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LeLane Ray-Higgins is the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Center Players' production of "The Nutcracker, A Christmas Play" Dec. 8-11. She will be joined by the Fairies, Liza Ambiz, Lydia Presley and Camryn Spooner, and Rose and Daisy, portrayed by Darryanna Warren and Leigh Williamson on stage at Madison Square Center for the Arts.
LeLane Ray-Higgins is the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Center Players' production of "The Nutcracker, A Christmas Play" Dec. 8-11. She will be joined by the Fairies, Liza Ambiz, Lydia Presley and Camryn Spooner, and Rose and Daisy, portrayed by Darryanna Warren and Leigh Williamson on stage at Madison Square Center for the Arts.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM
MADISON — Revel in the holiday spirit of “The Nutcracker, A Christmas Play,” as the Center Players Community Theatre prepares to bring the story of the classic ballet to the Madison Square Center for the Arts Dec. 8-11.

“It’s exactly the same story you get in the ballet but the dialogue fills out the story. The audience will be surprised at how well it all translates from the dance,” director Robby Scucchi said. “Children will fall in love with the characters in their colorful costumes.
  • Gluckstadt resident alleges Supes in violation
    Gluckstadt resident Lisa Williams charged supervisors on Monday with not following the unit system of government when it came to the new road plan.

    She said the county is no longer on individual beats and the county spent up to $50,000 developing a road study and road evaluation that should be given to the road manager and followed when making decisions on repairs.
  • Broken phones become issue
    A new cell phone replacement policy was enacted for Madison County elected officials and employees on Monday that makes them personally responsible for more than one damaged phone in a two-year period.

    District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones first brought up the issue in October after seeing replacement costs on the claims docket for one employee broke their phone three times in six weeks.
  • St. Catherine’s Village preps for expansion
    MADISON — St. Catherine’s Village is making plans to expand their site here by building new units to eliminate some double rooms.

    The Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved a rezoning request for 9.8331 acres of land adjacent to the existing facility. The land was previously zoned A-1 and was rezoned to S-1 (Retirement Village Special Use District).
  • Entergy commits to 5-year modernization upgrades
    Entergy Mississippi has announced a project to utilize grid modernization technologies that they say will pass savings on to the customers, improve outage restoration and overall customer service.

    Mara Hartmann, a spokesperson for Entergy, said the company is already mobilizing efforts to have the upgrades completed for their service area, which includes Madison County, within the next five years.
  • C Spire holding Christmas Wish contest
    C Spire is helping bring the magic and wonder of the holiday season to life for consumers with a special contest that offers them a chance to make their biggest Christmas wishes come true, while at the same time benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • CHESTNUT HILLS — County supervisors ended an ongoing battle between homeowners and developers here by requiring that an amended master plan be submitted for future lot development.

    Monday marked the third time in which a preliminary plat for nine lots in Part 1E, Phase II was heard this year, despite being approved by supervisors twice in years before.
  • Stribling Road striping delay infuriates Bishop
    The lack of striping on newly-paved parts of Stribling Road had one supervisor fuming Monday.

    District 4 Supervisor David Bishop asked why there hadn’t been any striping done out there since work ended nearly two months ago.
  • County to spend $1M on new Yandell Road fire station
    The green light was given Monday by county supervisors to proceed with construction of a new fire station on Yandell Road between Cedar Grove Lane and North Old Canton Road, near the entrance to Harvey’s Crossing subdivision.

    District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones said they have had to deal with a wetlands problem but have since found a spot on the 2-acre site for the station.
  • Community gathers for annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
    Colonial Heights Baptist Church was the setting Tuesday for the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce.

    Mississippi artist John Mark Coon created the birth of Jesus on canvas and vocalist Margaret Sprow of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church sang Mary, Did You Know You? and What Child Is This?
  • Supes explore one county fire district, currently has five
    Abolishing all fire districts to make one countywide fire protection district is being promoted by one county supervisor.

    District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin said he had spoken with former County Administrator Tony Greer about what it would take, what the benefits would be, and if it was even feasible.
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