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Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: January 23, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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NFCC Initiates Search For President

board accepting applica-
tions from sixcounty
NFCC service area and names
science building after retiring
President Stee.
The North Florida Community Col-
lege Board of Trustees unanimously ap-
proved the procedures for a presidential
search to fill the position being vacated
by Morris G. Steen, Jr., who has led the
rural community college since 2001.
Steen plans to retire once a replacement

is named.
Advertising for the position within
the six-county district of the college will
begin Jan. 21, 2008 and NFCC will accept
applications through Feb. 22, 2008.
Salary range for the position is $95,000 -
$125,000. A candidate's principal resi-
dence must be within the service area of
the college, which includes Hamilton,
Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee
and Taylor counties in north Florida.
The board may expand the search field
at any time during the process.
The full board of trustees will inter-

view qualified inter-
nal candidates. A
search committee
composed of faculty,
staff, administrators
and community repre-
sentatives will inter-
view non-employee or
external applicants
and recommend three
Morris G. Steen external candidates to
the board of trustees
for interview. The board may also elect
to interview any additional candidates.

Interviews will be conducted during
March, possibly April and a final selec-
tion may be made as early as April or
May. Election of the successful candi-
date will be by a majority vote of the
Albert Thomas, retired educator and
vice-chair of the board of trustees, is co-
chair of the search committee. Another
co-chair may be appointed to share com-
mittee responsibilities! Community rep-
resentatives are Harry Pennihgton of
Hamilton County, Larry Halsey of Jeff-

Sending A Cr
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A collaborative effort is needed-throughout so-
ciety to halt an epidemic that is wasting lives,
killing children and increasing violent crime at
an astounding rate. Still, it has remained undis-
cussed and un-
by polite com-
pany. Perhaps
thought:to be
an isolated
problem, this
plague has en-
gulfed the com-
munity, from..
big city to rur-
alAmerica... :i
leavingg emaoi-I
ated, blistered
shells of what
was once hu-
man in its
wake. The
cries of a child
as their par-
ents are taken
from them, choosing to dance with the Devil in-
stead, cannot be silenced any longer With crystal
meth's highly stimulative effects, all too often, this
is a dance to the death. Do not be fooled by Crys-
a tal's alluring face when she offers an innocent her
candy. It is, in fact, a highly toxic, extremely ad-

ystal Methage
dictive, caustic poison that is eating civilization
alive. A crystal methage that leads to the grave..
When it was first synthesized in 1887, am-
phetamine was a drug in search of a disease. It
was left on the back burner with no real purpose
until years later. In the 1920's it was seriously in-
'vestigated as a
cure all for
from melancho-
lia to deconges-
tion. Then, in
the 1930's it be-
gan to be mar-
keted as an
counter inhaler
for asthmatics
and colds suf-
ferers known
as Benzedine.
During this
time as proba-
bly a direct re-
action to the
Depression and
amphetamine abuse began to emerge among the
populace looking to get a buzz. By 1937 ampheta-
mine was available in tablet form.
Meanwhile, in Japan, methamphetamine, a
more potent and easily made crystalline powder

SCounty Confronts

Challenges With TDC

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
SDuring the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting of January 16, a de-
bate occurred between the
Tourism Development Council
(TDC) and the Board regarding
the county's continued mem-
bership in the Original Florida
The meeting opened with a
PowerPoint presentation from
Scott Koons, Executive Direc-
tor of the North Central Flori-
da Regional Planning Council

(NCFRPC), regarding Madison
County's participation in the
program. The project is de-
signed to support the Council's
tourism and economic develop-
ment goal by providing pro-
motions-through a variety of
Historically, the NCFRPC
has facilitated support services
and developmental guidance to
the 16 counties that comprise
the region, including Madison.
Simply put, some professional
services are so expensive to ac-
See TDC, Page 14A

20th Lee Day Needs Volunteers

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Most of the familiar attrac-
tions that have made twenty
years of Lee Day a spring high-
light for Madison County are
ready to go again, although one
big piece is still miss-
ing...volunteers. Each year,
fewer and fewer residents have
stepped forward to help orga-
nize and deliver the program
that has previously drawn
crowds of as much as two thou-
Unfortunately, this unex-
plained decline in volunteers,

which were first requested last
November, could actually cause
the event to be cancelled, al-
though residents like retired
Councilwoman Thelma Thomp-
son still pour heart and soul
into making the event a success
and showcase for the town.
This year's proposed Lee
Day is scheduled for April 5.
Initially, planners hoped for
enough volunteers to expand
children's activities and fully
support vendor commerce.
Prize sponsors, especially for
the kids, were also expected to
See LEE DAY, Page 2A

Greg Parker Announces

For Third Circuit Judge

Attorney Greg Parker announced
his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge
in the Third Judicial Circuit, Group 4.
This seat is currently held by retiring
Judge John W. Peach.
Parker, a Perry resident and attor-
ney for nearly 25 years, is currently
serving his third term as the elected
representative of the attorneys in the
Third Circuit on the Board of Gover-
nors of the Florida Bar. He also was
previously elected twice as President
of the Third Circuit Bar Association. Greg Parker
Parker is a graduate of Taylor
County High School, the University of Florida, and Florida State
University College of Law with Honors. He was the Managing Ed-
itor of The Florida State Journal of Land Use and Environmental
Law in law school.
Throughot his many years as an ttirney his general legal
practice has enabled him to assist clients throughout the Third Ju-
dicial Circuit, which encompasses Columbia, Suwannee, Taylor,
Madison, Dixie, Lafayette and Hamilton counties. His wide-rang-
ing experience has included consumer claims, probate and estate
planning, real estate, contracts and commercial litigation, family
law, mediation and criminal law.
Parker has even appeared before the Florida Supreme Courtbii
behalf of the Florida Bar, successfully urging improvements to.the-
disciplinary rules all to the benefit of the public and the memliber
of the Florida Bar.
"For almost 25 years I have been representing citizens through-:
out North Florida before the judges of the Third Circuit. As I look
back, I feel blessed tohave had so many valuable experiences help-
ing individuals, families, and small businesses with such a wide
variety of legal matters.
"Most of all, I have realized that when people are involved in
the legal system they want a judge who is knowledgeable of the law
and fair to all sides. I promise the people of the Third Circuit that
I will always be fair, impartial and that I will be courteous and at-
tentive to their problems and concerns. As a judge, I intend to work
as hard as I have in my practice to ensure that I am always pre-
pared and that justice is never unreasonably delayed for any citi-
"I am very proud that the attorneys in this circuit have shown
their respect for my judgment and their confidence in my abilities
on five different occasions by electing me to Bar Association re-
sponsibilities. I will work hard to continue to earn the respect and
confidence of ALL the people who reside in the seven counties in
this circuit.
"In addition to Taylor County,.my family and personal heritage
includes many of the other counties of our circuit. My mother
hails fro t Madison County and I have an aunt, cousins and many
friends there. I spent many summers during my childhood visiting
my Grandmother in Greenville. I recall being in awe of the court-
house during trips to Madison. The thought of serving as a circuit
judge based in that Courthouse is incredibly exciting.
"My father was born in Lafayette County and graduated from
Dixie County High. My family spends a great deal of time at our
Santa Fe River home in Columbia County and my first experience
before a jury was in the beautiful Suwannee County Courthouse. I
am very proud to be a Third Circuit attorney"
Parker is married to the former Pamela Rigoni and they have
two children attending the University of Florida, Chelsea Parker
and Ben Tuten. He was a U.S. Naval officer who ranked in the top
1% of Surface Warfare Officers of his rank in the entire Navy and
named the top bridge officer onboard the aircraft carrier USS For-
restal during intense NATO operations in the Mediterranean.
Parker is an active member of First United Methodist Church of
Perry, where he has served in various leadership roles including
Chair of the Church Council and Youth Sunday School Teacher.
Parker's past civic activities have included service as Chair of
the Florida Forest Festival, Director and Legal Counsel of Taylor
County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Rotary Club of
Perry, and Charter Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Greg
Parker, non-partisan candidate for Third Circuit Judge,
Group 4.

iamg Health
6-7A Legals
Section C Regionalo Crime
12A Viewpoints
5A Year In Review

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4A More clouds than sun. Highs in the
2-3A mid 60s and lows in the low 40s.
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upper 50s and low is n the low 30 Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in h
mid 50s and lows in the low 40s.


First In A Series

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2A* Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Vith The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene



Is Our 'ribe?

100 Yewow o6

Wome&'s Wiadom
As I sat wondering what to write about this
week, I remembered a book I bought some years ago
that I still enjoy reading. It is about the timeless in-
sights from Great Women .of the 20th Century. It
was compiled and edited by Angela Beasley Free-
man and contains thoughts from many different
people on this subject.
In her introduction, the author stated that we
enter the third millennium A.D. with extraordinary
opportunity to look forward with hope and look
backward with appreciation.
Alongside our dreams for the future, she points
out, are the paths of our past. The new millennium
presents infinite possibilities, while the past hun-
dred years have provided a transitional century that
sent man to the moon and women to the boardroom.
When women decided to speak up and stand out
in the 1900's, they earned more rights and responsi-
bilities than ever in history. Today, a woman can
serve a country as well as a meal and they can
preach a sermon as well as kneel. Virtually, every
dopr in the 21st century opens to the sound of the fe-
male voice.
This column is not meant to promote women's
lib, because I, for one, enjoy being a female, and en-
joy The Husband being the head of our house. This
column simply points out ideas and inventions
merged by hearth and heart for women today.
Let me'share with you a few quotes from peo-
ple who look back on 100 Years Of Women's Wisdom.
"Take your chances doing things that may look
crazy to other people."
... ..Oprah Winfrey ....
"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never
have the possibility of being great."
"To gain what is worth having, it may be neces-
sary to loseyerything." ;.
Sm'a .... y' "* : ,' ....iBernadette Devlin;. ..
S"Everhbdy must learn.ithis lesson some,
where....That it costs something to be what you
.....Shirley Abbott....
"Security is a superstition; it does not exist in
nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run
than outright exposure."
....Helen Keller...
"Failure is impossible."
*....Susan B. Anthony....
"Mistakes are a fact of life. It's the response to
error that counts."
....Nikki Giovanni....
"Wisdom means not making the same mistakes
over and over again."
....Jessica Tandy....
"Don't ever mind being tough. Be strong and
have definite ideas and opinions."
....Rosalynn Carter.,..
"Self-awareness is probably the most important
thing in becoming a champion."
....Billie Jean King....
"The blessings of this day are enough.,
It's all any of us can ask."
....Lorna Luft....
"'Tis easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows along like a song.
But, the one worthwhile
Is the one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong."
....Ella Wheeler-Wilcox
"There are no mistakes. Everything in life has a
purpose. All events are blessings for us to learn
....Elisabeth Kuber-Ross
"Writing is a labor of love ----- a way to
light a candle in a gale wind."
....Alice Childress
I hope these words of inspiration can help you
in times of need, just as they have lifted my spirits
when I need them.
One of my own is --- "There are two kinds of
people on Earth who can be seen: The people who
lift and the people who lean."
I hope we can all be the ones who lift.
And with this thought, I want to send a sincere
Thank You to LJH, a friend who lifted my spirits
this past week with a letter of love and inspiration
she sent me recently at a time I needed it the most.
It is when we see problems as opportunities for
growth; we tap a source of knowledge within our-
selves which carries us through.
"Nuff said.....Bye for now... See 'ya.

By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.

