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RIDGELAND — The police department here received additional grant monies to the tune of $1,000 for the shipment of equipment recently obtained through Homeland Security.
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM A recent online auction of tax-forfeited properties in Madison County garnered 257 bids on 136 parcels, mostly in the City of Canton. Winning bids totaled $29,095.75, which will be distributed to schools, the city, and the county. Read More
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM The new Mercedes Benz dealership in Ridgeland sent in incorrect information to the county Tax Assessor’s Office last year causing a personal property tax error to the tune of a couple hundred thousand dollars. To complicate matters, the incorrect amount may affect a the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) bond on the project.  Read More
  • Canton Spirituals receive lifetime achievement award
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM The Canton Spirituals, one of the nation’s most popular and influential gospel groups, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Governor’s Arts Awards. Read More
  • Ridgeland seeks to change ordinances
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen will hold a public hearing at the first city board meeting in March to hear public comment on proposed amendments to the city zoning ordinance. Read More
  • Madison schools in session Monday
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM Students in the Madison County School District are no longer getting President’s Day off thanks to an uneventful winter weather event that caused district-wide closures on Jan. 29.  Read More
  • County Court Judge Ed Hannan visited with St. Anthony fourth graders
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM County Court Judge Ed Hannan visited with St. Anthony fourth graders who are currently studying Mississippi government. He talked to them about his duties as a judge and the judicial branch of government. Read More
  • Ridgeland sex offender found guilty of molesting 2 children
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM A 37-year-old Ridgeland man was recently found guilty by a Madison County jury for gratification of lust for forcing two children to perform sexual acts on him.  Read More
  • Man sentenced to 40 years in deadly armed robbery
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM A Canton man was sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for a 2014 armed robbery that resulted in the murder of a 13-year-old store clerk.  Read More
  • Police receive $1K federal grant
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The police department here received additional grant monies to the tune of $1,000 for the shipment of equipment recently obtained through Homeland Security. Read More
  • Firm hired to run Beatties Bluff
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:00 PM Canton Municipal Utilities has entered into a five-year contract with a leading North American company to operate the Beatties Bluff Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Read More
  • Persnickety in Madison up for sale
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:00 PM A Madison business of almost 20 years is for sale, offering a buyer the opportunity to take over a fine gifts institution in the area. Read More
  • 5k raises funds for children's hospital
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND- Pre-registration has opened for the eleventh annual SouthGroup Make•A•Difference 5K Run/Walk hosted in conjunction by SouthGroup Insurance Services and Friends of Children’s Hospital. Read More
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:00 PM The City Clerk and a second Canton alderman have been indicted on voter fraud charges stemming from the 2017 municipal elections. Read More
  • Griffis to be sworn in as new Supreme Court Justice Friday
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 PM New Supreme Court Justice T. Kenneth Griffis Jr. of Ridgeland will take the oath of office Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Supreme Court En Banc Courtroom in Jackson. Read More
  • State gives county money for bridges
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 PM Two bridges in the northeast part of Madison County will soon be repaired after the Mississippi Department of Transportation announced funding from a $250 million emergency fund created by the legislature this summer. Read More
  • Madison County’s unemployment rate well below state average
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 PM Mississippi’s unemployment rate in December 2018 was 4.7 percent, the third lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in Mississippi. The unemployment rate has now been at, or below, 4.8 percent for 15 months. Read More
  • The Junior League of Jackson prepares for annual Jumble fundraiser starting Thursday
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 PM The Junior League of Jackson's fifth annual Junior League Jumble kicks off today at the Downtown YMCA on East River Place in Jackson. The event will also take place on Saturday at the YMCA. Read More
  • Railroad issues delay new roadway
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 PM The opening of a major east-west connector from I-55 to Old Canton Road is being delayed by federal railroad issues. Read More
  • Gluckstadt Road set to be widened this year
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:00 PM Four major road projects will be underway this year in Madison County as county supervisors move forward with plans to alleviate traffic congestion and flooding issues on key corridors.  Read More
  • New York’s Dancing Dream to headline Ridgeland Chamber Banquet
    Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 PM The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the City’s 2018 economic growth and development and honor top volunteers with an Awards Banquet headlining New York City’s Dancing Dream performing the music of ABBA, Tuesday, January 29 at the Hilton Jackson on County Line Road. Read More
