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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann takes questions from students Tuesday at Madison Station.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann takes questions from students Tuesday at Madison Station.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann gave a presentation to 174 Madison Station fifth graders Tuesday about the importance of civic responsibility, specifically voting as part of their ongoing Promote the Vote program.
  • Madison Station students discuss elections
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann gave a presentation to 174 Madison Station fifth graders Tuesday about the importance of civic responsibility, specifically voting as part of their ongoing Promote the Vote program. Read More
  • Tidewater bridge out Friday for repairs
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Federal bridge inspectors have called for the closure of a bridge located on Tidewater Lane over Culley Creek here. Read More
  • Parkway East payment nixed
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM The bond trustee for the failed Parkway East Public Improvement District continues to seek shortfall payments from Madison County despite a settlement agreement reached earlier this year between the county and Assured Guaranty, a bond insurer.  Read More
  • County moves forward with clean-up of properties
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors ordered a survey to be done to determine whose land a dilapidated mobile home sits on before moving forward with the cleanup process.  Read More
  • Supes split on plaque for Barber
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Supervisors were torn Monday over whether or not to erect a plaque at the Highway 51 tax office complex here in honor of former Tax Assessor Gerald Barber.  Read More
  • UMMC team hits record high
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON — The most critically ill and injured children in the state have never had so many physicians and nurse practitioners at their side. Read More
  • Ridgeland starting Farmers Market
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Ridgeland will host its first city-sponsored Farmers Market this weekend after officials approved an agreement with a church. Read More
  • Former CMU head to fight auditor
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — Former Canton Municipal Utilities General Manager Kenny Wayne Jones plans to fight a demand from the State Auditor’s Office for over $78,000 after news broke on Tuesday that he was one of 13 cited for widespread misspending practices.  Read More
  • Canton Schools retain overall ‘D’ rating
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM The Canton Public School District received a “D” overall accountability rating with three of its eight schools receiving “D” scores and one school falling, official results released by the state last week show. Read More
  • Warnock added to airport suit
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM A circuit judge has ordered former County Engineer Rudy Warnock to be added as a defendant in an ongoing lawsuit over a $1.2 million top-secret 2013 airport study the Madison County Economic Development Authority alleges was illegally approved.  Read More
  •  Madison Central Speech and Debate excels
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison Central Speech and Debate Team continued its streak of excellence recently at the Northwest Rankin Speaks inaugural Individual Events Invitational. The team only brought 14 students, the majority being novices, and was named runner-up at the tournament. Additionally, the team's Debate Captain, Jack Day, won third place Individual Sweepstakes Winner.  Read More
  • MadCAAP hosts metro area food event
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM MadCAAP recently hosted a fund-raiser custom made for lovers of great food available within the greater Jackson/Madison/Ridgeland area. Read More
  • Rep. Harper’s papers at MSU
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM STARKVILLE — The congressional papers of U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper have found their home at Mississippi State University. Read More
  • Flora Car Show doubles as Vietnam Memorial event
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM Organizers for Flora’s annual car show say that a recent team-up between their event and a nearby veteran’s group ensures that this year’s car show will be the biggest one yet. Read More
  • Belhaven announces hire of new Provost
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM After an extensive national search, Belhaven President Dr. Roger Parrott has appointed Dr. Bradford Smith the University’s new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Read More
  • Aldermen approve routes for big trucks
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials unanimously approved a route for large trucks carrying dirt, equipment and concrete to access the Bridgewater subdivision. Read More
  • Railroad helping to plant new trees
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM More than 300 trees will be planted along the Highland Colony Parkway by the city of Ridgeland with a grant from the Canadian National Railroad. Read More
  • Internet ‘out’ at Youth Services
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM It turns out getting online at the Madison County Youth Court computer lab is a lot harder than it sounds.  Read More
  • Man begs supes to let him keep pet pig
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM A Madison County man begged supervisors to classify his potbellied pig as a pet after he was ordered to clear the property of excessive livestock. Read More
  • Supes increase budget $552K
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM County supervisors increased their budget by over $500,000 on the first day of the new fiscal year to, among other things, give raises and pay for building projects. Read More
  • Engineer hired for Reunion design
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM An engineering bureaucracy is bogging down the Reunion Parkway bridge over I-55, District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter complained last week. Read More
