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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:00 PM
FLORA — The phrase “Trump Rules” was spray painted twice on the side of a church near here last week.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeremy Williams said that they received a report late Thursday evening that the Good Samaritans Missionary Baptist Church on Mississippi 22  near Flora had been vandalized.
  • New Firehouse Subs opens in Madison
    MADISON — A Firehouse Subs opened Tuesday on Grandview Boulevard here, joining 1,000 locations nationwide.

    This is the third Firehouse Subs restaurant for local owner William Craig, who said he is excited to “bring the fire to Madison.”
  • Ridgeland board denies hotel third story variance
    RIDGELAND — A conditional use permit to add an extra story to a proposed $30 million hotel project on I-55 was denied by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

    Aldermen voted 6-1 to deny conditional use petition on West Ridgeland Avenue. Ward 5 Alderman Scott Jones voted for the permit.
  • Police search for man suspected of stealing laptop from Walmart
    MADISON — Police here are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of shoplifting a laptop computer from the Walmart Supercenter.

    Police say on Jan. 30 , shortly before midnight, a white male was seen on surveillance cameras taking an HP laptop computer from the store.
  • Police searching for alleged forgery suspect
    MADISON — Police continue to search for an unidentified black female who is alleged to have been responsible for passing counterfeit and forged checks in December, officials said.
  • R’land receives $1.7M for Lake Harbour
    Over $2 million in federal monies have been appropriated for transportation needs in Madison County, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District announced last week.
  • Youth Leadership class meets with community leaders, business execs
    The Madison County Youth Leadership Class met for Lifestyles Day on Jan. 18 at Nissan where Brad McMullan, CEO of, was the keynote speaker for the event.
  • MBI seeking public’s help in finding man in cold case
    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s help in location a metro area resident in connection with an MBI cold case. 
  • City tables Dinsmor request to move guardhouse
    RIDGELAND — City officials tabled discussion last week on an issue regarding the guardhouses in the Dinsmor neighborhood.
  • Library asks for $18K to replace furnace
    CANTON — The Madison County Library System is looking for $18,000 from the county and city to purchase a new furnace for the library here.

    Tonya Johnson, director of the MCLS, said the HVAC system at the Canton Library is 20 years old and the furnace is need of immediate repairs or replacement. She said the repairs, which could cost $3,000 to $4,000 would not be guaranteed.
  • Woman says county tractor shot rock, broke window
    District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin’s sister pleaded with the Board of Supervisors on Monday for relief after she says a road department tractor shot a rock up that destroyed the back windshield of her 2004 Mercury Mountaineer while it was parked at her house last month.

    Henrietta McCain told supervisors that she followed all of the steps asked of her but was left off of Monday’s agenda.
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