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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MADISON - A local dentistry group aims to give back to the community with a day of free dental care on Friday.
  • 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.
  • Two local pageant title holders will work doggedly April 16 to help raise funds and fun for Webster Animal Shelter in Madison during their "Crowns and Hounds" event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shelter is located at 525 Post Oak Road in Madison.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In its second year, the American Cancer Society Tennis Classic presented by St. Dominic's will be held in honor of Ole Miss student and Madison Central Alumni, Anna Hill. Hill bravely battled ovarian cancer in high school. All who know Anna, watched her handled her battled with poise, grace and her own brand of humor. Hill is a currently a freshman at Ole Miss and a member of Delta Gamma.
  • Former District 5 Supervisor J.L. McCullough died on March 24 at the age of 93.

    McCullough served as a supervisor from 1983-1999 before retiring from the post. He was succeeded by Paul Griffin.
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