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Artists from A Plus Signs paint a mural on the wall of the new Bacchus Madison restaurant.
Artists from A Plus Signs paint a mural on the wall of the new Bacchus Madison restaurant.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
MADISON — Bacchus is coming to town and expects to open at the site of the old Local 463 location at Colony Crossing here the first week of May.

Ross Pickering of Flora is a co-owner of the new location with Bacchus founder Jordan Nichaud.

Currently, there is a Bacchus in Oxford, Biloxi, Pass Christian and Ocean Springs.
  • Unidentified man steals lawnmower
    MADISON — Police are searching for an unidentified black male wanted in connection with a shoplifting at the WalMart here.

    Police say at 11 a.m. on April 13 store surveillance cameras captured a suspect wearing a camouflage baseball hat, striped shirt, khaki pants, and brown work boots take a self-propelled lawn mower.
  • Ahead of vote, a redistricting reminder
    RIDGELAND — City officials are sending out postcards this week to all registered voters to ensure that there are no mixups in wards and polling locations following a redistricting after the 2013 municipal races.

    City Clerk Paula Tierce said postcards should be hitting mailboxes today (Thursday) with correct ward and polling location information.
  • Man gets 30 years in jail for pot
    A Hinds County man currently charged with capital murder was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for possession of 20 pounds of marijuana in Madison County.

    Christopher Craig Bennett pleaded guilty to the drug charges after he was stopped on Feb. 12, 2016, on County Line Road by the Ridgeland Police Department.
  • Coaches brawl at ball park
    RIDGELAND — Police are continuing to investigate a fight that broke out at Freedom Ridge Park here on Friday between two baseball coaches that went viral in a social media video.

    According to police, a verbal altercation between two youth baseball coaches began after one coach was ejected from a game. The verbal altercation turned physical and one coach was transported to an area hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
  • Three new kayak launches added at Barnett Reservoir
    Three new kayak-dedicated launches have been installed and are open to the public giving paddlers access to more of the 33,000-acre Barnett Reservoir, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District announced this week.

    The new facilities are located at Ratliffs Ferry on the upper river, Brown’s Landing on the north end of the main lake just off the Natchez Trace at Mississippi Highway 43, and at Pelahatchie Shore Park in Pelahatchie Bay.
  • Madison hosting ‘Dory’
    Dory can be found Friday at Liberty Park.

    Madison’s annual Movie Under the Stars showcases “Finding Dory” on the big screen. For the 16th year, the city is putting out the popcorn and inviting families to bring their chairs for a fun evening of movie watching under the stars.
  • PAID POLITICAL AD/Re-elect Chuck Gautier Ridgeland Ward 2 Alderman
    I am running for another term as Ridgeland’s 2nd Ward Alderman because I believe I have positively impacted our city during my time in office. In 16 years, we have never had a tax increase. Low taxes for our residents is part of what attracts people to Ridgeland, and I will continue this policy in the next term. We have also approved no new apartment complexes. Maintaining high standards for commercial developments is critical to the future of Ridgeland, which is why I helped develop a city-wide tree ordinance for commercial properties.
  • Warnock alleges murder-for-hire plot
    An affidavit alleging a murder-for-hire plot hatched six months ago against the Madison mayor and a journalist had yet to be filed in federal court Wednesday,  nearly week after it was signed and reported extensively in the Jackson media.

    The affidavit, signed by former Canton Municipal Utilities Engineer Rudy Warnock alleging the murder-for-hire plot against Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler and the journalist, Madison County Journal Associate Editor and Publisher Michael Simmons, implicates CMU Chairman Cleveland Anderson as the instigator, although Anderson has since said he was merely “testing” Warnock’s integrity.
  • Madison Central band visits Washington, D.C. for WWII Memorial Concert
    The Madison Central High School Band traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to play an open-air concert at the World War II Memorial. However, when they arrived, Mother Nature had a different schedule and the students were unable to perform due to weather conditions.

    That didn’t stop the dozens of Jaguar band members from enjoying the capital city and learning about the country’s history.
  • Ridgeland wins appeal over Costco rezoning
    Ridgeland’s Costco rezoning was affirmed by a circuit judge after nine residents filed suit last April opposing the change in the Renaissance Phase III development off the Highland Colony Parkway.

    Circuit Court Judge John Emfinger ruled to affirm an April 5, 2016, amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance that allowed for certain elements for master planned developments.
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