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The Madison County Economic Development Authority announced this week that Malouf Construction is locating its new headquarters in the Flora Industrial Park, investing $1.7 million over the next three years. The company plans to relocate or add approximately 25 jobs paying an average annual wage of $70,000 per year.
  • Pickering headlines chamber luncheon
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM The City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce will host a special luncheon – Women to Women: A Celebration Luncheon with keynote speaker Leisha Pickering, founder and artist of ideas, Musee Bath next Thursday at the Country Club of Jacks Read More
  • Olde Towne students collect donations for victims of fires
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Faculty, parents and students at Olde Towne Middle School are rallying around classmates whose families fell victim to two apartment fires here over the last two months. Read More
  • Fill N’ Chill color debated again
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND —Developers of the Fill N’ Chill convenience store located across from City Hall here made their fourth appearance before the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday night to discuss the building’s awning. Read More
  • Malouf creating 25 jobs in Flora park
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison County Economic Development Authority announced this week that Malouf Construction is locating its new headquarters in the Flora Industrial Park, investing $1.7 million over the next three years. The company plans to relocate or add approximately 25 jobs paying an average annual wage of $70,000 per year. Read More
  • 3rd judge named in Banks case
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM The 2011 Republican candidate for Attorney General has been appointed to preside over the outstanding District 4 Supervisor election challenge dating back to November 2015 following last week’s recusal of Special Judge Richard McKenzie. Read More
  • Ridgeland board mulls mosquito spraying, street sweeping costs
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen and department heads hammered out final details during their regularly scheduled work session last week for the 2019 budget. Read More
  • Supes halt lease for drug court office space
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM County supervisors held off on approving a lease in Madison for a youth court/drug facility citing concerns over the upcoming fiscal year budget. The proposed location is at 214 Key Drive, Suite 1200. Read More
  • Fence in front yard issue for Trace Vineyard neighbor
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Residents of Trace Vineyard have been given until Aug. 21 to try and work out differences surrounding construction of a new fence before the Mayor and Board of Aldermen will weigh in. Read More
  • Aldermen pass resolution seeking online sales tax
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen agreed to adopt a resolution urging the state Legislature to offer cities a slice of the sales tax collected from online sales after a June U.S. Supreme Court decision, mirroring resolutions signed by Columbus and Oxford.
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  • Madison woman creates group to assist disabled
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM Former Ms. Wheelchair of Mississippi Lauren Compere is addressing the need to spread resources and spiritual support to people with disabilities in the Madison County area. Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen deny fence variance
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND —  Facing a decision to amend the city’s pool ordinance or deny a Ridgeland homeowner a fencing variance request that would allow them to keep the current fence around their property, aldermen decided on the latter Tuesday.
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  • Renaissance theatre receives approval for unique marquee
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The proposed high-end Malco brand boutique theater in the Renaissance at Colony Park will boast a truly unique marquee sign after the city board approved its design Tuesday. Read More
  • Aaron Rice named new director of Institute
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Center for Public Policy announced this week that Madison’s Aaron Rice has been named the new Director of the Mississippi Justice Institute. Read More
  • MRA unveils new school facilities including new dining commons and a playground
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM Madison-Ridgeland Academy is set to open its new middle school building and dining commons this week when school starts back for the first full day today (Thursday).
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  • Supervisors spending over $300K on Lost Rabbit roads
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM LOST RABBIT — A dozen roads and streets here will soon be resurfaced following a short squabble among supervisors over excess road funds on Monday. Read More
  • Madison police end chase in Nissan lot
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM A Canton man was arrested Tuesday night on multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed chase from Madison to the Nissan plant. Read More
  • Supervisors switching to United for insurance
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County is switching its self-funded health insurance plan from BlueCross & BlueShield of Mississippi to United Healthcare in an effort to try and save almost $600,000. Read More
  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM Vertex Aerospace was recently acquired by American Industrial Partners, which has named Vertex’s Madison, location as its new headquarters. Read More
  • Eagle Scout transforms Strawberry Patch Park into learning experience
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 PM Taking a walk along the path at Strawberry Patch Park is now a learning experience, thanks to an Eagle Scout project. Read More
  • Principal named for Highland Elementary
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A veteran of public schools has been named the new principal of Highland Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year. Read More
  • Guest, Evans spar at Fair
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 PM A Democrat seeking to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper suggested he and the Republican nominee are part of the “Rankin County Mafia” serving wealthy suburbanites and neglecting the rest of the district, which drew a strong rebuke from the congressman at the Neshoba County Fair on Wednesday. Read More
  • 2 die in Saturday motorcycle crash
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Police are continuing their investigation into a Saturday afternoon wreck involving a truck and a group of motorcyclists that left two dead and two injured here off Highway 463.
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  • County budget grew by $30M with $7 million in general reserve funds spent
