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Jolly Old Saint Nick takes.a trip through Greenville on the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department's Fire Engine 1.
For full coverage of the Greenville Country Christmas Parade and Festivities, please see the Friday, December 19,
edition of The Madison Enterprise-Recorder.
For Information Leading To The
Discovery Of More Toxic Waste
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Several months ago, the Environmental Protection
Agency conducted a meeting to hear public input re-
garding the proposed clean up of the old ITT-Thompson
industry site on Livingston, located just north of U.S. 90
near downtown Madison. Coincidentally, the city and'
county were simultaneously conducting workshops to
discuss the failed decade-long clean up of the nearby.
landfill that received barrels of waste from the site.
Following those meetings to present, a number of
residents have exchanged information and testimony
about this countywide concern. A common belief was
Please See Reward, Page 4A
Flu TakingA Toll This Season First Graders Comfort At Christmas
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The Madison County
Health Department urges
residents to get vaccinated
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Health Department urges
residents to get vaccinated
now, reminding everyone
that flu can bring severe
illness or in some. cases
:Each year in the Unit- '
ed States, an average of
more,. than 200,000 people
are hospitalized from flu
complications and 36,000
people die from flu. A flu
vaccine can protect you
and your family, so I urge
everyone to get vaccinat-
ed," said Kim Barnhill,
County Health Depart-
The department also
wishes to remind resi-
dents to get' vaccinated
every year, beginning in
September, or as soon as
possible throughout the
influenza season, which
can extend well into Janu-
ary and beyond, as timing
and duration vary
While influenza out-
breaks can happen as ear-
Please See Flu, Page 4A
Man Arrested On
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, In
A Madison man
arrested on nume
charges, stemming fr
traffic stop on Satu
According to a I
son Police Departme]
Smith conducted a ti
stop on Lee Street. Du
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glove compartment. He;
c. and Smith also located a"
was small bag containing mar-
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om a Smith attempted to
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and Monlyn fled on foot
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nt re- caught.
Joey While inside the patrol
traffic vehicle, Officer Gilbert no-
uring ticed that Monlyn broke
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First graders from Madison Academy recently visited Hospice House in Tallahassee, where they presented gifts
to the patients. The annual trip each year is a lifelong lesson In giving for the children.
It has become an an-
nual event for the. first
grade class at Madison
Academy to set aside a
few days each winter to
create a special gift for pa-
tients residing at or being
served by the Hospice
Center in Tallahassee.
Last year, Mrs. Kim
Whigham's students col-
lected scarves, mittens-
and hats for terminally ill
This year, the students
made rice neck rolls that
can be warmed in the mi-
crowave or frozen to
soothe aches and pains. wrote notes of encourage-
Laurie Ward, the commu-
nity outreach coordinator
for Hospice in Tallahas-
see, expressed that the
neck rolls would be bene-
ficial. The children paint-
ed, decorated, and filled
the neck rolls. Then they
ment to attach to each
The class was blessed
to have a special helper to
serve as their seamstress.
Mrs. Robbie Coker, who is
Please See Comfort,
Injured In Crash
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jacob Bembry, Dec. 5, 2008
EMT Jane Redifer checks over one of the victims in'
the crash as other people look on. The Buick Lesabre is
shown in the background.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A man was critically
injured.and a 1994 Buick
Lesabre was totaled in a
traffic accident'on Inter-
state 10, near the 265-mile
marker on Friday morn-
ing, Dec. 5.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report,
Mario A. Melendez, 25, of
Port St. Lucie, was travel-
ing east on Interstate 10 in
the outside lane. He said
that the right side tires
traveled onto the south
Melendez then steered
left and overcorrected. His
car rotated one-quarter of
a turn in a counterclock-
wise direction and trav-
eled southeast across the
paved shoulder and onto
The car continued to
Melendez's right front
passenger door collided
with a tree before coming
to a final rest at the point
of impact facing north.
Melendez and his pas-
Please See Crash,
Local & Regional Crime
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2A * Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, December 17, 2008
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.
Are You Going To Have A Merry Holiday
Or A Merry Christmas This Year?
That question occurred to me several weeks ago. I
went to South Florida to purchase a truck I'd bought on-
line. I realized I was going to the city where Mario, a
man who had been in our Christianity class at Madison
Correctional Institution, now lived. Mario had been a
drug addict and sex addict. His sexual addiction came in
part from wanting to be like his daddy and please him
by having a lot of women. He came from a culture where
sexual escapades were
considered very macho.
Mario has a grandson who really looks up to his
granddaddy. When his grandson first came to the prison
to visit with Mario, Mario would ask him how many
girlfriends he had. He was unconsciously teaching his
grandson, just as he was taught how to be successful in
the eyes of one he looked up too.
Mario accepted Christ while he was incarcerated
and really fell in love with Him. Now all-he wants to do
is become like Christ. He is in his 50's, a former insur-
ance adjuster, who now is washing cars but also telling
all his customers what Christ has done in his life.
Grown men even start crying as he prays for them and
tells his testimony His wife says she never dreamed she
would ever have a husband like him.
Mario found the real Christ, not a religion. Religion
tells us how to live with our pains and idols; Christ came
to heal us and open our eyes to see our idols for what
they are. The law was only given to us to live by until we
are healed and our eyes are opened.
Mario's grandson got very angry at first when
Mario told him it was alright to have friends that were
girls, but it was very bad to have a lot of girl friends. He
had done everything to please his granddaddy and his
granddaddy .had changed. But he changed because his
eyes had been opened to see himself through God's eyes,
not through the eyes of his natural father. Now the
grandson is singing Christian songs just like his grand-
daddy whom he loves and wants
to be like.
During our conversation that Saturday morning in
south Florida, my eyes were opened. I realized that all of
Thanks To Refuge House
S '1y fn Thanks, to people in Madison County the families
Sunder the counsel and care of "Refuge House" have ALL
been adopted for Christmas. "Refuge House" is a safe
place for domestic violence 'victims. Their slogan is
0 vur.a "Hands are for holding - not 'hitting". WELL DONE
Madison - you have taken many little hands this Christ-
mas and made their lives a little better. If you need the
Services of Refuge House their number is 973-4144.
SY Again THANK YOU Madison for a job well done.
Tommy Greene Family,
and the Staff of
Greene Publishing. Inc.
O By Tyrra B Meserve
F Greene Publishing, Inc.
Christina Brooks is the new Activities Direc-
tor at Lake Park of Madison.
A Madison native, she has been on the staff
at the center for just over two years.
When not working, Brooks enjoys spending
time with her family, husband Andrew Brooks
and two children, Seth and Mary Kate. She also
likes to scrap-book and is an avid reader.
When asked if she has a motto she lives by,
Brooks' response was "...Do unto others..."
Reader Enjoys The Carrier
Dear Madison Paper,
Just a note to say how much we enjoy your paper. It
is so nice to know there are people who are not afraid to
say how they love Jesus and decent living.
A very special thank you to Big Ben Hos-
pice for the wonderful care they gave my hus-
band Ray and the support they gave my daugh-
ter and me on the last days of his life. I thank
everyone for their prayers, flowers, cards, food,
calls and visits. And most of all, the love and
support they gave.
The wife, daughter, and grandchildren of
I Raymond Conley
us try to be like those who we love, respect and trust in.
Mario's grandson could have known a lot about his
granddaddy if he had read a book about him and even
heard people talk about him, but he would have never
really know him without spending time with him. He
wants to spend time with Mario every chance he gets be-
cause he loves him and wants
to be like his granddaddy.
In John 6:47, Jesus says, "I assure you, most solemn-
ly I tell you, he who believes in Me [who adheres to,
trusts in, relies on, and has faith in Me] has (now pos-
sess) eternal life." If we are not spending time with Je-
sus, loving, respecting and modeling our lives to His
rather than those around us, do we have eternal life is
us? After all, Jesus said, "Take my yoke upon you and
learn of Me," Matthew. 11:29. He never said you could
just hear about Him or read about Him and you would
get to know him.
This Christmas season seems like a good time for
me do, some walking and spending time yoked with Je-
sus, examining who I really put my hope and trust in. It
is time to examine myself to see what kind of life I am
passing on to those who want to be like me: A good way
to discover this is to listen to what our children and
grandchildren are talking about this season. That is one
way to determine who we are yoked with and what we
are passing on to the ones
we love and who love us.
Unless I do spend time with Jesus, loving Him and
trying to be like Him, it will just be a Merry Holiday not
a Merry Christmas.
Look Who's New...
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Earl and Deana Bagley are proud to announce the
arrival of a baby girl, Kendal Bagley, born on December
6, at 5:54 p.m. She weighed six pounds, six ounces, and
was 19-1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Earl
"Skip" and Judith Bagley
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The True Meaning
Midway Church of God will present The True Mean-
ing of Christmas on Sunday evening, Dec. 21, beginning
at 6 p.m.
The event will begin with the congregation singing
Christmas songs, followed by the lighting of the Advent
candle and a reading of the Christmas story by the
church's pastor, Retis Flowers:
The youth of the church will present three different
skits, including a skit featuring angels played by Abbie
Bembry, Georgia ,Phillips, Emmie Phillips and Chloe
Cline. The skits will all show that the real meaning of
Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ.
