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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
This rendering shows the proposed commercial office building for Rice Road Place.
This rendering shows the proposed commercial office building for Rice Road Place.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM
RIDGELAND — Aldermen tabled a site plan and architectural review last week for further discussion that included a warning from the city attorney of possible legal action.
  • Ridgeland Chamber, Keep Ridgeland Beautiful team up to plant zinnias
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful have joined together to plant colorful zinnias along city property. Read More
  • 2 arrested, 2 sought following auto burglaries in Madison
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Two women suspected of multiple auto burglaries at The Club Fitness Center here last Friday were arrested over the weekend in Louisiana and currently awaiting extradition.
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  • Husband charged in double homicide
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM A man charged with murdering his wife and stepdaughter in northeast Madison County remains behind bars at the Madison County Detention Center without bond. Read More
  • $1,500 fine minimum for trucks littering
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM In an effort to curb the growing litter problem in the county, supervisors last Monday voted to impose a minimum $1,500 fine for any company hauling trash down county roads that doesn’t tarp their vehicles.
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  • Sulphur Springs sand now surplus
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison County Board of Supervisors declared sand and dirt at Sulphur Springs Park as surplus and will move some of it off the property to fill a nearby hole where clay was excavated for construction of the dam for the 18-acre lake. Read More
  • Fertility clinic opens shop in Madison
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Dr. John Preston Parry opened the city’s first fertility clinic last week and marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his Fountains Boulevard office. Read More
  • Trauma care saves Madison man
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM Minutes after her husband Dan was viciously sliced by the propeller of his boat on Lake Caroline, Ann Smith wrapped her arms around him and prayed that it wouldn’t be his time.
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  • Police investigating dead goose
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — An investigation into possible foul play in the death of a goose in the Cobblestone neighborhood here continues after a report was filed on Saturday.
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  • Aldermen table Rice Road office approval
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen tabled a site plan and architectural review last week for further discussion that included a warning from the city attorney of possible legal action. Read More
  • Thibidoux passes the torch at IBC
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM Madison resident and International Ballet Competition silver medalist Kathy Thibidoux passes the torch to John Meehan, chairman of the IBC International Jury, during the opening ceremony of the IBC event in Jackson. Read More
  • Banks loses request in election case
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a petition by former District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks to question the legality of some of the 27 affidavit ballots at the center of his ongoing election challenge. Read More
  • Sheriff: Man shot was suspect, video shows what happened
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM A 36-year-old Jackson man shot and killed by a Madison County Sheriff’s deputy on Old Natchez Trace Road was a suspect in a house burglary/auto burglary, Sheriff Randy Tucker said Tuesday, shedding new light on the officer-involved shooting. Read More
  • Moratorium on Gluckstadt convenience stores, liquor stores, storage units fails
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:05 PM GLUCKSTADT — Madison County supervisors were split Monday on a moratorium that would halt construction of liquor stores, gas stations and storage units for 120 days here, ultimately resulting in the measure failing.
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  • Newspaper files to quash Warnock subpoena
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM In response to a demand by engineer Rudy Warnock in his ongoing $6.3 million federal lawsuit over his termination at Canton Municipal Utilities in 2016, the Madison County Journal last week filed a formal motion to quash a subpoena to produce documents calling Warnock’s demand a “fishing expedition.”
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  • Boys and Girls Club hosting annual Steak & Burger event
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM Boxing champion Evander Holyfield will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Steak & Burger event hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Central Mississippi.
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  • Canton PD arrests one after finding dead body
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — An arrest has been made in connection to a body found dead behind an abandoned house here on Martin Luther King Drive. Read More
  • Local man killed after vehicle hits tree off 43
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM A Canton man was fatally injured in a one-car collision with a tree in rural Madison County in the early morning hours one day this weekend. Read More
  • Aldermen table request to light up C Spire building
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen on Tuesday tabled a request by C Spire to add colored LED lights to the exterior of its headquarters on Highland Colony Parkway and instead launched a thorough review of the proposal. Read More
  • Doughnut Day requires special event permit on County Line
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The enormous popularity of National Doughnut Day the past two years has led to city officials requiring the Krispy Kreme location on County Line Road to apply for a special event permit in the future. Read More
  • Fastenal investing $11.5M in county
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County was selected from six counties in Central Mississippi to be the home of a new 129,000 square-foot distribution center for Fastenal, a Minnesota-based company, officials announced Monday. Read More
  • Supes deny radio tower near Bridgewater
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors denied a special exception permit to construct a 280-foot radio tower for a local radio station on property west of North Livingston and Lake Cavalier Road near Bridgewater Monday following complaints by nearby homeowners over the last several weeks. Read More
  • Mississippi Foundations Repair Specialist workers work to install a french drain next to Watercolor Salon in Ridgeland
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM Mississippi Foundations Repair Specialist workers work to install a french drain next to Watercolor Salon in Ridgeland. Mississippi Foundations was contracted by the city of Ridgeland in an attempt to help stabilize the foundation along Jackson Street. Read More
  • Plans to renovate Burger King scrapped and rebuild approved
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — The Burger King located off Mississippi 463 here is set to undergo a complete rebuild after plans to simply renovate the building last November were scrapped.
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  • Entergy Mississippi, Inc. recently awarded Madison County $20,000 for environmental updates
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM 