"Bitter are the tears of a child, sweeten them.
Deep are the thoughts of a child, quiet them.
Sharp is the grief of a child, take it from him.
Soft is the heart of a child, do not harden it."
-Pamela Glenconner

It is said that female lions within a pride stay to-
gether for life! These prides that are comprised of
mothers, daughters, aunts and nieces, are typically very
kind towards one another and communally raise the
cubs by helping out with rearing, babysitting and de-
fending every cub within. the creche. The pride is held
together strongly with the importance of cooperative
cub defense. Social animals, they rise above petty dis-
sension to work together toward a common goal. Li-
onesses refuse to allow their cubs to be killed and will
gang up on enemies, putting themselves at extreme.
risk. Abandonment of a cub has never been observed.
As humans, we pride ourselves at being above that
of the common beast. Through poetry art and music,
we have learned to express our hidden desires and our-
selves. Through science, medicine and philosophy, we
have discovered ourselves and the universe around us.
Through math, astronomy and:physics we create, build
and expand,
It is expected that a mother, once giving birth, will
cherish and protect her child. The bond that ties a moth-
er to her babe is so strong, at times it is almost palat-
able. A blanket that swaddles the two, guarding them
with affection. Their privacy as they bond is to be re-
spected. The chalice of life uninterrupted, a mother's
love is meant to withstand all hardships that time will
use to erode. That is how it is meant to be.
Now, turn on the television, radio or computer. Take
a look at life outside. Children running down the street
with not another soul in sight. Parents leaving babies in
dumpsters, rivers and cars, unable to breath or ask why
have they been forsaken. Houses engulfed in flames be-
cause of the caustic chemicals being used to cook con-
coctions of death. Alone and scared our babies are dy-
ing, and worried we can't change the world, most no
longer try We shut our eyes and blinds, hoping it will
shut out the horror we feel at our helplessness.
Drugs, alcohol and hatred, wielded as weapons to
pierce the heart of our existence, threaten not only our
community but also the future of our children. We can-
not afford to close ourselves off, pretending we do not
see what is taking place and that it is not our place to
stop it. To think about acting, only to put it off until an-
other day will not do. Our babies are crying and they
can't be tuned out. We must band together, hold out our
hands and our hearts to those precious little souls that
are truly powerless to stop the horrors being inflicted
upon them. It is our duty to call out to one another and
ask for assistance when we most desperately need it.
Where is our pride?
This reporter can be reached at



My, Oh My, How The

Years Have Flown (Again)

A couple of months ago I wrote about the 15th birth-
day of my oldest daughter, Cheltsie, and getting a Learn-
ers' Permit driver's License.
Well, this week marks another milestone in my life.
Monday, January 21st, marked the 13th birthday of my
youngest daughter, Brooke. And My, Oh My, How The'
Years Have Flown (Again).
13! The big milestone of becoming a teenager.
It's so funny, when you have children and they both
come from the exact two parents, how different they can
be. My brother, William's, three boys all look alike.
Their baby pictures are identical, but my two girls don't
even look like they are kin to one another, much less sis-
ters. One has dark hair and dark skin and one has blond
hair and light skin.
Brooke is the talker of the family (a trait, I must ad-,
mit, she gets from me.) I've always teased her that since
she had to go to speech therapy (another trait she inher-
ited from me) for four years, they taught her how to talk,
just not how to be quiet.
Brooke is the animal lover of the family Pet horses
and cows fill her spare moments. All our cows have;
names and all can be walked up to and petted. It is a lit-
tle nerve wracking when I watch her love all over the
2,000 pound bull and she's saying, "It's okay. Mom, he's
not going to hurt me!"
To have my 13-year-old console me at times makes
me realize how old she really is and how the world does'
turn in to a complete "circle of life." It seems like yes-
terday that I was the one kissing away tears and doctor-
ing up skinned knees.
Or, the time Brooke ran through a huge ant bed, on
the go-cart, and came running up to the house with
HUNDREDS of ants all over here. By the time I gotl'a
the ants picked off and got her in the shower,' :had to
pull the curtain closed so she wouldn't see me start to
cry She knew though. She pulled the curtain back open
and asked me why I was crying. "I'm just so worried
about you," I said. "I don't like it when you get hurt."
She smiled (through her own tears of pain) and hugged
Sme and said, "It's O.K., Mom. I'm O.K. Don't worry"
Brooke has truly always been my "hero." She has a
heart that is truly connected with mine and it's amazing
how she KNOWS what I'm feeling. Whenever I'm upset
she comes to me and comforts me. It's truly amazing.
When Cheltsie and Brooke were very young I had
started a tradition called "A Mommy Hug." Whenever
they were upset I would just hug them real tight and say,
"Do you need a Mommy hug." If they got hurt then they
definitely needed 'A Mommy Hug." Even at a young ten-
der age, Brooke could always sense if I was upset or hav-
ing a bad day She would come to me arid say, "Mommy,
do you need a Mommy hug?" And she would hug me so
That's when you just have to say, "Thank you Lord,
for my children."
So, on this big day of turning a teenager, in one way
I am so excited for her. This is such an important time
in her life. But I can't help but feel a bit sad, for the fact
that I'm losing my "little girl" and it won't be long until
college and marriage for her, too.
But, I know that no matter how old Brooke is, she
will still be my "snuggler" and I can always count on her
for my "Mommy Hugs," for she truly has such a big
Happy Birthday, Brooke. I love you!
Until then....see you around the town.
Have you hugged your child today?

Question Of The Week

"Do you plan
a family
around the
Super Bowl

0 20 40 60 80
Log on to to answer this week's question...
'Would you vote for a presidential candidate based solely on
his or her personality?"
Voting for this question will end January 28 at 9 a.m.

WednesdayJanuary 23, 2008 Madison County Carrier 3A


Gospel Legend To Appear

At Church On Saturday
Naomi and the Segos will appear in concert this Sat-
urday evening, January 26, at 7 p.m. at Midway Church
of God. This year is scheduled to be the group's farewell,
so this could be your very last chance to see one of the
legends of Southern gospel music. Refreshments will be
served following the sing.
The Town of Lee is desparately looking for people
who will help plan the big Lee Day scheduled for this
year. If you or anyone that you know is interested in
helping plan this big annual event, please call Lee Town
Hall at 971-5867.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Blake Webb, who.
celebrates his big day next Tuesday January 29.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week
and a beautiful forever! May God bless each and every
one of you!,

Property Taxes

Ivy Financial vs. Gamett Williams and Alphonso
Knight -- mortgage forclosure
Jodi R. Cooper vs. Michael W Cooper -- domestic in-
Taylor Bean and Whitaker Corporation vs. Danny
Robinson -- mortgage foreclosure
Jeanette D. Taggart and DOR vs. Michael L. Taggart
-- support
Darryl Anthony Rodwell vs. State of Florida -- other
Name withheld vs. John Arthur Love -- sexual vio-
lence injunction
Tasheki Ghent and DOR vs. Calvin Troy -- support
Dashundra Rodger and DOR vs. Lawrence Moor --
Ethel Ferguson and DOR vs. Quentin Smith -- sup-
,Madeline.Thompson and DOR vs. Jack Hill, Jr. --
Tinicha Blackshear and DOR vs. Anthony Hodge, Jr.
-- support
Candice Garcia and DOR vs. Christopher P Jones --
Lisa K. Wood vs. John A. Wood -- other domestic
Heather L. Crowther and DOR vs. Sterlin Flormeus
-- other domestic
Kaysone Jones and DOR vs. Dwight A. Williams --
other domestic
Mildred Bruner vs. Paige Kelley -- Repeated domes-
tic injunction
Mildred Bruner vs. WM. Kelley -- Repeated domestic
Unifund CCR Partners vs. Clarence Sparks -- con-
Ozark Perron and Nelson vs. John Keiper -- real

On the Janu-
ary 29 ballot,
there is a proper- National
ty tax amend-
ment to our state Secu i
constitution. I ..
feel compelled to Joe Boyle
weigh-in because Guest Coluxist
it is a public poli-
cy matter that in- W7 P
volves taxes and
economics just
can't pass it up. I'm not going to tell you
how to vote, but I am going to tell you how
I will vote and why. Based on my argu-
ment, you can make up your own mind on
how best to cast your ballot.
Let me give you a hint to where I'm
headed. I'm a tax cutter in principle. I
cheer when I hear politicians talking
about cutting taxes, and I frown when I
hear them talk about raising taxes. The
reason is because I want to see money left
where it is earned ... in the private sector
... and where it will do the most good in
stimulating the economic engine. Let's
not forget that government at any level
does not produce wealth. The only way it
obtains revenue is by taxing the private
sector individuals and businesses.
When government takes wealth out of the
economy, it spends that money very ineffi-
Let's start with a little background.
Unless I'm mistaken, our statutes still re-
fer to this tax by its original name, ad Val-
orem. That is Latin, the long ago disused
language of the Roman Empire. You
guessed it this tax was invented about
the time when Julius Caesar ruled Rome,
twenty centuries ago. The term translates
to "added value." With real property laws
of ancient Rome, merely owning property
created income which was taxed to pay for
government services.
Fast forward to modern times has
anything changed about property owner-
ship over the past 2,000 years? You bet -- a
lot has changed, and yet this tax is still
hung around our necks and local govern-
ments are absolutely wedded to the beast.
One of the most significant changes is
that most tax parcels are individual home-
steads where people live. No value is cre-
,ated by these homesteads other than ap-
preciation (or in the current market, de-
preciation) which is taxed by other
Several years ago, the Florida Legisla-
ture gave property owners an exemption
to the tax for the first $25,000,000 in as-
sessed value. But inflation takes its toll
over time, and the $25,000,000 exemption
"ain't what it used to be." The biggest
change in the amendment we'll vote for
next Tuesday is to double the exemption.


In a concession
to rural counties
that depend on
ad valorem more
than urban coun-
ties, the second
$25,000 applies to
the amount of
assessed value
between $50,000
and $75,000.
There are also
provisions in this proposed amendment to
address portability of the exemption, 10
percent cap on non-homestead, and a
$25,000 exemption for tangible personal
property, all good measures designed to
ease the tax burden on Floridians. It is
important to note that the second $25,000
does not apply to the levies by school dis-
tricts which offers protection to public'
education. .
I'm going to vote in favor of the
amendment which incidentally, requires
a super majority 60 percent to pass. Like
I said, I'm in favor of cutting taxes, when-
ever, wherever I can.
There are vocal opponents of this
measure. They argue that it will cut "es-
sential" government services. I would
counter with the argument that if any
services are cut, they will be those that
are low priority good. Frankly, I'm not
worried about government getting small-
er; instead, I'm worried about govern-
ment growing too large and robbing us of
our liberty
I received a flyer in the mail recently
which recommended that I vote no in or-
der to save the jobs of firefighters, police,
and EMS personnel. I'm not worried
about first responders who provide neces-
sary and important services to the public.
We're not going to lose these valuable ser-
vices. This is an emotional plea which
frankly doesn't wash.
Some argue that this amendment is-
n't true "tax reform." Let's talk about
that. When we change our laws
through our elected representatives or
constitutional amendment, we are whit-
tling around the edges, tweaking existing
law. That can be hard to do, but not im-
possible. Reform on the other hand rep-
resents a wholesale change and is much,
much harder to accomplish. For exam-.
ple, if the Congress raises the Social Se-
curity retirement age, that is a relatively
simple change. However, if they establish
privately owned investment accounts,
that would be a reform of the system. Do
you see the difference?
I agree that this amendment is not tax
reform. That's not the issue. The ques-
tion is whether or not Florida taxpayers
deserve a break. I think they do.