Happy anniversary wishes are extended to Larry
and Myrtice Tompkins, who will celebrate 41 years to-
gether this Tuesday, Dec. 23. I hope that you have a great
Belated birthday wishes go out to Weta Johnson,
who celebrate her birthday on Sunday, Dec. 14. Hope you
had a great one!
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!
Salina Siplin and Department of Revenue vs. Derek
Barfield - support
Cynthia King vs. Marvin King - dissolution of mar-
Dawntessa Smith vs. Brandon Postell - domestic in-
Beatrice Gallon vs. Lacara Chambers - repeat do-
Shedrick 0. Johnson vs. Brian W Watson - auto neg-
Vincent Pjaczkowski and Department of Revenue
vs. Sherry Placzkowski - support
Kayla Page and Department of Revenue vs.
Jonathan Page - support
2004 - President Bush signs the Intelligence Reform
and Terrorism Act of 2004 which reorganizes .intelli-
gence agencies and creates position of national security
1988 - Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win
300 games (Washington' Capitals)
1986 - U.S. Congress forms Irangate committee
1986 - VMrs Davina Thompsoni makes medical.history
by having the first heart, lung and liver transplant (Pap-
worth Hospital in Cambridge, England)
1983 - Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London,
5 killed, 94 injured
1979 - Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph
1978 - OPEC raises oil prices 18%
1976 - Superstation WTBS in Atlanta went national
1975 - Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt
on President Fdrdjs life
1971 - "Diamonds are Forever" premieres in US
1970 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 - USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no
evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thou-
sands of UFO sightings
1965 - Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland
and Supremes concert
1965 - Largest newspaper-Sunday New York Times at
946 pages (50 cents)
1962 - Beatles first British TV appearance (People
and Places) :-
1903 -At 10:35 a.m.; first sustained motorized-aircraft
flight (Orville Wright)
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There , has
time and space National
since the Nov 4
general election Security
to properly assess M Y
what happened. Joe Boyles
Obviously, Repub- Guest Columnist
licans suffered a
resounding de- -. ....
feat on almost
every front. Not
only did they lose the White House, but
something like seven seats in the Senate
and twenty in' the House. Come Jan. 20,
the Democrats will be in charge of the
White House and both houses of Con-
On the whole, the Republicans took
the blame for just about everything. That
might be a little unfair since governing re-
sponsibility' has been shared between
both parties since the 2006 election, but re-
gardless, Republicans were blamed for all
the ills. Without question, the most signif-
icant issue on voter's minds was the econ-
omy .which took a decided nose dive in
mid-September. Voters decided that the
president and his party was to blame, and
it was a good time to "switch horses."
Let's. examine the presidential race.
Hats off. to Barack Obama and his cam-'
paign team - for all intents and purposes,
they ran a flawless campaign. There were
more hiccups from the McCain camp, but
mostly, they were a victim of poor choice
and rotten timing. The Republicans chose
a national security candidate and the cen-
tral issue turned out to be the economy.
When it came to describing the economic
crisisand what to do about it, McCain was
simply ill-prepared and out of his league.
His explanations were rambling and ele-
mentary. In retrospect, Mitt Romney
would have been a better choice under the
circumstances, but hindsight is always 20-
If you are a regular reader of this col-
umn, you'll know that I consider the state
of the economy a national security issue.
The Republicans lost sight of this. Amaz-
ingly, Obama came across as a tax-cutter
(which he isn't) and the media let him get
away with this slight-of-hand. At some
point, they'll catch on.'
Speaking of the press, it did not help
Republicans that the main stream media
(daily and weekly prints as well as the net-
works) were overwhelmingly biased to-
ward Obama and his party The media will
eventually wake up and begin to critically
examine Mr. Obama and his policies.
Maybe they are starting to shake off their
blinders with this Chicago-style "pay for
play" scandal over who will replace the
president-elect in the Senate.
Like any good front-runner, Obama
stayed away from specifics during the
campaign and inspired his audiences
ers make an in-
Believe me - there were plenty .of ques-
tions they could have asked that would
have pointed out the contradictions be-
tween rhetoric and policy, but the media
chose not to question Mr. Obama. That
was unfair, and we will suffer for the me-
dia's lack of objectivity and curiosity So
In the House and Senate, the Democ-
rats recruited fresh faces that swept in on
Obama's coattails against weaker, old and
sometimes corrupt Republicans. For the
most part, they won the close races. We'll
have to see how the Senate race in Min-
nesota turns out. Loser Al Franken is em-
ploying the old Democrat tactic of keep-
fact, he may never concede. If Coleman's
slim lead holds uAp through countless
court challenges and recounts, then Har-
ry Reid's majority will be 58-42 - almost
At this point, governing our nation in
very perilous and uncertain times will be
strictly on the'shoulders of the Democ-
rats. Sure, they'll continue to blame Bush
for our ills, but that argument will wane
over time. The current generation of
Americans is highly impatient. We'll give
the new president some slack, but we're
gonna expect results. If results are spotty
or long in coming, the voters will turn to
alternative answers in the 2010 election.
After disastrous results in the 2006
and 2008 elections, it is common practice
in the already left-leaning press to write
off the Republicans and. conservatism.
Not so fast. The Republican Party needs to
redefine itself and turn to new leaders,
but the principles of conservatism are
known and proven. When Republicans
lost their way, the voters punished them
and rightfully so.
These past two elections have purged
the party of some "dead wood." It would
appear that the Northeast has bought into
liberalism and there isn't much room for
conservative thinking. So be it. This part
of the country is withering on the vine as
it is. Same way with Michigan and other
places in the Midwest that continue to
hold on to outmoded business models and
In future columns, I'll discuss what to
expect from the incoming Obama Admin-
istration as well as what I think are the
core values of conservatism. Until then.
Did You Know...
In Terminator 2 - Judgement Day, Arnold
Schwarzenegger received a salary of
$15 million. The 700 words he spoke
translates to $21,429 per word. "Hasta la
vista, baby" thus cost $85,716.
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4A * Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, Decembei 17, 2008
LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTER
SHOULD BE. CONSIDERED INNOCENT
VYEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
.Man Arrested For
A Madison man was arrested Monday, Dec. 8, for
According to a Madison County Sheriff's Office re-
port, Deputy Kevin Odom was working stationary radar
at Giddens Grocery. Store on Highwa*45, when a con-
cerned citizen told him that his daughter was traveling
home on Highway 145 and had just passed Hanson when
she saw an older model blue pickup truck, traveling at
approximately 40 miles per hour, swerving in and out of
Approximately one minute later, Odom observed a
Chevy pickup in front of another vehicle.
Odom positioned himself behind the truck, was
traveling at a slow rate of speed. He noticed the truck
cross the yellow line into oncoming traffic several times
and conducted a routine traffic stop. He had to follow the
vehicle for a mile-and-a-half before the driver finally
The driver of the truck was identified as Roy Ellis
Bass, Jr. After failing several field tests for driving un-
der the influence, he was placed under arrest and trans-
ported to the Madison County Jail. On his first breatha-
lyzer test, he blew a .316. On the second test, he blew a
.299 out of 210 Liters.
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ly as October, most of the time influenza cases peak
in January or later, so, again, now is a good time to get
The Madison County Health Department has suffi-
cient vaccine on hand to. accommodate local demand
and the vaccine is offered at a reduced cost or at no cost
for residents who are eligible. In general, anyone who
wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can and
should get vaccinated. In fact, it is very 'important that
certain people get vaccinated each year.
It is important to protect children age 6 months
through 19 years, pregnant women, people 50 years of
age and older, people of any age with certain chronic
medical conditions and people who live in nursing
homes and other long-term care facilities. People who
live with or care for those at high risk for complications
from flu should get vaccinated as well. This includes
health care workers, household contacts of persons at
high risk for complications from the flu and household
contacts and caregivers of children less than 6 months
of age because these children bre too young to be vacci-
Barnhill cautions, "However, there are some peo-
ple who should not be vaccinated without first consult-
ing a physician. These are people who have severe aller-
gy to chicken eggs, people who have had a severe reac-
tion to an influenza vaccination previously, people who
have Guillain-Barr6 syndrome (GBS), and children less
than 6 months of age. People who have a moderate-to-se-
vere illness with a fever should wait until they recover
to get vaccinated."
For more information or to get vaccinated, sim-
ply call for an appointment or visit the Madison County
Health Department. The phone number is (850) 973-5000.
Michael Curtis can be reached at
cont from Page 1A
expressed that many local medical issues, including
those severe enough to end in death, are potentially re-
lated to the environmental effects of this and other tox-
ic waste that was disposed of improperly.
To assist in this ongoing effort, one that is intended
to create additional intervention and correction on be-
half of those responsible, several champions of the
cause have decided to donate not only their time, but
also financial resources, to advance this process to-a lev-
el of urgency deserving of such neighborly crusades.
After all, what is a baby's health worth, or the physical
breakdown or death of a loved one?
So, in this season of giving, concerned citizens
are asking all involved to step up, if not for yourself,
then for those who can't step up for themselves.