    Madison County is one of 10 counties in Entergy’s service area that will share $75,000 in grants for projects to make them more competitive among companies looking to establish or expand their operations.

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  • Madison the City Chamber of Commerce recently honored the new and returning high school juniors and seniors
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM 

    Madison the City Chamber of Commerce recently honored the new and returning high school juniors and seniors who will be a art of the 2018-19 Junior Ambassadors program. 

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  • Boil water advisory in effect for 12 subdivisions on Res
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM Residents in 12 subdivisions at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Madison County remain under a boil water advisory until at least Thursday, following a notice issued Tuesday night. Read More
  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held for Mama Nature’s Juice Bar on Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM 

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held for Mama Nature’s Juice Bar on Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland.The vegetenarian/vegan restaurant serves everything to smoothies to salads and vegetable wraps.

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  • Military, families able go to Children’s Museum for free
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Children’s Museum announced last week its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 
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  • Luckett appointed interim in Canton
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — Following last week’s firing of Cassandra Williams, the former school superintendent is back at the helm. Read More
  • The Farmer’s Market is open from every Tuesday this summer off Main Street
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM The Farmer’s Market is open from 3-6 p.m. every Tuesday this summer off Main Street on the grounds of the Madison Square Center for the Arts. Read More
  • Costco opponents sue again
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM  RIDGELAND — Six of the nine residents who successfully won a Supreme Court appeal last month to stop on-site fuel at the proposed Costco have now filed suit alleging a moratorium on climate-controlled storage units was approved to help the retail giant. Read More
  • Election set for Tuesday
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM The race for Roger Wicker’s U.S. Senate seat and Gregg Harper’s 3rd Congressional District seat will be the two contests Madison County voters will help to decide during next Tuesday’s primary election. Read More
  • Sex offender was lurking on bike trail
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A convicted sex offender accused of groping a jogger on the multi-use trails Saturday morning turned himself in on Memorial Day and is being held without bond. Read More
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison County School District announced this week that Karen Harness will serve as the next Principal of Ann Smith Elementary School. Read More
  • St. Dominic’s awarded for stroke and heart care
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON — St. Dominic Hospital recently received awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its commitment to quality stroke and heart care. Read More
  • Remembering Madison County's historian who was one-of-a-kind
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM Cantonians continue to have warm memories of Jim Lacey Jr., the indisputable — if unofficial — historian of Madison County who died on April 24. He was 89. Read More
  • Absentee voting deadline upcoming
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM As the deadline for absentee voting in the June primaries draws near, Madison County Circuit Clerk Anita Wray wants to ensure voters are prepared to place their vote. Read More
  • Non-urgent transport ordered to shut down
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors on Monday ordered a new ambulatory provider to cease operations inside the county until they could examine their ordinance and laws surrounding ambulances. Read More
  • Titans build robots, teams and alliances
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM A calculated push on a controller, and “Little Bot” was whirring around posts and stacking bright yellow game pieces.
       “Speed demon,” laughed Bill Richardson, Ridgeland High School’s instructor in engineering and robotics and adviser for Titan Robotics, one of the most dominant competitive clubs in the nation and possibly the world.
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  • Voelkel out as county comptroller next week
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County Comptroller Buddy Voelkel has resigned effective next Thursday, he announced to the Board of Supervisors on Monday. Read More
  • Canton Schools superintendent fired
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM The recently-fired Canton Public Schools Superintendent has retained the former board attorney to represent her in a hearing expected to take place sometime in June. Read More
  • Northbay MGC beautifies Hoy entrance
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM A group representing the Northbay Madison Garden Club worked hard last Saturday morning beautifying the Hoy Entrance of Northbay Subdivision. Those participating in the planting were from left:  Wes Holsapple, Mark Howard, Kelly Ingebretsen, Mary Nell Reno, and Pauline Holsapple. Read More
  • C-Spire scholarship presented
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM Mary Ranie Miller received the C-Spire scholarship presented annually to a Junior Ambassador in the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce program. Presenting the award to Miller, in the middle, were Chamber Vice President Justin Suber of C-Spire, Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, Chamber Executive Director Elizabeth Fulcher and Chamber President Carolyn Monfils of Hilton Garden Inn. Read More
  • Newspaper records subpoenaed by fired county engineer Warnock
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM Former Madison County engineer Rudy Warnock, fired in early 2016, has subpoenaed Madison County Journal records as part of his ongoing $6.3 million federal lawsuit over his termination at Canton Municipal Utilities later that year. Read More
  • Driver’s license facility discussed
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison County Board of Supervisors voted to table discussion of building or renovating a building to become a new driver’s license facility until they could speak with the Madison County Economic Development Authority about use of the current building housing the WIN Job Center. Read More
  • Madison County District Attorney receives Top Cop Award
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON — Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest received the George Phillips Public Service Award at the Top Cop Luncheon held last week here at the Trade Mart Center. Read More
  • Supes approve funding for 2 sinkhole repairs
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM Sinkholes have increasingly become a problem throughout Madison County and last week supervisors tapped into the general fund to make some repairs.
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  • Justice Court Judge among five vying for Chapman’s judge seat
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM Five candidates filed qualifying papers to run for the Circuit Court Judge seat being vacated by longtime Judge William Chapman who is retiring. Read More
  • Legendary WWII?pilot, Blue Angel headline aviation event
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — The Mississippi Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is hosting an Aviation Open House this Saturday at Bruce Campbell Field. Read More
  • Madison working with new owners of nuissance house
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Code enforcement is working with the new owners of a vacant house located at 1280 Rice Road that aldermen deemed a nuisance and public health hazard earlier this month. Read More
    
