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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.
  • 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.
  • Mayfield family sues mayor, city
    MADISON — The mayor, the police chief and the Butler Snow law firm are among the defendants named in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by the family of Mark Mayfield, a Ridgeland attorney who committed suicide in 2014 over the Cochran nursing home scandal during the contentious U.S. Senate race.

    The suit claims “deprivation of civil rights, false arrest, false imprisonment, kidnapping, wrongful death,” among other things.
  • Developers close road to church
    LIVINGSTON — Supervisors ordered county officials to put together a plan by Friday to address the closing of a public  road by a private developer to a tiny, 160-year-old church here.

    Two weeks ago members of the Greater Livingston M.B. Church asked for relief from the Board of Supervisors regarding the closure of Livingston Church Road and how members of the congregation have to drive through a “maze” through parking lots in the Town of Livingston.
  • Mobile home destroyed in Gluckstadt fire
    GLUCKSTADT — A weekend fire destroyed a single-wide mobile here while the cause remains under investigation.

    The fire occurred at 127 O.C. Hunter Road, which is located south of Yandell Road and west of North Old Canton Road.

    Gluckstadt Fire Department Chief Henry Davis said they received the call at 9:19 a.m. Saturday and were on-scene at 9:26 a.m.
  • Garden party opens 2017 ‘little season’
    The Governing Board of the Southern Debutante Assembly introduced the 2017 honorees at a garden party in the late afternoon on May 26 at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood.

    The garden party is among the first events of the “little season.” The debutantes, pages and page escorts will be presented formally in December at the Assembly’s White and Gold Presentation and Ball.
  • Ridgeland parks Fishing tournament
    Ridgeland Recreation & Parks held the 21st annual Father-Child Fishing Tournament at Old Trace Park on the Ross Barnett Reservoir on June 10. Dozens of families participated in the event and awards were given out for Most Fish, Smallest Fish, and Biggest Fish.
  • Mercedes dealership coming along
    Work continues on a new, 70,000 square foot Mercedes Benz dealership off

    I-55 and Steed Road in Ridgeland set to open later this fall.

    The new dealership, once complete, will sit on 10 acres and include 44 service bays.
  • Gluckstadt Mavericks basketball team teaches youth life lessons
    GLUCKSTADT — Taryl Hoskin is known by several names, including Joey Black to his horse riding pals, dad to his kids, but to a specific group of Madison County boys, he is known as Coach Ty.

    Hoskin has lived in Madison County for 37 years. The Madison Central High School grad grew up in Gluckstadt where he still lives and runs a spring and summer basketball team featuring kids from all over the county. In the fall, he runs a full-contact football team, the Flora Cowboys, for six to eight year olds. 
  • Million Dollar Quartet New Stage Theatre extends performance
    JACKSON—New Stage Theatre has extended the hit rock and roll musical Million Dollar Quartet thru June 18. Curtain times and dates for performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays. 
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