have the same ef-,a.
fect? The effects of metals,
stress could predominantly iq
affect the heart's smaller
vessels, causing them to .
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HEALTH & NUTRITION


Vaccines Good For Adults,


Too


Vaccines credited with
eradicating diseases such as
diphtheria, polio and
measles in the United States
- sometimes still get a bad
rap.
Some people believe
that they aren't effective or
may cause dangerous side
effects. Some say they are
no longer needed because
most vaccine-preventable
diseases are no longer a ma-
jor threat. Some think vacci-
nations are just for children.
According to the De-
cember issue of Mayo Clin-
ic Women's HealthSource,
those beliefs are largely
based on myth.
It's true that vaccines
aren't 100 percent effective.
But most routine childhood
vaccinations reduce the
likelihood of illness by 85


percent or more. During an
outbreak, some who have
been vaccinated still may
develop the illness. Howev-
er, they usually have a
milder case.
The'most common side
effects from vaccines are
minor and temporary -
such as a mild fever or sore-
ness at the injection site.
And, vaccines are still
necessary. Diseases now
rare in the United States are
still common elsewhere, and
they are just a plane ride
away. Vaccines aren't just
for kids, either. Talk with
your doctor about vaccina-
tions that might benefit your
health.
Adult vaccinations in-
clude:
Influenza: This vacci-
nation is recommended an-


nually for adults age 50 and
older, adults with chronic
illnesses or weakened im-
mune systems, health care
workers and those in contact
with young children.
Pneumonia: It's recom-
mended for adults age 65
and older and those with a
chronic illness, a weakened
immune system or those
whose spleen has been re-
moved.
Tetanus, diphtheria
and pertussis (Tdap) or
tetanus and diphtheria
(Td): Tdap is recommended
especially for adults ages 19
to 64 and for those in con-
tact with small children.
Measles, mumps and
rubella: It's recommended
for adults born after 1956
who weren't vaccinated as
children.


Chickenpox: If you
haven't had chickenpox or
shingles, this is recommend-
ed.
Meningitis: This is rec-
ommended for adults at high
risk because of a weakened
immune system, for those
traveling to certain coun-
tries; or during a community
outbreak, for example, on a
college campus.
Hepatitis A: It's recom-
mended for adults with
chronic liver disease, those
who've been exposed to
someone with the disease,
or those traveling to certain
countries.
Hepatitis B: If you've
been exposed to infected
blood or body fluids, use in-
jected drugs or have multi-
ple sex partners, this vac-
cine is recommended.


Shands Healthcare Board Approves Construction And Financing Plan For Cancer Hospital


Shingles:
recommended
and older.
Human


One dose is mavirus (HPV): Three dos-
for adults 60 es over six months are rec-
ommended for girls and
papillo- women ages 9 to 26.


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A Hospital Site Selection
Committee will hold its
third (3rd) meeting to develop
recommendations for a hospital
building site. Meeting #3 will
be at the Madison County
Ag Center/Extension Services,
184 NW College Loop, at 6:00 p.m.
on January 18, 2007.
Public welcome comments invited.
Hospital District Board Members
may be present.




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Shands HealthCare is
set to move forward with
plans to build the Shands at
the University of Florida
Cancer Hospital. The
healthcare system's board
of directors yesterday au-
thorized management to
proceed with construction
and issue up to $275 mil-
lion in bonds to finance the
new 500,000-square-foot
facility.
Shands estimates the
project will cost $388 mil-
lion. In addition to issuing


ance.
"With the board's ac-
tion on Wednesday, we can
now proceed with the con-
struction phase of the pro-
ject. We are thrilled to be
able to move forward with
our vision for the cancer
hospital," said Shands
HealthCare chief executive
officer Tim Goldfarb. "UF
and Shands are national
leaders in cancer research
and patient care. Having
this state-of-the-art cancer
hospital will aid our


bonds, the financial plan., ,progress toward. finding..a
calls,, for, ,$55 millioni..,jz curZ jifi p er and provid-
philanthropic donations and ing enhanced treatment al-
an internal investment by ternatives for our patients."
Shands to cover the bal- The cancer hospital will


Reduce Your Baby's Risk Of SIDS


house private inpatient beds
for a variety of patients, in-
cluding those receiving di-
agnostic and therapeutic
oncology services. It also
will include a critical care
center for emergency- and
trauma-related services.
Shands is building the
cancer hospital on South-
west Archer Road, across
the road from the Shands at
UF medical center campus.
Construction is scheduled
to begin early next year and
be completed in 2009.
Shands esrnmates the cancer
hospital \,W.l, hel ".ti locaL
economy by cre-t'fing at
least 1,000 new jobs.
Shands is building the


cancer hospital in response
to increased demand for
cancer services. Florida is
the fourth-largest state but
has the second-highest inci-
dence of cancer in the na-
tion. Approximately 5.6
million Floridians are at
risk for cancer, and in
North Central Florida, there
are at least 4,500 new cases
of cancer each year among
residents.
Additional information
about the Shands at UF
Cancer Hospital and other
..growth and expansion ef-
t .fjo available online at
T 'r '1 / :.l / w w w .
hands. org/public/growth/d
efault.asp.


SIDS stands for Sudden In-
fant Death Syndrome, used to
describe the sudden, unex-
plained death of an infant
younger than 1 year of age.
Some people refer to SIDS as
"Crib death" because many ba-
bies who die of SIDS Are found
in their cribs. But, cribs do not
cause SIDS. SIDS is the leading
cause of death in infants be-
tween 1 month and 1 year of
age. Most cases happen when
the baby is between 2 months
and 4 months of age.
Researchers are not sure
exactly what causes SIDS but
they do know:
Babies sleep better on their
backs, babies who sleep on their
stomachs are much more likely
to die from SIDS. Place your
baby on a firm sleep surface,
never place you baby to sleep
on pillows. Keep soft objects,
toys, pillows, loose covers out
of your babies sleep area. Do
not allow smoking around your
baby. Keep your baby's sleep
area close to, but separate from
where you and others sleep.


Your baby should not sleep in a
bed, armchair or on a couch
with adults or other children.
Avoid products that claim to re-
duce the risk of SIDS, most
have not been tested for effec-
tiveness or safety. Do not let you
baby overheat during sleep.
Dress your baby in light sleep-
ing clothing and keep the room
at a temperature comfortable for
an adult. Every sleep time
counts, place your baby on their
backs to sleep even for a nap.
Make sure everyone who
cares for your baby knows
about SIDS and how to reduce
it. When your baby is awake, re-
member to always give you
baby "tummy time" to allow for
proper development of their
head, neck and shoulder mus-
cles.
If you would like more in-
formation on SIDS please con-
tact Robin Walker at the
Healthy Start Coalition of Jef-
ferson, Madison and Taylor
Counties at (850)948-2741, or
visit http://www.nichd.nih.
gov/SIDS.


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SPORTS



Broncos Are Ready For The Championship


By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On January 11, the Madison
Central Middle School boy's bas-
ketball team beat rival Suwannee
County by the score of 48-25.
"The team played well," said
Coach Charlie Barfield. The
Broncos played a well-rounded
game, executing on offense and
defense.
Coach Barfield stated,
"Some of our other players
stepped up in the game, which
gives us some more "go-to guys."
The top scorers in the game were
Darren Brown with 12 points,
Amareus Norton also had 12
points and Archie Wilson made
eight points.
Next Thursday January 18,
the boys' basketball team will
play Southern Conference Cham-
pion, Oak Leaf Middle School, in
the Florida Crown Tournament. If
the Broncos win, they will play
the Northern champion.
Coach Barfield said, "The
team is excited about playing in
the championship, the school's
excited and I'm excited. I want to
see how far they can go."
The team wants the whole
town to come out and see them
play. The tournament will be held
at 6:00 p.m. in the Madison
County Central School Gym on
Thursday, January 18.


