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Former Madison County engineer Rudy Warnock who was fired in 2016 has subpoenaed Madison County Journal records as part of his ongoing $6.3 million federal lawsuit over his firing at Canton Municipal Utilities
  • 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
  • County historian 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
  • Journal subpoenaed, Rudy Warnock demands documents
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM Former Madison County engineer Rudy Warnock who was fired in 2016 has subpoenaed Madison County Journal records as part of his ongoing $6.3 million federal lawsuit over his firing at Canton Municipal Utilities 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
  • Hwy. 22 rail crossing in Flora closing May 22-25
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM FLORA — The Highway 22 railroad crossing here will be closed the morning of May 22 through the morning of May 25, Police Chief Arty Girod said Wednesday. Read More
  • Alderman table hand car wash operation, approve GoShine site
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A site plan review for a hand-washing car wash at Ridgeland Service Center on U.S. 51 was tabled by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday night. Read More
  • Car recovered that was under water 2 decades
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM A 1989 Mazda RX-7 stolen in Jackson 22 years ago was pulled from the Reservoir on Sunday. Reservoir Police were alerted Friday night to an unusual SONAR image near the Breakers condominiums by a concerned fisherman Read More
  • Election officials  ask for security
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM Following a recent attempted car burglary, Madison County election commissioners are asking the county for increased security at their Canton office.
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  • Supervisors split on 3 new road projects
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM Road repairs totaling $200,000 were approved by county supervisors in a 3-2 in the Madison, Ridgeland and the northeastern part of the county. Read More
  • County looking to fine litterers
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM Companies hauling trash and debris down county roads without tarps could soon be fined as supervisors attempt to curb what they say is a growing litter problem. Read More
  • Police building own fitness center
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A fitness center for police officers will be constructed at no cost to the city, thanks to a local construction company. Read More
  • Who will be superintendent?
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM A new county school superintendent will be announced next week, according to School Board President Philip Huskey. Read More
  • 280-foot tower a concern in Bridgewater
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM An application for a special exception to construct a 280-foot radio tower on property west of North Livingston and Lake Cavalier Road has Bridgewater residents concerned. Read More
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM Three Madison County students are among more than 70 University of Mississippi students to receive a 2017 Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal, the university's highest academic award. The students were recognized April 5 during UM’s 75th annual Honors Day Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Read More
  • Madison County Circuit Judge elected chair of Conference
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County Circuit Judge John Emfinger has been elected chairman of the Conference of Circuit Court Judges. Read More
  • Judge fines landlord for not having rental license
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — A woman was fined for failing to obtain a city permit before renting a home on Peppermill Drive. Read More
  • Mavericks donate toys to Blair E. Batson
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM In honor of a classmate fighting cancer, Germantown Middle School Students donated more than 400 toys to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. Read More
  • Madison Central PTO offering preferred parking to member families
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM Madison Central High School will have reserved parking for students next year and PTO members will get preference. Read More
  • Fitch to run for AG as McRae eyes Treasurer
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM Two Madison countians announced this week they are seeking statewide office in 2019. Read More
  • Farmers market begins tuesday in Madison
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM Madison resident Chuck Wood will sell his homegrown products when the Downtown Madison Farmers Market opens for the fifth season on Tuesday. Read More
  • Murder suspect receives 40 years
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM A drunk man who beat his mother’s finance to death during an April 2016 dispute in Ridgeland received 40 years in prison on the second-degree murder charge.
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  • Mac Haik tries to stop Gluckstadt
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM GLUCKSTADT — Residents here are furious with the two Mac Haik auto dealerships seeking to halt incorporation efforts. Read More
  • Beautification Committee and Chamber plant seeds
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM 

    Members of the City of Ridgeland's Beautification Committee and 2018 Ridgeland Chamber President Karen McKie of Green Oak Florist & Garden Center plant zinnia seeds along Highway 51 in Ridgeland across from the library

