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Princess Ariel visits with children during the tea event last year.
Princess Ariel visits with children during the tea event last year.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM
Once Upon A Fairytale: A Mother Daughter Princess Tea is an event raising awareness for adoption in the world. This year, the event is presented by Ergon, Exmark, and Regional Enterprises. This special event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 9, at The South Warehouse on East Silas Brown Street in Jackson. The tea, intended for mothers and their young daughters to attend together, will help raise money for Eagle’s Nest Children’s Home in Guatemala to send its residents to school.
  • St. Joseph alumna Bria Paige named Beyonce Formation Scholar
    MADISON — St. Joseph Catholic School alumna Bria Paige has been named a recipient of a 2017-2018 Beyonce Formation Scholar and will receive a $25,000 scholarship.

    Paige is a rising junior at Spelman College, where she is a member of the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and a Dean’s List scholar. Paige is a 2015 graduate of St. Joseph.
  • Union election Aug. 3-4
    CANTON — Nissan workers by secret ballot will decide next month whether to unionize and state and county leaders are encouraging them to vote “no.”

    “Unions want to do for Canton what they did for Detroit,” said Trey Baxter, a Republican and president of the Madison County Board of Supervisors. “Just vote ‘No!’”
  • Madison County Students Enjoy Theatre Day Camp
    JACKSON – New Stage Theatre announces its First Stages Theatre Camp for rising 1st through 5th grades. The New Stage Theatre Arts in Education department strives to bring professional, progressive acting instruction to youth throughout Mississippi with its summer camps, yearlong acting classes, and touring workshops. The First Stages Theatre Camp serves as an introduction to acting, singing, and dance for ages 7-10.
  • Sheriff responds to ACLU lawsuit
    Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker fired back at the American Civil Liberties Union in a 45-page response to a federal class action lawsuit filed against him and the county on May 8.

    The class action lawsuit alleges that Tucker and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office run a “coordinated top-down program” targeting black residents that includes everything from warrantless searches to illegal roadblocks and pedestrian checkpoints.
  • Madison Middle School presented Into the Woods, Jr.
    Madison Middle School presented Into the Woods, Jr. recently.  The musical combines story lines from Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Little Red Ridinghood as the Baker and his wife encounter each group on their quest to reverse the Witch’s curse on their family.  Students from all grades were able to audition for roles as cast, chorus, and dancers, and students from the art department helped with sets.  The show was produced by Director Jan Bruening, MMS choral director, and Assistant Director Kathy Maze, MMS drama director. 
  • Mississippi Children’s Museum Hosts  4th Annual Neon Night Fundraiser for Young Professionals
    On July 15th, the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) will be celebrating its 4th annual Neon Night, the museum’s signature summer fundraising event which brings MCM to life at night with glowing lights, electrifying music, specialty drinks, and savory snacks. At this perfect summer social, Young Professionals can connect while supporting MCM’s educational initiatives and exploring award winning exhibits.
  • Trump nominates Hurst for U.S. Attorney seat
    Mike Hurst, a Madison Republican who ran unsuccessfully for Mississippi Attorney General in 2015, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.

    Hurst was recommended by both Sen. Thad Cochran and Sen. Roger Wicker for the prosecutorial appointment, which requires Senate confirmation. Chad Lamar of Oxford was nominated for the Northern District seat.
  • New beer law allows brewers to sell drinks to on-site patrons
    Madison County beer makers celebrated on Saturday when a new state law went in effect allowing them to sell their brews on-site.

    Lucas Simmons, Brewmaster at Lucky Town Brewery, which got its start as a small operation in Gluckstadt, said that they were excited to finally be able to show off their product in-house. Before July 1, Simmons said that he looked forward to being able to sell beers to his friends and patrons at the brewery.
  • 32nd Annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest June 29 – July 2
    CANTON – One of the biggest events of the summer is being held this weekend in Madison County. This year, the 32nd Annual Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest is hosted by Canton Tourism and taking place Thursday, June 29 and ending on Sunday, July 2.

    The three-day event will feature over 25 Hot Air Balloons – including special shapes and colorful balloons of all shapes and sizes, two firework extravaganzas, live entertainment, concessions, and lots of fun. Attendees are guaranteed a good time as they experience the mirage of colors decorating the summer sky.
  • Madison 8-year-old donates cookie money to neighbor
    MADISON — Eight-year-old Andrew Clark, a constant presence armed with brownies and chocolate chip cookies at the Downtown Madison Farmers Market, donated everything he earned last Tuesday to his neighbor Anna Hill, who has survived ovarian cancer and is the recent subject of a GoFundMe campaign.
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