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Damarcus Norton, Mike Jones and Thomas Hall, team manager. Back row, left to right: Coach Charlie Barfield, Anthony Gardner, Thomas
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Christian defeated Madison
Academy (20-18). Aucilla
Christian trailed by three
points in the fourth quarter,
but Sarah Sorenson scored
the winning: basket with;
about 10 seconds left in the
game. Kaitlin Jackson scored
all of her points in the fourth
quarter.
Coach Mac Finlayson
stated, "Credit goes to Madi-
son Academy and Coach
Johnny Stephens as they
played well, and they always


give the maximum effort
every time they play. We are
two evenly matched teams
who both work really hard
on the floor."
.*Sarah ..Sorensen led all
scorers with 11 points, nine
rebounds and four steals.
The Aucilla Christian
Academy girls played Com-
munity Christian Middle
School on December 15th.
Aucilla Christian Academy
beat Community Christian
(22-20). Taryn Copeland had


five points in the fourth
quarter, and Kaitlin Jackson
again scored all of her four
points in the fourth quarter.
Jackson and Copeland went
five for eight from the ree
throw line in the fourthqiqar-
ter. The top scorer in the
game was Taryn Copeland
with 13 points and eight re-
bounds. These games com-
pleted a week in which they
played three games, and they
won all three to make their
season record 5-2.


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set up during the girls and .
boys JV and Varsity basket-
ball games on January 12th
and the 13th. The booth was
set up to sell raffle tickets for
a promotional giveaway.
Tickets were sold for one dol- l -
lar; they were sold through all
four games up until half time ."
of the boy's varsity game.
There were five winners from
the raffle that will draw for a
free tax return. The booth also Tammy Williams and Darlisa Choice, of H&R Block
gave out free tax advice. (seated left and right behind table), help Monica Williams
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SCHOOL & EDUCATION




(President Steen Hails NFCC Achievements At Spring Term Convocation

Stacey Webb of Tallahassee Is Guest Speaker


r North Florida Community
College President Morris G.
Steen, Jr. welcomed college fac-
Sulty and staff to the traditional
Spring term convocation Thurs-
' day, Jan. 4 in the NFCC Fine
., Arts Auditorium. The "wel-
C come back" meeting allows fac-
: ulty and staff to review recent
NFCC accomplishments and set


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their sights on future goals.
Stacey Webb of Tallahas-
see ,was the keynote speaker.
Webb, former Assistant Chan-
cellor for the Division of Com-
munity Colleges and Workforce
Education at the Florida Depart-
ment of Education, is now with
Southern Strategy Group, a na-
tional lobbying firm. While
with the FDOE, Webb also was
president of the Foundation for
Florida's Community Colleges.
Under her leadership, the Foun-
dation's assets quadrupled pro-
viding an additional $15 million
in student scholarships. Webb
spoke of the need for continued
advocacy of Florida's very suc-
cessful community college sys-
tem.
"We have accomplished
much in the recent few years,"
said Steen in his opening re-
marks.
Steen outlined the wide-
sweeping changes going on at
the college, including construc-
tion of a new science building
and public safety facility, and
acquisitions which have in-
creased the NFCC campus by
70%. He lauded new programs


Guest speaker Stacey Webb (center) chats with NFCC President Morris Steen
(right) and Jessica B. Webb (left) during a recent campus meeting, Jan. 4. John
Grosskopf is pictured in the background. (Photo submitted)


such as the registered nursing,
Educator Preparation Institute,
and the Basketball Academy.
He pointed out expansions to
the curriculum, including over
100 online and web supported
courses.
Steen noted the growth of
dual enrollment programming
in area high schools and the
NFCC facility at Hamilton
County High School. Steen also
said that NFCC now offers


four-year degree programs
through agreements with St.
Leo University, FAMU and
Embry Riddle University.
In technology, NFCC is a
leader, asserted Steen. 'NFCC's
web presence is very strong and
NFCC classrooms have the lat-
est technology to enhance the
instructional abilities of instruc-
tors.
He noted the growth of the
NFCC Foundation and its ca-


pacity to help NFCC students
with more sponsored scholar-
ships with increased assets from
$1.3 million to $2.6 million and
plans for a capital campaign to
grow Foundation assets to $10
million in five years.
He complimented the ma-
jor role the college has as a cul-
tural resource for the communi-
ty, through the artist series,
community theater, community
education, art exhibits and stu-


dent concerts.
Steen also said that NFCC
is experiencing unprecedented
fiscal health with a fund balance
that has increased from 2.3% of
its budget in 2001 to 10% in
2006.
NFCC continues to stand
out among Florida's 28 commu-
nity colleges. The NFCC chap-
ter received the Chapter of the
Year for 2006 from the Florida
Association of Community Col-
leges and the Office of College
Advancement won the Exem-
plary Practice Award in public
relations.
As a result of concentrated
efforts at the state-level, NFCC
saw a significant increase in
funding from the Florida legis-
lature for campus improve-
ments and program expansions.
Significantly, noted Steen,
NFCC achieved full reaffirma-
tion of accreditation from the
Southern Association of Col-
leges and Schools.
NFCCclasses began Jan. 8.
For more information, contact
the NFCC College Advance-
ment Office at (850) 973-1653
or visit www.nfcc.edu.


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Milk
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David Bendl, Alyssa
Williams, Corey Brandies,
and Ceridwyn Griffis.
A Honor Roll
Trenton Gilmore, Abbi
Heard, Maddie Norris,
Kevin Schmidt, and Megan
Washington.
B Honor Roll
Sydney Hardin, Ke'Juan
Irvine, Chelsea Miller,
Ethan Ratliff, Nicolas
Rykard, Brandon Wisor,


Caleb Hollings-worth, Shel-
by Light, Beverly Oro, Jor-
dan Thigpen, JaQuantae
Thomas, Frankie White, and
Roxanna Whitman.
4th Grade Principal's List
Kylie Greenlee, Jacob
Moore, and Marc Robinson.
A Honor Roll
Zack Sprenkle, Zori Re-
sendiz, Konstience Jones,
Kaitlyn Daniel, Tessa An-
drews, Dixie Gaston, and
Matt Bendl.


B Honor Roll
Austin Odom, Deija
Pornsopon, Katilyn Hender-
son, and Morgan Bristol.
5th Grade Principal's List
T.J. DeWitt, Athena Du-
ran, and Olivia Murphy.
A Honor Roll
Kimberly Fields.
B Honor Roll
Telvin' Chapman,
Kendall Johnson, Ryan
Leslein, Kelsey Lunn, and
Ryan Hernandez.