  • Ridgeland officials discuss new food truck ordinance
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials discussed a future food truck ordinance at Monday evening’s work session that would add mobile food service vehicles and trailers as a permitted use in the city’s zoning ordinance. Read More
  • Aldermen unable to help with water bill seeking relief
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials were unable to offer a woman relief after she was hit with a surprise surge, roughly 13 fold, in her water bill. Read More
  • B&B Electric breaks ground on HQ
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM B&B Electrical and Utility Contractors, Inc. is breaking ground on its new headquarters in the Canton Commercial and Industrial Center, investing $6.5 Million over the next two years, the Madison County Economic Development Authority announced on Wednesday.  Read More
  • R’land installs new tag readers
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM The city of Ridgeland is looking at your car tag and officials say it’s for a good reason. Read More
  • Madison PD nabs 2 for credit card fraud
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Two Florida residents facing multiple felony fraud charges were denied bail in municipal court here after they were apprehended in a traffic stop conducted by the Madison Police Department last month. Read More
  • Supes spending $5.7M on roads
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors on Monday approved borrowing $5.7 million in short-term financing to fund road repairs in three supervisor districts, drawing the ire of the two supervisors left out of the road plan Read More
  • ICE puts hold on alleged rapist
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM A man working at a Ridgeland restaurant has been accused of molesting a Gluckstadt girl. Read More
  • Flea Market starting earlier now
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — For the first time in 53 years, people flocking to the historic downtown Square here for the bi-annual Flea Market get to shop a little earlier Read More
  • Belhaven recognized by website
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM Belhaven University is Mississippi’s Most Selective College according to Business Insider.  Read More
  • St. Dominic’s pursues sponsorship with Louisiana-based Missionaries
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM St. Dominic Health Services announced last week that it has entered into exclusive discussions with the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Sisters to assume sponsorship of St. Dominic’s Read More
  • Madison police nab two in credit card fraud case
    Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00 PM 

    Two Florida residents have been apprehended in a traffic stop conducted by the Madison Police Department in connection with a string of local credit card fraud cases dating back to August of this year.

     
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  • Police need assistance identifying 2 thieves
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two women suspected of breaking into a vehicle and using stolen credit cards to buy gift cards at area stores.  Read More
  • West Jackson Street road work paused by contractor
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — As the $10.4 million Colony Park Boulevard project is set to close out this year, ancillary street work is expected to conclude accordingly. Read More
  • Old Canton Road rehab underway in Ridgeland
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The resurfacing of Old Canton Road here began on Monday and is expected to continue until the end of October. Read More
  • Madison Crossing Elementary wins C Spire coding challenge
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM Madison Crossing Elementary School students took first place last week in the first-ever junior coding challenge held by C Spire as part of their Tech Movement initiative. Read More
  • First Pres Day School hosts yearly fundraiser
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM First Presbyterian Day School will host its annual fundraiser, Holiday Potpourri, on Friday, October 12, 2018, in the home of Richard and Charlotte McNeel in the Eastover neighborhood of Jackson. This 44th annual event will be a festive day of food, shopping, and fellowship from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Read More
  • Scarecrows spring up in Madison for festivals
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM The city’s Scarecrow Festival returns Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m., followed by the Scarecrow Cruise & Car Show on Oct. 19-20. Both are set on the Main Street grounds surrounding Madison Square Center for the Arts. Read More
  • 18-wheeler runs off in Reservoir
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM An 18-wheeler traveling on Mississippi Highway 43 last Wednesday night ran off into the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a multi-vehicle accident that left the roadway closed and had emergency responders on scene for hours.  Read More
  • Judge dismisses Banks’ contest of District 4 supervisor race
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM Former Madison County District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks is considering appealing a surprise ruling Tuesday by Special Circuit Court Judge Forrest Johnson dismissing his lingering election contest that was set to go to trial this week.  Read More
  • Attorney pleads guilty to stealing, embezzlement
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM A Flora attorney indicted last October on multiple counts of embezzlement pleaded guilty in open court earlier this month and now faces up to 10 years in prison.  Read More
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM Looking to end a continuing problem of litter on the banks of the Barnett Reservoir and especially at the Spillway Recreation Area, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District passed a proposed regulation last Thursday that would require fishermen to carry a dedicated trash receptacle while fishing at the 33,000-acre lake.  Read More