A reward of up to $500 is respectfully offered for
the confirmation of illegally buried barrels and/or oth-
er forms of illegal disposal. Of course, no names will be
released, and this reporter will handle all initial infor-
Michael Curtis can be reached at
Michael (greenepublishing.com or phone at (850) 973-
cont from Page 1A
the grandmother to first grader, Gracie Galbraith,
spent several days helping the class with their project.
On December 5, the class delivered their gift to Mrs.
Ward, the Hospice Staff, and the patients. Ms. Ward ex-
pressed that the Hospice staff needs encouragement
from the community. Often, the caregivers suffer along
with the ones they are caring for.
The first graders felt that they had help show sup-
port in a very unique way!
m r cont from Page 1A
734I' 141 singer, Joseph A. Torres, 22, of Stuart, suffered minor
injuries. His other passenger, Jairon Martinez, 40,-: of
Stuart, was critically injured.
FHP Trooper John Sleigher was the investigator of-
(and so should you)
BECAUSE NOT EVERY HEALTH
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Good health depends on regular medical check-
ups. from annual screenings and school physical, to
treatment of chronic conditions like allergies or
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* Walk-in appointments for established patients
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier * 5A
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Clyde Annadale pre-
sents "Joseph: The Carpen-
ter Who Saved Christmas,"
on Sunday, December 21, at
11 a.m., at the Lee First
Baptist Church. Everyone
is invited to attend.
gospel's newest trio, will be
in concert at San Pedro
Church on Saturday, Janu-
ary 3, at 7 p.m. Admission.
is free, however a love of-
fering will be received dur-
ing the concert.
Every Monday In
Mommy's Club Is an
opportunity for Mother's
and Mothers-to- be to
share, discuss and explore
concerns ,regarding child-
birth, baby care and life
choices after birth. All are
welcome and it is free. We
will meet at Madison Pub-
lic Library every Monday
in December from 10 am til
12 noon. Kathy Harvey, a
Certified Doula and Child-
birth Educator, will host.
For more information call
850-929-2951 or 850-464-0487.
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
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Funeral services for Emma
Harrison Pinson were held on
Monday December 15, 2008, at 2
p.m. graveside in the Oak Ridge
Cemetery in Madison. Rev
Johnny Burdick will officiate.
The family received friends
at Clark Funeral Home on Sun-
day December 14, from 6:30-8:30
Mrs. Pinson was born in
Whigham, Ga, on May 19,1922,
to Thomas Basil and Prassie
Collins Harrison. She is the wid-
ow of Larry Pinson.
A long time resident of
Madison. She is a member of
the First Baptist Church. She
and her late husband owned
and operated the Madison
Cleaners before their retire-
Survivors are nephews,
Gary Harrison and wife, Jane,
Dixon Harrison and wife,
Sheila, Bruce Hawthorne and
wife, Sharon, Dolan Hawthorne
and wife, Mary Lee, all of
Whigham, Ga.; Nieces, Fay
Hawthorne of Whigham, Ga.,
Jenny and Sammy Nichols, of
Crawfordville, Amy and Danny
Marlow, Thomasville, Ga.; step-
son, Thomas Joseph and Chris
Pinson of Sarasota; a host of
great nieces, nephews and step-
Preceded in death by her
husband, Larry Pinson; hus-
band, Ottis Fausett; her parents,
Thomas Basil Harrison and
Prassie Collins Harrison; broth-
ers, Raymond Harrison, Calton
Hat-ison. Leon Haxris:n. and a
sister, Louise Harrison
Condolences may be made
McLeod, age 76, died
Sunday, December 14,
2008, in Madison.
Funeral services will
be Thursday, December
18, at 2 p.m., in the
Chapel of Dale Wood-
ward Funeral Home Hol-
ly Hill. Interment will
follow in the Shady Rest
Cemetery. Holly Hill.
Donations may be to
Big Ben Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd. Tal-
lahassee, FL. 32308.
She was a longtime
resident of ,Madison
County, and previously
of Daytona Beach. She
was a Homemaker who
enjoyed fishing, garden-
ing and spending time
with her family. She was
a long time member of
the Hamburg Lovett Vol-
unteer Fire Dept.
She is survived by
her loving husband of 57
years, Dewey McLeod;
two sons, Neal McLeod
of Madison, and Dennis
McLeod and (Tammy) of
Daytona Beach; four
one sister, Waunell Ed-
wards - and (John) of
Daytona Beach; one sis-
ter-in-law, Paula Star-
ling; and several nieces
and nephews. She will
be missed by all.
She was preceded in
death by a brother,
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e Road, Suite H, Valdosta, GA 31-I
Albert Lassiter Hill, Jr.
passed away on Wednesday
He was born in DeFuniak
Springs on April 20, 1924 to
the late Albert Lassiter Hill,
Sr. and Gertrube Bannister
Hill. He served in the 4th In-
fantry Division of the United
States Army during World
War' II and graduated from
the University of Florida in
1951 with a Bachelor of Sci-
ence Degree in Forestry It is
no secret that Bert was an
avid Gator Football fan all his
life. Bert was a humble South-
ern gentleman who remained
active in his family's life to
the very end. Recognizing
Mary Frances' love of ani-
mals, he was always on the
lookout for animals to bring
home for her to take care of -
even the stray alligator! It was
not uncommon to see him sit-
ting in his reserved seat on
the bottom bleacher giving
the thumbs up sign as he
watched Beth's and his grand-
daughters basketball games
or standing front and center
at the fence watching Bubba
play Walton High School foot-
ball. He was Presbyterian by
faith and was a member of
the Glendale Presbyterian
Church where he served as an
elder for many years. He was
retired from International Pa-
per Company and served for
several years as Vice-Presi-
dent of Cawthon State Bank.
Bert was a Master Mason in
the Masonic Lodge 170 F &
AM of DeFuniak Springs, a
member of the Scottish and
York Rite bodies, and a mem-
ber of the Morocco Shrine of
Jacksonville. Bert was a
member of Chapter 115 of the
Eastern Star of DeFuniak
Springs where he was a past
Bert was preceded in
death by his loving wife, Mary
Anne Cheney Hill; his sisters,
Nettie Mae Shelfer and Mil-
dred Ethelyn Dickinson; and
a brother, John Lawson Hill
Survivors include his
daughter, Mary Frances
Mauldin and fiance, Glen
Woodard of Madison; daugh-
ter, Beth Paulk and husband,
Steve, of DeFuniak Springs;
son, Bubba Hill of Seagrove
Beach; brother, Hugh Logan
Hill and wife, Shirley of Mo-
bile, Ala.; and special friend,
Maxine Parson of Ponce De
Leon; 10 grandchildren, Scott
Mauldin and wife, Lindsay,
Clint Mauldin, Greg Mauldifi
and wife, Sabrina, Stephanie
Mauldin, Lee Paulk, Lynn
Paulk, Haley Paulk, Valerie
McLendon and husband,
Josh, Jacob Hill, Cody Hill,
and their mother, Stephanie
Hill; a great-grandson, Danny
Mauldin; a great-grand-
daughter, Peyton Mauldin;
loving nieces; nephews; and
a host of lifelong friends.
A graveside service was
held Friday, December 5,
2008, at Magnolia Cemetery
in DeFuniak Springs at 10
a.m., with Rev. Keith An-
drews officiating. Acting as
honorary pallbearers will be
Lee Parson and Shriners
Jack Bell, Vann Jenkins, Dan
Bodiford, and James McHen-
In lieu of flowers, Bert
requested that donations be
made to the Crippled Chil-
dren's Committee, Morocco
Temple, 220 North Ocean
Street, Jacksonville, Florida,
32202 or the Crippled Chil-
dren's Committee, Hadji
Temple, 800 West Nine Mile
Road, Pensacola, Florida,
Joe Evans Funteral
Home of Florala, Ala., is in
charge of arrangements for
Mr. Albert Lassiter Hill, Jr.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
HoIiday Htappeninqs With The Madison Garden Club
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Christmas is being ushered in with flower power at the
Madison Garden Club this season. From poinsettias to a very
Posie anniversary, the tidings are all around and these ladies
are sure to be a part of the event, bringing joy to everyone
Helping decorate the Mansion was a big item on the
Madison Garden Club meeting list of to-dos for the Decem-
ber month. The lights were to be turned on Saturday, Dec. 6,
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Wally Davis is Invited by President Dolly Ballard and
her Garden Club members to become the newest senior
member for all his indispensable advice.
asked to join the Madison Garden Club as a senior member
on Thursday. The surprise induction was executed at
Farmer's Supply when Dolly Ballard made him an offer he
couldn't refuse. Smiles of gratitude welcomed Wally with a
formal invitation handed to the Madison Garden Club's
newest Senior Member.
"Everyone of us love you," Ballard stated. "Now we can
really take advantage of you," she added with an impish
Another stop for these busy social brighteners was to the
Senior Citizens Council, where they dropped off canned and
boxed goods for the good of the community Destined to go to
homes that need them, the items were collected by Garden
Club members not in lieu of, but as noble gifts replacing
Christmas presents given between members. With true holi-
day spirit it was decided that this was this was how they
would celebrate this season.
Garden Club member Posey Brown wanted to thank
everyone in the community for their warm congratulations
and heartfelt joy for her and Joe's 40th Wedding Anniversary.