Polar Bear Expert To Speak January 25th At VSU


Nick J. Nunn, Research
Scientist with the Canadian
Wildlife Service, Environment
Canada, will discuss "Long-
Term Trends in 'Polar Bear
EcologyinRelation to Climatic
Change" when Nunn partici-
pates in the 25th Anniversary
of Valdosta State University's
Annual Clyde Eugene Connell
Visiting Lecture Program. The
event, which is free and open
to the public, is scheduled for
Thursday, January 25, 2007 at
7:00 p.m. in VSU's Whitehead
Auditorium.
Nunn's primary research
interests lie in polar marine
ecology, with particular em-
phasis on marine mammals. He
has been involved in studies of
polar bears, arctic seals,
Antarctic fur seals, penguins,
and albatrosses. Currently, his
research is directed towards
polar bears and ecological rela-
tionships within marine
ecosystems.
"Polar bears (Ursus mar-
itimus) live throughout the ice-
covered waters of the circum-
polar Arctic,' says Nunn. "De-
spite some uncertainty with re-
spect to magnitude, scenarios
predicted by global climate
models suggest increased rates
of warming and substantial
loss of sea ice throughout the
Arctic." He says polar bears
will be particularly
vulnerable to the effects.of a
warming climate because of
their dependence on sea ice.
Nunn received his B.Sc.
and M.Sc. from the University
of Alberta and undertook his
Ph.D. with the British Antarc-
tic Survey in Cambridge, Unit-
ed Kingdom. He has been in-
terviewed or appeared on
CBS's 60 Minutes, the Canadi-
an Broadcasting Company's
News In Depth, CNN, and


ABC's the Foreign Correspon-
dent.
The Clyde Eugene Con-
nell Visiting Lecturer Program,
coordinated through VSU's Bi-
ology Department, was the
first endowed visiting lecturer
program established at Valdos-
ta State. The program is
named for former VSU biology
professor Clyde Eugene Con-
nell.


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Degree required. Related
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skills & experience a must.
Fax resume to 386-755-1486


GIS/911 Addressing Assistant:
Answers multi line telephone; pro-
vides routine information, directs
calls to appropriate personnel or de-
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Also, performs routine clerical
tasks, such as data entry, preparing
correspondence, processing and
distributing mail, filing, faxing, and
photocopying.
Must be well organized and have
great communicational skills, an
upbeat personality, able to multi-
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most favorable. Must be proficient
in Microsoft Office Professional
skills. Skills will be evaluated dur-
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Mapping/CADD and knowledge of
county roads will be important.
Other duties as assigned. Benefits,
competitive wage & opportunity
for growth. To apply for this posi-
tion please fill out a Madison Coun-
ty Property Appraiser's Employ-
ment Application, and a Back-
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may be picked up at the Property
Appraiser's Office located in the
Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinck-
ney St., Room 201, Madison, Flori-
da. For further questions please
contact Leigh B. Barfield, Property
Appraiser at (850)973-6133. The
application deadline is January 22,
2007 at 5:00 pm.
Madison County is an Equal Op-
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IN THL (IIRCLII CO(OIRT FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION


File Number:


IN RE: ESTATE OF


HARRY SAMUEL BASS, JR.,
Deceased.


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of HARRY SAMUEL BASS, JR., de-
ceased. File 2006 -131-CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW
Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the personal repre-
sentative and of the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months
after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedelit and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is January 5, 2007.
Attorney For Personal Representative:


/s/
T. BUCKINGHAM BIRD
P. 0. Box 247
Road
Monticello, FL 32345
850-997-3503
FL Bar ID #0006176


/s/
TAMMY D.BASS
1618 SW Moseley Hall
Madison, Florida 32340


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF


PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-126-CP


MARY C. BEVAN
Deceased.
/


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of Mary C. Bevan, deceased, whose death was Octo-
ber 15, 2006, is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341. The names
and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE bR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against Decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIMEPERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this notice is January 10, 2007.


Attorney for Personal Representative:
Scot B. Copeland
Scot B. Copeland (FBN 0156681)
Law Offices of Scot B. Copeland, P.L.
174 East Base Street
Madison, FL 32340
Ph: (850) 973-4100


Personal Representative:
Kelly Bevan Spirer
Kelly Bevan Spirer
1531 North Crescent Heights Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046


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SHSBC Bank USA, N.A, as Indenture
STrustee for the registered Noteholders of
S Renaissance Home Equity Loan Trust 2005-
4, Renaissance Home Equity Loan Asset-
Backed Notes, Series
S2005-4,
Plaintiff,
1 -vs.-

Pedro Ayala; Arthur G. Smith; Florida D.
Smith; Unknown Parties In Possession #1;
Unknown Parties In Possession #2, If Liv-
ing, And All Unknown Parties Claiming By,
Through, Under And Against The Above
Named Defendant(S) Who Are Not Known
To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Un-
known Parties May Claim An Interest As
Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Oth-
er Claimants


3rd JUDIDCIt L ( IRCL II
3R MADISON COUNTY


Case #: 2006-516CA
Division
UNC:


Defendant(s).
S NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY

TO:
Pedro yala, WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 347 NORTHEAST RIDGE
LOOP.
M DISON, FLORIDA 32340.
Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defen-
dants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming
hy, through, under or against the named Defendants); and the afore-
mentioned named Defendants) and such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defen-
dants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to
f: horclose a mortgage on the following real property, tying and being and situated in
Madison County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 132, CHER-
RY LAKE FARMS SUBDIVISION NO. 4, AS PER MAP OR PLAT
r THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK ONE, PAGE "C", OF
NIADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PUBLIC RECORDS, SAID POINT
S LSO BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING, FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH
S RIGHT OF WAY OF RIDGE ROAD ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO
S THE SOUTHEAST HAVING A CHORD OF SOUTH 63 DEGREES, 29
S MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST, 167.30 FEET, THENCE LEAVING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY RUN NORTH 15 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 11
SECONDS WEST, 283.81 FEET, THENCE NORTH 68 DEGREES 04
MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, 148.96 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 18
DEGREES 30 MINUTES 52 SECONDS EAST, 268.86 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
more commonly known as 347 Northeast Ridge Loop, Madison, FL 32340.

This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy
of sour written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for
Plainmiff, whose address is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 112, Tampa, FL 33618
S1ilh m Ihirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with
Sith clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there
Safltr: otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 29 day of December 2006.
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Suwannee, and Taylor coun-
ties), have organized a Water
Conference and Exposition,
Thursday, January 25, 2007 at
the Leon County Civic Center
at 505 W. Pensacola Street in
Tallahassee. The focus of the
conference is to educate
homeowners, businesses and
other interested parties about
ways they can affect and pre-
serve the quality of our water
resources, and offer resource
information about conserva-
tion practices offering prod-
ucts that can help. Our con-
cern is in the area 'of gulf
beaches, springs and any river
or waterway
FFGC President Joan
Ochs has made Water Conser-
vation her top priority during
her term. Florida Federation
of Garden Clubs, Inc., boasts
more than 17,000 members in
the state and these programs
attract many non-members
from the districts.
Conference Schedule:
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Session I -
Jerry Scarborough, Director,
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement
District and Dr. Scan
McGlynn, Ochlocknee Soil
and Water Conservation Dis-
trict; Big Bend water quality
from the perspective of %\ater
management, and water con-
servation specialists and their
recommendations to home-
owners.
10:45 a.m. Session II -
How homeowners impact our
coastline, the water quality