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County’s budget ballooned from $78.4 million at the beginning of the current fiscal year to $108 million, causing supervisors to dip into reserves to the tune of $12.8 million to fund various projects.
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  • Bacchus closes for rebranding
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Bacchus owners Jordan Nichaud and Ross Pickering have announced that they are rebranding from oysters and steak to steak and eggs on a collaboration with a successful breakfast brand in Oxford and on the coast. Read More
  • Lost Rabbit roundabout OK’d
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM LOST RABBIT — County supervisors approved plans for private developers to build a roundabout on West Florida Boulevard here. Read More
  • Ridgeland opposes new landfill attempt
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen held a special-called meeting last Friday to approve sending a letter of opposition for a landfill proposed off North County Line Road.
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  • Bright Lights Belhaven Nights announces music lineup
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM The Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF) is pleased to announce the music line-up for the 14th Annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights (BLBN) event scheduled for August 11, 2018. Read More
  • Ridgeland approves new fitness center work
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Construction of a fitness center for city employees on the police department campus is progressing after aldermen approved a contract with Burns Cooley Dennis Inc. for geotechnical services on the site.
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  • Town Hall meeting slated for veterans
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — The Madison County Veterans Service Office is hosting a town hall meeting next month at the National Guard Armory here in an effort to expose more veterans in the area to a host of benefits and programs they may be eligible for. Read More
  • Washington given 15 years in prison
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM One of the three defendants in the Kingston Frazier murder case was sentenced in Madison County Circuit Court this week to 20 years in prison following a plea agreement made in Februrary. Read More
  • Aldermen eye raises next year
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — As the final Fiscal Year 2019 budget draws near, city officials discussed pay raises citywide to keep up with demands in industry standards. Read More
  • Gluckstadt proceeds after court rulings
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00 PM The effort to make Gluckstadt the county’s fifth municipality will proceed after the Mississippi Supreme Court denied two opposing petitions last week from the City of Canton and the Mac Haik automotive dealerships. Read More
  • Supreme Court denies appeals from Canton, Mac Haik in Gluckstadt incorporation effort
    Friday, July 20, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied petitions for interlocutory appeal by the City of Canton and two Mac Haik auto dealerships over the ongoing Gluckstadt incorporation attempt. Read More
  • Hyde-Smith gavels Democrat Schumer
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM Just two weeks into her role as a United State Senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith found herself presiding over the Senate and gaveling down the Democrat minority leader during a quorum call. Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen approve exterior lighting amendment
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Certain buildings will be allowed to show some “color” after aldermen approved a zoning ordinance amendment to allow colored lights to illuminate the side of compliant buildings throughout the city. Read More
  • Shrimp Basket to open in old Shoney’s on County Line Road
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A long-shuttered and rundown County Line Road restaurant is set to receive a new tenant that city officials hope will encourage further development along the prominent thoroughfare.
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  • Overlay work continues on Jackson St.
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Contractors are in the midst of a mill and overlay project on West Jackson Street causing detours and slight traffic delays. Read More
  • Keesler Federal Credit Union opening branch in Madison
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Keesler Federal Credit Union hopes to have a new branch open here by the first quarter of 2019. Read More
  • Supervisors give school assocation exemption
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison County Board of Supervisors granted another trade association an ad valorem tax exemption on an office scheduled to be open off Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland later this fall. Read More
  • Residents angry over pulling of stop signs
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM Residents opposed to the recent removal of stop signs on Clarkdell Road Extension and Bear Creek Circle voiced their disapproval to county supervisors Monday night, citing traffic and safety concerns. Read More
  • Short fence around pool sits in limbo
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A request for a fencing variance around a yard with a new pool stumped aldermen and other city officials Tuesday evening as they struggled to find a clear path to proceed.
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  • Supes table buying land for industry
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors were hesitant to issue a bond to purchase land for economic development, ultimately tabling a request from the executive director of the Madison County Economic Development Authority. Read More
  • Lightning hits Hobby Lobby and four houses during Monday storm
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Hobby Lobby off Main Street was among six structures hit by lightning Monday after an severe afternoon thunderstorm pummeled the metro. Read More
  • Crawford Farms developers want to bring grocery store to Madison site
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Developers of Crawford Farms, a 38-acre retail development off Main Street here, are eying potential grocery stores for a future phase, it was announced Wednesday.
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  • Eminent domain ordered for Hoy Road
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to begin eminent domain proceedings on 11 parcels of right-of-way land needed for the Hoy Road widening project.
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  • Bear Creek receives perfect water score after state test
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:00 PM Bear Creek Water Association has again earned the maximum score of 5.0/5.0 from the Mississippi State Department of Health for the drinking water supply. Read More
  • School Street detour set for Thursday as Madison street projects wrap up
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:00 PM 

