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Monday, October 15, 2018
As part of a grant with Canadian National Railroad, new trees will be planted across Highland Colony Parkway.
As part of a grant with Canadian National Railroad, new trees will be planted across Highland Colony Parkway.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM
More than 300 trees will be planted along the Highland Colony Parkway by the city of Ridgeland with a grant from the Canadian National Railroad.
  •  Madison Central Speech and Debate excels
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison Central Speech and Debate Team continued its streak of excellence recently at the Northwest Rankin Speaks inaugural Individual Events Invitational. The team only brought 14 students, the majority being novices, and was named runner-up at the tournament. Additionally, the team's Debate Captain, Jack Day, won third place Individual Sweepstakes Winner.  Read More
  • MadCAAP hosts metro area food event
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM MadCAAP recently hosted a fund-raiser custom made for lovers of great food available within the greater Jackson/Madison/Ridgeland area. Read More
  • Rep. Harper’s papers at MSU
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM STARKVILLE — The congressional papers of U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper have found their home at Mississippi State University. Read More
  • Flora Car Show doubles as Vietnam Memorial event
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM Organizers for Flora’s annual car show say that a recent team-up between their event and a nearby veteran’s group ensures that this year’s car show will be the biggest one yet. Read More
  • Belhaven announces hire of new Provost
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM After an extensive national search, Belhaven President Dr. Roger Parrott has appointed Dr. Bradford Smith the University’s new provost and vice president of academic affairs. Read More
  • Aldermen approve routes for big trucks
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials unanimously approved a route for large trucks carrying dirt, equipment and concrete to access the Bridgewater subdivision. Read More
  • Railroad helping to plant new trees
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM More than 300 trees will be planted along the Highland Colony Parkway by the city of Ridgeland with a grant from the Canadian National Railroad. Read More
  • Internet ‘out’ at Youth Services
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM It turns out getting online at the Madison County Youth Court computer lab is a lot harder than it sounds.  Read More
  • Man begs supes to let him keep pet pig
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM A Madison County man begged supervisors to classify his potbellied pig as a pet after he was ordered to clear the property of excessive livestock. Read More
  • Supes increase budget $552K
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM County supervisors increased their budget by over $500,000 on the first day of the new fiscal year to, among other things, give raises and pay for building projects. Read More
  • Engineer hired for Reunion design
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM An engineering bureaucracy is bogging down the Reunion Parkway bridge over I-55, District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter complained last week. Read More
  • Ridgeland officials discuss new food truck ordinance
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials discussed a future food truck ordinance at Monday evening’s work session that would add mobile food service vehicles and trailers as a permitted use in the city’s zoning ordinance. Read More
  • Aldermen unable to help with water bill seeking relief
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials were unable to offer a woman relief after she was hit with a surprise surge, roughly 13 fold, in her water bill. Read More
  • B&B Electric breaks ground on HQ
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM B&B Electrical and Utility Contractors, Inc. is breaking ground on its new headquarters in the Canton Commercial and Industrial Center, investing $6.5 Million over the next two years, the Madison County Economic Development Authority announced on Wednesday.  Read More
  • R’land installs new tag readers
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM The city of Ridgeland is looking at your car tag and officials say it’s for a good reason. Read More
  • Madison PD nabs 2 for credit card fraud
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Two Florida residents facing multiple felony fraud charges were denied bail in municipal court here after they were apprehended in a traffic stop conducted by the Madison Police Department last month. Read More
  • Supes spending $5.7M on roads
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors on Monday approved borrowing $5.7 million in short-term financing to fund road repairs in three supervisor districts, drawing the ire of the two supervisors left out of the road plan Read More
  • ICE puts hold on alleged rapist
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM A man working at a Ridgeland restaurant has been accused of molesting a Gluckstadt girl. Read More
  • Flea Market starting earlier now
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — For the first time in 53 years, people flocking to the historic downtown Square here for the bi-annual Flea Market get to shop a little earlier Read More
  • Belhaven recognized by website
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM Belhaven University is Mississippi’s Most Selective College according to Business Insider.  Read More
  • St. Dominic’s pursues sponsorship with Louisiana-based Missionaries
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM St. Dominic Health Services announced last week that it has entered into exclusive discussions with the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Sisters to assume sponsorship of St. Dominic’s Read More
  • Madison police nab two in credit card fraud case
    Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00 PM 

    Two Florida residents have been apprehended in a traffic stop conducted by the Madison Police Department in connection with a string of local credit card fraud cases dating back to August of this year.