and what we must do to clean
it up.
12:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. -
LUNCH
1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m.
Session III Dr. Eberhard
Roeder, Engineer, Bureau of
Onsite Sewage Problems,
Florida Department of
Health: Septic Systems in the
Big Bend: Status, Issues and
Developments. Review of
how they work and should be
maintained: options available
for these systems and new
technology.
2:00 p.m. 2:45 p.m. -
Session IV Best Manage-
ment Practices for Florida
Friendly Yards: Homeowners
will learn simple, everyday
practices that can have a pos-
itive affect on our water qual-
ity. From the Florida Yards
and Neighborhood Program.
Speaker TBA
2:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m. -
Panel Discussion and Wrap
up
3:30 p.m. DOOR
PRIZES
There will be many ex-
hibits and many resource ma-
terials available to partici-
pants offered by public of-
fices and private vendors that
will provide resources to en-
hance our efforts towards a
cleaner environment
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Club all members and non-
members to atteAd this won-
derful event that begins at
8:30 a.m. 4 p.m., including
lunch, for a registration price
of $15. If youhave questions,
need directions, or for more
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Di'Nijai Jae'Qwoine Han-
kins, of Madison, became the
first baby of the New Year born
in the Big Bend. The baby boy
was born at 1:01 a.m. at Talla-
hassee Memorial Hospital. He
weighed 6 pounds and 12
ounces.
Ida Stacy, the oldest
woman in Madison County,
died at the age of 112.
Madison County Memori-
al Hospital continued its search,
for a new Chief Executive Of-
ficer.
David Foust signed a con-
tract with a national touring
group called Puppet World.
Foust performed and did the
sound and lighting for the
group.
A new minimum wage law
was in effect, raising the wage
to $6.40 an hour in Florida.
Margaret Brown, longtime
secretary for County Judge
Wetzel Blair, was honored with
a retirement party.
Nestle sued Madison
County and Property Appraiser
Leigh Barfield over property
taxes.
SPhone problems plagued
the Property Appraiser's Office
as calls to the County Coordi-
nator's office) were transferred
to the Appraiser's Office due to
a problem in the phone lines.
Michael Gary Pinkard was
arrested on DUI and drug


charges.
Ainde Jahzari: Edwards
was arrested on drug charges.
A 12-year-old and a 14-
year-old were arrested for
stealing a cell phone. They
were identified when the phone
was recovered and their photos
were on the phone's camera.
Christopher Barwick, a
former teacher at Greenville
Elementary School, was arrest-
ed in Perry and charged with
aggravated stalking and per-
forming a lewd sexual act on a
16-year-old.
Greenville's Babe Ruth
League accepted sign-ups for
baseball play.
Tim Sanders, Madison
County's Clerk of the Circuit
Court, was asked to serve at a
workshop by Florida's
. Supreme Court Justice. ,
The City of Madison final-
ized the removal of fire depart-
ment volunteers from its retire-
ment system.
Jimmy Fletcher joined the
Madison Police Department as
its newest officer.
A man was arrested and a
total of $600,000 in drugs was
confiscated after his car caught
fire, following a chase with
,Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice Cpl. David Harper.
A memorial gathering was
held January 28 for Paul X.
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gation at Sirmans Baptist Church.


Kelsi Reams, at top, is pictured with her younger sis-
ters, Abby, left, and Chloe, right. As an infant, Abby was
diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Kelsi held a hot chocolate
fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


crash on Christmas Eve.
The county adopted a
proclamation honoring Ray
Charles.
The Lee Town Council'
looked at imposing a higher
water rate.
Progress Energy addressed
the problem of lights flickering
in the Town of Lee.
Madison County signed an
interlocal agreement with Jef-
ferson County so that Madison
County could have a building
official.
SMadison County fans got
involved in a fight at a bas-
ketball game in Taylor Coun-
ty.
Ann Sapp retired as pres-
ident at Wachovia Bank.
Phil Castelucci donated.
16 inches of hair to Locs of
Love.


Gale Buchanan was
named Under Secretary of
Agriculture for Research, Ed-
ucation and Economics.
Ryan Semmel and Phil
Castelucci, sponsored by
Greene Publishing, Inc. won
the award for "Hottest Chili"
at the Marzuq Shrine Chili
Cookoff, held in Tallahassee..
Melissa Burke, Rose
Wetmore and Bethanie, Diet-
rich enjoyed their last season
as members of the MCHS
soccer team.
Christopher Moore was
sentenced to 10 years in
prison for a firearms posses-
sion charge.
Madison County received
a grant from the the State of
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Emerald Greene Kinsley
was chosen a "Lady In Red"
for her effort to fight Heart
Disease, by the Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital.
The Town of Greenville
considered a contract with the
Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice to insure extra protection
fot its citizens.
Madison County's. Babe
Ruth League held its final
sign-ups.
Residents of Pinetta and
Hanson expressed their con-
cerns about the proposed
"Rails to Trails" in the area.
Hail and a massive thun-
derstorm caused a vast amount
of damage to property in the
northeastern part of Madison
County. The hail also killed a
number of seagulls.
'Tony Hughey was named
chairman of the United
Methodist Cooperative Min-
istries program.
The Cowgirls made it to
the state basketball tourna-
ment's opening round. -
Larry Alderman was
named principal at Lee Ele-
mentary School, replacing Jim
Taylor.
Lee First Baptist Church
dedicated its new sanctuary.
Antoinette Tour, a Pizza
Hut employee, was arrested
for grand theft and drug pos-
session.
Gerald Pritchett, who was
wanted by Madison County
authorities, was shot and killed
by sheriff's deputies.
Jean Goulet, of Lee, died
in a collision with a semi truck.
Alan Androski was named
Madison County's "Teacher of
the Year" on February 9, the
date of his 40th birthday and
the day that he found out his
wife Christy was expecting


Madison Fire and Rescue Chief Alfed Martin looks on as Madison firefighter Earnie John-
son crawls inside a Toyota Tundra. The driver of the pickup ran off County Road 360 and flipped
the truck over. Madison Fire and Rescue was assisted at the scene by the New Home Volunteer
Fire Department. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, January 30, 2006)


their fourth child.
A chase through Madison,
Jefferson and Leon County
ended in the arrests of Edward
McCloud and Andrew Booker.
A fire destroyed a mobile
home in lee. Jed and Krystal
McCormick resided on Mag-
nolia Drive there.
A woman was reportedly
raped after two homes were in-
vaded on February 11.
A statue honoring Ray
Charles was erected in
Greenville on February 18.
A woman and child mirac-
ulously escaped injury follow-
ing a rollover.
Fat Daddy's owner Phil
Castelucci was honored with a
birthday party on his last day
in business on February 15.
The Lions Club held a
Ladies Night Social.


Kelsi Reams' hot choco-
late sale raised $2,800 for the
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Madison County
High School girls' basketball
team competed for the district
title on February 4.
The Madison County
Commission passed a resolu-
tion, honoring the. Madison
County High School Cowboys
football team.
Excel School received
funding to help test scores.
Jacob Bembry was chosen
Lee's Citizen of the Year.
Derrick Barrs was named
the Florida Department of
Transportation's Law Officer
of the Year.
Zachary Carroll, a former
Greenville resident, was shot
by campus police at Florida
Atlantic University on Febru-