Cent from page 1A

The bottom line is that town leadership, "wants the
dollars and fun to flow with all the extras, including fab-
ulous entertainment, a kid's art contest with the kind of
prizes kid's love and an opportunity to mix and mingle
with the best neighbors anywhere.
There is a meeting tomorrow night, January 24 at 7
p.m., to either finalize arrangements or call off the
event. Everyone able to give just a few hours to ensure
that the 20th Lee Day moves forward as expected is
urged to attend. Volunteers can certainly sponsor
events of their own as well. If unable to attend the plan-
ning meeting, please call Lee City Hall at 971-5867 to ob-
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adison county McCollum, John Walsh: Cybercrimes

IM E B EAT Affect Real Child Victims

Woman, Teenager

Arrested For Battery
A woman and a juvenile were arrested for battery on
Friday, January 18.
According to a Madison Police Department report,
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rived, he was told by a teenager that only he and Tara
Lynn Monlyn, 21, had been fighting.
The teenager told Jarvis that Monlyn had hit him
with a rake. Monlyn's left eye was swollen and
color. She also had some scratches on her chest.
There was a mark on the teenager's right hand.
Both the teenager and Monlyn said that they were
the only ones fighting. They were arrested and taken to
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Five Questions to Ask Yourself
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Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable
retirement traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies,
taking up a new career you can be pretty sure it all
didn't happen by accident. In fact, success at retire-
mentis similar to success in just about any endeavor
you have to plan for it.
Of course, your planning could take many differ-
ent forms. But, as you get close to retirement, you
might find it easier to organize your efforts if you ask
yourself these five key questions:
Where am I today? Shortly before you retire,
make a detailed list of your financial assets, such as
your bank accounts, investments, IRA, 401(k), etc.
You may want to consider 'consolidating as many of
these accounts as you can with just one company.
This consolidation will help you get a clearer picture of
your overall situation, and it may even help you reduce
maintenance fees and make it easier to calculate
required minimum distributions (RMDs) you might
have to take once you reach 70-1/2. On the 'flip side,"
you'll want to list out all your obligations mortgages,
home equity credit lines, car loans and other debts.
How much will I need to enjoy the retirement
lifestyle I've envisioned? You'll probably need between
80 percent and 100 percent of your pre-retirement
income to maintain your standard of living in retire-
ment. But this is a general rule; your actual needs will
depend on what you want to do during retirement. So,
if you want to travel extensively, you might need more
income than if you chose to stay close to home, vol-
unteering and pursuing hobbies. In any case, try to
estimate your annual expenses during retirement,
knowing that your plans may change later.
How much can I withdraw each year? Your invest-
ment portfolio is likely to account for a good percent-
age. of your retirement income. Consequently, you'll
want to work with your financial advisor to determine
how much you can take out each year without run-
ning out of money. The percentage you withdraw
each year will depend on several factors, including
your portfolio's rate of return, the age at which you
start taking Social Security and the size of the distri-
butions from your 401(k) or other employer-spon-
sored retirement plan.
What portfolio and lifestyle adjustments do I need
to make? Once you've determined how much you
can realistically withdraw each year, you may need to
rebalance your investments to get the right proportion
of equities and fixed income. You also might need to
look beyond your portfolio to see what lifestyle
changes you may need to make. For example, you
may decide that you wouldn't mind working for an
additional year or so to take some of the pressure off
your investments as an income source.
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health or income needs may change, so you might
have to update your withdrawal and investment
strategies. At this stage of your life, you'll want to
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Attorney General Bill McCollum and America's
Most Wanted host John Walsh hosted a discussion to-
day with members of the Attorney General's Cyber-
Crime Unit to discuss the importance of the Cyber-
Crime and CyberSafety initiatives and their impact on
child victims.
Joining the Attorney General and Walsh was the
Chief of Law Enforcement for the CyberCrime Unit,
who provided information about the nature of the
unit's investigations and instances where children have
been rescued as a result of those investigations. Also
present were volunteer educators fromthe Attorney
General's Office who have been presenting McCollum's
50-minute CyberSafety program to middle and high
school students throughout the state.
"The startling number of children who are victim-
ized through cybercrimes is evidence enough for why a
heavy-handed approach toward internet child preda-
tors is so important," said Attorney General McCol-
lum. "Every single child who can be saved from the dev-
astating impact of cybercrime is one more child who
will not have to live with the scars of that victimization
for the rest of his or her life."
Information on the CyberCrime Unit's investiga-
tions was provided by Chuck McMullen, Chief of Law
Enforcement for the Attorney General's CyberCrime
Unit. Chief McMullen described instances where Cy-
berCrime investigators have identified or rescued child
victims in danger of being further victimized as a re-
sult of investigations into possession of child pornog-
Florida ranks 4th in the nation for the volume of
child pornography and the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children, co-founded by John Walsh, re-
ports that more than 1,200 children have been identified
nationwide as child pornography victims since 2002.
"Attorney General McCollum's CyberCrine Unit is
a model for the nation and the CyberSafety initiative is
imperative because knowledge is power. I applaud his
proactive approach to protect Florida and the country's
greatest resource our children," said John Walsh: "At-
torney General McCollum is sending a loud message to
predators everywhere that Florida will do everything
necessary to protect kids. His hard work in this area is
something that I hope that Attorn'eys General from
every state take note of and use as an example."

The Attorney General's CyberCrime investigators
also regularly conduct undercover investigations on-
line where they are approached by internet child preda-
tors who believe they are soliciting children or the
parents of those children for sex. National statistics
show that last week alone, 260 children reported being
sexually solicited over the internet. More than 33,000
reported online solicitations have occurred since 1998.
Since October 2005, the Attorney General's CyberCrime
Unit has made 57 arrests. Of those individuals arrest-
ed, 10 believed they were talking to a child online and
traveled to meet that child for the purpose of further
sexually abusing him or her. Four of these arrests have
been in the past four months.
The conversation also focused on the number of stu-
dents who have received the CyberSafety presentations
and the number who subsequently revealed victimiza-
tion to an advocate or educator. Launched at the begin-
ning of this school year, the CyberSafety program com-
bines real-life stories and examples to help students
identify the ways they could be victimized online and is
designed to empower children to use the internet safe-
During the presentations, the students receive in-
formation about internet dangers as well as tactics
used by online child predators. They also learn what
constitutes a cybercrime and how to report it. An open
line of communication between the students and the
victim advocates is strongly encouraged to give the op-
portunity for private disclosure of any offenses.
The Attorney General's victim advocates also offer
counseling to any child who discloses victimization and
can refer any reported offenses to law enforcement for
investigation. During today's discussion, the victim ad-
vocates reported that more than 23,000 students have re-
ceived the presentations to date and more than 1,400
students have reported some type of victimization, in-
cluding unsolicited pornographic material and direct
sexual advances.
Attorney General McCollum has set a goal of bring-
ing the critical CyberSafety Education message to all
middle and high schools in Florida by the end of this
school year. More information on the program, includ-
ing information about how to schedule presentations at
Florida schools and tips on internet safety is available
online at

Attorney General Announces New Director Of

Victim Services And CriminalJustice Programs

Attorney General Bill
McCollum today an-
nounced that he has ap-
pointed Emery Gainey,
currently serving as the
Attorney General's Law
Enforcement Liaison, as
the new Director of the At-
torney General's Victim
Services and Criminal
Justice Programs. Gainey
will also continue to serve
as the Director of Law En-
forcement Relations.
"As a 25-year veteran of
the Alachua County Sher-
iff's Office prior to joining
the Attorney General's Of-
fice, Emery can uniquely
identify with both those
investigating crime and
those directly affected by
it, and I strongly believe
each of these divisions
will flourish inder his
leadership," said Attorney
General McCollum.
As Director of Law En-
forcement Relations,
Gainey plays an integral
role in developing and im-
plementing law enforce-
ment related policy for the
Attorney General's Office
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numerous federal, state
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agencies. Gainey has also
been responsible for lead-
ing the Attorney Gener-
al's anti-gang strategy de-
The Attorney Gener-
al's Division of Victim
Services not only serves
as an advocate for crime
victims and victims'
rights, it also administers
a compensation program

to ensure financial assis-
tance for innocent victims
of crime. As part of its re-
sponsibility, the division
also notifies victims of
the status of any appellate
decisions regarding their
The Division of Vic-
tim Services and Criminal
Justice Programs also
provides statewide public
education and training
programs for law enforce-
ment personnel, school re-

source officers, victim ad-
vocates and other inter-
ested persons on crime
prevention initiatives,
school based officer pro-
grams, victim advocacy
and related criminal jus-
tice areas.
Gainey, a native of
Gainesville, will replace
former Victim Services
Director Rodney Doss,
who retired after serving
the Attorney General's Of-
fice for 20 years.


ke to remind
hom nerswho had a change
in home ownership in the past
Year to file for homestead
exemption. Also, seniors 65 and
O verydon't forget to re-apply for
Senior exemption. If you
purchased property in the last
year that qualifies for
agricultural classification, you
must re-apply in your own
name. These exemptions and
classifications are worth the
time to come in and apply.
Deadline for filing is March 1.
Our office is located in the
courthouse annex, room 201.
Office hours are
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to
5:00pm. Please feel free to call
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January 23
The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild will hold
its monthly meeting on
Wednesday, January 23, at
10 a.m. at the Southside
Recreation Center, 901
Saint Margaret Road in
Lake City For details, con-
tact President Marcia
Kazmierski at (386) 752-
January 24
North Florida Com-
munity College Artist Se-
ries, War Bonds: The
Songs & Letters of World
War II presentation will
be Thursday, January 24,
at 7 p.m. This event will be
held at the N.F.C.C. Van H.
Priest Auditorium. Tick-
ets are $11 General/$6
NFCC students and chil-
dren age 12 and under.
Best to purchase tickets in
advance due to limited
seating. For more infor-
mation, please contact
NFCC College Advance-
ment at (850) 973-1653 or
email at artist-
January 24
The Area Agency on
SAging for North Florida,
Inc. will hold its Annual
SBoard of Directors Meet-
ing on Thursday, January
24, at 10:30 a.m. The meet-
ing will be held at the Ra-
mada Inn North, 2900 N.
Monroe St., Tallahassee,
SFla. 32303. The meeting is
4 open to the public.
January 25
The Shepherds of
Sandersville, Ga., will be
in concert at the Madison
Church of God on Friday,
January 25, starting at 7
p.m. Admission is free.
January 26
Naomi and The Segos,
on their final fare-well
tour, will be in concert at
Midway Church of God on
Saturday January 26,
starting at 7 p.m. Admis-
Ssion is free, but a love of-
Sfering will be received
during the, concert. Re-
freshments will be served
following the concert.
January 26
The Monticello Opera
House and the Italian
American Club of Talla-
hassee present pianist
Leonidas Lipovetsky in a
special "Mozart Alive"
concert Saturday, January
S26, at 8 p.m. This concert
is a fundraiser for Elder
Care Services of Tallahas-
Ssee. Tickets are $30, which
Includes a wine and hors


d'oeuvres reception after
the concert. Call Leonia
at 264-3264 or Jan at 997-
4242 to purchase tickets.
January 26
The AARP Driver
Safety Program (formerly
55-Alive) will be offered
January 26. The class will
be held at the Monticello
Ext. Building from 9 a.m.-
5 p.m. There is a $10 fee for
books and certificates are
awarded. Any driver over
55 with a certificate of
completion must be given
a discount by his or her in-
surance provider. Interest-
ed persons, please call
Nancy at (850) 342-0187 to
reserve a seat in this class.
January 26
Do you have pictures
from the holidays? Inter-
ested in scrapbooking but
not sure where to start?
Or maybe you're an expe-
rienced scraper who just
needs some time and
space to work your magic.
On Saturday, January
26, there will be a scrap-
booking crop at Faith Bap-
tist's Fellowship Center
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
From beginner to "pro,"
everyone is welcome. Any
questions, please call 973-
February 2
The Spirit of
Greenville will have a 4th
of July Fireworks
fundraiser on Saturday
February 2, at the
Greenville Haffye Hayes
Park. They will be selling
chicken and rice dinners
for $6 a plate, from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. For more infor-
mation, please contact
Linda Wragge at 850-948-
6128 or Lavonne Browning
at 850-929-2771. They
would appreciate your
February 2
Trinity, featuring
Jacqueline Ratliff, Kristen
Leigh, and Brian Norris,
will be in concert Satur-
day, February 2, at 7 p.m.
at Yogi Bear's Jellystone
Park. Admission is free. A
love offering will be re-
February 8
The Mark Trammell
Trio will be in concert at
Yogi Bear's Jellystone
Park on Friday, February
8, starting at 7 p.m. Mark
Trammell is known for his
days with Gold City,
Cathedrals, Kingsmen
and Greater Vision. Ad-
mission is free, however a

love offering will be re-
ceived. For more informa-
tion, please call (850) 973-
4622 or (850) 464-0114.
February 14
Christian Heritage
Academy will be hosting a
Valentine's Day Banquet
on Thursday, February 14,
starting at 6:30 p.m. A sug-
gested donation of $10 is
requested for adults and
$5 for children. Please
RSVP by Feb. 8, by calling
948-2068. Great food, enter-
tainment, door prizes, and
kid's good bags for chil-
dren up to the 5th grade.
February 20
Madison County His-
torical Society will meet
Sunday, February 20, at
2:30 p.m. at the NFCC Li-
brary Kathy Sale will
speak on the 50th Anniver-
sary of the college.
Every Tuesday -
The Diamonds in the
Ruff Adoption Program at
the Suwannee Valley Hu-
mane Society is open
every Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. It is located on 1156
S.E Bisbee Loop Madison
FL, 32340. For a healthy
lifestyle, adopt an animal
and they will make your
life more fulfilled. For
more information, or di-
rections, call (866) 236-7812
or (850) 971-9904.
The Month of January
Monday through Fri-
day, NFCC is featuring the
art -work of artist Renee
Smith and her art stu-
dents at Aucilla Christian
Academy in Monticello
Monday, January 7-31,
2008 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The show will be held
in the NFCC Art Gallery
For more information,
please call Lisa Barden at
(850) 973-1642 or Bar-
Third Tuesday of
Each Month
The Greater
Greenville Area Diabetes
Support Group is a free
educational service and
support for diabetes and
those wanting to prevent
diabetes. The group meets
the third Tuesday of each
month at the Greenville
Public Library Confer-
ence Room at 312 SW
Church Street, Greenville,
11 11:30 a.m. Everyone is
Third Wednesday of
Each Morqth
The Madison County