"May God bless you all," a sentimental Mrs. Brown said for
both her and her husband of so many beautiful years.
On the always blooming path of life, Madison Garden Club
members are all about this season, sending love and wishes for
a bright future for all and to all a beautiful new year.
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Garden Club member Mina Bloodworth takes time to
stop and smell the poinsettias while helping decorate the
Smith-Goza Mansion for the Christmas tour.
with a tour of homes scheduled to follow. To prepare for the
event, Garden Club ladies grouped in the downstairs receiv-
ing room of the Mansion, ivory poinsettias in hand and good
tidings for all. Babbles, candles and bows later, the walls
were bedecked and a beautiful Saint Nick waits in his gold-
ribboned robes to greet the guests who arrive.
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When one has lost a
loved one, whether recently
or years ago, the holidays
can be bittersweet. The Big
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membrance are adorned
with gold bows, porcelain
bells and angels, each bear-
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message that serves as a liv-
ing reminder of the endur-
ing power of love. Dona-
tions made go directly to
providing care, comfort and
hope to Big Bend Hospice
patients and their families
in Madison County, and can
be made at the following lo-
cations: Capital City Bank,
Madison, Farmers & Mer-
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Madison County Communi-
ty Bank, Madison, Wa-
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Volunteers are available to.
assist at each site through
December 24. Please stop
by and read some of the
heartfelt messages attached
to each Tree, and consider
making a contribution in
honor or memory of a loved
one to support the mission
of Big Bend Hospice.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Jad[9on Academy e'cfeomes
dana TamI- JcewA 4ead Ot gchood
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Janna Barrs comes from a long line of
educators. In fact, her father, David Beekman
of St. Cloud, knew she was destined to teach
long ago. Unfortunately, Janna chose to go a
different direction initially majoring in Busi-
ness Administration at the University of
Central Florida. She chose to follow a career
in banking, but the path that the Lord set her
on eventually found as the Head of School at
Janna became the school's head (another
term used for principal) officially on Decem-
ber 1. Prior to that, she taught fourth grade at
the academy for eight years and served as the
Assistant Head of School, while teaching, for
three of those years.
"I became a substitute teacher here when
Marguerite Page became ill and had to take
some time off," she said. "When she did not
return to the school the next year, they called
me and asked if I would consider teaching."
Janna graduated from Orange Park High
School before attending Valencia Community
College and the University of Central Florida.
She went to work in the commercial lending in-
dustry with Barnett Bank in of Central Florida
in Orlando, Florida and eventually found her-
self the owner of a commercial site develop-
ment firm in Osceola County, Flofida. Unfortu-
nately, the company and her first marriage end-
ed and she found herself working as an inside.
sales representative for a utility supply compa-
ny in Wildwood, known as J.C. McCormick.
Remarkably, it was Janna's employment
with this firnt that led her to Lee. While at-
tending a sales training meeting in Lafayette,
Ind., she met John Barrs of Lee who.worked
for one of McCormick's competitors. She and
John eventually married and she soon found
herself and her son Joshua residents of
Madison County John encouraged Janna to
attend FAMU's education program and earn
her teaching certificate.
Janna said that she loves teaching and be-
lieves that the Lord has been preparing her for
this position. "The Lord brings certain things
into your life," she said. "For the past 20 years,
the Lord has
ing me for
lar place in
she not only
has an educa-
ground, but a
is a tremen- G e s I
dous asset in Greene Publishing, Inc.
her current Not only educators,. b
role. Barrs, left, and Kim Whigha
A w a y positions at Madison Acade
from school, the school and Kim is the s
Janna is a
member of Lee First Baptist Church and the
Junior Auxiliary of Madison County She en-
joys singing with a gospel group called "Unto
Him" when the opportunity presents itself.
Other members of the group include Gary
and Phyllis Bailey and Bruce Brown.
Janna has a son, Joshua Wood, by her
first marriage, as well as three stepchildren:
Michael Barrs, John Barrs, Jr. and Melissa
Barrs. She has three grandchildren and an-
other one on the way
Greene Publishing, Inc. congratulates
Janna Barrs on her new position as Head of
Ood" s Plans For Kim Whigham Lead To Her
Peing Madison Academy' s Assistant Head
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"For I know the plans I
have for you," declares the
LORD, "plans to prosper
you and not to harm you,
Photo by Jacob Bembry, December 10, 2008
jut lifelong learners, Janna
im, right, have accepted new
Dmy. Janna is the new head of
school's assistant head.
plans'to give you hope and a
future. Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah 29:11 has
been the Bible verse, that
Kim Whigham and her hus-
band, Alan, use in their dai-
ly lives. "God has plans that
are greater than ours," Kim
said. "We have to trust and
do what we think is right."
God's plans for Kim's
life have recently taken a
turn where she has found
herself not only as a first
grade teacher but as the as-
sistant head of Madison
Kim comes from a long
line of teachers, including
her mother, Kay Browning,
who was a teacher at Pinet-
ta for years. Kim grew up
in Madison, and she went
through school from
eighth grade at Pinetta Ju-
nior High School.
Kim has taught at
Madison Academy for the
past five years. Prior to
teaching at the Academy,
she taught at Madison Pri-
mary School and Madison
County Central School.
During her 16 years in
teaching, she has taught
fifth, third and first grade.
Her certification is in first
through sixth grades.
"I enjoy teaching, first
grade," she said, noting
that her favorite thing
about teaching first grade
is watching the. children
learn to read. "At the end of
the year, the children get a
reading license. It looks
like a real driver's license
and it doesn't have an expi-
ration date. Instead of hav-
ing an organ donor desig-
nation on the license, it has
an area where the students
become reading time
Another favorite thing
she likes to do is take the
children on a field trip to
Hospice House each year.
They learn the lifelong les-
son of serving others by
giving to the patients there.
"I had just left the pub-
lic school system and didn't
have a job," she said, "when
I got a call from Lee Anne
Browning telling me there
was an opening at the
Another favorite thing
she likes to do is take the
children on a field trip to
Hospice House each year.
Kim received her A.A.
degree from North Florida
Junior College and her
Bachelor of Arts in Educa-
tion from Florida Atlantic
University in Boca Raton.
The Whighams are ac-
tive members of Fellow-
ship Baptist Church. Kim
works with the AWANA
program. She is a member
of the Delta Kappa Gamma
She is the daughter of
the late Gene and Kay
Browning and Billy War-
Kim and Alan have
three children: Ben Taylor,
Johnathon and Alan
Greene Publishing, Inc.
congratulates Kim Whigh-
am on her new position as
Assistant Head of Madison
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Daylight would like to thank every one of our clients for
making this possible. We look forward to providing
quality, friendly, and professional service for the people
of Madison and the surrounding area in 2009 and the fu-
ture. No matter what your beauty needs, we at Daylight
Salon and Spa are here to help. Anna Davis, Denise Elli-
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Andrews make up our group of professional hair styl-
We at Daylight Salon and Spa would like to
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igts. Each one of them has years of experience in hair
.coloring, cutting, perming, styling, straightening, and
waxing, and can make your hair look its best.
Michelle Cruce is the nail technician and has years
of experience in artificial nails, manicures, and pedi-
cures. Michelle prides herself in having a thorough un-
derstanding of color and can help the client pick out a
nail color that is just right for them. Debbie Rutherford
is a nationally licensed massage therapist, and special-
izes in Muscle Specific, Geriatric, Swedish, and Hot
Stone massages. With a background in nursing, Debbie
understands the muscle structures of the body and be-
lieves that massage is a healthy service for the body as
well as the mind.
Marina Greenwood is the skin care specialist, and
one of Daylight's newest members. She has extensive
skin care training in Russia as well as Paris, France.,
With a medical background, Mariana enjoys helping to
bring out the hidden beauty in a person's skin. She spe-
cializes in Anti-Aging, Acne, Microdermabrasion, Deep
Pore cleansing, and Hydro-lifting treatments. Susan
Williams owns the Merle Norman Studio located in Day-
light and also rents tuxedos. She is a make-up consul-
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
The family of Elizabeth C. Almand would like to in- Church, enjoyed their river home in
vite you to a birthday celebration to honor their mother's Steinhatchee, and supported various
80 years! The drop-by reception will be held on Dec. 21 community activities together until
from 3:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon at 2114 S.E. County Road Felton's death in 2006.
255, Lee (no gifts, please). Over the years, Elizabeth has
Elizabeth Almand was born Sarah Elizabeth Clark on worked at a variety of jobs (e.g., real
Nov. 29, 1928, in Madison County, to Jim Glover and Lau- estate agent for Brodus Willoughby/
ra "Sweet" Blair. For most of her childhood, she lived in Knoblock/Milliron Century 21 and
the Mt. Olive area of Madison with her four siblings part-time bookkeeper for Tommy
(James, Dot, Weezie and Shirley). Her mother died in 1939 Greene and Thed Fraleigh). In addi-
of pneumonia. Her father continued to farm until he died tion, she has owned several business-
in 1960 from complications due to a stroke. es (e.g., Isle of Rest Nursing Home in
Elizabeth graduated from Madison High School in Monticello, McNally Apartment
1946. Soon after, she married Daniel "Danny" Aubrey Lo- House. in Madison which she re-
gan Jr. and relocated to Jacksonville. They had four chil- named The Logan House, and Some-
dren: Linda (1948), Mike (1950-2004), Tim (1954) and Tere- thing Special antique shop in Stein-
sa (1958). hatchee).