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  • EDITORIAL/Gluckstadt moratorium
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM A 120-day construction moratorium in Gluckstadt on liquor stores, convenience stores and storage units makes sense in what could quickly become the Wild Wild West of development. Read More
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM “Though New York City has one of the most segregated schools systems in the country,” writes Elizabeth Harris of The New York Times, until now, Mayor Bill de Blasio “was all but silent on the issue.” Read More
  • MCKAY/Gluckstadt moratorium unfair
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM As it stands now, Gluckstadt has seven convenience stores —  more than the city of Madison — and two more are seeking approval. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/The new Miss America
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM “A pretty girl is like a melody/ that haunts you night and day/You can’t escape, she’s in your memory/by morning, night and noon/She will leave you and then come back again/a pretty girl is just like a pretty tune.” Read More
  • DUNCAN/‘A parting of the ways’
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00 PM Turn in your Bible to Genesis 13:1-18. The lifelong quest of faith in which Abram has embarked receives yet another test in this passage. It receives a test in the challenge of dwelling with Lot and then eventually separating from him. But in contrast to that sorry spectacle of Genesis 12:10-20 where Abram's cowardice is apparent, in this passage, Abram passes his test with flying colors. I'd like you to look at four different scenes in this passage. Read More
  • 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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  • Frank Steele (Bubba) Arnold, Jr.

    Frank Steele (Bubba) Arnold, Jr., 79, died on June 6, 2018, in St. Dominic's Hospital as a result of a complication with meningitis. Bubba was the son of the late Frank Steele Arnold, Sr., and Virgillee Holloway Arnold, both from Jackson, MS. He was born in Jackson on April 26, 1939. He married Judy Swetland Arnold from Grenada, MS in 1961.

  • Ernestine Simmons, 84, of Madison, passed away on May 25, 2018.  Born September 1, 1933 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Ernestine was the only child of William and Isabelle Simmons. She was in the A.K.A. Sorority and graduated from Chaney Teachers College in Philadelphia, PA with a major in English. She taught grades 3 through 8 and spanned a variety of subjects during her years as an educator. She resided in other states, such as, California and South Carolina before settling in Mississippi after her retirement.
  • Jesse Hugh Bufkin went home to be with his Lord on May 5, 2018 while surrounded by family and friends at his home
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