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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.
  • Fired Engineer Warnock suing CMU for $6.3M
    Former Canton Municipal Utilities Engineer Rudy Warnock is suing the utility company for failure to pay over $6.3 million he says is owed to him following a strenuous four-month working relationship that ended in December 2016.

    Warnock was named the sole engineer for CMU in mid-August and was terminated in late-December.
  • Madison firefighter competes in St. Paddy's Day 5K in full gear
    A Madison firefighter racing in the Hal’s St. Paddy’s Day 5K in Jackson over the weekend wearing full turnout gear had some other racers and spectators scratching their heads.

    Jes Harrington, 40, has been with the Madison Fire Department for a year now and decided to race in this year’s 5K wearing his full turnout gear.
  • Gladden competes as Mrs. Madison?County
    Whitney Warner Gladden of Madison has been selected to represent the title of Mrs. Madison County 2017 in the upcoming Mrs. Mississippi America Pageant.

    Whitney is married to David Lee Gladden Jr. and they are the parents of two children, Tucker and Macy, who both attend Madison Ridgeland Academy.
  • Madison dancers perform 'Cinderella' March 25-26
    The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet will present the classic fairytale ballet “Cinderella” at Jackson Academy's Performing Arts Center next week with performances March 25-26. The ballet will feature all original choreography, dazzling sets and costumes, and more than 80 dancers from the metro area. A special opportunity to meet the cast will be offered at Cinderella’s Tea Party following the March 26 performance.
  • 5K voters purged from the rolls
    Nearly 5,000 names were purged from the voter rolls last week by the Madison County Election Commission after years of inactivity.

    According to District 1 Election Commissioner Timothy Jenkins, there are more people on the voter rolls in Madison County then there are people of voting age who live here.
  • Germantown High students win big in Congressional Art Competition
    A number of local students participated in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District 2017 Congressional Art Competition hosted by Rep. Gregg Harper.

    The overall winner was Marika Dunne of Starkville High School. Dunne’s entry titled, “Southern Silver”, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year beginning in June.
  • Office-involved shooting in Ridgeland bank robbery injured 16-year-old suspect

    RIDGELAND — An officer-involved shooting during a holdup a BankCorpSouth branch on Pear Orchard here Tuesday afternoon apparently involved a 16-year-old, according to media reports.

  • Former Magee FD chief arrested here
    MADISON — The former Magee Fire Chief turned himself in to police here and has been charged with one count of misdemeanor shoplifting after Crime Stoppers released surveillance footage of him walking out of the WalMart allegedly with an HP laptop computer stuffed in his jacket.
  • Nissan rally speakers, marchers call for union, redistribution
    CANTON — Bernie Sanders demanded Nissan and its upper management “share some of that wealth” during a UAW rally here on Saturday that drew about 3,000, many of them bussed in from out of town.

    Sanders, an avowed Socialist, U.S. Senator and failed Democrat presidential candidate, said at the rally union workers are 27 percent more likely to make above minimum wage and have paid medical leave.
  • Holmes Ridgeland Campus announces Who’s Who
    The Ridgeland Campus of Holmes Community College recently announced the 2017 Who’s Who recipients, which includes Mr. and Miss Holmes, Freshman Class Favorites, and Sophomore Class Favorites. Mr. and Miss Holmes for the Ridgeland Campus are Hayden Welch of Brandon and Simone Lewis of Yazoo City.
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