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Thursday, October 27, 2016
  • MCHS student arrested with gun on campus
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:07 PM MADISON — A 15-year-old male student at Madison Central High School was arrested last week for possession of a firearm on school property, though police and school officials say there were no signs of ill-intent.

    Madison County School Superintendent Dr. Ronnie McGehee said this was the first incident in 20 years with a student bringing a gun onto campus.
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  • Nissan, BankPlus partner to give education mini-grants
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:01 PM Nissan and BankPlus teamed up last week to award over $90,000 in educational mini-grants to Canton Public Schools and the Madison County School District.

    There were 32 grants totaling $90,281 awarded that will go towards teachers’ educational projects. That brings the total both companies have given through this program to over $650,000 over the last nine years.
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  • Nell Tharp left a legacy for the children of Madison
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM Several years ago, Nell Tharp, who died in May 2015, thought Madison needed a better system of sidewalks. “She thought the kids needed a safe way to walk to school, and that it should look pretty,” said Jack Tharp, her husband of 56 years.

    Nell, who was a member of the Madison Planning and Zoning Commission, the library board and other civic organizations, worked with Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler and city officials on Madison’s successful application for a Safe Routes to School grant of $564,000. That grant was used to install sidewalks, multi-use trails, traffic calming devices and bike racks in and around Madison Avenue lower and upper school campuses.
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  • Olde Tyme Commissary joins Toys for Tots in ‘16 Holiday Toy Drive
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM Renaissance at Colony Park  merchant Olde Tyme Commissary, one of the oldest independent toy stores in America, adds another holiday tradition to its 45 years in business by joining Toys for Tots in providing a bright Christmas for thousands of children in Madison, Rankin and Hinds counties this year.   

    The Ridgeland merchant will also contribute 10 percent of all donation purchases back to the Toys for Tots organization during the toy drive, set for Nov. 2 – Dec. 15. 
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  • Titans band starring in Ole Miss movie
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM The Ridgeland High School Marching Band has been busy over the last week, performing in a state competition while also filming a movie.

    The Titans finished as one of the Top 5 marching bands in the state over the weekend. On Tuesday, some were featured in a film based on Ole Miss icon Chucky Mullins.
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  • Madison schools receive ‘A’
    The two school districts in Madison County were on polar opposites of recent accountability scores released by the Mississippi Department of Education for 2015-2016.

    The Madison County School District was one of 14 districts in the state to receive an “A” grade, while Canton Public Schools was one of 19 in the state to receive a “F” grade.
  • Jaguars claw to 23-13 over Callaway
    Madison Central

    Madison Central (6-3-1) took a 23-13 district win over Callaway (6-4).

    The Chargers exploded in the first quarter with two touchdowns and one extra point but a MC touchdown prior to halftime set the tone for the rest of the night.
  • Disney’s  The Little Mermaid makes a splash at MCHS November 3 through 6
    MADISON, MS - Disney’s The Little Mermaid will grace the Madison Central stage, November 3-6. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous and timeless tale, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a family musical that features classic songs: “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.”
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  • EDITORIAL/Jack Wilson for Court of Appeals
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:08 PM There are three qualified candidates running for election in the race for the Mississippi Court of Appeals in our district, but we believe incumbent Judge Jack Wilson represents the best in young, conservative leadership.

    Wilson is no politician. When we met him that was obvious and certainly a hindrance since we elect judges in Mississippi.
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  • EDITORIAL/Griffis for Supreme Court
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:07 PM The race for Mississippi Supreme Court directly impacts everyone in Mississippi. With the longest elected term in Mississippi government (eight years), the decision on who sits on the high court is a serious choice on which voters should consider and turn out to the polls on Nov. 8. Read More
  • PERRY/Clown down in Kemper
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:04 PM One September morning, calls began pouring into the Kemper County emergency dispatch. Clowns, it seemed, were coming into the county seat of DeKalb. A sheriff’s deputy pulled over the identified white SUV. Inside was the culprit: a Kemper Academy fifteen year old dressed as a lion for the school’s spirit day. The Meridian Star noted the deputy and the student both found the incident quite humorous.
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  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/2nd Timothy 3:10-13
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM Paul in this passage is contrasting his way of life with those who have a form of godliness but not the genuine article. The contrast is between real people at the time Paul wrote. What was happening in response to the gospel in the world and in the church during Paul’s time reminds us of Jesus words in the Sermon on the Mount: “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way easy that leads to destruction-those who enter by it are many. The gate is narrow and way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” Read More
  • DUNCAN/‘The message of repentance clothed in tragedies’
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM Turn to Luke 13:1-5, and allow yourself to peek back to the final verses of Luke 12. When Luke says, “There were some present at that very time,” he's making a temporal and contextual linkage between what Jesus is going to say in Luke 13:1-5 and what He's just said in Luke 12. Among the topics that were addressed you find in Luke 12:49-59 Jesus’s words to the people gathered there that, though they excelled at understanding the weather, they did not know how to read the signs of the time. The interaction that Jesus is going to have with the crowd has to do with the same message. It's a message that zeros in on our personal repentance. Read More
  • Saint Joseph volleyball team wins district title
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM MADISON – The Saint Joseph Catholic School Lady Bruin volleyball team won the district title for the 2016 season and advanced to the state playoffs. Team members pose in this photo with the championship trophy. Read More
  • Canton Academy suffers first loss of the season
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM Canton Academy’s undefeated season ended in game 10 with a 46-0 loss to AAA opponent Greenville St. Joe. It was a tough night for the Panthers as they couldn’t slow down the explosive Irish offense and were unable to have much success against St. Joe’s fast and quick  defense. St. Joe is currently ranked  # 2 in MAIS  AAA while Canton Academy is currently ranked # 1 in MAIS AA. Read More
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM JACKSON — The Sanderson Farms Championship, Mississippi's stop on the PGA Tour, began in Hattiesburg 48 years ago as the Magnolia State Classic.

    It was played in May, opposite the Colonial Invitational. B.R. “Mac” McLendon, a rookie fresh out of LSU, won the first tournament he ever entered, defeating veteran pro Pete Fleming in a nine-hole playoff.
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  • Pats’ defense highlights win over JA
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM JACKSON – Perhaps MRA coach Herbert Davis should move Ty Anthony to wide receiver.

    Well, maybe not. But, hey, the Patriots’ nose guard sure did display a soft set of hands - or at least a receptive bread basket - as he drifted to the flat and intercepted a pass here early in the fourth quarter at The Brickyard on Friday night. Not only did he pick off the errant pass at the Jackson Academy 35-yard line, Anthony, all 260 pounds of him, motored 20 yards on the return.
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  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM Two years ago, this time of the year, the Mississippi State Bulldogs ranked No. 1 in the nation for five straight weeks of the national college football poll.

    For two of those weeks, Ole Miss ranked as highly as No. 3.
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  • Alice Hamil of Madison beloved mother, proud grandmother, determined follower of Jesus and devoted servant, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on July 11, 2016. Funeral services were held July 13 at First Baptist Church of Madison.

    Alice was born in Canton, Mississippi, to Helen Speake McHenry and William Preston McHenry.
  • Henry Gordon Shamburger, of Madison, Retired Director of the Pastoral Care Department at Baptist Health Services died on July 14th at St. Catherine's Village in Madison. Chaplain Shamburger was born on Sept. 3, 1925, in Meridian, MS and graduated from Meridian High School. He served 3 years in the U.S. Navy during WWII and fought in the South Pacific.
  • Janie Marshall Hughes passed away July 8, 2016 in Madison. She was born in Flora on January 12, 1934. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi.
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