  • Ridgeland closes out Lake Harbour work
    Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND- As work continues on Lake Harbour Drive, including a $22 million extension project, the city recently concluded overlay work on the existing eastern part of the roadway.  Read More
  • Aldermen set to bid out lawn service contracts
    Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen unanimously approved bidding out three distinct contracts for lawn services citywide, with one contract set to expire next month. Read More
  • Lucky Town brewery closing early March
    Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 PM Lucky Town Brewing Company announced last week that after six years of operation, the company that was founded in Madison County would be closing its doors in early March. Read More
  • Germantown Middle turning 10
    Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 PM As Germantown Middle School nears its 10-year mark, faculty and staff are planning a ceremony to mark the milestone for the school and all that has happened in the surrounding community. Read More
  • Saints fan creates viral petition for rematch
    Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 PM MADISON — A local high school teacher and veteran journalist unhappy with a blown penalty call during Sunday’s NFC Championship game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams decided to take action and has created a petition on Change.org that has since gone viral. Read More
  •  City Chamber of Commerce welcomed Raising Cane’s to town
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 PM City leaders and officials with the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce welcomed Raising Cane’s to town last week with a ribbon-cutting at their Grandview location. Read More
  • Police chief alarmed after BB gun incident
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A recent encounter between officers of the Ridgeland Police Department and teenagers brandishing BB guns is part of a growing problem that Police Chief John Neal said is “alarming to the law enforcement community.” Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen pass ordinance governing new cell tower technology
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Technology companies received new guidelines and requirements passed by the city board in the form of a new ordinance concerning small cell technology installed citywide. Read More
  • Madison officer remembered for hard work
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 PM Fellow officers and family member are mourning the passing of a Madison Police Department dispatcher who died at his home Sunday morning. Read More
  • Supes want separate DA, judges
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors are exploring what it would cost to create a single judicial district currently shared with Rankin County as they discussed lobbying the Legislature.  Read More
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 PM GLUCKSTADT — County supervisors approved a conditional use variance for a new indoor, climate-controlled storage building on Church Road last week. Read More
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:00 PM Madison County recently received a designation that lets businesses knows the county is open for business and full of people ready to work. Read More
  • Mac Haik ends objection to G’stadt incorporation
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM Mac Haik has withdrawn opposition to the Gluckstadt incorporation and Canton annexation attempts scheduled for trial next month.  Read More
  • Canton High receives $1K recycling grant
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM Canton High School, in conjunction with Keep Canton Beautiful, recently received a grant from the Mississippi Recycling Coalition to further recycling efforts on the school’s campus. Read More
  • Supes investing Reunion bridge money
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors are investing $8 million they received from the state Legislature last year to help with funding construction of a Reunion Parkway bridge over I-55.  Read More
  • 2 men suspected in gas station theft
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM MADISON — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two black males wanted in connection with a theft at a convenience store.  Read More
  • Judge told to repay contribution
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention recently issued an opinion stating Madison County’s newest Circuit Court Judge must repay nearly $19,000 for what they call an “improper campaign contribution. Read More
  • 3 now in race for District 4 supervisor
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM As of Tuesday afternoon, there were only two contested countywide races as candidates continue to file qualifying paperwork for this year’s election cycle.  Read More
  • MCHS teams takes first in academic competition against area schools
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM Madison Central High School’s Academic Competition team won first place in Mississippi College’s 35th Annual Academic Competition last month. Read More
  • Ridgeland Health Center construction set to begin
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — An employee health center being built by the police department is scheduled to be open as early as February 2019 with construction imminent. Read More
  • St. Joe rallies for alum battling illness
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM Carrie Maniscalco is a name many Madison County residents have probably never heard of before. But to the students, faculty, staff, and families in the St. Joseph Catholic School community in Madison, she means so much.  Read More
  • Counterfeit drugs seized, arrest made