Elizabeth and Danny divorced in 1961. Eventually, In 1996, Elizabeth helped to estab-
Elizabeth moved back to the Madison area and married lish the Madison County Genealogy
Felton Almand in 1969. They attended Lee Baptist Society She has assisted in research-
ing books on the Descendents of George
Blair from 1750-1999 and Clark & Allied
Families from 1775-2002.
Elizabeth was also appointed the first
woman to serve on the Farmers Home Ad-
ministration Board of Directors. She was
also involved in the Madison Woman's Club
where she served as treasurer for 11 years.
Elizabeth has an array of hobbies that
include crocheting, quilting and other
crafting project, even win-
ning first place ribbons on
occasion. In addition, she
loves to travel and has trav-
eled around the world (e.g., You'r
Switzerland, Austria, Ger-
many, Madagascar, Saudi
Arabia, Egypt, Kenya, New Ro cl
Zealand, Ireland, the Holy
Land, Greece, Turkey, M e t
Venezuela, St. Thomas,
France, Puerto Rico, Mexi- at 6:0
co and many more).
Elizabeth's pride and Direction
joy is her grandchildren: Dight
Aubrey Logan-Terry (lin- Right
guistics Ph.D. student), Chil
Callen Logan (nursing stu-
dent) and Tim Logan II (po-
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Whether you're shop-
ping for your Christmas
gifts ahead of time or doing
some last-minute shopping,
you'll find some of our
ideas helpful. Avoid the
crowds, spend less money,
and 'find Christmas gifts
that. 'everyone will really
fry some of these ideas
if y i like to get your shop-
ping done early, but want to
be sure to get it right:
Almost every major re-
tailer and specialty store
has a website and offers on-
line shopping. If you're fa-
miliar with the quality of
the products of the compa-
ny, go for it. You can take
care of all your shopping
on one or two sites and find
something for everyone.
Books, plants, small appli-
ances, toys, and clothing
ai-e easy to find. Most com-
panies will gift wrap your
purchase, add a card with
your personal greeting.
and send it in time for
Christmas. Be sure to con-
firm shipping times and op-
tions. If you need specific
information about items,
use the store's customer
service department and
Buy in Bulk
For work colleagues,
teachers, neighbors, or a
give gifts to. consider giv
ing everyone the sami
item. It qan be a yumm;
food gift,. seasonal decora
tion. a favorite book you'vE
just readcgoi" some piece o
apparel. You inay feel awk
ward doing this. If so, ge
several things and give onE
to an individual in eaci
group. Then. they won'
know that you've bough
several of the same gift.
I like to do this sort o
shopping just after Christ
mas, when bargains ar
everywhere. I find some
thing I really like, count m.
numbers, and buy one fob
everyone. If the items comic
wrapped, be sure to marl
the packages so you don'
forget what's in them an
who they're for. Store thi
gifts in a safe, weather
proof closet until the nex
Add to Someone's
Christmas is a wonder
ful time to add to a newly
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By Alfa Hunt
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The 1st Florida Infantry was the
first regiment organized in Florida,
and it included one company from
Madison County-Company F-with
Richard Bradford as its Captain. This
company stopped in Tallahassee to join
other companies on the trip to Pensaco-
Captain Richard- Bradford, a young
lawyer of Madison, was from Lean
County, and his cousin Susan Bradford
Eppes of Tallahassee, in her book,
Through Some Eventful Years, de-
scribed him and his enlistment.
"April 17th 1861. The 1st Florida
Regiment went to Pensacola today It
was the Madison Company, Captain
Richard H.- Bradford commanding,
which hurt me most. The entire Brad-
ford family adore Cousin Rich, he is so
young, so talented, so handsome and
Sir Galahad himself was not more spot-
less than he. When the call for volun-
teers was made in the courthouse in
Madison, Judge Vann made a stirring
and patriotic speech. He pictured the
grimness of the war as well as its glory
and when he finished he stood beside
the table, where a blank sheet awaited
the signatures of those who should re-
spond. For a moment the silence of
death rested on the crowd assembled
there, then Richard Bradford stepped
forward and, affixed his name to the pa-
per which meant so much. Others came
quickly and in a few minutes the hun-
dred men needed for the company had
signed and they elected Richard Brad-
ford captain, and he the youngest man
Other companies were soon rallied:
the Madison Rangers, Roll Company L
and 2nd Florida Infantry (William P.
Plans, captain) on July 13; the Madi-
soqn Gray.Eagles, Roll Company G and
3rd Florida Infantry (Thomas Lang-
ford, captain) on Aug. 9; and Roll Com-
pany C and 4th Florida Infantry
(William H. Dial, captain) in Septem-
ber. As the war went on, these compa-
nies were combined with others, and
additional companies were organized,
such as the Barto Rebels, Company D
and 5th Florida Regiment. (A.J. Lea,
The true tragedy of the war was
brought to the hearts and minds of
Madison County when Bradford be-
came the first Florida officer to lose his,
life in the conflict. Eppes wrote of the
"October 10th 1861, War has come
home to the Bradford neighborhood!
...Last night October 9th, Captain
Richard H. Bradford was shot in the
breast and instantly killed, while lead-
ing his men in an attack on Santa Rosa
Island. He was everybody's darling.
Cousin Edward Bradford, his brother,
is bringing his body home. The
telegram said they would stop over a
few hours in Madison and the casket
would lie in state in the courthouse
there, that Madison might do him hon-
or. Then they will come one and he will
be buried in God's Acre at Pine Hill.
"October 12th 1861. Cousin Rich was
buried today Governor Milton deliv-
ered an eulogy on his spotless record,
His is the first bloodshed on Florida
soil in this cruel war. When the services
at the grave were over a military com-
pany came forward and fired three
times across his grave, it was horrible."
Upon the death of Capt. Bradford,
Vans Randall was promoted to Captain.
Others in the company were wounded
in the same engagement, and several
were captured, but were soon ex-
changed. Later in the war, the dead
were buried where they fell, and few
had the honor of lying in state and hav-
ing a governor deliver their eulogies.
The Conscription Act, which began
in 1862, required those who had not en-
listed to join a military unit. As in all
wars, there were those who would do
everything they could to stay out of ser-
vice and encourage their family mem-
bers to do the same. John E. Johns, in
Florida During the Civil War, quotes a
letter from someone who had entered
service from Madison County Each let-
ter is quoted exactly as it was written.
"December 4, 1863
"Dear Mother, Seat myself this
morning to inform you that I am well
and we have got orders to leave here but
I do not know where we are going to but
out west I will wright to you as soon as
I get to my journey end. Wright to me
(if) brother Ben is gone back to Virginia
and tell him if he haint gon not go take
the woods first."
Joel M. Drew of the Madison
Rangers had a more interesting letter
to write, reproduced here, an exerpt of
"I will tell you something about the
yankes the other day they comed out on
the feall 2 mornings an razed there flag
an formed a line of battle and beate
there drums up and down their lines as
to say come southern boys we are reddy
for you know. So the 2 evenings just at
dark we Fla boys landed in the yankeys
feal where they had bin that morning
but the yankes was not there. There
was the fence they lade down that
morning to fite over so we turn an went
out of the feal by the side and camp. So
next morning about line of battle in the
feal in 15 minets the line was form. We
march on in the fied an on the other
side an we sat down an wanted until 2
oclock there came no yankeys on the
feal that day"
Drew was killed later in action, and
the $89 due him for "services rendered"
to the Confederate States of America
was forwarded to his mother, Mrs.
While the soldiers were away fight-
ing skirmishes and battles, those who
remained at home attempted to carry
on as usual. Madison County's job was
to provide supplies for the fighting
men, and to be a refugee center for
those who fled areas taken over by the
Union Army, such as Fernandina, Jack-
sonvilleand St. Augustine.
Benjamin A. Putnam, for whom
Putnam County was named, an ex-Indi-
an fighter, St. Augustine lawyer, speak-
er of the house, surveyor general and
Palatka developer, being too old to fight,
took refuge with his wife in the town of
Joseph D. Cushman Jr., in A Goodly
Heritage; The Episcopal Church in
Florida 1821-1898, said that 30 adult
Episcopalians, not counting children
and servants, were refugees into Madi-
son from these other Florida towns.
The increase of population, coupled
with the lack of manpower, led to prob-
lems and inconveniences. The rail-
roads, as reported by Johns, although
not blocked by fighting, operated very
inefficiently A journey from Waldo,
near Gainesville, to Tallahassee took
over two days, including stopovers in
Lake City and Madison.
Although many of the soldiers from
Madison County served in fighting tak-
ing place in the othef" states of the Con-
federacy, a few companies were scat-
tered in Florida to insure that the Fed-
erals did not take over the entire state.