Health Education Club is
holding a free educational
service and support group
for people interested in
preventing or controlling
diabetes, high blood pres-
sure, elevated cholesterol
levels, obesity, and other
chronic health conditions.
The club meets the third
Wednesday of each month
at the Madison Public Li-
brary Conference Room at
378 NW College Loop,
Madison, 12:15 12:45 p.m.
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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
With little more explanation
than, "This matter is a personnel
issue," American Red Cross CEO
Joseph Agostini fired Capital
Area Chapter Director Chris
Floyd. Among his professional
peers, which include Madison
County Emergency Management
Director Jim Stanley, and 1000's of
regional volunteers, Floyd was
revered and respected.
According to various accounts
from Tallahassee news sources,
Floyd's favor was massive and a
direct result of his stellar perfor-
mance. Floyd was a volunteer for
years prior to officially joining
the local office in 1994.
"I can't believe that this hap-
pened," said Robby Powers, Emer-
gency Management Coordinator
for the city of Tallahassee. "It
will be a great loss to our commu-
nity." His opinion was echoed by a
local volunteer, saying, "I think

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Although the holidays
usually spell doom for
weight loss and fitness
programs, volunteer Lau-
ra Coleman stayed on
track with her health
Coleman was first in-
troduced -late last year as
part of an article detail-
ing the crisis-level weight
problem facing Madison
Coleman graciously
and bravely volunteered
to have the progress of
her fitness program with
Curyes of 'Madison re-,
porte monthly. Coleman,'
along with her fitness
coach at Curves, Judi
Wyche, realize the impor-
tance of this serious issue
and hope that sharing the
experience may motivate
Utilizing the new and
exclusive Curves Smart
Technology, which only
the Jacksonville, Daytona
and Madison stores fea-
ture among Florida loca-

from a volunteer standpoint, vol-
unteers will step back and not
play as much of a role."
SAll of the county emergency
directors in the chapter have a

American Red Cross

Togeer,wecan save a life
very close and very effective work-
ing relationship with Floyd, some
even taking it to the point of peti-
tioning executive American Red
Cross (ARC) leadership for Floyd's
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In an email directed to
ARC Director Jerry Osteryoung,
Stanley writes, "I have been E.M.
Director for Madison County for
over 17 years. In this period of
time I have worked many events
and emergencies with Chris Floyd
of ARC. He has always gone the
extra mile to help us in our time of
need. I don't believe ARC will
ever see another person like him
again. It is unbearable to think of
our next Hurricane Season and
Chris not being there to back us
up. Please return him to his place
at the Emergency Management
Table representing ARC. Thank
you." i
Meetings with board and
regional leadership to discuss the
changes are just being initiated,
so details are still limited. One
thing is already clear however.
Floyd is missed. Staff writer
Michael Curtis can be reached at
michael(,greenepublishina. com.

tions, Coleman is periodi-
cally checked for decreas-
es in both pounds and
inches. In fact, the top
twenty losers from the
Madison store are placed
on the Top Losers list for
the month.
Historically, December
is a very challenging
month for weight control.
"Just to maintain during
the holidays is excellent.
But Laura actually lost
inches for the month of
December and was even
included in December's
Top Losers," Wyche proud-
ly stated.
SGoleman was also
leased, stating,' "It's so
important for our health,
especially for seniors. I
look forward to feeling bet-
ter and avoiding the types
of chronic diseases that
come from obesity I really
can't emphasize enough
how much it matters."
Staff writer Michael
Curtis, can be reached by
email at


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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On March 1, the Madison Lions Club will be holding
their annual candy sale to raise money for their vision
health programs. These funds will be added to the on-
going eyewear-recycling program to provide eyeglasses
and vision healthcare to millions worldwide. Lion mem-
bers will divide time between the Madison Winn-Dixie
and Harvey's, where they will have a booth in front of
the stores.
The Lions have also collected donations among
members to purchase a football championship ring in
coordination with the Madison Cowboys Boosters. "The
team has achieved something incredible this season and
it's a pleasure to support them any way we can," Presi-
dent Lee FerDon noted.
The Lions will also be holding their annual Sweet-
heart Banquet for members, their spouses and guests on
Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m., at the St. Vincent's So-
cial Hall. Dining will begin at 7 p.m. Tucky Moffses and
Lydia Coody are catering the event, which includes din-
ing and decorations celebrating Valentine's Day. The
regular meeting scheduled for that day is cancelled.
Anyone wishing to make membership inquiries or
request guest presentation information should contact
Madison Lion's Club President Lee FerDon at (850) 929-
7527. Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached at
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Madison Volunteer On Top Loser List

Greene Publishing Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 18, 2008
Laura Coleman was among the Top Losers in her
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Madison County Carrier 7A


Kiwanis Club Members

See Madison 20/20

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tyrra Meserve
Madison County Coordinator Alan Cherry, County Planner Jeanne Bass and Kiwa-
nis Club Member Roy Ellis stand proud about Madison's growth plan.

By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"Planning For the Future of Madison
County" was the topic at the Thursday,
January 17, Kiwanis Club meeting.
Guest speaker County Planner
Jeanne Bass was invited by Kiwanian
Roy Ellis to give the group a brief look
Back at what has been accomplished
since the Vision 2010 meeting, which was
quite a bit, and what is on the plate for
the next 10 years. The Vision 2020 discus-
sion focused on the growth of Madison
County and what the future holds. Every-
thing from health to building was con-
versed and business is hoped to flow as
smoothly as the meeting did.
So much that had been planned for
Madison County by the year 2010 has al-
ready been done, or is in process, that
2020's discussion, is already ahead of
schedule. The effort to make Madison
County a viable community in and of it-
self has created an even brighter future
than was expected. By encouraging eco-
nomic development to bring in jobs and
boost the economy, Madison County is
now listed as a "Champion Community"

With new businesses both coming in
and on the horizon, Madison is growing
at what appears to be a comfortable rate.
Madison not only has enterprise
zones of its own, something that Suiwan-
nee County does not, but rezoned and
new roads have also added to Madison's
growth and abilities to expand.
The word on Wal-Mart moving in
sounds promising, as the County has
done everything they can to pave the way.
The only hold up seems to be the fact
that Wal-Mart has not actually signed the
papers yet, however, all is in order and
all permits are in place. The County ex-
pects Wal-Mart to start breaking ground
somewhere in the next couple of years
and is just waiting on the final word to
come down the chain of command.
A public forum for community input
will be held February 19,' from 5:30 p.m.
until 8:30 p.m. at the Madison County
High School Cafeteria. All residents
wanting to participate inithe What Do
We Want Madison to Look Like?" discus-
sion are welcome to attend.
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several planning tools were introduced and one sub-com-
- mittee was formed. The central action item however, was
an announcement of the project partnership between the
Coalition and Department of Health to bring best-selling
author, LaJoyce Brookshire, to speak in Madison on Febru-
ary 2 at the Van H. Priest Auditorium at North Florida
Community College. The event will be held between the
hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., with the featured guest speaking
at 7:00 p.m.
Madison DOH Health Officer Preston Mathews and
DOH Regional Minority Aids Coordinator (RMAC) Deveda
Bellamy are partnering with the Coalition on this project,
which is designed to promote AIDS awareness and serve as
a feature for Black History Month. Headquartered in Tal-
lahassee, Bellamy covers 14 counties in her effort to pro-
mote a singular message. "AIDS is expanding at epidemic
proportions, especially among minority populations. We
are working daily to break the silence and promote aware-
ness everywhere. And now that it's moving more and more
into a younger, heterosexual population, we must step in
and break the chain" Bellamy explains.
"RMAC got its legislative launch specifically to address:
HIV/AIDS issues among minorities but we absolutely need
to get everybody involved. Even though the numbers are.
much worse among minorities, it will ultimately affect all
of us. We need to do everything we can to bring people to-
gether to combat this disease," Bellamy added. Author La-
Joyce Brookshire will be a very effective contribution to
that goal.
Brookshire, in her book titled Faith Under Fire, details
the horrors of being married to a man that, along with his
family, concealed that he was, HIV positive. Moving from
rage to sympathy, Brookshire forgave, remained and cared
for him, even as the disease ravaged him physically and the
whole family emotionally Brookshire has written several
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Madison County Carrier 9A

ost Best-Selling Author
A special workshop is planned for January 25, 2008 at
6:00 p.m. at the Madison County Public Library Applica-
tions and additional information will be available for orga-
nizations to learn more about the processes and proce-
The Madison County Alcohol and Other Drug Preven-
tion Coalition meets monthly at the Mt. Zion A.M.E.
Church in Madisbn. Local Community Organizer Jerome
Wyche urges all interested to contact him at either (850) 464-
0196 or (850) 973-4656.
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the event, which will be officially sponsored through the
DOH, however the Coalition hIas committed a tremendous
volunteer force to maximize the promotion and delivery of
the event. Targeting schools, churches and the media, the
partnership hopes to create an enormous turnout, gra-
ciously requesting the public, to join them in welcoming
this keynote speaker.
"We intend to hold a mini health fair in the lobby prior
to the event. Health testing, evaluations and introductions
to various health solutions will be available. We also intend
to keep it fun with prizes and other useful giveaways for all
ages," Mathews noted
"We'll support this locaUly and in surrounding coun-
ties," Gregory Harris, Executive Director of the Health Pro-
motions Program Initiative (iHPPI) stated., "We're so appre-
ciative of all the help we're 'receiving and want to give an
extra thanks to Sheriff Pete 'Bucher for his commitment to
help us get out the message,'" he added.
Harris also announced the availability of Substance
Abuse Prevention Service mini-grants to enhance sub-
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Wednesday January 23, 2008


NFCC Students Tour

Madison County's

Historic Southern Icons

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NFCC students touring historic icons in Madison are, left to right, Kristen Camp-
bell, Rebecca Mowry, Brittany Archer, Natalie Fina, Brittany Ferguson, Melissa Walker,
Joel Oquendo, Wilhelm Wieland,,Jessica Oquendo, Megan Payne, Chad Burns and An-
tonio Clark.
Students in English 1101 at North Florida Community College explored their
Southern roots when they took part in a Madison County tour of icons concerning
the Old South just before the winter break.
"The fieldtrip was pertinent totheir learning, for they had just read and discussed
the significance of symbolism in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily' and Flannery
O' Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find,"' said Rose Knox Nixon, English instructor.
"They learned that these authors wrote about the Old South, and that many people all
over the world are curious about what happened in Southern states in the 1860's," she
Many students were amazed to learn about events that took place in Madison
County during the era. While touring Oak Ridge Cemetery, students saw the graves of
:American Civil War soldiers wounded at the Battle of Olustee and brought to Madi--
son for treatment at the Wardlaw-Smith-Goza House, which served as a hospital for
Confederate and Union soldiers. They also visited several historic monuments, in-
cluding the Confederate Soldier Monument and a monument dedicated to people who
were slaves in Madison County The tour ended with a look at the house and grounds
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ACA Middle School

Boys 8-4 On Season
Fran Hunt
Special From Monticello News
Aucilla Christian Academy middle school boys
stand 8-4 on the season after downing Community
Christian, 30-24, Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The game ran neck and neck with an 11-11 tie at
the half, with Aucilla ahead 6-5 at the end of the
first quarter and being outscored 6-5 in the second.
The young Warriors pulled ahead in the third, 21-
19, and took the victory, outscoring Community
Christian 9-5 in the fourth.
Trent Roberts led the charge for Aucilla, earning
nine points and six rebounds; and Corey Burrus fol-
lowed close behind racking up eight points and go-
ing six of. seven from the free-throw line, also hav-
ing two assists, and five steals.
Hans Sorensen raked in five points, and five re-
bounds; Tyler Jackson, two points, and three as-
sists; and Jay Finlayson, two points, and four re-
Cody Allen and Cody Kelly each bucketed two points.
The young Warriors square off against Georgia
SChristian, in the final game of the season at Aucilla
Christian Academy scheduled for 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17.