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM  A Jackson man was arrested on multiple drug charges stemming from two recent drug overdose deaths in Madison County.  Read More
  • Supes address double fire taxing
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM Up to eight properties located in Madison the City are being taxed double for fire protection and officials are currently exploring the best option for the property owners after concerns were raised by the South Madison Fire District.  Read More
  • Banks files paperwork to run for supervisor
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM Former District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks was one of the first in line Wednesday morning to file his qualifying paperwork to run for the seat he held for more than 30 years.  Read More
  • Prosource building gets green light
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen last week approved a previously-tabled site plan and architectural review for a countertop warehouse and showroom after changes were made to the front facing side of the building. Read More
  • Carthage man charged with kidnapping Madison teenager
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM An 18-year-old Carthage man spent Christmas in jail after being charged with one count of kidnapping and simple assault domestic violence for allegedly holding his ex-girlfriend against her will. Read More
  • Counterfeit drugs linked to 2 overdoses in Madison County
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM State officials announced that two recent apparent drug overdose cases in Madison County were the result of drugs containing dangerous ingredients associated with counterfeit drugs. Read More
  • Governor taps Griffis, Wilson for judicial seats
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM Two Madison countians were appointed to spots in the state judiciary last week by Gov. Phil Bryant as a result of the retirement of Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller. Read More
  • MBI investigating pregnant woman death in Madison County jail
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM A Grenada woman arrested in late November for allegedly transporting 103 pounds of marijuana through Madison died in the Madison County Detention Center over the weekend.  Read More
  • Canton hires superintendent
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM After narrowing down the search to two candidates last week, the Canton Public Schools Board of Trustees announced on Tuesday that a new superintendent has been selected to lead the school.  Read More
    
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  • EDITORIALS/A better business environment
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM Property owners and the business community statewide are hoping for relief from frivolous lawsuits where they are sued when someone else commits a crime.  Read More
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as “the longest suicide note in history.” Read More
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM There were two victims in the horrific attack earlier this month on Jennifer Irigoyen in New York City. But the state’s law recognizes only one of them. Read More
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM Japan emerged from World War II as a crushed survivor of its own ambition and cruelty, despised by the Asia it described as a “partner” in the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Asia was a very junior “partner” indeed.  Read More
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 PM Please turn to Genesis 32:1-23. Throughout Genesis chapters 30 and 31, we have seen that God is preparing Jacob to trust in Him alone and to acknowledge Him alone. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Germantown’s season comes to an end with a loss to the Lafayette Commodores in the first round of the 5A playoffs. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM Germantown dominated their cross-town rivals in the regular season finale for both Ridgeland and Germantown. Read More
  • St. Joe high school student journalists win high-profile national sports writing awards
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON – St. Joseph Catholic School juniors Joe Pearson and Andrew Sanli won national awards this month for sports writing from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York City. Read More
  • Weekly Football Roundup
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM Leading Germantown through the air was sophomore quarterback Colton Gardner. Gardner went eight for 12 through the air for 131 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also ran for a touchdown. Junior Brock Morris threw the ball six times completing two of those passes for 44 yards. He also threw two interceptions. Read More
  • Texan Anna Schultz wins Women’s Southern Golf Association for third time at Reunion
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM Texan Anna Schultz led wire-to-wire, finishing in style with a 71 that included a hole-in-one, Thursday to claim the 2018 Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship this week. It was 11 years between titles for Schultz, who also won the event in 2006 and 2007. Read More
  • Mina Ray Carollo
    Mina Ray Carollo, 92, of Madison died February 6, 2019 at home. A funeral Mass was celebrated on February 8, 2019 at St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison. She was born April 26, 1926 in Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Ray of Lucedale
  • Ronald M. Kirk of Flora passed away February 6, 2019 at The Mississippi Veterans Home in Jackson. He was 74 years old. 
  • Robert Kenneth McDonald was born on November 23, 1923, to Florence Anna Scanlon and William Campbell McDonald in Chicago, Illinois. He passed away on February 9, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. 
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