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  • City files Costco appeal in Ridgeland zoning decision
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The city has appealed the state Supreme Court’s Costco ruling that struck down an attached fuel center arguing the decision “overlooked and misapplied the law” and has a “chilling effect on economic development.” Read More
  • Four Hispanics sought in Sam’s scam
    Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 PM MADISON — Police here are searching for four Hispanic males wanted in connection with an attempted larceny at Sam’s Club off Grandview Boulevard last Thursday.
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  • Ridgeland to re-bid work on Lake Harbour extension
    Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A phase of the Lake Harbour extension project that involves replacing a 100-year-old box culvert under the railroad is being re-bid. Read More
  • Canton PD lure murder suspect with other charge
    Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — Police were able to arrest a murder suspect on Monday after convincing the 37-year-old man theys wanted him for a domestic violence warrant, Chief Otha Brown said. Read More
  • City orders demolition of houses on Rice Road and Stonegate
    Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Two eyesores may soon be leveled after aldermen approved moving forward with demolition of vacant houses on Rice Road at Stonegate Drive Tuesday. Read More
  • Thousands expected next week for bi-annual Canton Flea Market
    Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — The historic downtown Square will play host to nearly 1,000 vendors for the their twice-annual shopping event May 10. Read More
  • Bible focus of youth rally
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM A Canton ministry and local church are putting together a youth rally complete with musical performances and motivational speakers to reach the youth of Madison County and the surrounding area with an uplifting, Bible-centered message.
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  • Tax Collector gets $46K for more help
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM Tax Collector Kay Pace’s will hire two new full-time employees, although she offered no promises that the additions will decrease lengthy waiting times one supervisor criticized. Read More
  • R’land hosting May hazardous waste day
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM The City of Ridgeland and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful have scheduled a Household Hazardous Waste Day event for Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Read More
  • Supervisors form study group over Quail Road
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors formed a road committee to examine the possibilities of taking full ownership of Quail Road, a single stretch of drive off MS Highway 43 west of Sharon. Read More
  • Norman replaced as EMA director
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM Minor Norman was name county Fire Coordinator last week after serving as Emergency Management director. Read More
  • City buys county’s tornado siren
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A county-operated tornado siren on Aaron Lane will be taken over by the city. Read More
  • Nail spa coming soon
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A high-end nail salon was approved for Renaissance at Colony Park by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last week. Read More
  • Madison’s annual Swing Into Summer kicks off next Thursday
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Head to the Red Caboose each Thursday in May for the annual Swing Into Summer events planned by the city. Read More
  • Parks to get $1M for trails
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12:00 PM New walking trails at Sulphur Springs Park in northeast Madison County are expected to be under construction in two weeks following approval Monday by the Madison County Nursing Home Board of Trustees to spend over $800,000 on the health and wellness project.
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BREAKING NEWS

  • EDITORIAL/Bowing to the Government
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM We’ve been critical of the state Supreme Court over its anti-business ruling in the Costco matter by effectively making it illegal for economic developers to negotiate with developers — and now come the Board of Supervisors sending a surprisingly harsh message about ambulances. Read More
  • DUNCAN/The Book of Shem
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM Turn to Genesis 11:10-32. In the previous genealogies we have been given a picture of what God was doing amongst the nations. In this genealogy we focus upon the believing line descended from Shem, down to the line of Abram. As we meet Abraham, we meet him not as the Hebrew of Hebrews, the father of the faithful, but we meet him as Abram, a pagan from Ur the Chaldeans. From this line God will forge the future of the human race. We’ll look at this passage in two sections. The book of Shem is in verses 10-26, and the book of Terah is in verses 27-32. Read More
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 12: 29-32
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 PM This is a solemn passage. It is a passage about God carrying out his warning to Pharaoh and Egypt. He had warned Pharaoh that if he did not let Israel go, he would put to death the first-born of Pharaoh and all of Egypt. We read in verse 29, “The Lord struck down all the firstborn of the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon…” Read More
  • BUCHANAN/Israel at 70
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM For Bibi Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister save only founding father David Ben-Gurion, it has been a week of triumph. Read More
  • LOWRY/Trump’s Jerusalem triumph
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 PM  In the second century A.D., Jewish rebels who had stunned the Romans and liberated a portion of Judea overstruck imperial coins with images and a message of their own, “Year One of the Redemption of Jerusalem.” 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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  • Jesse Hugh Bufkin went home to be with his Lord on May 5, 2018 while surrounded by family and friends at his home
  • Jean A Kuyrkendall, 85, passed away April, 27, 2018. He was born in McComb, MS on February 19, 1933 to Dudley Frith and Ina Dorris Kuyrkendall. Jean enlisted in the US Air Force following his high school graduation and served 4 years as an Airman 1st Class. After serving his country, he had a long career in the field of accounting.  Jean was a faithful member and ordained deacon of First Baptist Church Madison.
  • Morris Edward Branigin of Canton went to the Son of God in Heaven on April 18, 2018, at the age of 99. A  service was held on April 26, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Canton and burial was in the Canton Cemetery. Ed was born in Canton MS July 6, 1918, to Morris Webb Branigin and Lena Boyd Branigin. He grew up on the family farm south of Canton, attended school in Canton
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