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RIDGELAND — Patty Peck Honda is looking to add parking spaces at the dealership off Sunnybrook Road here
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM Three Jackson Academy seniors have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Read More
  • Supervisors deny Euro Fest parking at courthouse
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM County supervisors on Tuesday denied a request for cars to be parked along the grounds of the historic courthouse grounds in Canton as part of the 10th Annual Renaissance Euro Fest.  Read More
  • Aldermen OK plan to assist state in disasters
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen renewed a disaster aid agreement with the state that was presented by the fire department during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled board meeting Read More
  • Patty Peck adding new parking spaces
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Patty Peck Honda is looking to add parking spaces at the dealership off Sunnybrook Road here Read More
  • Jackson Prep learning virtual tech
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM This semester marks the first chance a number of Jackson Prep students will receive an in-class, hands-on experience with groundbreaking virtual technology. Read More
  • Canton man faces death penalty in 2014 murder
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM A 34-year-old Canton man walked into Fat Boys Convenience Store on Roby Street in Canton in October 2014 and executed a 13-year-old store clerk before trying to kill his father.  Read More
  • Post Office not delivering mail under new mandate for centralized pickup
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM County supervisors are looking into adopting a policy regarding centralized mail delivery units at new housing developments after years of ignoring a 2012 United States Postal Service mandate requiring cluster boxes.  Read More
  • Mayor still in Mayfield lawsuit
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM A federal judge dismissed some defendants in an ongoing federal lawsuit filed last year by the family of Mark Mayfield, a prominent Ridgeland attorney who committed suicide in 2014 following the Cochran nursing home break-in Read More
  • Reunion’s new French Master Chef dies at 61
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Reunion’s renowned French Master Chef René Bajeux died of a heart attack on Sunday. He was 61. Read More
  • Madison first responders head to hurricane path
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM Two Madison police officers and two Madison firefighters were en route to Virginia Tuesday to help with search and rescue and recovery efforts in anticipation of Hurricane Florence hitting the Atlantic coastline. Read More
  • Memphis band headlining upcoming Chamber event
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM Even Odds, the Beale Street-born band, which has stirred up audiences all over the Southeast for the past 11 years, will headline Ridgeland Under the Stars, the Ridgeland Chamber’s annual “night out” for couples and singles next Thursday at the Country Club of Jackson. Read More
  • $22M Lake Harbour extension ongoing
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A box culvert underneath the Canadian National Railroad is going to cost over $1.2 million more than estimated as part of the ongoing $22 million Lake Harbour extension project. Read More
  • Side street closed for road work
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM Crews from the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Canadian National Railway are working on a project that could leave a section of Magnolia Street blocked off until the end of October. Read More
  • MDOT widening I-55 at 220 to ease traffic congestion
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Department of Transportation has signed off on plans to widen I-55 at I-220 in Madison County has been approved by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Read More
  • Madison board adopts budget that includes new police cars
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Madison Aldermen passed a $25.5 million general fund budget Wednesday morning, earmarking money for capital outlays throughout different departments.  Read More
  • Banks-Bishop trial set Sept. 25 in District 4 election challenge
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM The long-awaited trial in the ongoing District 4 supervisor election challenge between Karl Banks and David Bishop begins in less than two weeks in front of a new judge appointed last month.  Read More
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 PM Volunteers are still sought in Madison County to participate in Saturday’s second annual Pearl River Clean Sweep event Read More
  • Police raising money for officer’s daughter
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Ridgeland Police Department is joining other area groups to support an officer’s daughter’s fight against a deadly disease with a charity golf tournament next Monday. Read More
  • Soggy Sweat Craft Beer & BBQ Festival set for Sept. 15
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Brewers Guild recently announced the inaugural Soggy Sweat Craft Beer & BBQ Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 at Smith Park in downtown Jackson. Soggy Sweat Craft Beer & BBQ Festival set for Sept. 15 Read More
  • Children’s Museum hosts annual Discovery Night fundraiser
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM Discovery Night: Around the Campfire is the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s (MCM) signature family fundraising event. This year, the event is held to coincide with the Mississippi Science Fest (September 21-22). This special evening celebrates children’s literature and delves into the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).Children’s Museum hosts annual fundraiser Read More
  • Ridgeland board eyes new cable regulations
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen on Tuesday discussed the possibility of establishing rules for companies running cable to get it in the ground in a timely fashion.
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  • Firefighters prepping for annual 9/11 run
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Ridgeland Fire Department will be hosting a 9/11 Ceremony and a 9/11 Heroes Run at Old Trace Park on next week 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. Read More
  • Madison to hold first prayer breakfast
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM A breakfast gathering with the intent to lift up the Madison community in prayer and praise has been scheduled for Sept. 27. Read More
  • Canton budget pays all health insurance
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — City employees will no longer have to pay for a portion of their healthcare benefits after the aldermen moved to fully-fund the costs in their new budget.
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  • Raises key fixture of R’land budget
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen approved a new budget that will include pay raises and new street sweeping and mosquito control services without raising taxes, marking over three decades in a row with no tax increase. Read More
  • Madison County supervisors pass $97M budget
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County Supervisors played ping-pong with different budget proposals Tuesday before ultimately adopting a $97 million budget in a 3-2 vote, with Board President Sheila Jones and District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin voting against. Read More
  • Walmart fight caught on tape
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Police are investigating an alleged assault at the Walmart Supercenter parking lot off Grandview Boulevard last Tuesday. 