In February of 1864, a force of Fed-
eral troops left Jacksonville with the
idea to take over the state's capital, Tal-
lahassee. General Joseph Finegan
called together all the Confederate
troops available, mostly from Middle
Florida, which included Madison Coun-
ty, and with 490 infantry, 110 cavalry
and 2 pieces of artillery, he made the
Federal withdraw to Sanderson to
await reinforcements. This allowed
Finegan time to call in a number of
Georgia regiments as well. Col. Car-
away Smith, of Madison County, com-
manded the cavalry units. By the time
each side received reinforcements,
there were approximately 5,000 Confed-
erates and 9,000 Federals.
Not knowing that the Confederate
force had also been increased, Union
General Seymour, on Feb. 20, moved out
from Sanderson, expecting to meet the
small Confederate force near Lake City.
They overcame them easily, and then
pushed on to destroy the railroad
bridge on the Suwannee River at
The Confederates had taken up po-
sitions near Olustee. Smith and the cav-
alry were sent forward and made first
contact with the enemy Fierce fighting
ensued. After four and a half hours, the
Union 'lines gave way They retreated
hastily to Sanderson and never ven-
tured this way again.
"Ht nd firml by your ca non,
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By Eddie Richie
MCHS Varsity and JV Boys Bas-
Record 1-3 (0-1)
The Madison varsity boys
Dec. 9 game versus Godby was
the first game with most of the
complete team. The players that
have joined the team now that
football season .has ended
worked hard, along with the rest
of the team.* The boys just
haven't had enough practice to-
gether to get the rust out yet.
The Cowboys won a majori-
ty of their games this summer
utilizing the complete team, so
look for them to improve gradu-
ally as the year progresses.
Godby is a very talented, un-
defeated team, giving the Cow-
boys a challenge. Still, they held
Darius Redding to only 8 points.
Redding is a 6'5" guard who has
signed a letter of intent to play
D-1 basketball at Louisiana
Tech. This shows again that
Madison's defense is very capa-
ble of shutting down a key play-
Mar'Terrius McDaniel: 11
points, 4 rebounds
DeAngelo Tucker: 10 points,
Jordan Johnson: 7 points, 3
Chris McHargue: 5 points, 5
Madison's JV played hard
under rough circumstances Dec.
9. They had a late start getting
on the road, so they did not live
time to warm up. They were also
undermanned. The players
started out slow and didn't real-
ly pick it up until close to half-
time. The defense was good, but
they couldn't score consistently.
Chris Brown: 10 points
Mayo And Jefferson
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, December 12, 2008
The varsity Cowboys are (standing left to right) #32 DeAngelo Tucker, #34 Chad Mitchell, #30
Solomon Griffin, #23 Jermaine Hart, #42 John Burke, #22 Chris McHargue, #4 Jacoby Robinson, #33 O.P.
Lowe, #25 Jordan Johnson, (kneeling left to right) #1 Mar'Terrius McDaniel and #3 Tolerance Straughter.
Record 2-3 (0-1)
Madison started their Dec.
11 game versus Mayo with four
threes from Mar'Terrius Mc-
Daniel in the first half to along
with 22 points. Also, DeAngelo
Tucker had 5 dunks in the sec-
ond quarter, ending up with 20
total points for the first half.
One dunk included a nice ally
from McDaniel off the back-
Jermaine Hart led the sec-
ond half with, 16 points and 5
steals. . .
The Cowboy defense was
great. They ended up with 31
steals for the game; which is an
unusually high number. This
was a great confidence booster
for the team after losing their
last three games. Everyone
scored except one player.
Mar'Terrius McDaniel: 26
points, 5 rebounds, 4 threes (4
DeAngelo Tucker: 20 points
(8 for 10), 9 steals, 5 dunks
Jermaine Hart: 17 points, 6
steal, 4 rebounds
Darius Livingston: 2 points,
8 rebounds, 2 blocks
Jacoby Robinson: 8 points, 2
Madison's JV Cowboys grew
significantly after football sea-
son, so the coaches can see,
which players can be used for'
On Dec. 11, they had good
production from everyone. De-
fense was the story.
Madison held Mayo to only 5 sec-
ond half points, all in the forth
.quarter, which means they did
not score in the third. Everyone
scored except two players, but
everyone was able to get good
Charles Brown: 12 points
Laterrian McDaniel: 9
Bryan Williams: 8 points
Terry Morris: 7 points
Thomas Weatherspoon: 6
Stephen Watts: 5 points (one
VERY close missed dunk)
Chris Brown: 5 points
Record 3-3 (0-1)
The Madison County Cow-
boys Dec. 12 game started out
slow, as both teams were playing
solid defense. Jefferson had a
distinct height advantage, espe-
oially since Madison was play-
ing without Darius Livingston
WARRIORS DOWN MARANATHA 50-42
By Fran Hunt
Special from the Jefferson
Academy Warriors basket-
ball team chalked up their
first victory of the season
Monday, Dec. 8, downing
ACA dropped in 16 of
52 (31 percent) from the
field; 3 of 19 (16 percent)
from the three-point zone;
and 9 of 11 (82 percent)
from the free-throw line.
Aucilla acquired 9 assists,
25 offensive and 12 defen-
sive rebounds, no fouls, 21
block/steals and 18
Clark Christy hit 6 of
16 (38 percent) from the
field, had 2 assists, 7 offen-
sive and 2 defensive re-
bounds, 4 block/steals and
Luke Witmer dropped
in 6 of 16 (38 percent) from
the field, 1 of 8 (13 percent)
from the three-point zone,
I of 1 (100 percent) from
the free-throw line; and
had 1 assist, 5 offensive
and 3 defensive rebounds,
4 block/steals and 7
Stephen Dollar netted
3 of 7 (43 percent) from the
field, 1 of 1 (100 percent)
from the three-point zone,
3 of 4 (75 percent) from the
free-throw line. Dollar had
2 assists, 5 offensive and 1
defensive rebound, 3
block/steals and 4
Alex Dunkle bucketed
1 of 9 (11 percent) from the
field, 1 of 4 (25 percent)
from the three-point zone,
and 2 of 2 (100 percent)
from the free-throw line;
and had 1 assist, 1 defen-
sive rebound, 7
block/steals and 4
Panthers Win First
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Academy Panthers, who have played
hard all season, won their first basketball game of the
season with a 28-19 win over Steinhatchee in a game
played there on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Zack Money led the Panthers in scoring with 14
Josh Wood scored 2 points.
Josh Williams had 1 point.
Patrick Bowen contributed 4 points to the win.
Jake Latner had 3 points.
Daryl Frith scored 4 points in the Panthers' victory.
Kaleb Wyche, Tyler Zimmerly, Ethan Sevor and Will
Floyd were all key contributors to the Panthers' win.
Ben Pickels and Ashton Day coach the Panthers.
John Stephens missed
1 from the field and 4 from
the three-point zone, and
had 3 assists, 1 offensive
rebound, iblock/steal and
'missed 1 from the field
and 2 from the three-point
zone, but. had 1 defensive
rebound and 1 block/
dropped in 2 of 2 (100 per-
cent) from the free-throw
line, had 1 defensive re-
bound and 1 turnover.
Randy Perry missed 1
from the field, and had 5
offensive and 3 defensive
rebounds, 1 block/steal
and 1 turnover.
missed 1 from the field and
hit 1 of 2 (50 percent) from
the free-throw line for 1
Joe Mizell had 1 offen-
sive and 1 defensive re-
The Warriors face
Munroe, 7:30 p.m., Friday,
Dec. 12, at Aucilla.
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene
The Panthers cheerleaders work hard to rev up the
crowd. Pictured here are (from left to right) Meghan To-
bin, Camryn Strickland and Katie Burnette.
Munroe 40-3 4
By Fran Hunt
Specialfrom the Monticello News
The Aucilla Christian Academy JV Warriors defeat-
ed Munroe, 40-34, Dec. 8, to stand 2-2 on the season.
The Warriors dropped in 11 of 42 (26 percent) from
the field, missed 9 from the three-point zone, and buck-
eted 18 of 40 (46 percent) from the free-throw line for 40
points, 18 assists, 15 offensive and 33 defensive rebounds,
17 fouls, 13 block/steals and 13 turnovers.
Marcus Roberts hit 1 of 6 (17 percent) from the field,
missed 1 from the three-point zone and netted 6 of 10 (60
percent) from the free-throw line, had 4 assists, 3 offen-
sive and 4 defensive rebounds, 4 fouls, 2 block/steals and
Tyler Jackson missed 4 from the field, and bucketed
4 of 4 (100 percent) from the free-throw line, had 2 as-
sists, 1 offensive and 3 defensive rebounds, 2 fouls, 3
block/steals and 1 turnover.
Trent Roberts netted 5 of 11 (45 percent from the
field, and 1 of 4 (25 percent) from the free-throw line for
11 points, and had 1 assist, 8 offensive, and 18 defensive
rebounds, 3 fouls, and 2 block/steals.
Corey'Burrus missed 6 from the field and 5 from the
three-point-zone and bucketed 2 of 11 (18 percent) from
the free-throw line for two points, had 7 assists, 2 defen-
sive rebounds 1 block/steal and 6 turnovers.