Lady Warriors Stand

13-6 On Season
Fran Hunt
Special From the Monticello News
The varsity Lady Warriors came'back from a recent
three game losing streak to take victories in the follow-
ing three contests on the hardwood, to stand 13-6 on the
Aucilla cinched a 23-18 win over Chiles, Jan. 8. ACA
was outscored in the first quarter, 10-7.and came back to
take the second, 7-4, to stand at a 14-14 tie going into the
third. Both teams remained scoreless during the third,
but the Lady Warriors came back to take the fourth
quarter, 9-4 for the win.
Nicole Mathis led the score for Aucilla, bucketing 11
points, three rebounds, and three steals.
Lindsey Day racked up six points, eight rebounds,
three steals, and one blocked shot.
Mallory Plaines scored four points, eight rebounds,
five steals, and one blocked shot.
Bethany Saunders dropped in for two points, two re-
bounds, two assists, and two blocked shots.
,.L; JdieBradford. hadefive rebounds; Courtney Bras-
ington had four re-boundstandMiranda Wibr h:ad'one
blocked shot.
'The Lady Warriors hit,the Warpath against John
Paul for a 56-37 vtory, Thusda Jan. 10.
Aucina outs'oredthe opponent in all of the four
quarters. : :
ACA took the first, 9-5, the second, 16-12, the third,
15-9 and thefourth, 16-11.
SDay led the charge for Aucila bucketing for 22
points, snagging ll rebounds for a double-double, one as-
sist, four steals, and three blocked shots.
Planes dropped in 14 points and pulled down 11 re-
bounds for a double-double, had four assists, and three
Mathis scored eight points, three assists, and three
steal '
der rAked up six points, seven rebounds, one steal
and one blocked shot; Michaela Roccanti scored four
points; Saunders had two points, two rebounds, three as-
sists, and two steals; Brasington pulled down four re-
bounds; Bradford had two rebounds, and two steals; and
Hannah Sorensen had one steal.
ACA trounced Carter Parramore, 58-18, Friday, Jan.
The Lady Warriors slammed Carter Parramore 17-2
in the first, 10-6 in the second, 13-3 in the third and 18-7
in the fourth quarter.
S"We had a really strong and effective defensive game
thatniight," said Coach Daryl Adams.
Day led the Lady Warriors dropping in 17 points,
seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal.
SRoccanti bucketed for nine points, had one rebound,
and three steals; Saunders scored seven points, had two
rebounds, three assists, and two steals; Plaines, six
points, four rebounds, three assists, and one steal; and
Brasington, six points, two rebounds, three assists, and
two steals.
Mathis scored four points; Sorensen earned four
points, and seven rebounds; Tiffany Brasington, scored
four points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal;
Wider, two points, had three rebounds, and two assists;
and Bradford, two points, two rebounds, one assist; and
two steals.
The Lady Warriors hit the hardwood against
Munroe, 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at home.

ACA Middle School

Girls End Season 8-5
Fran Hunt
Special From the Monticello News
The Aucilla Christian Academy middle school girls
wrapped up the season 8-5, after downing Holy Com-

forter, 18-15, Friday, Jan. 11.
Aucilla was blanked in the first, 3-0, came back to
take the second, 8-3, downed Holy Comforter, 4-0 in the
third, and fell behind in the fourth, 9-6.
Brooke Kinsey bucketed six points, snagged three
rebounds and five steals; Pamela Watt scored six points,
one rebound, and four steals; Skyler Hanna raked up
four points, six rebounds, and six steals; Michaela Met-
calf scored two points; and Brooke Kinsley had two re-
bounds, and three steals.

Fran Hunt
Special From the Jefferson County Journal
The Aucilla Christian Academy JV boys slipped to 0-
12 on the season, after suffering two losses in the most
recent games.
The Warriors had 24 turnovers, shot an average of
15 percent from the field, 23 percent from the three-
point zone, and 37 percent from the free-throw line,
falling to John Paul II, 50-28, Jan. 10.
Marcus Roberts led the scoreboard chalking up two
of seven from the field, two of eight from the free-throw
line, and four of ten from the free-throw line, had one
offensive rebound, five block/steals, and seven
Brandon Dunbar dropped in two of eight from the
field for four points, had one assist, seven offensive and
six defensive rebounds for a total of 13, one block/steal,
and six turnovers.
Matthew Harrington hit one of eight from the field
and two of two from the free-throw line for four points,
had six offensive and five defensive rebounds, two
block/steals, and two turnovers.
Wilson Lewis dropped in one of two from the free-
throw line for one point, had three defensive rebounds,
one block/steal, and three turnovers.
Joe Mizell had one assist, one defensive rebound,
and one turnover. Kent Jones had two offensive and
three defensive rebounds, one block/steal, and two
turnovers; and Trent Roberts had one assist, one defen-I
sive rebound, one block/steal, and two turnovers.
In the game against Carter Parramore, Friday, Jan.

11, the Warrior JVs lost 33-27.
Aucilla cut the turnovers to 12 during the game, shot
at 30 percent from the field, 14 percent from the three-
point zone, and 30 percent from the free-throw line.
Marcus Roberts hit one of two from the field and one
of six from the three-point zone for five points, had two
assists, one offensive rebound, one block/steal, and one
Jones dropped in two of seven from the field and one
of three from the free-throw line for five points, had six
offensive and five defensive rebounds for a total of 11,
two block/steals, and one turnover.
STrent Roberts bucketed two of six from the field and
one of two from the free-throw line for five points, had
one assist, one offensive and two defensive rebounds,
one block/steal, and two turnovers.
Dunbar hit two of six from the field for four points,
and he had two offensive and four defensive rebounds,
one block/ steal, and one turnover.
Harrington sank two of five from the field for four
points, had one offensive and three defensive rebounds,
one block/ steal, and one turnover.
Lewis dropped in one of seven from the field and one
of two from the free-throw line for three points, had one
assist, one offensive and one defensive rebound, five
block/steals, and five turnovers.
Joe Mizell had oie assist, one offensive rebound,
one block/steal, and one turnover.
The Warriors return to the hardwood against R.E
Munroe, 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, here.

ACA Middle School

Boys End Season 8-5

Fran Hunt
Special From the Monticello News
The Aucilla Christian Academy middle school boys
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SMadison County Carrier Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Ia line Fo lsiids (5)95 14A:0 E very Monday

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credit good, call for free

Learn to play piano or
bass guitar by ear!!
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vate lessons and pric-
ing Information (850)
Leave message. Will
return call during
evening hours.

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ly, easily,
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exterior carpentry work, win-
dow and
door replacement.
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Madison, FL 32340


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Clean Newspapers
just $2 a bundle

Wanted Farm land for long term
(5+years) lease to grow perennial
native warm, season grasses for
seed and hay. Excellent food and
cover for doves, quail and deer.
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Need 10-20 chickens.
Maybe a rooster or two
also guineas and peafowls.

2 bedroom/1 bath mobile home in
park, $135/week, electric included
depending on unit, $350 deposit
and first week rent in advance, no
Call owner at 850-570-0459.
1 B/R APT. $425.00/MO
PH.: 850-973-4606/800-785-7433

Greenville Pointe


1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal
Housing Opportunity
2bdr/2bth, country seting, close
to town, $700.00 deposit,
$700.00 monthly unfurnished
or $1,100.00 furnished.
Please call 850-973-3025
Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711.
Equal Housing Opportunity

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RentaTassistance may be available.
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582, TDD/TTY
711. 315 SW Lawson Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-

with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and ser-
vice from two power companies.
Property has easy access to I-10,
via SR 53 & SR'14. Will build to
suit tenant.
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General News/School Reporter
needed. Must be a team player,
able to handle multiple tasks, and
be able to cover a variety of stories.
Experience in writing/reporting
preferred, computer experience re-
quired. Must have an excellent
knowledge of English grammar and
its proper usage. Apply in person
only at the Madison County Carrier
newspaper office, located at 1695
South SR 53.
Payroll clerk / Office Assistant
Manager. Approximately 6-7 hours
per day, Monday Friday, hours are
flexible. Office & general comput-
er experience needed. In the Lee
area. Fax Resume to 850-971-0006.
The Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facil-
ity is accepting applications for a
Landfill Spotter. Duties include
spotting loads of garbage when em-
pited and some occasional equip-
ment operation. Applications can
be picked up at the Landfill office
between the hours of 8:00 am and
4:00 pm. Monday thru Friday.
Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility
is an equal opportunity employer
and a Drug Free Worklace.

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Publishing, Inc,
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cepting applications for current as
well as future position openings.
Experience is preferred but we will
train the right individuals. Working
at the newspaper is fun rewarding,
fast paced and requires a person
that is outgoing and capable of
working easily under stress and
deadlines. No two days are ever the
same. Key full time or part-time
positions include:

Advertising Sales
Layout & Design
(Experience required)

If you're a responsible adult, punc-
tual, and have a great attendance
record, please fax your resume to
Ted at 850-973-4121, email to: or ap-
ply in person at our office on Hwy
53, just south of Madison. We wel-
come those who want to grow
with us.

The District Board of Trustees
invites applications from innov-
ative and visionary leaders for
the President of North Florida
Community College.
The College is in its 50th year
of serving six rural counties in
North Florida. See our Web
Site at for details
and qualifications. EOE


Suwannee River Regional Library
is currently seeking applicants for
the position of Library Technician I
Manager of the Lee Public Li-
brary in Lee, Florida. This regular
part-time position has complete re-
sponsibility for managing and su-
pervising all library services in Lee.
The competitive applicant should
possess experience in managing
personnel; office administration,
proven written and verbal commu-
nication skills, demonstrated orga-
nizational abilities, and computer
literacy. Library experience de-
sired. Minimum qualifications in-
clude 2 years of college-level
course work, managerial work ex-
perience or an equivalent combina-
tion of training or experience.
Salary range is $7.29 $11.16 per
hour, depending on qualifications
and experience. This position will
work approximately 25 hours per
week. Paid holidays and annual
and sick leave are provided on a
prorated basis. Applications may
be obtained at the Madison, Lee or
Greenville libraries or at the
Suwannee County Administrative
Services Department, 224 Pine
Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064; tele-
phone 386-362-6869. Applicants
are encouraged to submit resumes,
letters of reference, and other bio-
graphical information with their ap-
plication. All applications must be
returned to the Suwannee County
Administrative Services Depart-
ment in Live Oak. Position will re-
main open until filled.
The Suwannee County Board of
County Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity employer
that does not discriminate against
any qualified employee or applicant
because of race, color, national ori-
gin, sex, including pregnancy, age,
disability, or marital status. Span-
ish speaking individuals are en-
couraged to apply. All applicants
subject to a pre-employment physi-
cal. "Successful completion of a
drug test is a condition of employ-

Convenience Store is seeking U H H
Highly motivated, enthusiastic
professionals for Madison and
Greenville areas.

Full & Part time positions avali-
able liiN11g noi

Must have experience Ad Builder/Graphi

Offering competitive salary, ed. The position incl
Bonus, weekly pay, Holidays, and building the ads
paid vacation & 401K plan. ly papers. Must be
well under pressure
e-mail resume to team player relation
District Supervisor, Charles at workers. Experience tion in this field pref
ps a f 1 At ar -f-11

Are you seeking the perfect part
time job and earn good income,
Rapid Part Store offer you the
golden opportunity to work as
their representative. The Job of-
fers you the chance to earn good
extra income while you keep
your old Job. No special qualifi-
cation is required except the ba-
sic knowledge of computer......
.For further details only serious
applicants send an email to the
HR dept on

Individual or Couple to assist
with various task including
mowing, light carpentry, fence
repair, etc. Experience for car-
ing for Horses A+. Must have at
least 10 years experience. Free
rent in 3/2 mobile home option-
Full or Part time. References re-
quired. Southern Madison
County Location.
850-948-7076 or 727-642-1358

person at 1695 Souu
resume to 850-973-4

c Artist need-
udes designing
for both week-
able to work
and maintain a
ship with co-
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h SR 53 or fax-

S Classifieds



MARVIN MORRIS, deceased and his
DANIEL MORRIS and any unknown

spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming
by, through, under, or against him and
all unknown natural persons if alive,
and if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other persons claiming
by, through, under, or against any
corporatiorior other legal entity named
as defendant; and all claimants,
persons, or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendants
or parties or claiming to have any
rights, title in orto the land hereafter



Attorney for Personal Representative:
James R. Brewster, Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 440787
Suite 203, The Walker Building
547 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 561-1037

CASE NO.; 2008-03-CA


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed on
the following described property located in Madison County, Florida: Lot 42, TWIN
RIVER OAKS, a subdivsion per plat thereof filed at Plat Book 1, Page "T" of the Public
Records of Madison County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH Doublewide mobile home
(Country) and contents located thereon has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on CARY A. HARDEE, H, the plain-
tiffs' attorney, whose address is 170 S.W. Pinckney Street/Post Office Drawer 450, Madi-
son, Florida 32341 on or before FEBRUARY 11, 2008, and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint.

