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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM
County Line Road was a two-lane developer’s dream; the hit film Jaws was on its way to becoming the highest grossing film of all time; WZZQ-FM was the station to turn to for top 40 hits; The OZ and Second Hand Rose were the go to boutiques for trendy threads and the blues rocker outfit Sassy Jones was splashing onto the Ross Barnett Reservoir making musical waves Jacksonians had never heard before.
  • Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is offering a Line Dancing Class every Monday evening.  Beginners Line Dancing Class will meet at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Advanced Line Dancing will begin at 7:00-8:00 p.m.  Classes will be held at the Ridgeland Recreational Center located at Old Trace Park.   Darlene Epple is the instructor for the class. Cost of the class is $10/class or $40/month.  Call Lynda at 601-856-6876 or email at for more information
  • Zebra Tent to ‘Go Pink’ for Breast Cancer Fundraiser
    The Zebra Tent in The Grove on the Walk of Champions at the University of Mississippi will “Go Pink” Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, to raise money for breast cancer research. Tent hostesses will wear pink Ole Miss Jerseys, specially designed by Rebel Rags of Oxford, and accept donations to be contributed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Mississippi. The fundraiser is in honor of two hostesses who are breast cancer survivors. The Ole Miss Rebels will face the University of Memphis Tigers Saturday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field
  • Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet presents 24th season
    The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the Artistic Direction of Jennifer Beasley, recently announced the 2016-17. The 24th season will open on December 10 and 11 with the return of MMB’s beloved production of The Nutcracker. This celebrated production has had unparalled success and has become a holiday favorite in the community. With imaginative choreography by Jennifer Beasley, Erik Kegler and Crystal Skelton, spectacular sets and exquisite costumes, it is an entertainment delight for all ages for the holidays. Performances are December 10 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM and December 11 at 2:00 PM. The “Nutcracker Sweet” Tea Party will follow the matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 PM. The tea party includes a whimsical candy buffet, savory appetizers and pastas, festive decorations and the opportunity to meet the characters from the ballet. Tickets to the Tea Party must be purchased in advance and are sold separately from performance tickets. Performance tickets are $20 and $22, with discounts offered to senior citizens. Tickets for the Tea Party are $25. Tickets will go on sale October 1.
  • Madison Central Speech and Debate wins two School of Excellence Awards at John C. Stennis Novice Tournament
    The Madison Central Speech and Debate Team won two School of Excellence Awards at the John C. Stennis Novice Tournament hosted by Mississippi State University: the Debate School of Excellence and the Overall School of Excellence Award.
  • Center Players The Wizard of Oz
    THE WIZARD OF OZ plays September 29-October 2, 2016 at the Madison Square Center for the Arts in Madison. For tickets ($12-$15) and information, the public may visit
  • The 45th Annual Mississippi Church Library Conference will be held at the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Ms on September 30 through October 1, 2016.  This conference is sponsored by the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.

    The central objective of the conference is to provide up-to-date training to participants in each area of church library management, including administration, classification and cataloging, collection development, promotion, automation, Bible repair, church history and others. 
  • FLORA — Chef David Raines, owner of The Flora Butcher shop, announced this week the promotion of Chef Frank Szymanski to the position of Director of Culinary Operations.

    Mr. Szymanski comes to the Flora Butcher with an impressive resume that includes Chef de Cuisine positions at the Louisiana Pantry in Orange Beach, Alabama and Nick’s in Jackson, MS.
  • A Day in the Country
    The 37th annual A Day in the Country, hosted by Chapel of the Cross, will be Saturday, October 1st from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the historic chapel located at 674 Mannsdale Road in Madison.
  • Saint Joseph Catholic School   seniors named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists
    MADISON – Three Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and remain in the running for a National Merit Scholarship next year.

     Caroline Doherty, Andrew Liess and Ellie Smith were three of about 16,000 students nationally – or roughly a third of the 50,000 high scorers on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) – who were named semifinalists for a National Merit Scholarship.
  • The Madison Central Speech and Debate Team competed at the Oak Grove Warrior Invitational this past weekend. The team brought half of their competition squad and had numerous competitors place in the top six at the tournament as well as break to semifinal rounds of the tournament.
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