    The Canadian National Railroad will close the School Street railroad crossing to traffic beginning today (Thursday, July 12.) The School Street railroad crossing will remain closed until Friday evening in order for Canadian National to replace their railroad track crossing.

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  • Supes negotiate Catlett Road rezoning
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:00 PM Minimum square footage for homes was at the heart of a rezoning involving 9.2 acres off Catlett Road last week. Read More
  • Alderman wants to create Highway 51 overlay district
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Ongoing discussion about the color of awnings on the Fill and Chill gas station across the street from City Hall prompted one alderman to suggest establishing an Overlay District for Highway 51 Read More
  • Shad White appointed by governor to auditor
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 12:00 PM A 32-year-old attorney serving as director of the Mississippi Justice Institute was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday to serve as State Auditor following the recent resignation of Stacey Pickering. Read More
    
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  • EDITORIAL/C’mon, Maxine!
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM Yet another judge has recused himself from the 2015 District 4 Supervisor election challenge and the incumbent loser quickly pulled a Maxine — a U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, that is, and her predictable, ridiculous race card. Read More
  • KITTREDGE/The news media’s double standard
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM The New York Times, and every other media outlet, is free to hire or fire whomever it likes. The members of the management team at The New York Times are free to do or say what they’d like. But they are not immune from criticism for their double standards.
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  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM On meeting with the EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: “Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade.” Read More
  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 PM Elizabeth Warren is branching out. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/Pause on another landfill
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  • Jackson Prep wins state after beating JA
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM Jackson Preparatory School won their fifth MAIS AAAA State Title in baseball in six years after sweeping rival Jackson Academy last week. Read More
  • Five finalists vie for Ferriss Trophy
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON – Southern Miss third baseman Luke Reynolds (Forest, Miss.) and Golden Eagle right-handed pitcher Nick Sandlin (Evans, Ga.) collected two of the five finalist spots for the 2018 C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which goes to the most outstanding college baseball player in the state in an announcement made Monday morning. Read More
  • Germantown High School’s Shooting Team competed in the Marine Corps National Championship in Ala.
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00 PM Germantown High School’s Shooting Team competed in the Marine Corps National Championship in Anniston, Alabama. The team placed 13th in the nation. Out of thousands of shooters, Gabby Lazarou (right) placed 10th in the nation and J.D. Harrill (left) placed 30th. Gabby was invited to compete in the National Finals at Camp Perry, Ohio. Read More
  • R’land seeks Miracle League players
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00 PM Ridgeland Recreation & Parks, in partnership with the Miracle League of Central Mississippi, is currently taking registrations for the inaugural season of Miracle League baseball in Ridgeland. The league is designed for anyone who has developmental and/or physical challenges that prevent them from playing in a mainstream league. A Miracle League Field will be in use for the games. Volunteer buddies will assist the players as needed. Read More
  • Weatherspoon brothers at awards event
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:00 PM 

    Mississippi State University head basketball coach Ben Howland poses with Madison County brothers Quinndary Weatherspoon and Nick Weatherspoon during the C Spire Gillom, Howell Trophies award ceremony.

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  • Beatrice Reeves “Bebe” Richardson left earth for her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  She was 86.
  • Thomas D. Dewees, 65, of Madison, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at St. Dominic. A funeral was held on Saturday, August 11,  at Chapel of the Cross followed by burial in the church cemetery.
  • James C. "Buddy" Griffin, Jr., of Madison, age 92, died peacefully while at home with family on August 7, 2018.
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