     
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  • Police need assistance identifying 2 thieves
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two women suspected of breaking into a vehicle and using stolen credit cards to buy gift cards at area stores.  Read More
  • West Jackson Street road work paused by contractor
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — As the $10.4 million Colony Park Boulevard project is set to close out this year, ancillary street work is expected to conclude accordingly. Read More
  • Old Canton Road rehab underway in Ridgeland
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The resurfacing of Old Canton Road here began on Monday and is expected to continue until the end of October. Read More
  • Madison Crossing Elementary wins C Spire coding challenge
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM Madison Crossing Elementary School students took first place last week in the first-ever junior coding challenge held by C Spire as part of their Tech Movement initiative. Read More
  • First Pres Day School hosts yearly fundraiser
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM First Presbyterian Day School will host its annual fundraiser, Holiday Potpourri, on Friday, October 12, 2018, in the home of Richard and Charlotte McNeel in the Eastover neighborhood of Jackson. This 44th annual event will be a festive day of food, shopping, and fellowship from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Read More
  • Scarecrows spring up in Madison for festivals
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM The city’s Scarecrow Festival returns Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m., followed by the Scarecrow Cruise & Car Show on Oct. 19-20. Both are set on the Main Street grounds surrounding Madison Square Center for the Arts. Read More
  • 18-wheeler runs off in Reservoir
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM An 18-wheeler traveling on Mississippi Highway 43 last Wednesday night ran off into the Ross Barnett Reservoir following a multi-vehicle accident that left the roadway closed and had emergency responders on scene for hours.  Read More
  • Judge dismisses Banks’ contest of District 4 supervisor race
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM Former Madison County District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks is considering appealing a surprise ruling Tuesday by Special Circuit Court Judge Forrest Johnson dismissing his lingering election contest that was set to go to trial this week.  Read More
  • Attorney pleads guilty to stealing, embezzlement
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM A Flora attorney indicted last October on multiple counts of embezzlement pleaded guilty in open court earlier this month and now faces up to 10 years in prison.  Read More
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM Looking to end a continuing problem of litter on the banks of the Barnett Reservoir and especially at the Spillway Recreation Area, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District passed a proposed regulation last Thursday that would require fishermen to carry a dedicated trash receptacle while fishing at the 33,000-acre lake.  Read More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    
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  • EDITORIAL/Herder of goats
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM We’ve been accused of taking a swipe at former Chris McDaniel spokesperson Keith Plunkett of Flora after his wife pleaded guilty to embezzling at least $15,000 from her law firm in a Nigerian dwarf goat scandal. Read More
  • DUNCAN/Abraham, the Stranger
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM Turn to Genesis 23:1-20. This is a story about persevering to the end. This is also a story about trust in God and His promises. Over and over in this chapter, one point is made clear. Abraham will receive a small parcel of land in Canaan which serves as a down payment for the full return that God has promised him. This passage can easily be divided into five parts addressing the death of Sarah, identification of a grave for her, negotiation of the offer for a burial site, acceptance of the offer, and description of the burial site Read More
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 17:1-7
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM If you have a study Bible, most of them will have a heading for this passage as “Water from the Rock,” because God miraculously provides water from Israel in the desert from a rock. However, the event is named in verse 7 for Israel’s disposition toward the Lord. It is called Massah and Meribah; Massah meaning testing and Meribah meaning quarreling. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/Nigerian goats
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:00 PM President Trump stumped for Sen. Cindy-Hyde Smith in DeSoto on Tuesday, which is a welcoming thing compared where we were. Read More
  • DUNCAN/The Covenant Assured
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM Turn to Genesis 22:15-24. We concentrated on the first half of this chapter last week. In Genesis 22:1-14, we saw that Abraham's surrender of his son, Isaac, was a mirror of God's still greater love and Abraham's exercise of his faith in God's promises. Read More
  • TCA score shutout win over River Oaks
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM The Rebels defense was stout giving up only 51 total yards. The offense was lead by Greyson Smith, Cade Shepard and Trace White. The Rebels took control of the game on the opening drive and never looked back. Read More
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM Holmes Central ran up and down the field against Germantown. They ran the ball 42 tims for 444 yards. Senior Robert Jackson carried the ball 15 times for 167 yards, senior Decoria Banks also ran nine times for 158 yards and three touchdowns.  Read More
  • Holiday named ‘Giant of the Week’
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM After 2 weeks down on the Gulf Coast, last week’s Wendy’s Giant of the Week recipient was Jimmy Holiday, quarterback of Madison Central High School.  Read More
  • Weekly Football Roundup
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:00 PM A two headed monster out of the backfield led the charge as Germantown cruised against Callaway last Friday night. Read More
  • Patriots Continue To Roll
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON – It took some late-game heroics for MRA to slip past St. Stanislaus a year ago on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Read More
  • Theodore Allen "Ted" Gowdy, 83, of Canton died Saturday, September 8, 2018. A funeral service was held on  September 12 at Breeland Funeral Home followed by burial in the Canton Cemetery. 

     
  • Frank Turner Allen, 93, died September 18, 2018. Services were held on September 25, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Madison. Burial was in Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland. Mr. Allen was born May 20, 1925 in Jackson, Mississippi the son of the late Henry Virgil and Mabel Rhymes Allen
  • Clarence Edward 'Ed' England passed from this life on September 16, 2018 at his home, Sunnybrook Estates, in Madison. He was born on June 1, 1917 in rural Tennessee..
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