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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:00 PM
MADISON — The Tulane University campus here announced that it will close after the spring semester after nearly seven years.

The school has also announced that it has enlisted the help of Belhaven University to facilitate the transition with hopes to establish a presence in Madison.
  • Madison teacher wins award
    Early Wednesday morning at Madison Station Elementary, students, parents, and faculty gathered in their auditorium to await the big announcement. Four students were called up to hold signs with numbers on them, signifying the financial award that would be received by a teacher within the audience on behalf of the Milken Family Foundation. Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright was called upon to hold the last zero, making the sum total of the gift $25,00
  • Recycling woes pile up across county as bin reaches capacity
    Gluckstadt firefighters picked up trash dumped outside an overflowing recycling bin outside the station after the county ended curbside pickup to save more than a quarter of a million dollars.

    Madison County supervisors voted last year to end curbside recycling in the unincorporated county to save approximately $277,000 per year. They opted instead to place recycling bins at different locations throughout the county.
  • McGee running for eighth term as Ridgeland mayor
    RIDGELAND — Mayor Gene F. McGee will seek an eighth term and was to formally announce his re-election bid in a press conference here Thursday.

    McGee first served as alderman for four years before being elected mayor in 1989.
  • Canton native competes to be Matthew McConaughey’s biggest fan
    When he was born, John Clark Packer spent the first eight months of his life in the hospital struggling with cystic fibrosis. He was given a life expectancy of 15 years.

    But because of an ABC reality television show, he now officially is Matthew McConaughey’s second biggest fan.
  • Renaissance shooter held on $200K bond
    RIDGE LAND — A parking lot shooting between two Panera Bread employee at the Renaissance last week has left one of them in the Madison County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

    Official reports said the shooting occurred at Renaissance around 11 a.m. on Friday.
  • Alleged armed robber pepper-sprayed liquor store clerk
    RIDGELAND — Charges continue to build for a Jackson accused of robbing an Old Canton Road liquor store here last week.

    Blessed Adams, 23, has been arrested and charged with strong arm robbery and simple assault after he allegedly pepper-sprayed a clerk at a liquor store and made off with money from Old Canton Liquor and Wine.
  • Police investigate burglaries
    The Madison Police Department is asking the public’s help with an auto burglary case that occurred in late December at Baptist Surgical Center.

    Investigator Chuck Harrison said they received a report that on Dec. 23 two SUVs parked in the rear parking lot of Baptist Surgical Center were broken into.
  • Free family law clinic set for Jan. 20 in Canton
     A free family law clinic is scheduled for Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Madison County Chancery Court Building, 146 W. Center Street in Canton.

    Low income people may receive free legal assistance with uncontested irreconcilable differences divorce.
  • Local law enforcement are looking for a wanted fugitive believed to be in the area

    The Madison County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Wanted Fugitive from Canton.

    Anthony Moore aka “Pony Boy” of Canton is wanted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshal’s Service for convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

  • (UPDATED) 1 injured in shooting at Renaissance

    One individual is in custody following a shooting at Renaissance at Colony Park shortly before noon today.

    Ridgeland Police have arrested Greg Rivers for allegedly shooting at a co-worker in the parking lot of the shopping center.

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