ary 8.
The shooting of a
Greenville man remained a
mystery. He said he was shot
by an unknown person in
Florida Davis Kiddie Park on
February 7.
Alana Ellison won the
middle school spelling bee and
Colby Panaro won the fourth
grade spelling bee.
The Town of Lee annexed
property from Leeward Estates
into the town.
Sheriff's deputies arrested
a bank robbery suspect after
chasing him through three
counties.
Alison Cone showed the
Grand Champion. Steer and
Amanda Cone showed the Re-
serve Champion Steer at the
52nd Annual Livestock Show
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Geraldine Konan, a Lee
woman, was murdered. Harold
Hand was arrested for her mur-
der. Two other people Cynthia
Taylor and Gilbert Jones, Jr. -
were arrested for possession of
crack and drug paraphernalia,
when Hand was arrested. They
were all traveling in Konan's
car at the time.
Sheriff's Lt. Tina DeMot-
sis was involved in a traffic ac-
cident as she was exiting the
Fast Track parking lot of High-
way 53 South. No one was in-
jured in the wreck.
The Senior Citizens Center
hosted a "Celebrity Night" at
Yogi Bear Opry Hall.
David Abercrombie ac-
cepted the position as the new
MCMH administrator.
Jim Stanley announced his
candidacy for City Commis-
sioner, District 4.
Annie Dean, the Madison
County Excel School's Teacher
of the Year, died March 9, fol-
lowing a valiant battle with
cancer.
A Lee woman was airlifted
to Tallahassee Memorial Hos-
pital following a car crash on
March 13.
Former Madison Police
Chief Pat Dempsey was recov-
ering from staph infection and
pneumonia in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital.
The Tommy Greene fami-
ly was featured in the March 15
edition of American Profile.
The story was a feature on the
Greene's love of the color
green.
David Michael Williams
was arrested for possession of'
cocaine.
Melissa Burke was chosen
Miss Madison County. Melanie
Wieland was first runner-up
and Miss Congeniality; Ingrid
Bellera was second runner-up;
Casey Arnold was chosen third
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House. The fire reportedly was caused by a faulty wooden heater. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, March 27, 2006)


was named fourth runner-up.
Victoria Wirick was cho-
sen Teen Miss Madison Coun-
ty. Brittany Bezick was first
runner-up; Cheltsie Kinsley
was second runner-up; and
Erin Kelley was third runner-
up.
A grand jury cleared two
Madison County deputies in
the February shooting of a
wanted man.
A home, occupied by
David House, was destroyed
by fire. No one was injured in
the fire.
North Florida Community
College broke ground on a $4.8
million science complex.
MCMH hosted a bioterror-
ism/disaster drill.
Mariah Schrier, a local
girl, donated part of her hair to
Locs of Love.
-Sharon Blanton was cho-
sen the Lee Founding Forefa-
ther and Ruby Register was
named Honorary Miss Lee for
Lee Day festivities.
Alexis Stalnaker sang in
the Church of God's Statewide
Teen Talent Competition in
Tallahassee.
Antonio Choice and


Laquinton Dobson were arrest-
ed for drug possession charges
and a third suspect was being
sought.
Justin "Fat Rat" McFad-
den was arrested for burglary.
A.J. Hudson, a resident of
Lake Park of Madison, cele-
brated his 100th birthday.
The Madison County High
School football team held its
annual banquet.
Ramona Guess, George
Pridgeon, Maceo Howell and
Mel Roberts were recognized
by the Madison County School
Board for their participation in
the Dale Carnegie Training
Program.
Heather Murphy was
named Miss Lee. Tiffany Reg-
ister was named Teen Miss Lee.
Linda Howell announced
her intentions to resign as the
Supervisor of Elections.
Joe Miranti turned in his
resignation as County Manag-
er, for personal reasons, after
his son was injured in an auto-
mobile accident.
A grand jury returned a
murder indictment, against
Harold Hand for the murder of
Geraldine Konan.


Deputy Mike Miurice was
named to the Madison County
ICE Unit.
A Community Develop-
ment Block Grant was ap-
proved for the Greenville sew-
er system.


Bryce Vullo, right, was
crowned Tiny Mr. Madison
in the 2-3 year old age divi-
sion and was the winner of
the photogenic contest. He
is pictured'with his father,
Mike Vullo, left. (Greene
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Dylan Barrs, age 14; made a hole-in-one at the Madi-
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Academy golf tournament. He is pictured as he retrieves
his ball from hole #17. (Photo Submitted)


A bomb threat halts work
at Capital City Bank for hours.
Kristy Grace Stephens, of
Lee, was arrested for posses-
sion of crystal meth.
A high-speed chase,
which began on Interstate 10,
ended at Hickory Grove.
Tania Stokes Williams an-
nounced her candidacy for Su-
pervisor of Elections.
Harold Hand pled not
guilty to the murder of Geral-
dine Konan.
Phillip Dale Franklin,
who had been reported miss-
ing, was found dead on St.
Thomas A.M.E. Church Road.


Jim Stephens and Unique
Gnann represented Madison
County at the 4-H Executive
Board meeting in Ocala.
The Town of Lee held its
annual Lee Day celebration.
Sean Alderman an-
nounced his candidacy for
School Board, District 5.
Jason Anthony Joyner
was arrested by the Madison
County Sheriff's Office on
warrants out of Pasco County.
The City of Madison re-
ceived a $700,000 grant to re-
furbish the city's sidewalks.
A dog that went missing
from Madison one week was


found a week later in Maine
and returned to its owner, Jes-
sica Nixon.
The Madison County
Babe Ruth League held open-
ing day ceremonies.
Fourteen-year-old Dylan
Barrs hit a hole-in-one at
Madison Academy's very first
golf tournament.
A laborer was arrested in
Lee for possession of. a
firearm by a convicted felon.
Betty Vann announced her
candidacy for Supervisor of
Elections.
Maurice "Morey" Kinsley
passed away on April 15.
The Dewayne Leslie
Family was celebrated as a
Century Pioneer Farm Family.
One-and-a-half pounds of
cocaine, with an estimated
value of $51,210, was seized
during an arrest on April 19.
Clyde King announced
that he was seeking re-election
to the post of County Com-
missioner, District 2.
A 210-pound bear was
struck by an automobile and
killed along I-10 on April 21.
Ronald Joseph Carniews-


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auto by Lt. Mark Joost.
Joey D'Souza was named
new director of the Suwannee
River Council of the Boy
Scouts.
Carol Phillips, of' Lee,
was killed in an auto accident
in Day. John Pippin, of Madi-
son, was injured in the wreck.
Joshua Edward Langille,
of Lee, was arrested and
charged with criminal mis-
chief.
Jada Woods Williams an-
nounced her candidacy for Su-
pervisor of Elections.
MPD Cpl. Chris Cooks
was chosen the Third Judicial
Circuit's Law Officer of the
Year.
Tim Sanders was chosen
Madison County's Citizen of
the Year.
Allen Cherry was named
the interim county coordina-
tor. a.
Madison County Memori-
al Hospital fired 22 employ-
ees.
Gene Warren Russell III
of Pinetta was arrested for
possession of crystal meth.


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Charlie Ray McQuay
turned himself in on charges
of collecting $27,000 in pay-
checks for work he had failed
to show up for.
Shane Roland announced
his candidacy for Supervisor
of Elections.
EMS received four dif-
ferent grants.
Michael Aaron Albritton,
of Lee, was injured when his
pickup was totaled.
Christopher Solomon
was arrested for possession
of cocaine.
Meghan Maultsby and
Dustin Bezick were named
May King and May Queen
during the May Fete celebra-
tion at Madison Academy.
Brian Martinez escaped
serious injury when he was
splashed with chlorine when
a valve burst after a delivery
truck left the chlorine at
Mike's Pump Repair.
A woman was killed and
three people injured in an ac-
cident south of Lee at the
262-mile marker on 1-10.
Katie Sanders was
named Valedictorian and
Michael Quackenbush was
chosen Salutatorian at Madi-
son County High School.
Thera Mae Sands, for-
merly of Lee, was murdered
in Columbia County.
Dexter Bernard Dobson
was arrested for kidnapping.
Brandon Blackshear,
Cody Allen Cooper,
Lawrence Moore, Curtis
Brown, Jr., Jason English
and Wesley Wendler were
sentenced in circuit court.
Bart Alford announced
his candidacy for re-election
as School Board Member,
District 5.
Bradley Payton, a truck
driver, was arrested for meth
possession.


