News

Check vaccine availability online

Nearly 7,000 Madison countians have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Old Town Market under construction

RIDGELAND — Construction on Old Town Market is under way in the northwest corner of Sunnybrook Road and Jackson Street.

Girl Scouts to sell cookies online during pandemic

Have a late-night craving for Girl Scout Thin Mints or S’mores, go to GrubHub.

R’land man sentenced in sex crime

RIDGELAND — A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for attempted enticement and coercion of a minor after attempting to connect online and have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy last year.

Editorials

EDITORIAL/‘I have a dream’

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his now famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. A national holiday on Monday marked Dr. King’s birthday and his sacrificial role in bringing about more racial equality in America. We honor his legacy here.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Psalm 15

The psalm poses the question of “who may dwell with God?” It doesn’t simply look into the future as to who will dwell with God in the end, but directs us to what it means to dwell with him now; to walk in faith and fellowship with the living God. It answers the question of what makes up a true profession of faith.

DUNCAN/Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the tree

Please turn in your Bible to Daniel 4:1-37. In chapter 4, we see an outline of the process of repentance. Specifically, we see God pursuing a soul until it deals with the sins

Features

Blair Richard and Jeremy Phelps wed Oct. 3 in Texas

Blair Lynn Richard and Jeremy Manship Phelps were married on a beautiful late afternoon on October 3, 2020 at the Duchman Winery in Driftwood, TX.  The wedding was held outdoors against a captivating backdrop of an elegant vineyard and breathtaking views.

Wyeth Emily Faucett to wed Thomas Devin Ledlow Dec. 11

Dr. and Mrs. Donald Clarence Faucett of Madison, MS announce the engagement of their daughter Wyeth Emily Faucett to Mr. Thomas Devin Ledlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Francis Ledlow of Bentonia, MS.

Sally Busby to wed Zachary Sanders Dec. 12, 2020

Sally Busby and Zachary Sanders met in middle school and have been friends ever since. She sat with him on the school bus. They were friends and neighbors growing up in Flora.

Obituaries
Earl Wayne Taylor, Sr.
Earl Wayne Taylor, Sr. of Canton, Mississippi stepped on his final “Stepping Stone” to heaven on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, … Read More
Charles Bullock
Charles C. Bullock, 72, of Madison died January 16 after a lengthy illness concluding with complications from COVID-19.  Read More
Helen Ricks Rogers
Helen Ricks Rogers was born in Durant, Oklahoma on February 24, 1921 and died in Madison, Mississippi on January 12, 2021. She was the … Read More
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Prophecies of Christ from Isaiah fulfilled/Isaiah 61:1-3 If you were a Jew in Israel at the time of Jesus, you were waiting for the long-expected Messiah promised in God’s word.
Be fruitful plants of Christ, even amid COVID/Isaiah 51:3 This past year was a difficult year for our country, our communities, our families, and the same could be said for people around the world. It was also difficult for the church.
CARSWELL/Why raising the minimum wage is wrong President-elect Joe Biden says he wants Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour.
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Madison's Rounsaville named MDA head Madison's John Rounsaville was named the leader of the Mississippi Development Authority today by Gov. Tate Reeves.
McGee appointed to national public safety and crime prevention committee Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2021 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee, the Mississippi Municipal League announced Thursday.
Snowmageddon 2021 Whit Dehmer, 3, enjoys the snow in Gluckstadt on Monday with his dad Steele. Madison County received and estimated 2 inches of snow early Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Cat’s rooftop rescue involved blanket RIDGELAND — An alderman here saved a cat from starvation that was stuck — not in a tree — but on the roof of a two-story apartment building.
OTHER NEWS

Ridgeland votes to exit county’s waste plan

RIDGELAND — As the future of the NCL landfill west her remains uncertain, city officials voted to remove themselves from the County’s solid waste plan in a move one alderman said would expose an “outrageous” and “fraudulent” assessment and reduce the county’s need for an additional landfill.

COVID vaccine available locally

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available today, Jan. 15, at the Madison County Health Department in Canton and registration is required.

JPMorgan Chase, 7th largest bank in world, opening branch here

RIDGELAND — JPMorgan Chase, the seventh largest bank in the world, will bring a roughly 40,000-square-foot branch complete with a drive-through ATM to the financial corner of Steed Road and the Highland Colony Parkway after aldermen gave their unanimous approval.

Peco Foods closing down Fulton Street plant

Peco Foods announced Friday that they would be closing the Fulton Street location in Canton as one of three Mississippi locations closing.

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TrustCare opens new kids clinic in Gluckstadt

GLUCKSTADT — For head pediatrician Dr. Catherine Phillippi, making going to the doctor as fun as possible for their smaller patients is the aim with state-of-the-art technology and scheduling.

Madison County Schools go to distance learning ahead of snow threat

Madison County Schools are transitioning to distance learning on Monday due to inclement weather, the district said on Facebook.

Peco Foods announces Fulton Street closure

Tuscaloosa-based Peco Foods announced today that they would be closing the Fulton Street location in Canton as one of three Mississippi locations closing.

Wingard Home aim is self-sufficiency

JACKSON — Helping the homeless and displaced escape the government welfare trap to find work, independence and financial stability in a Christian environment is the aim of the Wingard Home.

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