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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.
  • Bruin Sports Radio to air St. Joe football live starting with Friday’s season-opener against Newton
    MADISON – Bruin Sports Radio’s team of award-winning high school journalists will once again broadcast all the action from St. Joseph Catholic School football every Friday night live on the Internet and WJXC Jackson.

     Live coverage of football begins Friday, Aug. 18, when the Bruins open the 2017 season at home against the Newton Tigers – a re-match of a first-round playoff game last fall that St. Joe won in the closing seconds. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Bill Raphael Field.
  • Canton charter school meeting draws support
    Residents of Canton showed up last Thursday at the Multipurpose building to voice their support for a proposed charter school in the area.

    About 40 people attended the public hearing hosted by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board and SR1, a Ridgeland-based nonprofit that focuses on tutoring and education in STEM courses. The school would be called SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy in Canton.
  • Nearly 40 marijauna plants and operations uncovered
    A 61-year-old woman was arrested by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Monday for allegedly growing marijuana out of her home in the Germantown neighborhood.

    Elizabeth Baldwin Weidman, 141 Munich Dr., was arrested after the Sheriff’s Office received a tip about marijuana at the house. She was charged with felony manufacturing of marijuana while in possession of a firearm.
  • Hill Denson to be Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame
    The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) recently announced that Belhaven University baseball head coach Hill Denson will be inducted into the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018.

    Denson, of Madison, will be inducted along with 10 other inductees as a part of the Class of 2018.
  • Ridgeland store offers best of literary world
    The Bookshelf in Ridgeland brings a personalized touch and provides a family atmosphere to help all their customers find the book they need.

     Danny and Lisa Perry have owned the book store for nearly 23 years and have always brought a family touch to their Highway 51 location. The store has seen their son grow from a young child to a teenager behind the counter to a grown man. On any given day you can walk in and see the familiar face of a Perry behind the counter.
  • Threat of toxic chemical leak closes I-55 amid heat and rain
    The threat of toxic chemicals potentially leaking from an overturned tanker caused Gluckstadt firefighters to brave both the heat and stormy weather for 12 hours on Saturday as I-55 northbound traffic was re-routed through Madison.

    Capt. Nick Rushton said they were initially called to the scene at 1:30 p.m. and were there to prevent a toxic chemical from leaking or igniting. The incident occurred at mile marker 110 in Gluckstadt.
  • Crew bores into sewer line
    GLUCKSTADT — A boring crew drilled into a force main sewer line Tuesday afternoon causing sewage to spill out all over the ground as crews scrambled to clean up the mess.

    Canton Municipal Utilities released a statement Wednesday saying that the incident occurred on Church Road and crews worked overnight before repairs were finished around 7 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Leaders urge ‘no’ vote on union
    CANTON — An estimated 3,700 technicians at the Nissan vehicle assembly plant here will vote today and tomorrow (Aug. 3-4) to decide whether or not to unionize following a lengthy campaign by the United Auto Workers union.

    Gov. Phil Bryant told gatherers at the Neshoba County Fair last Thursday that the union has hurt the automotive industry in places like Detroit and to reject the unionization effort in Canton.
  • Rock painting project encourages kindness
    All across Madison County children and adults are painting rocks, both small and large, and hiding them in all manner of places as part of a nationwide trend to spread inspiration and random acts of kindness.

    The Kindness Rocks Project involves individuals painting rocks and hiding them around town. People who find them are encouraged to follow directions on the back — usually posting a picture on social media and then hiding it in a new spot.
  • Ridgeland preps for event
    The Ridgeland Fire Department will be hosting a 9/11 Ceremony and a 9/11 Heroes Run at Northpark Mall on Monday, Sept. 11 to honor and remember those who lost their lives on and since that day in our history. The run will benefit the Travis Manion Foundation which empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.
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