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  • O’Kelly murder charge reversed
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00 PM A former Madison Central High School student sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder in a drug overdose case was acquitted and will be re-sentenced on a drug trafficing charge, following a Mississippi Court of Appeals ruling last w Read More
  • City spending $463K to upgrade water lines
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00 PM Construction on an accounting firm is set to complete in 2019, but that will lead to some unforeseen road work added to next year’s budget. Read More
  • $10K grant awarded to community nonprofit
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00 PM Keep Canton Beautiful has received a $10,000 grant as part of the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program, officials announced late last wee Read More
  • Caviezel headlines Catholic fundraiser
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00 PM Jim Caviezel is known to television and movie fans for his roles in movies such as “The Count of Monte Cristo," “Frequency” and “Person of Interest" on television.  Yet, he is best known among Christian audiences for his portrayal of Jesus in Mel Gibson's 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ." And, in 2018 he took on the biblical role as Saint Luke in "Paul, Apostle of Christ.” Read More
  • Black remembered for working hard
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00 PM A local entrepreneur and former Mississippi State All-American football player was fatally injured helping a motorist Friday morning on I-55 north of Canton.
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  • Supes putting final touches on budget
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors are keeping a tight lip on ongoing budget negotiations as they try and finalize the next year’s budget. Read More
  • I-55 Reunion bridge getting $8M in funds
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County will receive $8 million for construction of a Reunion Parkway bridge over I-55I-55 Reunion bridge getting Read More
  • Crews resume asphalt overlay work on West Jackson Street
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A milling and overlay project on West Jackson Street here that was originally estimated to be completed at the end of July resumed this week.
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  • Craft Center building renamed
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland has been renamed the William Lowe “Bill” Waller, Sr., Craft Center. Read More
  • Pharmacist pleads out in $400M defrauding
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM A Ridgeland pharmacist pleaded guilty earlier this month in connection with a scheme to defraud health benefit programs out of hundreds of millions of dollars. Read More
  • St. Joseph preparing for 32nd Annual GermanFest
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM Preparations are already under way for the upcoming 32nd Annual GermanFest, held at St. Joseph Catholic Church here. Read More
  • Majority Whip to headline GOP event
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., is headlining the Mississippi Republican Party’s Victory 2018 Lunch this coming Monday at the Hilton Jackson. Read More
  • Madison to police ambulance service
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Aldermen passed a resolution Tuesday night to move forward with an ordinance regulating ambulance care within the city.
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  • Fire rating improves in Gluckstadt
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM Property owners in the South Madison Fire District will see some savings on insurance following a better state rating. Read More
  • Another judge out in Banks’ election trial
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM A fourth judge has been appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court in the ongoing District 4 supervisor election challenge between Karl Banks and David Bishop.. Read More
  • Pickering headlines chamber luncheon
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM The City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce will host a special luncheon – Women to Women: A Celebration Luncheon with keynote speaker Leisha Pickering, founder and artist of ideas, Musee Bath next Thursday at the Country Club of Jacks Read More
  • Olde Towne students collect donations for victims of fires
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Faculty, parents and students at Olde Towne Middle School are rallying around classmates whose families fell victim to two apartment fires here over the last two months. Read More
  • Fill N’ Chill color debated again
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND —Developers of the Fill N’ Chill convenience store located across from City Hall here made their fourth appearance before the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday night to discuss the building’s awning. Read More
  • Malouf creating 25 jobs in Flora park
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison County Economic Development Authority announced this week that Malouf Construction is locating its new headquarters in the Flora Industrial Park, investing $1.7 million over the next three years. The company plans to relocate or add approximately 25 jobs paying an average annual wage of $70,000 per year. Read More
  • 3rd judge named in Banks case
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM The 2011 Republican candidate for Attorney General has been appointed to preside over the outstanding District 4 Supervisor election challenge dating back to November 2015 following last week’s recusal of Special Judge Richard McKenzie. Read More
  • Ridgeland board mulls mosquito spraying, street sweeping costs
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen and department heads hammered out final details during their regularly scheduled work session last week for the 2019 budget. Read More
  • Supes halt lease for drug court office space
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM County supervisors held off on approving a lease in Madison for a youth court/drug facility citing concerns over the upcoming fiscal year budget. The proposed location is at 214 Key Drive, Suite 1200. Read More
  • Fence in front yard issue for Trace Vineyard neighbor
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Residents of Trace Vineyard have been given until Aug. 21 to try and work out differences surrounding construction of a new fence before the Mayor and Board of Aldermen will weigh in. Read More
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • KITTREDGE/Government dependency is not the way out of poverty
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM A recent essay in the New York Times tells the story of a life in poverty. This same story could be told of countless individuals in Mississippi. Read More
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation, and possibly his career on the nation’s second highest court. Read More
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM If Franz Kafka had written about confirmation hearings, he couldn’t have come up with a better scenario than the one now unfolding in the U.S. Senate.  Read More
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM President Trump’s vision for replacing the holes in the ground left when the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001, was to build them back stronger, straight, and one floor taller. His vision of defiance was not to be, and instead one building in place of two stands now as Manhattan’s rebuke and challenge to benighted terrorists with evil ideas. Read More
  • PAID POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT/Bruce McKinley running for Circuit Judge
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County Justice Court Judge, Bruce McKinley, announces his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge for Madison and Rankin Counties.  Judge McKinley has served as Justice Court Judge since 2011, being unopposed in 2015. Read More
  • Mary Beth Dodson, 61, of Madison, died on August 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by her children. 
  • Wayne Arthur Lewis, 72, of Canton, died Monday, August 27, 2018.  Funeral services were held at Breeland Funeral Home on Thursday, August 30, 2018.  Wayne was an automobile parts man for most of his life.
  • Sara Williams May, 86, of Madison, died on September 1, 2018 at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, MS.  She was born in Newton, MS to Ellis and Annie Caraway Williams on November 21, 1931.
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