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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM
One of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s rallying cries is that the system is rigged. The populist, anti-establishment mantra appeals to frustrated Americans who feel shortchanged by the elite or fear “the others.” They think international trade deals benefit company CEOs to the detriment of American workers. They believe if the FBI concluded they had been “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information” they would be prosecuted; but Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was not due to her VIP status. They believe insider political cartels game the system to control our country’s leaders.
  • 4 suspects charged in Wendover home invasion, robbery
    RIDGELAND — Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with a home invasion that occurred in here the Wendover Subdivision on Sept. 12 that police say happened as a result of suspected illegal activities involving the homeowner.

    Gregory Ponnell Trigg, 37, of Baton Rouge, Thaddeus Lathomas Jarvis, 32, of Pearl, Steve Milton, 36, of Bolton and Stacy Duckworth, 34, of Richland have all been charged in the case.
  • Euro Fest Renaissance event features classic cars
    RIDGELAND — It is not every day you see a gleaming hand-crafted Rolls Royce next to a row of Ferraris and Bentleys around Central Mississippi, but car lovers can get an eye full of more than 130 varieties of exotic European cars at Saturday’s annual Euro Fest car show.
  • Oct 8 is deadline to register to vote
    Residents wishing to register to vote in time for the presidential race in November have just over two weeks to do so in the Circuit Clerk’s office in Canton.

    The deadline to register is Saturday, Oct. 8. The Circuit Clerk’s office will be open that day from 8 a.m. until noon.
  • Nissan North American has kicked off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation, with $84,000 going towards the Mississippi Capital Area.

    Nissan has donated more than $14 million over the past 11 years to Habit for Humanity.
  • Ridgeland hosts annual ‘Night Out’
    The City of Ridgeland will host its sixth annual Ridgeland Neighbors Night Out on Thursday, Oct. 20. This event allows residents to become better acquainted with each other and with local authorities, enhancing crime prevention efforts in the community. This event is Ridgeland’s local version of National Night Out held annually in August.
  • Ridgeland man sentenced for child porn
    RIDGELAND — A 70-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with 35 of those years suspended after being found guilty of five counts of exploitation of child.

    David L. Nelson was sentenced in Madison County Circuit Court on Monday, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.
  • Madison’s Mitchell retires after 38 years
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran  this week expressed his appreciation for Janice Mitchell of Madison, a constituent service representative who will retire Friday after assisting Mississippiansfor 38 years.

     Mitchell, the only African American woman to have worked for two Mississippi Senators, joined the staff of the late U.S. Senator John C. Stennis in 1978 before beginning work for Cochran in his Jackson field office in 1985.  The Magee native is one of the longest-serving staff members in the history of the U.S. Senate. Her final day will be Sept. 30.
  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’ cast unphased by short circuit
    MADISON — The Center Players kicks off its 2016-2017 season Thursday night with its new show “The Wizard of Oz,” but at practice this past Sunday, the cast gave their most electrifying performance.

    Jack Mallette, who plays Dorothy’s Uncle Henry, said in the middle of rehearsals the fuse box inside the Madison Square Center for the Arts exploded, with the impact thrusting one actor backwards.
  • Thief poses as public works official
    MADISON — Police continue to search for an Hispanic woman and her accomplice they believe are responsible for stealing $1,000 worth of jewelry from a home in Hunter’s Creek subdivision after posing as city public works employees.

    Capt. Kevin Newman of the Madison Police Department said they don’t have any suspects identified at this time but they have found similar occurrences in McComb, Hinds County and Horn Lake.
  • Vietnam Moving Wall coming to Madison
    The Moving Wall, a tribute to those who served and died in the Vietnam War, is coming to Madison Oct. 21-23.

    Natchez Trace Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematory is hosting the visit that is expected to draw up to 20,000 or more visitors to the scaled-down version of the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Moving Wall will be lit up and open to visitors 24/7, but volunteers will be on site 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day to assist visitors.
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