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Beverly Johnston and first grade teachers Ashton Davidson, Vicky Goolsby, Sarah Miller, Tanya Robertson, Allison Ruhl, Sara Sahler, and Lesley Anne Stuart together at a retirement reception.
Beverly Johnston and first grade teachers Ashton Davidson, Vicky Goolsby, Sarah Miller, Tanya Robertson, Allison Ruhl, Sara Sahler, and Lesley Anne Stuart together at a retirement reception.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
MADISON — After a career spanning two decades at Madison Station Elementary, Beverley Johnston knows she leaves the school in good hands and with direction for the future.

Johnston is the principal at Madison Station Elementary, but on June 30 she closes the book for good and passes the title and the responsibility that comes with it to her assistant principal of three years, Martha Hanna. Hanna said she hopes to maintain the family culture that Johnston has established at the school.
  • Boy’s murder gut blow to metro
    Kingston Dae’Jaun Frazier loved cartoons, particularly the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so at the six-year-old’s Celebration of Life service Friday at Jackson’s Morning Star Baptist Church, his family will don green and white, a cousin said.

    The kidnapping and murder of Frazier, who was set to graduate kindergarten last Thursday, has been a gut blow to Madison County, metropolitan Jackson and points far beyond.
  • Bicycle shop in Gluckstadt focuses on bikes, beer
    GLUCKSTADT — Bicycle Revolution is an old business with a new look. Jeremy and Paula Polk have operated Bicycle Revolution as a mobile bike repair service for nearly the last decade and brought in old friend and coworker Jayce Powell after they decided to anchor that business to a storefront that opened two months ago.

    Since then, the store has evolved to not only include a shop for bicycles and repairs, but also food and drinks.
  • Nissan hands over keys to new Canton Habitat home
    CANTON — After three months of hard work and countless volunteer hours from Nissan Canton volunteers, Mildred Daughtery and her son have a new place to live.

    The seven-day build took place over the last few months and was Nissan’s 10th Habitat for Humanity home to help build.
  • 6-year-old boy found dead in Gluckstadt
    The mood inside Madison County Justice Court on Monday was a somber one as three suspects charged with capital murder in the death of a six-year-old Jackson boy had their initial appearance before Judge Bruce McKinley.

    The initial hearings for D’Allen Tyreek Washington, 17, of Ridgeland; Dwan Wakefield, 17, of Ridgeland; and Byron Delance McBride, 19, of Jackson were all held via closed-circuit TV due to death threats towards the three.
  • Merit Health opens $9M medical office building
    CANTON — Officials recently celebrated the opening of a new 35,000 medical office building on the hospital campus here with a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month.

    Merit Health Madison opened the doors to its new $9 million facility that will be home to a number of medical specialities including neurology, primary care, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and outpatient physical therapy.
  • Teens denied bond in capital murder case
    Family members of two of the three teenage suspects accused of killing six-year-old Kingston Frazier are adamant their boys did not commit the crime.

    Dwan Wakefield, 17, of Ridgeland; D’Allen Tyreek Washington, 17, of Ridgeland; and 19-year-old Byron Delance McBride of Jackson are all being charged with capital murder in Frazier’s death.
  • Police urge caution over holiday
    Law enforcement officials are urging motorists to exercise caution if they plan to travel during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    “Memorial Day is traditionally an opportunity for friends and family to come together and honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Capt. Kevin Newman of the Madison Police Department said. “The weekend has also become synonymous with enjoying the unofficial start to summer.”
  • Dog park opens on Reservoir in R’land
    RIDGELAND — A new dog park has opened at Old Trace Park on the Ross Barnett Reservoir here and five months out of the year visitors who drive to the park will be required to pay a $5 entrance fee.

    Construction began in April 2017 after plans were first proposed in December 2015.
  • 3 Madison teens earn Chick-fil-A awards
    MADISON — Three high school students who work at the Chick-fil-A here recently received scholarships from Chick-fil-A’s scholarship program.

    Two Madison Central students, Keylin Bastillo and Will Watson, and Joe Smith, a Canton Academy senior, each received $2,500 in scholarships for the upcoming school year.
  • Newspaper article reunites Madison woman with missing wedding ring
    A story in last week’s Madison County Journal returned a wedding ring to its rightful owner.

    Marianne and Ron Veazey had been looking for his wedding band for weeks.
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