DATED on January 2, 2008.
om oilm nil? nim3

In Re: The Estate of

TIM SANDERS, Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Christy R. Wilson, Deputy Clerk

CASE NO.: 2008-04-CP


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of
DANNITTE H. MAYS, III, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County Court-
house, Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITH-
TION OF THIS NOTICE to file with the clerk of the above styled court a written state-
ment of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must in-
dicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attor-
ney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date
when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the na-
ture of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be de-
scribed. The claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the clerk to enable the
clerk to mail one (1) copy to each personal representative.
All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Admuinis-
tration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM
they may have that challenges the validity of the decedent's will, the qualifications of the
personal representatives, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
Date of the first publication of this Notice of Administration: January 16. 2008.
Cai-y A. Hardee, II DANNITTE H. MAYS, IV
Post Office Drawer 450 5192 SW Moseley Hall Road
Madison, Florida 32341 Greenville, Florida 32331
Telephone: (S50).973-4007
Facsimile: (850) 973-8495
Florida Bar Number 133856
Attorney for the Personal Representative




FILE NO: 2007-125-CP




The administration of the Estate of ROSEMARY WOOD, deceased, whose
date of death was September 15, 2007; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison
County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2007-125-CP, the address of which is 125
S.W. Range Avenue, Madison, FL 32341. The names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's attorney 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 AFTER

All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN



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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 23, 2008 13A

14A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


cont from Page 1A

ferson County, Scot Copeland of Madison County, John
C. Hewett of Lafayette County, David Fina of Suwannee
County and Joe Collins of Taylor County Melissa Burke,
president of the Student Government Association, is
also a member of the committee.
Members of the board of trustees, are John Maults-
by, chairman from Madison County; Linda Gibson and
Michaelena Wilson of Madison County; Albert Thomas,
vice-chair from Jefferson County; Brantly Helvenston
and Walter Boatright from Suwannee County; Debra
Land of Lafayette County Verna M. Hodge of Hamilton
County, and Lester Padgett from Taylor County.
The search guidelines and position description are
available on the NFCC website, under
In other business, the board approved the naming of
the new science laboratory and classroom building the
"Morris G. Steen, Jr. Science Learning Center" in honor
of President Steen. The facility is the first new building
constructed on the NFCC campus in forty years.
Steen, the seventh president of NFCC, is the first
president to have been a student of the college. A retired
Navy captain, he joined NFCC as director of the career
and technical center in 1997. He and his wife, Judy, re-
side in Shady Grove.
For information contact Executive Director of Hu-
man Resources Bill Hunter by telephone 850-973-9448 or



more potent and easily made crys-
talline powder that is water soluble,
and thus a perfect candidate for injec-
tion, was discovered. During WWII,
amphetamines were used by both
American and German soldiers to
keep them fighting on. German pilots
were given chocolates dosed with
methamphetamine known as "Flyers
Chocolate" and from 1942 until his
death in 1945, Adolf Hitler was given
daily injections of methampheta-
mine by his personal physician,
Theodor Morell, to treat depression
and fatigue. In Japan, intravenous
methamphetamine 'abuse reached
epic proportions when supplies
stored for military use became open
to the public.
In the 1950's, tablets of both dex-
troamphetamine (Dexedrine) and
methamphetamine (Methedrine) be-
came easily available and used by col-
lege students, truck drivers and ath-
letes as a cure-all for everything from
weight control to treating mild de-
pression. Its abuse rate increased
once again in the 1960's with the
availability of injectable metham-
phetamine. Clandestinely manufac-
tured forms of the drug were being
created in the users' homes for per-
sonal use. Then, in 1970 the Con-
trolled Substances Act restricted the
legal production of the drug causing
a decline.

cont from Page 1A

The recreational use of Metham-
phetamine abuse and trafficking be-
gan in the 1980's and is once again on
the rise in the United States. The
drug, known as Crystal, Ice, Crank,
Shabu, Speed, or the Devil's Candy,
along with dozens of other street
names, started making its resurgence
in Hawaii, quickly spreading to Cali-
fornia, Oregon and Arizona. Despite
an effort to curb its growth with the
U.S. government's 1986's Federal Con-
trolled Substance Analogue Enforce-
ment Act, the usage of methampheta-
mine expanded throughout rural
America, gripping especially the
Midwest and the South.
According to Sergeant Investiga-
tor Ben Ebberson, crystal meth and
its derivatives will end up making
crack cocaine look like a drop in the
bucket." Ebberson first encountered
meth in the community when on pa-
trol in 1999.
"It is engrossing the county,"
Ebberson says, shaking his head.
"For years what,people were calling
'Ice' and thinking it was cocaine was
actually crystal meth.
"The only way we will be able to
deal with the havoc meth is wreaking
on our society is to quit turning a
blind eye and take a hard look at what
is really going on."
Rural communities, like that of
Madison County, are especially vul-

nerable to the clandestine labs pro-
ducing crystal meth because of their
relative privacy and seclusion. The
toxic fumesthat are produced can dis-
sipate before they are noticed and for
every pound of meth created, conse-
quently there are six pounds of lethal
waste that can be disposed of in
yards, fields and surrounding areas.
The chemicals that are used to
make meth permeate into the
ground, well water, and air. Children
living in or around meth labs suffer
illnesses related to chemical toxicity
exposure. The earth takes years to re-
cover and some families affected by
the drug never do.
Chances are you either know
someone firsthand who is addicted to
crystal meth or know someone else
that does. Readers are asked to help
that person before it is too late. It is a
growing problem that has been ig-
nored for too long. Tell them to get
help, or take them to someone who
can help before crystal meth sends
them to the grave.
Readers may call the Florida
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Pro-
gram and Addiction Treatment Cen-
ter at 1-800-559-9503. If nothing else,
do it for the little ones whose tiny
voices cannot be heard.
Staff writer Tyrra B Meserve can
be reached at

cont from Page 1A

quire on a periodic and part-time basis Florida program, citing insufficient re-
that member counties are far better off suits for the $4000 annual price tag.
to come together. The Council has been However, in order to officially enact
touted as a measurable win-win for both cancellation, the BOCC has to agree by
sides. In fact, Madison's representative majority vote because the contract with
from the BOCC to the Council, Roy Ellis, Original Florida is technically between
is currently serving as Chair of the Re- the BOCC and the Regional Council. So
gional Council: to clarify the issue and justify the rela-
The debate arose when the TDC, who tionship, Koons was invited to speak to
is working under the perception that the BOCC. Koons covered a variety of
their role is to allocate the approximate stats during his presentation, including
$90,00~ budget'they a s fr.ed taxes, referees to the signiica financial
voted to wiThrit frem lheOrginal benefit and tourism, exposure derived

from participation.
Following Koons' presentation, TDC
member Stephen Pike stepped to the
podium, stating that "we can get a bigger
bang for the buck elsewhere" and that
"the BOCC had set up the TDC as
guardians of, and therefore responsible
for, the fiscal management and effective
use of the TDC budget, which we do not
want to include Original Florida going
Commissioner Ricky Henderson, who
serves as the BOCC liaison to the TDC,

agreed with Pike. "I think we should go
with the TDC recommendation," he stat-
ed. Vickers seconded that position.
Martin, Ellis and Moore disagreed
however, keeping the contract with Origi-
nal Florida intact. "We should do this
program as well as others like you're de-
scribing," Moore said to Pike. '"And be
sure the TDC stays after Original Florida
to get the most out of it," Ellis added.
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The undefeated 2006-07 Madison County Central School boys' bas-
ketball team will play Oak Leaf in the opening round of the Crown Con-:
ference Championship Tournament. Pictured, front row, left to right: Arn-
tonio Mitchell, Archie Wilson, Chris Brown, Letarrian McDaniel, Damarcus
Norton, Mike Jones and Thomas Hall, team manager. Back row, left to:
right: Coach Charlie Barfield, Anthony Gardner, Thomas Weatherspoon,
Darron Brown, Kevin Singletary, Materrius McDaniel and LaPadre Steven-

Melanie Wieland is seriously in-
jured following an accident where
she is kicked in the head by a horse.
Fire destroys a home in
Greenville that is owned by the Vick-
ers family
Jaccobi McDaniel, D.J. Folsom
and Bernard Brinson are named the
All-Big Bend Football Team. They
are later chosen for the All-State
Andrea and Jack Allen save 13
thoroughbreds and a mule from po-
tential slaughter.
The robotripping fad, which in-
volves getting high on Robitussin
and other cough medicines, grows
among teenagers.
Desmond Gee, a former Madison
County High School Cowboy football
star, is named to the All Sunbelt
Conference team. He plays for Mid-
dle Tennessee State..
Travis Kinsley is deployed to
Ginny Paarlberg is named to the
American Farm Bureau Leadership
The Madison County Central
School Broncos finish the basketball
season undefeated and win the
Florida Crown Conference title.
Josh "the Jaguar" Jenni1gs, a
teacher at Madison County Excel Al-
ternative School, competes in a
mixed martial arts competition in
Valdosta, Ga.
The Madison County Commis-
sion votes to raise the fees for ani-
mal complaints.
Freddie and Joyce Howard pre-
sent a proclamation to the Madison
County Commission from the Amer-.
ican Red Cross.
Greene Publishing, Inc. is fea-
tured on Late Night with David Let-
terman as Dave wishes "Nine Fin-
gers" a happy birthday. Advertising
representative Dorothy McKinney
had wished her husband, Oliver, a
happy birthday in the paper. Oliver
had lost a finger in an accident years
Dennis Murray and Tyanna
Joseph are arrested after fleeing
with a baby.

a Lt. Colonel is the U.S. Army Re-
serves, heads to Afghanistan to:
serve a tour of duty with the Re-:
Linda Howell, outgoing Supervi-
sor of Elections and Carol Flournoy,;
Deputy Supervisor, are honored:
with a retirement party at the Madi-
son County Courthouse.
Ulysses Solomon and Butch:
Langford are killed in two separate:-
accidents in Madison County
A Hamilton County man was-
killed in a train vs. backhoe colli-
sion in Lee on January 15.
Tommy Greene's book Florida..
Cookin' Wild Style rolls off the:
A fugitive and a man, posing as.
her husband, are arrested on drug:
and obstruction of justice charges. --
The Madison County SWAT:
team holds a training session at:
Madison County Central School.
Gianni Jackson, local NAACP-:
president, is ordered :to .ae and de-
sist reprsetingtthle, N P by the--
state president. :
Valentines are sent from local-'
churches and local students to Iraq.:
and Afghanistan.