Kent Jones hit 2 of 12 (17 percent) from the field,
missed 1 from the three-point zone and bucketed 5 of 10
(50 percent) from the free-throw line, had 3 assists, 2 of-
fensive and 2 defensive rebounds, 1 foul, 1 block/steal
and 4 turnovers.
Josh Funderburke had 1 defensive rebound; Spencer
DePaola netted 3 of 3 (100 percent) from the field and
missed 1 at the free-throw line for 6 points, had 1 assist,
1 offensive and 2 defensive rebounds, 4 fouls, and 4
block/steals; GH Liford had 1 defensive rebound and 1
turnover; Levi Cobb had 2 fouls; and Cody Kelly had 1
The Warriors faced Munroe Friday, Dec. 12, but sta-
tistics were not available at press time.
The next contest of the season is against Branford, 5
p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at Branford.
due to flu/back spasms.
Madison started taking con-
trol in the second and third
quarters, outscoring Jefferson
36-17 to go on and win their sec-
Madison's defense was key
once again, holding their
third opponent under 50 points
for the year. Only two teams, in-
cluding pre-season, have scored
more than 60 on the varsity Cow-
Top off the evening, the
Cowboys received a good com-
pliment from the officials, say-
ing that the team showed "great
Mar'Terrius McDaniel: 24
points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
DeAngelo Tucker: 11 points,
3 rebounds, 3 steals (battled foul
trouble most of the game)
Solomon Griffin: 2 points, 11
,rebounds (10 defensive), 3 steals
Jermaine Hart: 9 points, 5
The Dec. 12 game started out
a little sloppy, since it was the
second game of a back-to-back.
The young legs came through on
defense as Jefferson never
scored double digits in a single
quarter. Again, JV had almost
everyone score and everyone got
Stephen Watts: 16
Bryan Williams: 9
Chris Brown: 6
All four teams (boys and
girls junior varsity and varsity)
go to Taylor County for a district
game Thursday with JV girls
starting at 4 p.m.
The week is ended and vaca-
tion begins with a "pack the
gym" night at NFCC, with all
four teams hosting Live Oak. Ju-
nior varsity girls start at 3 p.m.
The varsity boys will be
playing in the First Coast Clas-
sic at Baker County Dec. 29, 30
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At Two Trillion
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Federal Reserve
reported recently that na-
tional debt exploded from
roughly $900 billion in Au-
gust to almost $2 trillion as
November closed. Many fi-
nancial experts believe
that number will reach $3
trillion by the end of the
Putting that colossal
rise in perspective, it
means that debt will have
grown from approximately
6 percent of Gross Domes-
tic Product (GDP-the to-
tal value of goods and ser-
vices produced in Ameri-
ca) to more than 20 percent
of GDP in only four
months. It is already being
compared to the plight the
when their debt rose from
9 to 29 percent of GDP over
the ten-year period from
1994 to 2004.
As one financial re-
porter aptly noted, "These
numbers and rates of
growth are so enormous
MONEY & FINANCE
and unprecedented as to
be utterly incomprehensi-
ble. Does anybody actual-
ly think the government
has any idea what it's do-
ing? I think it's certainly
dawning on folks that
when the government
'does something,' it often
creates more problems
than it solves. In this case,
as it props up poorly man-
aged companies, it may
only be allowing them to
rain further havoc on the
better ones in their indus-
On a local level, resi-
dents typically have little
involvement with broad
economic numbers like
national debt and GDP In
this instance, however,
perhaps because it domi-
nated the news, or perhaps
because it happened so
fast, people are now realiz-
ing that local jobs will be
eventually lost, making it
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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
When auto industry
executives arrived in
Washington recently to
discuss the desperate con-
ditions they are facing, ob-
servers noted how quickly
cavalier attitudes disap-
peared as they left the
Leading senate democrats
did call for a piece of the
$700 billion already ap-
proved for the financial in-
dustry bailout to be divert-
ed to American automak-
ers and parts suppliers,
but republicans and the
White House opposed the
Instead, the CEOs of
General Motors, Ford and
Chrysler must provide fi-,
nancial reports and de-
tailed explanations of how
a proposed $25 billion
emergency loan would be
used, although such a sub-
seems unlikely until new
officials are sworn in next
year. Unfortunately, many
industry analysts already
believe it may be too late
for at least one of the big
three automakers, namely
General Motors stated
that without federal assis-
tance, it could be out of
cash by summer 2009. If
Wachovia Bank, N.A.
Madison Financial Center
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Madison, FL 32340
that happens, the company
faces bankruptcy: either
Chapter 11, which would
allow reorganization and a
chance at survival, or
Chapter 7, meaning com-
plete liquidation. Execu-
tives from Ford and
Chrysler joined General
Motors' CEO Richard Wag-
oner in his appeal to Con-
gress for help, saying they
also face possible insolven-
Many U.S. businesses
have ties to the automotive
industry, making the con-
sequences of an auto in-
dustry collapse far-reach-
ing. Unfortunately, the
common cry of a particu-
lar company being "too big
to let fail" doesn't float
with a population that is
being asked to get lean or
A compromise is antic-
ipated, one in which the
automakers will maintain
an identity and slim-
downed workforce, but
they will all be required to
retool from design to man-
ufacturing. For years,
America's slow move to
economical and environ-
mentally friendly vehicles
has been under fire. Now,
it's a matter of do or die.
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reached at michael@greene
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Consider Financial Gifts
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
At this time of year, you may be thinking about find-
ing the "perfect" gifts for various family members. You
can find any number of thoughtful presents, but if you'd
like to give something that can have an impact long
after the holiday season is over, consider making a
You could, of course, just write a check. But you
may be able to do more for your intended recipients by
finding a more creative gift. Here are a few possibilities:
* Stocks - Many people have preferences for
products made by certain companies - and they may
well enjoy owning the stocks of those firms. Why not
surprise your family members with a few shares of
these stocks? If you decide to give shares from your
own portfolio, you'll need to know what you originally
paid for the stock, how long you've held it and its fair
market value at the date of the gift. Recipients of your
gift will need this information to determine gains or loss-
es if they decide to sell the stock. You'll also need to
determine if you have to pay gift taxes. You can give up
to $12,000 per year, free of gift taxes, to as many peo-
ple as you want; over your lifetime, you can give up to
$1 million without incurring gift taxes.
* Contributions to Section 529 plans - Over the
past several years, college tuition costs have increased
significantly. If you have a child (or grandchild) who will
be headed off to college in a few years, you may want
to open a Section 529 college savings plan.
The contribution limits are typically quite high for this
type of account, and your contributions may be tax-
deductible if you are participating in your own state's
plan. Plus, your earnings and withdrawals will be
exempt from federal taxes as long as the money goes
toward paying qualified higher education expenses.
(However, withdrawals used for any other expenses
may be subject to federal, state and penalty taxes.)
* Contributions to an IRA - Many people don't
fully fund their IRA each year - so any help you can
give toward that goal will be important. While you can't
contribute directly to someone.else's IRA, you can write
a check to the recipient for that purpose. For the 2008
tax year, the IRA contribution limit is $5,000 ($6,000 for
investors who are 50 or older). And the deadline for
making contributions for 2008 isn't until April 15, 2009.
* Charitable gifts - You may want to make a
financial gift to a charitable organization in the name of
a loved one. If this person supports the work done by
the charitable group, he or she will greatly appreciate
your thoughtfulness. Furthermore, you'll get an immedi-
ate tax deduction for your gift, as long as the group has
received 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status.
By making any of these gifts, you'll brighten yourfami-
ly members' holidays - and you'll know that your gen-
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NFCC Offers Scholarship Classes
North Florida Community College
is giving students an extra incentive to
enroll in its "TGIF" Friday classes. Stu-
dents who enroll in at least six credit
hours of "TGIF" classes for Spring
Term 2009 will receive a $219 scholar-
ship to help cover tuition fees.
With six select courses to choose
from-American History II, Principles
of Biology, Computer Applications I, In-
troduction to Information Skills, World
Literature I and Introductory Statis-
tics-the "TGIF" scholarship opportuni-
ty is a great way for students to get need-
ed classes and to save a little money, too.
"Students can earn up to seven cred-
its on Friday, and save money," said Dr.
Sharon Erle, acting dean of Academic
Affairs. "We have scheduled some of our
most popular courses that, when taken
in combination, can complement each
other to enhance student learning."
NFCC is now enrolling for its Spring
Term 2009. Current and future NFCC stu-
dents can register for all classes, includ-
ing the "TGIF" classes. Classes begin
Jan. 7. Academic advising is going on
now. A full listing of classes is available
at www.nfcc.edu or by contacting NFCC
Enrollment Services at (850) 973-1622.
"TGIF" scholarships will be award-
ed to all'students who enroll in six cred-
it hours of the select courses with no re-
quirement for repayment if courses are
completed during Spring Term 2009. If a
recipient of the scholarship stops at-
tending or withdraws from courses,
they will be responsible for repaying the
To find out more about the "TGIF"
scholarship opportunity at NFCC, visit
www.nfcc.edu, or contact Dr. Sharon
Erle at (850) 973-1603 or ErleS@nfcc .edu.