Meghan Maultsby and Dustin Bezick were named
May Queen and King during the May Fete celebration
held Friday, May 5, at Madison Academy. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, May 5, 2006)


Skip James was crowned "Mr. Relay" in the Relay for
Life womanless beauty contest Friday evening. James is
shown holding cancer survivor Eli Curl in the photo
above. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Emerald Kins-
ley, May 5 and 6, 2006)


Meghan Harris, of Madi-
son, was chosen the NFCC
Liberal Arts Student of the
Year.
The Aucilla Christian
Academy boys' baseball
team lost to Eagle's View in
the regional final played in
Aucilla.
The Aucilla Christian
Academy softball team lost
11-9 to.Eagle's View in Jack-
sonville. They had been one
win away from playing for
the state crown.
John Benjamin Sheffield
was arrested at a Lee bar for
possession of drugs and
firearms possession.
John Newton Sands III
was arrested for the murder
of his grandmother, Thera
Mae Sands.
Eloise Glass Stewart cel-
ebrated her 95th birthday on
May 30.
Wayne Vickers an-
nounced his candidacy for
County Commissioner, Dis-
trict 2.
Greenville Elementary
School held a surprise retire-
ment party for their princi-
pal, George Pridgeon.
FCAT scores for Madi-
son County .improved.
Johnny Lee Simmons
was arrested for cocaine pos-
session.
Madison County imple-
mented a touch-screen voting
system.
The Joshua Chamblin
DUI manslaughter trial was
set for July 31.
William Sircy, a former
Sheriff's -Investigator, was
injured in a wreck.
Sam McGhee was named
Grand Marshal for the 20th
of May celebration.
Sam Mitchell, former
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Meth use in Madison is
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Derrick Tyrone Blue was
arrested for possession of mari-
juana.
Bobby Lawson was hon-
ored with a retirement party by
the Madison County Sheriff's
Office.
Eleven students graduated
from Madison Academy.
Brooke Stewart was the class
valedictorian and Josh Tim-
mons was the salutatorian.
Ernest M. Page, Jr., a local
attorney, died on June 11.
EMS passed a state inspec-
tion.
Valerie Thigpen tried out
for the U.S. Olympic team.
The city and county agreed
to' waive permitting fees for
hurricane evacuees.
Rae Pike, owner of Four
Freedoms Bed and Breakfast,
addressed the Madison County
Commission about tourism.
Danyel Williams was
named Teen Miss Tallahassee
and Brigitte Blanton was cho-
sen Jr Miss Tallahassee.
Chris Tuten was chosen All
Big Bend First Team and Glen
Bishop was chosen All Big
Bend Second Team for their
outstanding baseball play. The
two played for the ACA War-
riors.
Venicia Brown was named
to the All Big Bend Softball
Team. She is a student at
MCHS.
Daniel L. Scott drowned in
the Withlacoochee River on
June 24.
A passenger was killed and
three were injured in an auto
accident near the 262-mile
marker south of Lee.
A Tennessee man, who was
working at the new water tow-
er, off I-10, died from injuries
sustained in a fall from it.


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Jacob Bembry, June 7, 2006)


Local leaders rushed to
prepare a strategy to deal with
Smithfield closing its Madison
processing plant.
Ciera Hall of Madison cut
her hair for Locs of Love.
Chris Cooks was named
the State of Florida's Law Offi-
cer of the Year.
Madison County Deputy
James Mabry accepted a posi-
tion with the University of
Florida campus police.
Rufus Thompkins, Jr. was
arrested for stealing electricity.
The former home of John
and Lu Sands was moved to
the Four Freedoms Bed and
Breakfast block.
Wal-Mart announced its
intentions to locate in Madison.
James Russell Beahr was
convicted of sexual battery.
Crime continued to spread
throughout Greenville.
The Madison City Com-
mission voted 3-2 to give them-
selves raises.
Smithfield announced that
it would not sell its plant to
competitors in the meat pro-
cessing industry.
Michael Wayne McIntosh


and Angela Kelley Tippette
were arrested on crack cocaine
possession charges.
William McLendon Primm
and Charles Dustin Green were
arrested for the burglary of
New Testament Christian Cen-
ter.
Termaine Rayard Akins
was charged with home inva-
sion and sexual battery.
County's crime dropped by
11 percent in 2005.


Emerald Kinsley won the
award for the Best Spots News
Photo for the state in the Flori-
da Press Association Better
Weekly Newspaper contest.
Due to a creating deficiency,
Crystal Farnell needs a kidney
transplant.
A drug sting netted six
people on June 28.
Bernard Wilson was hon-
ored in a book, prepared by his
son, David.


Garrett Allen researched Iraq, for a school
project,where his dad is a civilian worker. Garrett includ-
ed Iraqi money, as well as a prayer mat. (Photo submit-
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A mother, Debra Brooks,
and a daughter, Tranicia Green,
were arrested for welfare fraud.
Howard Lloyd Robinson, Jr.,
38, of Pinetta, was arrested on
drug charges and charges of flee-
ing and eluding.
The County Commission
approved a road paving budget
amendment.
A carwash fundraiser, held
by Tiffany Register, Ariell Brock
and Brandy Kinard, helped to
raise money for Crystal Farell's
kidney transplant.
Greenville Mayor Elesta
Pritchett and Lee Mayor Emes-
tine Kinsey ask the county com-
mission for something to be done
about crime in their towns.
The county commission vot-
ed to place the hospital sales tax
referendum on the ballot.
Rufus Jones was arrested for
failing to register as a sexual of-
fender.
An unfinished railroad cross-
ing drew complaints.
Clover Farm was burglar-
ized.
Randy Holmes competed
won the National Special
Olympics Gymnastics champi-
onship.
A.water rate study presented
gruesome news to Madison City
Commissioners.
Shannen Combass competed
in a national beauty contest.
Danielle Wieland was recog-
nized for saving the life of her
three-year-old cousin.
A log truck overturned on
Harvey Greene Drive.
A maid found a dead body
tied up at the Super 8Motel.
A 19-year-old was killed and
a 23-year-old critically injured as
a truck caught fire, following an
accident on I-10 on July 5.
Robert Craig is terminated
as pastor of Hickory Grove and
Pinetta United Methodist
Churches following allegations
of making sexual remarks to a


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The Madison County Girls'
All-Star team finished sixth in
the state softball tournament.
Kevin Stout returned to the
Madison Police Department.
Former Deputy. David
"Buck" Jarvis joined the Madi-
son Police Department.
Ronald Norris was recover-
ing nicely from.a kidney trans-
plant.
Willie Clare Copeland and
Pauline Nunn Owens, two Madi-
son County matriarchs, died on
July 8.
Alyssa Clark, three months
old, died from injuries sustained
in an automobile accident on
July 7.
Jimmy Pridgeon died from
being electrocuted while work-
ing on an unplugged microwave
oven.
Pat Baker Raines an-
nounced her candidacy for
County Commission, District 2.
Christian Heritage Acade-
my vas established in
Greenvdle.
Sirmans Volunteer firefight-
ers graduated from a First Re-
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Cookie-Mitman. Randy won the National Gymnastics
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girl in the congregation and bat-
tery charges filed against him by
a family member
Allen Cherr was hired as
the county's full-time country co-
ordinator.
Kimberly Morgan Rye. a