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Jim and Betty O'Toole are
named a Century Farm Family the
Florida Department of Agriculture.
Arnold Haire is elected the 2007
Shrine Club President.
The Madison County School
Board talks about how they can ex-
pand parental involvement in their
children's school lives.
Farmers & Merchants Bank
awards outstanding employees at a
recognition banquet.
Over 800 people attend the "Just
Because" Festival at O'Toole's Herb Greene
Madison Countians take part in Karia Mc
the "Step Up, Florida" program in- ed with the
stituted by the Florida Department the Year Awa
of Health. Awards Ban
Madison Academy hosts a golf ruary 8. Ala
tournament to raise money for the Teacher of
school. with the awa
Area guidance counselors meet
at North Florida Community Col- Church in G
lege for a training workshop. fire with his
Madison Academy elects new their home i
Beta Club officers. Alex J.
Four people are injured in a 101st birthday
crash on Interstate 10. Rachael
A murder trial is set for Michael the 4-H Trop
Dover, accused of killing Ricky David I
Yates. The trial is originally sched- Cincinnati I
uled to begin February 19. team at Nor
Johnny Mac Vickers is arrested College.
for battery on a law enforcement of- Roger
ficer. Rudloff, bo
Karla Molnar is chosen the killed in two
Madison County School District's vehicle accid
2007 Teacher of the Year, ty on Febru;
Attorney General Bill McCul- Rudloff's g]
lom warns consumers about mort- injuries in t
gage fraud scams. Terrence
A four-car crash on Pickle Lane on felony dr
causes numerous injuries. Robin El
A fundraiser for Melanie Lee 2007,
Wieland is held February 16 at the named Teen
Madison County Courthouse. Edgar was (
Sonnny Arnold is arrested on Lee.
charges of grand theft and cheating. Kristin
Arnold allegedly embezzled funds 2007 Miss M
from the First Baptist'Church of Kinsley was
Madison where he served as trea- The Kelli
surer, reunion at ti
Rev. Christopher Columbus Cur- Hamilton Cc
ry, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Georgia

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olnar, right, was present-
2007 District Teacher of
ard at the Golden Apple
quet held Thursday, Feb-
in Androski, last year's
the Year, presented her

Greenville, is killed in a
wife, Chestine Curry, at
in Live Oak.
Hudson celebrates his
Webb wins first place at
)icana speech contest.
Ross, catcher for the
Reds, visits the baseball
'th Florida Community

Olson and Rhonda
th of Greenville, are
Different cars in a two-
dent in Jefferson Coun-
ary 23. Olson's wife and
grandson suffer serious
he crash.
e Brown was arrested
ug charges.
lison was crowned Miss
Victoria Wirick was
SMiss Lee and Bethany
crowned Pre-Teen Miss

Sirmon was chosen the
adison County. Cheltsie
chosen Teen Miss.
ey family holds a family
he Clevie Selph farm in
Mugge Kaney, publish-

er of the Daytona Beach News Jour-:
nal, formerly of Greenville, is
named Chief Executive Officer and
President of the corporation that-
owns the newspaper. Her husband;-
Jon, retains his titles of Secretary:
and General Counsel.
The Third Man Riders, a motor-
cycle club, share the message of the.
Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Bill Gilliam, a World War II vet-:
eran, speaks about the war to the:
youth at the Church of Jesus Christ-
of Latter-day Saints.
Pineland Missionary Baptist
Church holds a Black History pro -
Forrest McDaniel is arrested for:
possession of crack cocaine with in-
tent to sell.
Wade Scarberry, Kyle Barnwell,
Matt Dobson, Daniel Greene and:'
Matt Bishop make the All-State foot-:
ball team.
The Pinetta Elementary School:
cheerleaders pep up crowds for ath--
letic and academic events.
Kelsi Reams' hot chocolate:
fundraiser is once again a success.
February 5-9 is declared: Teen-:
Dating Violence Awareness Week.
Laterrian McDaniel wins the.
countywide spelling bee for fifth:-
through eighth graders. Johnnie:-
Morris wins the fourth grade:
spelling bee.
The fourth annual JAKES Day:
is held at the home of Wally Davis.
Harold Emrich is selected as the:
new Madison City Manager.
The School Board looks at
adopting a policy concerning cell
phone use by school bus drivers.
Lane Peavy shows the Grand:
Champion Steer at the North Flori-
da Livestock Show and Sale held:
February 19-22.
The Town of Greenville was rec-
ognized for having a sterling audit.
thanks to the work of Cindy Hutto,: '
Town Manager, and Dot Pridgeon,'.
Town Clerk..
Shirley Joseph was named thte
Madison County School District'd:.
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William G. Harrelson is arrested
and charged phoning a bomb threat
to the Madison County Courthouse.
Jimmy Lee Bryant is arrested
and charged with burglarizing a
Fast Track store in the City of Madi-
Terrance Rashad Mutch is ar-
rested for battery on a law enforce-
ment officer.
Officers are installed for the
Madison Masonic Lodge.
Linda Swann celebrates six
years working with the Lee Public
Former NFL player Don McNeal
speaks to students at Greenville
Hills Academy and to the Madison.
County High School football team.
Nobeli Hernandez, 15, of Lee, is
killed in an automobile accident on
US 90, east of Lee..
Travis Frazier, 27, is killed New
Year's Night on Highway 53 South.
Henry Theodore "Teddy"
Salmons is arrested for violation of
probation. He was reportedly hiding '
in an attic crawlspace at the time of
his arrest.
Sam Stalnaker, the principal at
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A tornado striKes 'nerry LaKe
on March 1, causing damage to tim-
ber. No one is injured during the tor-
Nominations for Citizen of the
Year are accepted by the Madison
County Chamber of Commerce.
Smoke at the Madison Farm Bu-
reau office causes a scare and the
building is evacuated.
The Madison County Commis-
sion gives Jim Stanley approval to
apply for a grant to construct an
emergency operations center.
Madison County requests
$11,000,000.00 from the Florida Leg-
Unity Baptist Church hosts its
annual Old-Fashioned Day.
Arson destroys a mobile home.
Ina Moore is named Honorary
Miss Lee, the Lee Volunteer Fire De-
partment are chosen Citizens of the
Year and Bobby Williams is chosen
Lee's Founding Forefather for Lee
Day 2008.
Kristin Sirmon is chosen the
2007 Miss Madison County Cheltsie
Kinsley is chosen Madison County's
Teen Miss.
A Georgia man drowns at Blue
Springs on March 16.
The Michael Dover murder trial
is rescheduled for April 16.
High school students participate
in Blue and White Day in honor of a
tragedy at a school in Enterprise, Al-
abama. A tornado ripped through
the town killing eight students at
Enterprise High School.
SThe Order of the Eastern Star
installs new officers.
A benefit horse show is sched-
uled to help Melanie Wieland and
family with medical and travel ex-
Lorenzo Brasby was charged
with sexual battery of a young
Downed phone lines affect peo-
ple's abilities to transact businesses
at stores with credit and debit cards.

A teenager dies of injuries in a
car crash.
Anthony Conswayne Wright is
arrested for soliciting a 12-year-old
to have sex with him.
Madison County EMS Director
Juan Botino announces that thes er-
vice is no longer transporting non-
emergency stretcher patients.
Sgt. Larry Pride retires after 27
years with the Madison Police De-
Eddie Ray Hale completes 32
years of service at the Lee Post Of-
David Harper is promoted from
corporal to patrol sergeant with the
Madison County Sheriff's Office,
Greenville receives money from
the state to restore blue legend Ray
SCharles' childhood home in the area
of the town formerly known as Jel-
Howard Hiers of Madison is
killed in an accident with a pulp-
wood truck in Columbia County.
Lucas Rutherford signs to play
baseball with Georgia Southern
Local third graders learn about
the great outdoors during North
Florida Community College's Ecolo-
gy Day
Three people are arrested dur-
ing a raid at the Madison Recreation
The North Florida Community
College Registered Nursing class
sponsors a Great Strides Walk in
Madison on April 21. A total of
$2,700 is raised at the event.
Isaac Fudge is arrested for
armed robbery
Prentiss Cherry is named Citi-
zen of the Year. Three other people -
Mary Ellen Greene, Ed Meggs and
Trish Hipton vied for the honor,
along with Cherry.
A senior citizen was the victim
of an armed robbery while walking
one day.
The Woman's Club raises $500
for Heifer International.
Madison County High School

FCCLA officers attend the annual
state leadership conference.
Debbie Bass is elected president
of the Displaced Homemakers of

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A car that belonged to Jimmy and Ruth Hardee was destroyed by trees,
blown down by stormwinds, which ripped through Cherry Lake on Friday
morning, March 1. There were no injuries and no major structural damage
caused by the tornado.

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Shara McNair, center, was crowned Miss Essence 2007, in the
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named first runner-up, and Alexis Peterson, right, was named second
runner-up. Congratulations! '

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Jackie Johnson.

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Randi Lyn Floyd is recognized
by the United States Achievement
Charlie Graham and Geno
Hayes, former Madison County
High School stars, are set to start for
Florida State University in the fall.
T.J. Santerfeit is named the new
pastor at Macedonia Baptist
Architillery Missionary Baptist
Church is recognized by the NAACP
A man, described as a white

male with white or gray hair, tries to
kidnap two boys in downtown Madi-
Parents are urged to help police
patrol the skate park at Lanier Field.
Robert Belinski and John J. Bil-
ly are injured in an accident, just
east of Lee.
Scott Thomas, who was killed in
a traffic accident in October 2007, is
posthumously awarded the Madison
County Firefighter of the Year

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Bookkeeping, Tax Service
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Lawn & Garden Equipment, Sales & Service
Authorized Warranty Service Dealer Factory Trained Technic
(850) 973-2967
Madison County
For 27 & 7 Years
Established 2001
BDanton Long Leaf
Container Nursery
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(850) 973-6895
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Browsers Welcome
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Compassionate care for those with life limiting ilne
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Burglaries continue to rise in
Madison County.
The cost of a first class stamp
rises from 39 cents to 41 cents.
2967 Alfred Martin is chosen as
Grand Marshal of the 20th of May
The Cherry Lake Volunteer
Fire Department gets a new fire
I The Lee Town Council estab-
Sr lishes a Code Enforcement Board.
Jeanine Mosier is arrested for
S grand theft and cheating after she
i allegedly steals huge amounts of
cash from her employer.
Amy Cason, daughter of the
Cherry Lake Baptist Church pas-
tor, is killed in a car wreck in
Lowndes County, Ga.
ning Myrtle Hutcherson retires af-
ter 43 years with North Florida
Community College.
S Marsha Bass is chosen the new
Greenville Town Clerk.
The National Day of Prayer
Service is held Thursday, May 3.
Madison celebrates Four Free-
doms Day. .
Pediatrics and Internal Medi-
cine announces that it is closing its
Six people are injured in a five-
vehicle crash.
James "Snuffy" Hughey III dies
of an apparent suicide.
Barney and Mary Sadler cele-
brated 53 years of marriage togeth-
The Madison County High
School track team competes in the
regional finals.
A van stolen in Lowndes Coun-
Sty, Ga. is recovered in the Withala-
coochee River.
Greenville receives a grant to
upgrade the Haffye Hays Park.
n A woman is critically injured
in a wreck on SE Farm Road.
Brooke Kinsley is crowned
Queen of the May Fete and Jake
i Latner is crowned King of the May
S Fete at Madison Academy
M.C. Herring takes part in the
Honor Flight which enables World
War II veterans to fly to Washing-

The County Commission votes
to install metal detectors at the
Madison County Courthouse.
St. Leo Univers ity holds com-
mencement exercises in Madison.
Wilma Dickey of Lee is recog-
nized as the "Heart of Hospice,"
A Lee man is arrested after a
foot chase where he flees from law
officers. He had earlier pulled a gun
South at his girlfriend's home.
Deputies are investigating bur-
S glaries at the Lee Jiffy Store and at
the Exxon at County Road 255 and
Interstate 10.
William "Jon" Turner of Madi-
son retires from Fru-Con, formerly
the Watkins Corporation, in Perry
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Emerald Kinsley
The Thomas Family was on
hand to receive Scott Thomas' Fire-
fighter of the Year Award. Scott was
killed in an accident on October 10,
2006 and was honored posthu-
mously. Pictured, front row, left to
right: Scott's parents, Reese and
Cindy Thomas. Back row, left to
right: Scott's brothers, Jamie and
Chad Thomas.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Emerald Kinsley
Madison Academy crowned a new
May Queen and May King during last
Friday's May Day celebration.
Brooke Kinsley was crowned the
2007 May Queen and Jake Latner
was crowned the new 2007 May King.
I- a u _- V A

ton, D.C. to see the World War II
Memorial Wall.
W.C. Bearden of Lee drowns in
the Withalacoochee River after
falling out of a boat while fishing.
Jahlion Lamar Turnquest was
arrested for trying to defraud a
bank in a scam.
A young boy, waiting for a
school bus, is frightened when an
unknown male stops to offer him a
The Madison County Commis-
sion begins starting their second
meeting of each month at 4 in the
afternoon, instead of the custom-
ary 9 a.m.
Chad Smith wins the 49th an-
nual Pot Williams Golf Tourna-
Charles Blackshear, Jr. of
Greenville is killed in a wreck, ap-
proximately two miles east of Mon-
Alexandria Smith is named the
Madison County High School vale-
dictorian. Kristy Blalock is chosen
the salutatorian.
Rikki Roccanti is named the
Aucilla Christian Academy vale-
dictorian. Caitlin Murphy is cho-
sen the salutatorian.
Approximately $6,000 in equip-
ment is stolen from Madison Met-
The Greenville Town Council
approves new contracts for a Com-
munity Development Block Grant.
Economic growth in Madison
begins to steadily increase.
Madison County is gripped in
the stranglehold of a drought.
The State of Florida issues an
air quality advisory due to heavy
Early voting begins in the State
Senate race to replace Nancy Ar-
Berry Crews transfers to Madi-
son to work with the Florida High-
way Patrol.
Madison County High School
seniors enjoy their trip to the Ba-
Project Graduation is deemed a

