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Madison's Swing into Summer starts today, 6-8 p.m. and continues May 12, 19 and 26 by the Red Caboose on Main Street. Live music and activities for the children fill this family festival.
Madison's Swing into Summer starts today, 6-8 p.m. and continues May 12, 19 and 26 by the Red Caboose on Main Street. Live music and activities for the children fill this family festival.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:00 PM
MADISON — The music and merriment begins here this week with Swing into Summer.

The city’s annual festival welcoming the new season returns each Thursday in May with a different band  to keep the adults entertained and a lineup of activities to keep the kids happy and busy. The festival fills the Main Street grounds of Madison Square Center for the Arts by the Red Caboose with good music and good times from 6-8 p.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26.
  • Officials investigate bomb threat at Germantwon
    At 2:49 this afternoon, Germantown High School received a bomb threat.  All procedures were followed:  the building was evacuated, the authorities were alerted and the Madison County Sheriff’s department responded immediately.  Multiple sweeps were conducted and the building was pronounced clear.   

    "We would like to thank local law enforcement, students and staff for their cooperation," Madison County Schools Superintendant, Dr. Ronnie McGehee said in a statement.
  • Bozeman work may be ditched for Reunion
    Madison County supervisors have switched gears on a $16 million Bozeman Road project that has been in the works for several years.
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    Police, two weeks ago, responded to an incident in Aspen Ridge after a rental car with three occupants had gone to the same home three days in a row looking for a particular resident, said Madison Police Investigator Justin Winters.
  • A second round of mid-year budget cuts announced by the governor include reductions to school districts this time around and had some educators in Madison County worried about summer paychecks.

    Madison County School District Superintendent Dr. Ronnie McGehee said he had received concerns from teachers that their May and June paychecks may be impacted.
  • Family affair for Center Players ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ show
    It’s all about family in the Center Players’ production of “Cheaper by the Dozen” this weekend.

    The show that opens tonight at Madison Square Center for the Arts has a cast that includes a brother-sister, a father-son and a mother-daughter taking on roles of the real life Gilbreth family of 12 children and their friends in the 1920s. Other family connections include combinations of a brother on stage and his sister off stage running the lights, a husband acting while his wife is working back stage, and a husband-wife combo who serve as stage crew and set builder.
  • RIDGELAND — Homeowners against a zoning ordinance amendment passed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on April 5 plan to file an appeal later this week.
  • Farmers and kitchen artisans ready to bring fresh goodness to the Downtown Madison Farmers Market will meet on April 19.

    Growers and producers - both returning vendors and newcomers considering joining the market -- are invited to the 10 a.m. meeting at Madison Square Center for the Arts. The growers meeting offers the opportunity to make application and get ready for the market's third season of Tasty Tuesdays.
  • Two county supervisors who voted against the $5.235 million Lost Rabbit settlement say they did so as a matter of principle and the potential burden on taxpayers.
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