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Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The special judged assigned to a nearly two-year-old election contest for District 4 Supervisor between Karl Banks and David Bishop recused himself on Thursday, according to an order of recusal filed in Madison County Circuit Court. 
  • Rain delays fix for road to historic church developers closed without authority
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:05 PM LIVINGSTON — After developers here months ago took it upon themselves to close and then one-way a county road leading to an historic African-American church, a rainy summer is being blamed for delays in construction that will give the congregation direct access.
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  • Plat approved for 510 acres off Stribling
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM A preliminary plat for Phase 1 of two different subdivisions located off Stribling Road was approved by county supervisors on Monday, giving developers the go-ahead to begin work on all three subdivisions located on 510 acres of land on the west side of Deweese Road. Read More
  • Supes finalize $8M bond for roads
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors approved the sale of road bonds up to $8 million on Monday, the final step in a months-long process to borrow for road improvement projects. Read More
  • Ridgeland approves indoor firing ranges
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Moments after city officials approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance that would allow for indoor firing ranges in the city limits Tuesday night, a developer said he looked to close on an eligible property as soon as possible. Read More
  • New process approved for speaking at county meeting
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM County supervisors have enacted a new process for concerned citizens to speak at board meetings. Read More
  • MRA victorious Reeves-led Pats rally, tally win
    GALLMAN – The only thing missing from Jake Reeves’ final run here on Friday night was former ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman on the mic yelling, with enthusiasm, “He’s rumbling, bumbling, stumbling!”

    Tired from a long, exhausting night at the office, Reeves somehow managed to stay on his feet and weave his way into the end zone on a scoring play covering 74 yards. While it wasn’t necessarily the most graceful run of his high school career
  • New comedy debuts next week
    Once Upon a Mattress is stuffed with enough hilarity, melodies, and high-energy show tunes, to keep Princess Winnifred the Woebegone awake.
  • St. Andrew’s opens new center
    RIDGELAND — St. Andrew’s Episcopal School unveiled its newest state-of-the-art $14 million Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC) here on Sunday to a crowd of over 1,000 students, parents and alumni.

    The 65,000 square-foot facility boasts a number features, including three competition courts, multi-purpose floor, Jumbotron, coaches’ offices and even a gift shop.
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  • EDITORIALS/Hinds judge lets embezzlers out
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM The following editorial appeared in The Neshoba Democrat on Sept. 19:

    The three women sentenced to 25 years in prison after they confessed to stealing at least $1.3 million from Neshoba County taxpayers in an elaborate overtime scheme will serve the remainder of their time in the comfort of their own homes, a special judge initially appointed in the case has ruled.
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  • BUCHANAN/Who truly imperils our free society?
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM “The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true.”

    Hilaire Belloc’s depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed.
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  • EDITORIAL/Fair warning at the U.N.
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM The Washington Times said in an editorial on Sept. 20:

    No more globaloney. That was the enduring message President Trump had Tuesday for the United Nations. He gave it to the delegates with the bark on, but tempered with just enough of the butter they’re accustomed to hearing from their indulgent betters.
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  • LOWRY/Trump ‘won’ the Emmys
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM Donald Trump, much to his chagrin, never won an Emmy for “The Apprentice,” but he can now take indirect credit for a clutch of the awards.

    The Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” won eight Emmys on Sunday night, a sweep fueled, in part, by the widely accepted belief in liberal America that the show tells us something about the Trump era.
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  • BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE/Remember Me: Part 1
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM Turn in your Bible to Luke 23:39-43. In the last passage that we read in Luke, Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” In this passage, Jesus forgives a criminal and assures him of everlasting life. Even on the cross, Jesus is ministering His saving work. Even as He dies for the sins of the world, He is concerned about the heart of a convicted criminal who is dying the same awful death that He is dying. And in this wonderful exchange, this unique exchange recorded for us only by Luke, I want us to see three things. We will look at two of them this week, and we’ll look at the last one next week. Read More
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM Canton (4-1) continues to build momentum as they roll with a four game winning streak. Last week they traveled to Jackson to deliver struggling Winfield (1-3) a decisive 21-8 loss.

    Canton slowly put down three touchdowns over the course of the game, two of which came off the arms of quarterbacks, junior Jontarius Brown and sophomore Jacobian Morgan. Brown completed seven of 16 passes for 111 yards. Morgan completed on three of his 11 passes but netted 73 yards.
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  • Madison?Central loses in close one to Pearl
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM Madison central (3-1) dropped their first game of the season by just a touchdown to undefeated Pearl.

    The Pirates snubbed the Jags in the air but senior running back Cameron White stood out with 15 carries, the longest of which was 49 yards, for a total of 91 yards and a touchdown.
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  • Panthers best Rebels
    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM The Canton Academy Panthers brought their record to 2-2 by defeating the Rebels of Tri-County last Friday night.

    Canton Academy combined secured turnovers with a balanced offense along with a sound kicking game to take home the win.
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  • High school football roundup
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM Germantown (1-3) dropped another loss to .500 Clinton 42-14 in Madison County on Friday night.

    Germantown managed two touchdowns in the third and fourth quarter after a 7-0 halftime deficit, but could not overcome 28 points the Arrows posted in the third quarter and a final touchdown in the fourth quarter.
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  • Panthers charge to   45-14 win
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM Canton Academy found their stride in week three posting a 45-14 win over Trinity Episcopal Day School (1-3) in Canton.

    Quarterback Kade Pigg and wide receiver Patrick Sandridge took turns hammering in touchdowns on the ground and leading the team to 546 total yards.

    Sandridge carried the bulk of the weight with 27 carries for 301 yards and three touchdowns. He recorded 58 yards for his longest run.
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  • Betty Herrington Simpson, 76, of Crystal Springs, passed away on September 15, 2017 at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

    Visitation was held Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Monday, September 18, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home with the chapel funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Natchez Trace Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Errington officiated. Burial followed in the Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery.
  • Jared Cameron Entrekin, age 26, of Madison, died on September 7, 2017.  Jared was born on February 2, 1991 to Lynn and Julie Entrekin.

    A native of Madison, Jared graduated from Madison Central High School in 2009. He attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of the famous Maroon Band, and co-founder and President of the Wake Boarding and Ski team.
  • Mollie Holland Bridgforth died at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, Mississippi on September 3, 2017. She was 91. Mollie was born in Pontotoc County, MS on March 5, 1926. She was the ninth of ten children.

    After graduation from Tupelo High School, Mollie became a legal secretary in the office of Sam E.
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