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Man drowns in Cherry Lake after rescuing child

Madison County Sheriff David Harper reports that on Saturday, June 12, at 3:51 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call reporting that a subject had went under water at the Cherry Lake beach and did not resurface. Madison County Fire Rescue, Cherry Lake Volunteer Fire department and Madison County Sheriff’s Office units were all immediately dispatched to the scene.
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Loranne Ausley visits Madison County schools

Loranne Ausley is a democratic politician, attorney and member of the Florida State Senate. She represents 11 counties in North Florida, including: Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Leon, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Wakulla and Taylor. Ausley recently decided that she wanted to spread some love and appreciation to educators within her district, as the past year has been especially hard on them.
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‘Two wrongs don’t make a right’ woman seen using racial slur in video at Madison Co. Hungry Howie’s apologizes

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) - A heated argument at a drive-thru pizza place in Madison County is now getting attention on social media. The argument allegedly began over loud music coming from a car at Hungry Howie’s. Cell phone footage from the Saturday night argument shows a driver being called the “N” word by a resident near the restaurant.
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MCHS Band hosts Spring Concert

The Madison County High School (MCHS) Band hosted their annual Spring Concert on Thursday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the MCHS gymnasium. The concert was directed by band director, James DeLuca, as his last concert before resigning from MCHS. The night consisted of performances from the Concert and Jazz Bands.
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Fun time had with Cal Ripken Baseball

Cal Ripken Baseball is a division of the Babe Ruth League of competitive baseball. The division operates under the motto of “Keeping baseball fun.” This is especially true in the crucial early stages of learning the game of baseball. Cal Ripken Baseball begins at the age of four and continues through age 12. Play begins with T-ball and slowly progresses step by step every two years. This helps youngsters build confidence as they develop and learn the fundamentals of the game.
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School board discusses expanding grades at outlying schools

During the regular meeting of the Madison County District School Board on Monday, June 7, the board heard from Elias Paulk during citizen input. Paulk, a professor at North Florida College, proposed expanding grades at Pinetta Elementary School (PES), Lee Elementary School (LES) and Greenville Elementary School. Paulk said it was his opinion that this would have several benefits, among them: smaller class size, more options for parents, a lower likelihood for parents to pull students out of the local system, etc. Currently, PES, LES and GES offer instruction up to the fifth grade. Beginning with the sixth grade, all students must then go to Madison County Central School (MCCS); or attempt to enter Madison Creative Arts Academy, homeschool or opt for a private school.
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Immediate jeopardy at Lake Park

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the findings of deficiencies at Lake Park of Madison. These deficiencies were noted in inspection reports obtained by Greene Publishing, Inc. The reports were provided by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The latest findings on Lake Park of...
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It’s Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week

On Thursday, May 27, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, signed a proclamation declaring that Tuesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 5 to be “Code Enforcement Officers Week.” The board made this decision based on numerous facts presented. Code Enforcement Officers are often overlooked and left thankless....
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Take Stock in Children meets for 20th Annual Celebration Night

On Wednesday, May 26, at 6 p.m., approximately 35 students from the Take Stock in Children (TSIC) program, their families and mentors convened in the cafeteria of Madison County High School (MCHS) for the 20th Annual Celebration Night. Presenting the welcoming speech was Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education...
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Man left with serious injuries after crashing into tree in Madison Co.

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) - An early Thursday evening car crash in Madison County has left a Pinetta man, 28, with serious injuries. FHP said the incident happened around 6 p.m. The driver was traveling north on County Road 255, then left the road to the right then corrected and crossed over both north and southbound lanes, FHP said. The driver then left the roadway and collided with a tree.
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Homeless man breaks into home

On Sunday, May 23, the Madison Police Department (MPD) received a call in regards to an individual who had returned home to find a man asleep in a bed. The victim knew the man from previous relations and identified him as 31-year-old Kwame White, who was homeless at the time of the incident, according to a MPD report.
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Mittie Ruth Moore Smith

Mittie R. Smith passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Her life was celebrated on Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Service, Inc., located at 1810 Brockett Ave., High Point, N.C. On Friday, May 28, a visitation and viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6...
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Madison comes together for National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, May 6, the National Day of Prayer was recognized with a special ceremony at the gazebo in Four Freedoms Park, in Madison. The event was sponsored by the Madison County Christian Ministerial Association and was held in conjunction with the public reading of the Bible, which concluded at the gazebo on Friday, May 7.
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Cowboys participate in Spring Jamboree

It is a tradition among local high school football teams to play in a shortened scrimmage game during the spring in order to give coaches an opportunity to see their teams under game time conditions. It also gives players valuable playing experience and upcoming seniors the opportunity to put their playing skills on film for possible college recruitment. The teams participating in the Spring Jamboree in Perry, Fla., on Friday, May 21, were: Taylor County High School, North Florida Christian School, Jefferson Somerset Academy and Madison County High School. Each team played two different teams for a period of two 12-minute quarters, the equivalent of one half of football.