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Chris Neal sought funding
for a ne\ recreation park
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A mistrial was declared in
the Joshua Chamblin
DUI/manslaughter trial.
The Madison County
Commission placed Digger
Wasp Trail on its road priority
list.
A benefit dinner and cake
auction raised funds for Mat-
tie Townsend.
Jimmy Lee Bryant was
arrested for burglary.
The railroad 'crossing on
MLK Drive was finally fixed.
A skeet shoot fundraiser,
a cake auction, dinner and
gospel sing all raised funds
for Crystal Farnell's kidney
transplant.
Madison County Deputy
John Sleigher, Jr. was named


Florida's Deputy Sheriff of
the Year.
Ethan Pickles finished the
archery season as the ASA
Young Adult Shooter of the
Year.
Funds were embezzled at
the First Baptist Church in
Madison.
Ronnie Ragans an-
nopnced his candidacy for
School Board Member, Dis-
trict 1.
A downburst caused mas-
sive damage in Cherry Lake.
Loretta Lynn Sealey, for-
merly of Lee, was found dead
in Austin, Texas, an apparent
murder victim. Memorial ser-
vices were held for her on Au-
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James Tuten does a good job of catching a high
pass during practice. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Janet Schrader, Aug. 14, 2006)


The National weather Service reported that a storm
in Cherry Lake on Saturday was classified as a "down-
burst" and not as a tornado. The storm had strong winds,
which couldn't be measured because the storm was so
brief. Trees were knocked down and tin was peeled back
on roofs in the area. Shown above are scenes of some of
the damage.,


Methodist Church.
Rebecca Miller was hired
as the new 4-H Director.
Due to Lee Elementary
School meeting Adequate
Yearly Progress for two years
in a row, any student in Madi-
son County or surrounding
counties could attend the
.school.
Susie Bishop Williamson
announced that she was seek-
ing re-election to School
Board, District 1.
Three murder cases were
set for pre-trial.
Jerome Wyche an-
nounced his candidacy for
School Board Member, Dis-
trict 5.
Gator McIntosh donated
one of his kidneys to his aunt,
Crystal Farnell, who needed a
transplant.
Evidence was turned over


. to the state attorney's office
against Sonny Arnold in a
church embezzlement case.
Julie Schindler denied
charges of marijuana in her
system against her.
Lori Newman was chosen
Chair for the 2007 Relay for
Life.
David Lyle Hultz was ar-
rested for the murder of
Richard Meizner at the Super
8 Motel on August 14. The
murder occurred July 6.
A rash of burglaries hit
Madison.
Pinetta Elementary
School ranked number 20 aca-
demically in the State of
Florida.
Sue Raines turned 100
years old.
The Madison County
School Board approved a con-
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Mikhal Komegay, a walk-
on at FSU, received a football
scholarship.
Smithfield shut down pro-
duction on September 1.
Jesse Kinard was killed in a
wreck in Lee.
Oliver Bradley received a
presidential appointment to the
Selective Service Board.
Fire engulfed an apartment
building at NE Shelby Street ex-
tension.
Jada Woods Williams won
the primary for Supervisor of
Elections. Wayne Vickers won
the primary for County Commis-
sioner, District 2 and VeEtta Ha-
gan won the primary for School
Board, District 3. Bart Alford
and Sean Alderman and Ronnie
Ragans and Susie Williamson
were in runoffs for the District 5
and District 1 School Board
seats.
Tom Moffses retired as
Madison City Manager.
Alphonso Washington and
Alphonso Young resigned from
the Greenville Town Council.
The Henry Terry Family
was chosen as the Farm Bureau
Farm Family of the Year
Governor Jeb Bush appoint-
ed Jim Sale and reappointed
Margie Foust to the Madison
County Memorial Hospital
Board of Directors.
Craig Solomon was arrested
for possession of cocaine with
intent to sell.
Reginald Maurice Epkins
was reportedly stabbed with an
ice pick in Lee.
Four people were arrested
for an incident at the Woman's
Club.
A candle, left burning in the
bathroom, caused a fire at a mo-
bile home, belonging to Barbara
Miller and occupied by Early
Lewis.
The Joshua Chamblin retrial
was scheduled for November 13.
The Central School's news-


paper, The Bronco Beat, was
chosen as the best school news-
paper in the state.


Sean Carson, a teacher at
ACA, appeared on Jeopardy,
coming in second place.


"Fat Daddy" pitches for the Madison Heaters. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley Aug. 26,2006)


Julie Schindler reopened
her doctor's office.
Lt. Col. Sam Stalnaker was
scheduled to leave for
Afghanistan.
James Eddie Cruce, Clifford
Carlton Jewel and bar owner
Thomas Wayne Nerren were ar-
rested following an altercation at
a Lee Bar.
Erwin "Lewy" Vickers re-
portedly committed suicide.
Jerry Page announced his
candidacy for County Commis-
sioner, District 2.
Jerome Wyche was named
the new Solid Waste Director for
Madison County.
Ferrer Vittori as arrested on
a Madison County warrant in
Oklahoma, following a tip from
a caller.
Mack Primm announced his
candidacy for County Commis-
sioner, District 2.


An apartment complex at NE Shelby Street extension, Lot Number 3999, was en-
gulfed in flames Thursday morning, September 7, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Madison
Fire and Rescue, Madison EMS, the Madison Police Department and Madison County
Emergency Management responded to the scene. Armesh Hirani, Haresh Hirani, Hargi
Hirani and Naran Vaghjini recently purchased the apartment building. (Greene Pub-
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A fund was set up at Bank
of America for Debbie
McHargue, who is in need of a
liver transplant.
Susie Bishop Williamson
was recognized as the first-
ever Certified School Board
Member in Madison County.
Gas prices begin to drop.
Scott Thomas was killed
in a motorcycle vs. semi
wreck on October 10.
Raymond Ghent was ar-
rested for battery on a preg-
nant woman.
Kenneth Gallon, a
Greenville burglary suspect,
turned himself in.
The Madison County
Commission approved a reso-
lution honoring Big Bend
Hospice.
The county's infrastruc-
ture, along the I-10 corridors
was ahead of schedule.
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Chairman of the Chamber of
Commerce.
Bob Pugh announced his
candidacy for County Com-
missioner, District 2.,
Bernice Davis was arrest-
ed for stealing a family mem-
ber's car.
Valerie Thigpen made it
past the first round of Olympic
tryouts.
Margie Foust announced-
her candidacy for Supervisor
of Elections.
Madison County ponds.
are going dry.
Two people were injured
in a crash east of Lee on Octo-
ber 13.
Eduardo Alcides Guillen,
of Lee, was arrested on drugs
and firearm charges.
Madison County High
School celebrated homecom-
ing.
The Madison County
Commission sent a letter, op-
posing a coal-fired power
plant, to the Taylor County
Commission.
A Madison County deputy
was found at fault in a minor
collision.
Two people miraculously
survived a fiery crash after be-
ing pulled out of the car by
two airmen and a sailor.
Laura Gallagher, wife of
Tom Gallagher and a graduate
of Madison County High
School, was named the
spokesperson for Florida-
4marriage.org.
Frederick Allen Smith, Jr.
and Keri Lynn Cox were ar-
rested on drug-related charges.
Patches, the "World's
Greatest Horse," died.
A man was captured after
a high-speed chase, which be-
gan in Brooks County.
Fire destroyed a home in
Egan Hill, belonging to Lon-
nie Jennings.