NFCC offers a variety of classes and
programs. Course options range from
general academic classes aimed toward
earning an associate degree to technical
education classes that offer career train-
ing in areas such as nursing, business,
drafting, emergency medical services
and public safety
The Spring Term 2009 schedule also
includes over 20 online classes and a va-
riety of evening classes. NFCC Adult
Education courses, which include basic
studies for literacy education and GED
preparation, also begin in January
Financial aid and scholarships may
be available to qualifying students for
Spring Term 2009. For more informa-
tion on NFCC's upcoming term or NFCC
programs, contact NFCC Enrollment
Services at (850) 973-1622 or visit the
NFCC website at www.nfcc.edu.
NFCC AASU Celebrates Kwanzaa
The African-American Student
Union of North Florida Community
College held its annual Kwanzaa lun-
cheon at the NFCC Art Gallery, Wednes-
day, Dec. 3, 2008.
The guest speaker was the Rev. Al-
bert Bivens of New Bethel AME Church
in Bellville. Bivens has been a pastor at
New Bethel AME for 11 years. He has
also been employed at the Madison ARC
for 22 years. During his address, Bivens
encouraged students to become pol-
ished, pointed and propelled.
"Go out and be a positive force in
someone's life. I wish you well. I wish
you much success," Bivens said in clos-
Highlights of the ceremony were the
lighting of the candles by Jeremy
Weatherspoon and Ashley Haynes, and
the Tamshi la Tambiko, also known as
the Libation Statement, given by Adria
Haynes and Raymond Arnold. The Cul-
tural Expression, also called Kumba,
was delivered by Jasmine Richardson
and Shontrece McIntyre.
NFCC students, faculty and staff
gathered for the African-American cele-
bration of traditional African values of
family, community responsibility, com-
merce and self-improvement. The cele-
bration ended with the Karamu, which
means a feast.
Master of ceremonies was AASU
President Sophia Bruton. AASU mem-
bers offered motivational and cultural
expressions focusing on peace to all.
AASU members and NFCC faculty and
staff rejoiced with Javonte Arnold and
Anthony McCreary as they each deliv-
ered the Kushangilla, rejoicing through
Kwanzaa means "first fruit of the
harvest" in the African language
Kiswahili. The holiday has gained
tremendous acceptance since its found-
ing in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.
Kwanzaa is observed by more than 18
million people worldwide, reports the
New York Times.
Kwanzaa is based on the seven
guiding principles of unity, self-deter-
mination, collective work and respon-
sibility, cooperative economics, pur-
pose, creativity and faith. It is celebrat-
ed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. Neither
political, nor religious, Kwanzaa is not
a substitute for Christmas, but rather a
time of reaffirming the African-Amer-
ican people, their ancestors and cul-
For more information, contact De-
vona Sewell at (850) 973-9409 or
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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Price $89,000 or make offer
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rooms. Has a garage and a small
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Under the authority of the Self-Service Facility Act, Section 83.805, the following prop-
erty has been seized for nonpayment of rent:
Vondella Brown - Unit 7 - Household items
Alonzo Wilkerson - Unit 21 - Household items
Sheena Williams - Unit 33 - Household items
The property will be sold at a public sale on Saturday, December 20, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.
at the McWilliams Realty Mini-Storage, Hwy. 14 South. For further information, call
12/10/08. 12/12/08, 12/17/08. 12/19/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICLt_ C RCUIT O1
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2005-170-CA
William B. Taylor, IV, an individual,
a/k/a Bill B. Taylor,
John D. Hilton, an individual; Jane Doe
Hilton, his wife, if married; ET AL.,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure en-.
tered in this cause in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Florida, I will sell the real
property situate in Madison County, Florida, legally described as follows:
Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, LESS AND EXCEPT 0.377 acres
deeded to the State of Florida for the use and benefit of the State Road
Department and described in detail in Official Records Book 34, Page 108,
Public Records of Madison County, Florida; Northeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter; Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, LESS AND
EXCEPT 2 acres off the Southeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter, lying East of Public Road running from Pinetta, Florida to
Home Bridge; Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, all of the above
described lands lying and being in Section 5, Township 2 North, Range 10 East,
Madison County, Florida
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the west front steps of the Madi-
son County Courthouse, at Madison, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 6 day of January,
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on December 4, 2008.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickinson
I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR
NL, DISON COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL Dfi VISION
CASE NO.: 40-2008-C\-000311
\WASHINGTON MUTUAL B.NK. FA.
. ',ISHMA SOOKLALL: UNKNO%,N
SPOUSE OF % ISH\A SOOKLALL:
JOHN DOE: JANE DOE ~S UNKNO%%N
TENANT (Si IN POSSESSION OF THE
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
iPlease publish in MADISON COUNTY COURIERi
NOTICE IS HEREB1 GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Fonrclosure daled the 2
da) of December 2008. and entered in Case No. 40-2008-C %-000311. of the Circuit Court
of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for Madison Count). Florida. herein WASHING-
TON MIUTL'Ul BANN. FA i. the Plainntiff and VISHWA SOOKL4LL: UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF \ ISHIS \ SOOKL LL: JOHN DOE: JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT iSi IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY) are defendants. I %ill sell
to the highest and best bidder, lo r cash at the FRONT DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at the
l Madison Count Courthouse. in Madison. Florida. at 11:00 a.m. on the 13 da) of Janu-
ary 2009. the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment. to wil:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE. IF
ANY. OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY \OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
f PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM ~FFTHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance illh the Americans with Disabilities Act or 1990 iADA i. Disabled persons
who. because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this pro.
ceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 101 S. Range. Madison. FL 32340 or
Telephone \oice/TDD i904 1973-14176 prior to such proceeding.
Daled this 2 da) of December, 2008.
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Ramona Dickinson
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
DOCKET NO. 08-1-NOI-4001-(A)-(I)
S The Department gives notice of its intent to find the Amendment to the Compre-
hensive Plan for Madison County, adopted by Ordinance No. 2008-179 on October 15,
2008, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 1633187 and 163.3189, ES.
The adopted Madison County Comprehensive Plan Amendment and the Depart-
ment's Objections, Recommendations and Comments Report, (if any), are available for
public inspection Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays, during normal busi-
ness hours, at Madison County Board of County Commissioners, 229 Southwest Pjnck-
ney Street, Madison Florida 32341.
Any affected person, as defined in Section 163.3184, FS., has a right to petition for
an administrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency determination that the
'4 Amendment to the Madison County Comprehensive Plan is In Compliance, as defined
in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S.
I he petition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice,
and must include all of the information and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.201, . F.A.C.
The petition must be filed with the Agency'Clerk, Department of Community Affairs,
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed.or
delivered to the local government. Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute a waiv-
er of any right to request an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, ES. If a petition is filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing
S will be to present evidence and testimony and forward a recommended order to the De-
partment. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall become final agency action.
, If a petition is filed, other affected persons may petition for leave to intervene in
the proceeding. A petition for intervention must be filed at least twenty (20) days before
I the final hearing and must include all of the information and contents described in Uni-
form Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition for leave to intervene shall be filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings,
Department of Management Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
" 32399-3060. Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed time frame constitutes a,
waiver of any right such a person has to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, ES., or to participate in the administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is timely filed, mediation is available pur-
suant to Sub-section 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any affected person who is made a party to
the proceeding by filing that request with the administrative law judge assigned by the
Division of Administrative Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a party's
right to an administrative hearing.
Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
'Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
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IN I TIL lI (Ll I COUL'KRT, I -I IKUD JUDICL L -IKRCL'UITI. INN "I)L
FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
WILLIAM B. TAYLOR, IV, et. al.,
vs. CASE NO. 2005-170-CA
NORTH FLORIDA LANDVEST, LLC, eL al.,
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the final judgment of foreclosure
entered on December 4, 2008, in the above styled action I, Tim Sanders, Clerk of the
will sell at public sale the following described real property:
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER,
LESS AND EXCEPT 0.377 ACRES DEEDED TO THE STATE
OF FLORIDA FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE STATE
ROAD DEPARTMENT AND DESCRIBED IN DETAIL IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 34, PAGE 108, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA; NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER; NORTH EST
QUARTER OF THESOUTHEAST QUARTER, LESS AND
EXCEPT 2 ACRES OFF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER,
LYING EAST OF PUBLIC ROAD RUNNING FROM PINETTA,
FLORIDA,,TO HORNE BRIDGE; SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHWEST QUARTER, ALL OF THE ABOVE
DESCRIBED LANDS LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 5,
TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST, MADISON COUNTY,
ALL LOCATED IN MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
The sale will be held on January 6, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as
possible, provided that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00 p.m.) to the highest
for cash, at the West door of the courthouse in Madison County In Madison, Florida, in
accordance with Sections 45.031-45.035, Florida Statutes.
Any person.claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the owner of the above described property as of the date of the lis pendens must file a
within 60 days after the sale.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
assistance. Please contact Sondra Williams, court administrator, Post Office Box 1569,
City, Florida 32056, telephone: (386) 758-2163, within 2 working days of your receipt of
notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
J Dated: December 4, 2008.
As Clerk of the Court
BY: /Is/Ramona Dickinson 4
As Deputy Clerk
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Madison County, Devin
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