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Friday, March 3, 2017 7:00 PM
A host of candidates filed qualifying papers today before the 5 p.m. deadline for upcoming municipal elections, with Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler picking up a second opponent and Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee drawing opposition.
  • Canton announces city-wide curfew
    Canton Mayor William Truly announced Monday a city-wide curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. that will go into effect immediately in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the community.
  • Governor Tate Reeves announced this morning the closure of all public schools across the state until April 17
  • All north-bound lanes between County Line Road and the Natchez Trace will be closed for three hours.
  • Madison County has waged a legal war with former County Engineer Rudy Warnock as both sides have filed lawsuits recently over work products created during his time as engineer.

    The two sides had recently been in mediation over unpaid invoices and work products which Warnock had not given the county.
  • Several members of the Madison County business community lobbied county supervisors on Monday to develop a conference center, which they say is a great need and currently stymies business opportunities.
  • Farmers and kitchen artisans ready to bring fresh goodness to the Downtown Madison Farmers Market will meet on April 19.

    Growers and producers - both returning vendors and newcomers considering joining the market -- are invited to the 10 a.m. meeting at Madison Square Center for the Arts. The growers meeting offers the opportunity to make application and get ready for the market's third season of Tasty Tuesdays.
  • County supervisors on Monday approved the funding for the road plan which aims to repair and improve 16 roads.

    There are nine roads that will be fully-funded by the county.
  • RIDGELAND - KidFest! promises to deliver more fun and flexibility than ever before with new attractions and the return of some crowd favorites during four fun-filled days this year.
  • MADISON - A local dentistry group aims to give back to the community with a day of free dental care on Friday.
  • JACKSON - St. Dominic Memorial Hospital has plans to renovate and expand the current Emergency Department located on its main campus to the tune of over $40 million.
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