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MPD Patrolman David Jarvis holds Robbie Edmund-
son, who fled law officers in Brooks County, Ga., as well
as Madison County and City of Madison law officers on
a high speed chase. Edmundson fled from Quitman in a
truck, driving at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour on
three tires and a rim. A Brooks County deputy had shot
one of the tires out before the chase began. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley)

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Kenny Hall was chosen
chairman of the Madison
County School Board. VeEtta
Hagan was chosen vice-chair-
man.
Simmie Thomas died at
age 50.
Staph infection was re-
ported on the rise in Madison
County.
The Madison City Com-
mission approved interlocal
agreements with the county
and the Towns of Lee and
Greenville.
Corn prices skyrocket in
November.
Robert John Ray was ar-
rested for stealing a tractor.
Big Bend Crime Stoppers
comes to Madison.
Jada Woods Williams won
the race for Supervisor of
Elections; Wayne Vickers won
the race for County Commis-
sioner, District 2; Bart Alford
won the race for School Board
Member, District 5; and Susie
Bishop Williamson won the
race for School Board Mem-
ber, District 1.
Deena Hames resigns as
the hospital's Chief Financial
SOfficer.
Cpl. Chris Cooks and Sgt.
Jimbo Roebuck, of the Madi-
son Police Department, were
recognized for Seatbelt Safety
Enforcement.
Rae Pike proposes reorga-
nizing the Tourist Develop-
ment Council.
James Eddie Cruce was
arrested after he allegedly
raped a woman, south of
Greenville.
Javon .Edwards was ar-
rested for child endangerment
and aggravated assault on a
law enforcement officer with a
-decadly weapon after leading
Slaw officers -on ahigh-speed
chase through the City of
Madison, the Georgetown area
and Madison Heights.


Lions' players #4 James Edwards, and #8 Chadrick
Ingram, are on the field for Dave Galbraith Peewee Foot-
ball. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader,
October 21, 2006)


The Madison County
Commission discussed the in-
terlocal agreement with the
City of Madison and the
Towns of Lee and Greenville,
regarding infrastructure at the
Commission's November 1
meeting.
The Madison County
Central School yearbook and
journalism staff won a
statewide t-shirt contest.
The Madison County
High School Cowboys won
the District championship for.
the twelfth year in a row with
a 46-0 win over the Dixie
County Bears.
Cleveland Candler
Thomas dies at the age of 82.
Shane Smithie was arrest-
ed on November 5, following
a high-speed chase through
the City of Madison.
Troy Platt, a local farmer,
won two different categories
in the 2006 Southeastern Hay
Contest.


Sgt. Alvin Swilley, son of
Nancy Williams of Madison
and Ferris Swilley, Jr. of
Fayetteville, N.C. was de-
ployed to Iraq.
Madison County High
School soccer kicked off. its
third season of play under new
head coach Donn Smith.
Voter turnout dropped in
the November election.
Stephen Whitney, who
had been the Madison County
Forester for only four months,
died.
A hay shortage was ex-
pected to hit Madison County
farmers hard.
The Madison County
Sheriff's Office investigated
two hit and run accidents.
Carlston Singletary was
found by Curt Fletcher and
other local people in San Pe-
dro Bay.
The Madison County
High School Cowboys gal-
loped over Pensacola Catholic


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by a score of 33-20 in the state
playoffs.
Newly elected Madison
County officials are sworn in
during the investiture ceremo-
ny held in the County Com-
mission meeting room on No-
vember 16.
Clyde King is recognized
by fellow county commission-
ers as he steps down from the
post. Wayne Vickers takes
over King's commission seat.
Joshua Chamblin was
found guilty of DUI
manslaughter and other
charges in circuit court on No-
vember 17.
The Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District de-
clared a Phase I water short-
age advisory.
Lawrence Sheldon Blake,
of Greenville, was killed in a
car wreck in Jefferson County
on November 19.
Four-wheeler thefts con-
tinued in the northeastern part
of the county.
Brandon Javar Williams
was arrested for the shooting
death of Terry Donnell John-
son, Jr., 23, following an alter-
cation at the Zarm Building on
November 23.
Debbie McHargue suc-
cessfully underwent a liver
transplant in Gainesville on
November 22.
Local businesses report
brisk business on "Black Fri-
day," the day after Thanks-
giving, which .officially
kicked off the Christmas buy-
ing season.
A total of twenty-two
people were killed statewide
over the extended Thanksgiv-
ing weekend. ..
Jean Brandies received a
$1,000 check from the Ro-
tary Club to help with her an-
nual Christmas drive for
needy families in Madison
County.


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A number of animals were
illegally dumped beside the'
road after being killed.
Paul Wayne Harrison, 42,
vias arrested on sex charges,
including rape, at a local rest
area while using the telephone.
Cattle prices begin to
drop.
Paul Kinsley, Carl Peter-
son and Noland Greene all
joined the Madison Masonic
SLodge.
Nestle Waters, N.A. set-
tled a lawsuit with Madison
County and Property Apprais-
er Leigh Barfield regarding
property assessments.
Madison County reported-
ly saved one million dollars a
year, thanks to inmate labor.
Elijah Terrell and Greg
Marshall, from the Division of
Forestry, presented the Annual
Forestry Report to the Madi-
son County Commission.
A semi was totaled by fire,
after boxes next to the smoke-
stack ignited and got into the
cab of the truck.
Jason Robert West was ar-
rested in Tallahassee on child
pornography charges.
Julie Townsend joined
North Florida Community
College as a nursing instructor.
Local libraries held fire
safety programs for pre-
schoolers.
The Madison County
High School Cowboys lost in
the playoffs to Jacksonville
Bolles.
Latma Academy held its
third annual anniversary cele-
bration.
Joshua Chamblin was sen-
tenced to 10 years, four
months in prison on DUI
manslaughter charges in the
death of Kristopher Sammons.
Lucas Williams was cho-
sen as Madison Fire & Res-
cue's Firefighter of the Year.


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Bryan Wiggens gets two more points for the cow-
boys. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader,
November 27, 2006)


The Madison County
Memorial Hospital Board of
Directors upheld its "no-bid"
policy at its December 13
meeting.
Three armed robbery sus-'
pects were caught in Madison
after robbing a store in Cly-
attville, Ga.
Supervisor of Elections
Linda Howell and Carol
Flournoy retired from the Su-
pervisor of Elections office.
Jim Searcy died at the age
of 48 on Christmas Eve.
One driver was killed in a
semi vs. semi accident.
Aimee Sever, a local
teen, performed on the Dis-
ney Christmas Parade TV
Special.
Arson was suspected in a
motor home fire on Decem-
ber 20.
The Madison County
Commission approved a bud-
get presented to them by the
Fire Board.
A Toyota 4-Runner went
up in flames, after it had been
involved in an accident earli-
er in the evening.
Pilgrim's Pride and Gold
Kist merged.
Loot stolen in Wakulla
County was recovered at
Madison Metals.
Darryl Axson was arrest-
ed after a confrontation with
his former employer.
Jeanne Bass was named
the new Madison County
Planning Coordinator.
Darrow Hutto passed
away at the age of 65.
Habitat for Humanity an-
nounces plans to come to
Madison.
Helen Glen Bland re-
ceived her 50-year pin from
the Order of the Eastern Star.
Marquis Powell signs to
play college football for
Southeast Louisiana.


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