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM Three Jackson Academy seniors have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Read More
  • Supervisors deny Euro Fest parking at courthouse
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM County supervisors on Tuesday denied a request for cars to be parked along the grounds of the historic courthouse grounds in Canton as part of the 10th Annual Renaissance Euro Fest.  Read More
  • Aldermen OK plan to assist state in disasters
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen renewed a disaster aid agreement with the state that was presented by the fire department during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled board meeting Read More
  • Patty Peck adding new parking spaces
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Patty Peck Honda is looking to add parking spaces at the dealership off Sunnybrook Road here Read More
  • Jackson Prep learning virtual tech
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM This semester marks the first chance a number of Jackson Prep students will receive an in-class, hands-on experience with groundbreaking virtual technology. Read More
  • Canton man faces death penalty in 2014 murder
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM A 34-year-old Canton man walked into Fat Boys Convenience Store on Roby Street in Canton in October 2014 and executed a 13-year-old store clerk before trying to kill his father.  Read More
  • Mayor still in Mayfield lawsuit
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM A federal judge dismissed some defendants in an ongoing federal lawsuit filed last year by the family of Mark Mayfield, a prominent Ridgeland attorney who committed suicide in 2014 following the Cochran nursing home break-in Read More
  • Post Office not delivering mail under new mandate for centralized pickup
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM County supervisors are looking into adopting a policy regarding centralized mail delivery units at new housing developments after years of ignoring a 2012 United States Postal Service mandate requiring cluster boxes.  Read More
  • Madison schools rated ‘A’ by state
    The Madison County School District scored an “A” grade in state accountability testing released last week.
  • Local leaders honored at luncheon
    The Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) and the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) held their 10th Annual Vision Celebration Luncheon Tuesday where they honored local business leaders for their work. 
  • MRA Upends Nemesis Prep 42-21, Ends Streak
    MADISON – Even the most seemingly invincible superheroes have their weaknesses. For example, Superman had kryptonite. The Green Lantern had the color yellow. What’s Thor without his hammer after all? Or Iron Man without his suit? Or Spider Man without his web-shooters? Think Delilah's scissors when it comes to Samson and his hair. Even Achilles had, well, his heel.
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • EDITORIAL/Parkway fraud and Rudy
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Two frauds perpetrated on the taxpayers of Madison County are back in the news this week. Read More
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of “severe punishment” if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Read More
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM It’s doubtful that a former American presidential candidate has ever formally endorsed incivility before, but Hillary Clinton is ever full of surprises. Read More
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Andrew Brunson, the American Christian missionary imprisoned for two years in a Turkish prison, came home through the good offices of President Trump to an air of celebration shared by all Americans. But it hardly hides the reality that persecution of Christians has never been more widespread, or more severe. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/Herder of goats
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM We’ve been accused of taking a swipe at former Chris McDaniel spokesperson Keith Plunkett of Flora after his wife pleaded guilty to embezzling at least $15,000 from her law firm in a Nigerian dwarf goat scandal. Read More
  • TCA score shutout win over River Oaks
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM The Rebels defense was stout giving up only 51 total yards. The offense was lead by Greyson Smith, Cade Shepard and Trace White. The Rebels took control of the game on the opening drive and never looked back. Read More
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM Holmes Central ran up and down the field against Germantown. They ran the ball 42 tims for 444 yards. Senior Robert Jackson carried the ball 15 times for 167 yards, senior Decoria Banks also ran nine times for 158 yards and three touchdowns.  Read More
  • Holiday named ‘Giant of the Week’
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM After 2 weeks down on the Gulf Coast, last week’s Wendy’s Giant of the Week recipient was Jimmy Holiday, quarterback of Madison Central High School.  Read More
  • Weekly Football Roundup
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM A two headed monster out of the backfield led the charge as Germantown cruised against Callaway last Friday night. Read More
  • Patriots Continue To Roll
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON – It took some late-game heroics for MRA to slip past St. Stanislaus a year ago on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Read More
  • George Robert Anderson of Madison- Born, August 25, 1940, died October 13, 2018. He was the only child of George Albert Anderson and Lila Lee Bartlett who preceded him in death. 
  • Bobbie Jean Fallin Smith, 83, of Flora died Saturday, October 13, 2018. Services were held October 15, 2018 at Breeland Funeral Home. 
  • Jean Crosby Gould, 77, of Madison passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2018 at the St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson. 
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