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Emerald Kinsley wins second
place for Feature Photography at
S the Florida Press Association con-
A woman is killed when she
crashes into a tree with her car 'on
June 25.
The Suwannee River Water
Management District maintains
that the water in Cherry Lake is
Leonard James Marion is ar-
rested for leaving the scene of an
Becky's Dance Steps Studio
holds its annual recital.
Madison Academy fifth graders
visit the state capitol.
Chandler Williams III, grand-
son of Chandler and Anita
Williams of Madison, is drafted in
the seventh round by the Minnesota
Welcome rains bring funnel
clouds and downed trees.
Abigail Vasquez is recognized
for never missing a day of school
S white a student at Madison Acade-
.3744 my.
.8546 The Chamber of Commerce
.1617 moves to a new location at 248 SW

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, June 19, 2007
Smoke billows out of Jimmie's Truck Stop as a firefighter works to con-
tain the fire, smoke and.heat damage. The fire began early Tuesday morning,
June 19, and gutted the kitchen area of the truck stop.
Ricky Odom, of
Lee, center, was
arrested after he
fled from Sheriff's
Cpl. Mike Maurice,
far right. Sgt.
David Harper and
Deputy Maurice
Alexander, left, as-
sisted Maurice in
the apprehension.
Paramedic Albert
Leggett, also pic-
tured, treated
Odom at the
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, June 19, 2007

Range Street in Madison.
The Tourist Development Coun-
cil holds a retreat June 13 and 14 at
the Yogi Bear Campground in Madi-
Charlotte Johnson dies after a
long illness.
A Mas Tech employee is killed
while working on power lines on
Midway Church Road.
A water main blows in

Paula Arnold resigns as the Di-
rector of the Chamber of Com-
Shara McNair is crowned Miss
Essence 2007.
Water rates go up in the Town of
Charlie Dickey is chosen the
Outstanding Person of the Year by
the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 I*L'A kU, y .


Billy Ernst, a Florida Highway
Patrol trooper serving in Iraq, is
honored by his fellow FHP officers
with a lunch at the Spaghetti
House in Madison.
Mike Register announces his
retirement from the Town of Lee.
Lee United Methodist Church
holds its Good Friday Crucifixion
Drama, "The Seven Last Words of
The Madison County United
Way reaches its campaign goal of
A firefighter, from Dothan,
Ala., dies in a traffic crash on In-
terstate 10.
Emerald Greene Kinsley pur-
chases the Monticello News.

Site plans for a Wal-Mart on High-
way 53 South, near the interstate,
are reviewed by the Planning and
Zoning Board and recommended for
approval to the Madison County
The Florida Public Service
Commission orders a $13.8 million
refund for Progress Energy cus-
Antwon Wright, a convicted
felon, is arrested for possession of a
The Madison County Commis-
sion bids out a proposal for a new
computer system.
Jimmy Roebuck, a local barber,
is honored at a retirement party
Joe Crafton, a former Madison
S County Commissioner, dies at 59
years of age on August 10 at Shands
Hospital in Gainesville.

Two Madison residents die in
an apparent murder-suicide.
Fireworks spark a blaze which
totally engulfs an abandoned
house on Happy Street in Madison.
John Sleigher, a former Madi-
son County deputy, returns to the
county to work as a Florida'High-
way Patrol trooper.
Ronnie Harris and Francisco
Banks plead guilty to murder.
Jacob Bembry is named editor
of the Madison County Carrier
and the Madison Enterprise-
Ted Ensminger is named asso-
ciate publisher at Greene Publish-
ing, Inc.
Fourteen people have been

Jim Brannan is hired as the
principal at Christian Heritage
Academy in Greenville.
The Hamburg-Lovett Volunteer
Fire Department hosts its 25th an-
nual Peanut Boil.
Two Lee men are arrested for
stealing beer from the Lee Jiffy
Six teenagers are injured in a
rollover on SE Balboa Drive on Au-
gust 13. Ryan Mugge, of Greenville,
is the most seriously injured, suffer-
ing a crushed pelvis.
Sue Browning Raines celebrates
her 101st birthday
Termaine Akins is sentenced to
spent the rest of his life in prison af-
ter being convicted of sexual bat-
tery with a deadly weapon, kidnap-
ping and home invasion robbery He
had earlier refused a 25-year plea

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killed in 14 different traffic crash-
es. Four crashes were caused by
driving while intoxicated. Eight
were not wearing seatbelts when
the crashes occurred.
Arsenic levels in Lake Frances
are deemed safe the Florida
Wildlife Commission.
The Madison County Commis-
sion sets its tentative millage at
8.082 mills.
Madison City Commissioners
set their tentative millage at 6.5746
Fifty tenth grade FCAT tests
are found in a warehouse of a com-
pany that handles test scoring for
the Florida Department of Educa-

One person is killed and four se-
riously injured in a wreck in Lee on
August 8.
Two prison employees are ar-
rested for a drug transaction in
Keystone Foods looks at possi-
bly locating a meat processing plant
in the old facility which had been
occupied by Dixie Packers and
Smithfield Foods.
The Lee Town Council refuses to
grant minutes of meetings to a re-
The Madison County Commis-
sion adopts a hiring freeze.
Corey T. Johnson is found guilty
on federal charges of robbing a gun
shop in Madison.
Jim Fleming is hired as the new
Madison County Forester.

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An exotic dancer is arrested af-
ter a' car chase. ..
Florida Highway Patrol Troop-
er Kamau Bell is terminated after
he is found guilty by a Jefferson
County jury on two counts of un-
natural and lascivious acts.
Greenville lowers its millage
and votes a pay raise for all town
Shannon Pickard, America's
most requested young speaker, ad-
dresses area students.
Tiffany Travis is hired as a new
officer by the Madison Police De-
Two Hispanic males drown in
the Withalacoochee River.
Madison City Mayor Jim
Catron signs a proclamation recog-
nizing Constitution Week.
Farm Bureau holds its annual
The Lee Town Council delays a
vote on paving a portion of Corinth
Church Road.
The Madison County Commis-
sion moves ahead with plans to
build a new public library in Lee.
The grand jury is set in a mur-

der case involving David Lyle
Hultz, who allegedly killed Richard
Meizner at a local motel.
Geno Hayes, a former Madison
County High School Cowboy who
plays football for Florida State, is
arrested following an altercation
with a Tallahassee police officer.
Fast Track on West Base Street
in Madison is burglarized
The Tourist Development Coun-
cil discusses its budget.
Jeanie Marie Davis, of Lee,
wrecks her SUV in a rollover.
An undercover drug sting re-
sults in the arrest of Omar "Gut"
Sonny Arnold pleads guilty to
charges of grand theft and cheat-
Desi Barfield is arrested for pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
Derek Allen is found guilty of
robbery on September 6.
Lightning and heavy rains
cause trouble for Madison County
on September 1.
Eusebia Melgoza is the first His-
panic client ever served the Senior

Citizens Council of Madison Coun-
ty """' "
The newly formed Madison Art
Guild welcomes local artists.

Earl Dewayne Dennis is arrest-
ed for possession of crack cocaine
with intent to sell.
Ken's Bar-B-Q hosts Celebrity
Waiter Night to raise funds for the
United Way of the Big Bend.
Mikel Williams joins the local
USDA as a soil conservationist.
Kevin Odom, a Madison County
Sheriff's deputy, is involved in a car
crash while on duty.
The Madison Police Depart-
ment hires Thomas Gunter as a
new police officer.
New Testament Christian Cen-
ter celebrates its 25th anniversary
Alexis Stalnaker is crowned the
2007 Madison County High School
Homecoming Queen.
Reckless Reality, a Madison-
based rock group, plays at the Elks
Lodge in Madison.
A grand jury returns a murder
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O'Neal Kevin Robinson is sen-
tenced to seven years in federal
prison for his part in a burglary at
a local gun shop.
The Madison unemployment
rate drops.
Dwaine Williams, a 72-year-old
Madison County resident, is killed
during a motorcycle race in Leeds,
Despite Head Coach Frankie
Carroll being hospitalized and not
being able to be at the game, the
Madison County High School Cow-
boys wallop Fort White by a score.
of 56-7 in football action at Boot
Hill in Madison.
Hickory Grove holds its annu-
al Founders Day celebration.
Madison Masonic Lodge Num-
ber 11 celebrates Jim Stanley Day.
Harold Hand pleads guilty to
the murder of Geraldine Konnan.
Madison City Commissioners
consider adopting a scholarship
Madison is set to get more
facelift work done on Horry
The County Commission dis-
cusses cost recovery for EMS.

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Alexis Stalnaker was crowned
the 2007 Madison County High
School Homecoming Queen during
the Tuesday, October 9, coronation

The Madison county Hign
School Cowboys beat the Bartram
Trail Bears 41-10 in the annual
homecoming game.
Fraleigh Nursery is awarded
the Commissioner's 2007 Ag-Envi-
ronmental Leadership Award.
A grand jury indicts Brandon
Javar William for the murder of
Terry Donnell Johnson.
The Town of Lee looks to build
the future with an event for the
town's new youth program.
A Live Oak man is killed in an
accident in Madison County on
Ellaville Central Road.
Deputy Thomas Glee retires
from the Madison County Sher-
iff's Office.
Blair, of
Lee, moth-
er of two
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SA bank robbery suspect assaults a Madison County
af.a4 ~P,- deputy with a motorhome during a high speed chase.
A woman is injured in an accident with a deer on
..Servi -n County Road 150.
MadiA military helicopter which is spotted in the Lovett
area raises a few eyebrows.
Marv Mattair holds a book signing ceremony for his
Snew book, Word to My Kings and Queens.
Tommie Lee Christian, Jr., of Lee, is arrested for
1308 S.W. .e robbing a convenience store in Madison.
,Greenville, FL Four men on arrested for armed robbery on Novem-
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S(850) 948-3 01 A semi crashes on InterstatelO, &amaging a load of
SDennis Roberts, Public Defender, receives the Flori-
da Cross and Legion of Merit from the Florida Army
National Guard.
A,- 7 Tax bills are sent out in Madison County
STwo Madison County children are killed in two dif-
7 ferent traffic crashes.
Fire destroys a home in Madison, which was occu-
6 pied by Dominique Solomon, who was not injured in the
fire. Madi
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Highway 53 exit in Madison.
aJoey Agner, a Madiosn Police officer, is deployed to
Audrey Hughey Wood passes away at 98 years of age.
A semi truck driver is seriously injured when he
Madison, FL runs off the road and collides with trees.
(8)- :973- mVeEtta Hgan is named chairman of the Madison
(850) 9736400 County School Board.
Ben Killingsworth, principal at Madison County
High School, quells fears about staph infection at the
Morris Steen, NFCC President, announces his re-
tirement effective Summer 2008.
Public assistance fraud charges are dropped against
Debra Green Brooks.
Iep & uThelma Thompson resigns from the Lee Town Coun-
A Madison teenager is arrested for theft and credit
card fraud.
A woman is killed in a rollover on Interstate 10 on
SDecember 21.
i~a~ ~ The Madison County Commission votes unanimous-
ly to allow library employees to say "Merry Christmas" -
to their patrons.
528 E. Base Street Madison, FL The City of Madison agrees to sell Carson Ealy
(850) 973-2748 (850) 973-6068 Road.
Property bought by a Jacksonville woman is found:
sto have trash on it. The trash was put there by Advanced
Resource Recovery years before.
Kyle Fox wins a national championship with the Val-
dosta State University Blazers football team.
The Madison County High School Cowboys win the
state title in football by trouncing Tampa Catholic 28-7.
The City of f Madison holds its employee apprecia-

tion lunch.
Martha Davis passes away.
SCon Clara Studebaker, former Lee Town Clerk, dies.
Frankie Carroll is named the Florida High School
For..ea Football Coach of the Year in Class 2A.
Employment Connections battles budget cutbacks.
Y' ;" Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson warns
that wildfire danger continues to increase as drought
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