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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.
  • Bacchus opens in May, New restaurant features oysters, porkchops
    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.
  • Mayors face challengers in Tuesday vote
    Municipal primary elections are Tuesday.

    In Madison, Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler will face Matthew K. Armstrong. Several aldermen also drew an opponent this election cycle.

    Madison Alderman-at-Large Warren Strain originally drew Myles Cross in the Republican primary.
  • Dr. Keith Tansey wears many hats
    Dr. Keith Tansey has a thing for hats.
       A bowler, a top hat, a cowboy hat and even an Indian headdress are part of a collection that gets bigger every time he visits a new city for a medical conference.

    Tansey travels to Albuquerque in late April to assume the presidency of the American Spinal Injury Association—the premier North American organization in the field of SCI care, education and research.
  • Madison Central and Rosa Scott Choirs Present - A Spring Concert
    MADISON – The Madison Central and Rosa Scott High School Choirs will present their annual spring performance on Monday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the MCHS Auditorium. The 122 members of the MCHS and Rosa Scott Concert Choirs along with the MCHS Madrigals will be performing. 
  • MRA’s new middle school approved by board, includes new cafeteria
    MADISON — An expansion at Madison-Ridgeland Academy that includes a new middle school and cafeteria was approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday.

    Alan Hoops, director of environment and design for the city, said MRA is almost ready to begin construction but there are a few design features still being tweaked through his department.
  • Coming to Madison, Half Shell Oyster approved downtown
    MADISON — Half Shell Oyster House is coming to downtown at the corner of Mississippi 463, or what is the Madison Parkway, and Main Street in a vacant lot on the southeast corner.

    The Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved architectural review plans and gave permission to issue a building permit contingent on finalizing a few small design features.
  • Bruin News Now newscast named state’s best; students win best anchor, Ed Meek scholarship and Orley Hood sports writing awards
    MADISON  – St. Joseph Catholic School’s student-produced weekly newscast Bruin News Now was named Mississippi’s best high school newscast – one of 37 awards the school’s journalism program won in state competition.

    St. Joe also won Best News Anchor, Best Podcast, Best Online Streaming Program, Broadcast Adviser of the Year and the Orley Hood Award for Excellence in High School Sports Journalism. All were announced Friday, March 31, 2017, at the University of Mississippi.
  • KidFest ends April 15
    The last weekend of KidFest! Ridgeland begins at 9 a.m. on Good Friday as gates open at Freedom Ridge Park for two days of fun and games for the entire family. There are plenty of activities from a Skin & Bones Comedy Circus to Zoppé, an Italian Family Circus starring Nino the clown. The festival begins at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday and closes at 6:30 p.m. each day. Admission is $12 at the gate but coupons for $2 off are available online at
  • First Presbyterian Day School announces dyslexia academic immersion model
    First Presbyterian Day School (FPDS) announced recently that beginning in August of 2017, the school will provide an academic immersion model for students participating in its dyslexia program.

    “The mission of this model is to provide a Christ-centered environment where students with dyslexia are immersed in an educational setting specifically designed to meet their unique learning styles while enhancing their God-given gifts and preparing them to transition to the next phase of their educational journey,” said Gary Herring, FPDS head of school.
  • Flood victims evacuated to nearby bar as other parts of county without power, trees downed
    Some Ridgeland residents were evacuated to a nearby bar after flood waters rose five feet in a low-lying area off Rice Road in the wee hours of Monday morning as a storm system dumped more than three inches of rain in less than 24 hours.

    Residents mid-week were still dealing with the lingering effects of the flooding, downed trees and power outages from the system that moved through Sunday night and Monday.
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