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Man dead, another arrested in suspected Madison Fentanyl overdose

A man is dead and another has been arrested in a suspected Fentanyl overdose in connection with an incident in the parking lot of the Madison Market shopping center on Monday.

Gluckstadt teenager appears on ‘Idol’

Canton native Hannah Everhart went from singing with her father in her living room to auditioning in front of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on the set of “American Idol.”

McGee eyes opportunites in 9th term

“Lead by example” continues to be a mantra for Mayor Gene F. McGee as he runs unopposed for his ninth term as the mayor of Ridgeland.

County recovering from icy weather

Officials throughout Madison County said they are glad last week’s winter storms are over even as they are dealing with the residual effects of the storms.

Editorials

A defense of female sports

Given the cultural revolution in which we currently find ourselves, it should not be surprising that we are debating the once-obvious question of whether it is fair for biological males to compete against biological females in sports. Senator Angela Hill (R., Picayune) is leading the charge in Mississippi to protect the rights of our girls and women by sponsoring The Fairness Act, which would ensure that only biological females compete on public school girls’ sports teams in our state.

Landfill bill gives people a voice

Madison County is a great place to grow up, raise a family, work and retire..

EDITORIAL/The cavalry arrives

Linemen in bucket trucks and Baptists serving hot meals have been like the cavalry arriving since a debilitating winter storm knocked out power to most of unincorporated Neshoba County last week, even shutting the Walmart in town for a couple of days.

Features

Madison Central Beauty & Beau

Madison Central High School hosted its annual Beauty and Beau pageant the week of February 8.

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.

Obituaries
Barbara Smith Hopkins
Barbara Smith Hopkins, of Madison, passed away on February 4, 2021, at Merit Health Madison Hospital. Read More
Alfreda Weaver DiStefano
She was born in Dividing Ridge, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, on July 25, 1932 to the late Arthur Earl Weaver and Ivy Wheeler.  … Read More
Rick L. Ericksen
Rick L. Ericksen,72, of Ridgeland, formerly of Antioch, IL, passed away December 22nd, 2021. He was born September 30th, 1948 in … Read More
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Dream comes true for close group of players It has been a long road for the St. Andrew's boys soccer team, a group of about 20 guys, but at the end of it all, they can hold their heads high as champions.
Canton aldermen ask county to oversee election CANTON — The City of Canton wants to abolish the city’s election commission and is asking the Madison County Board of Supervisors to take over the city’s future elections, including upcoming municipal elections in April.
Jaguars overcome obstacles en route to state Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Madison Central boy’s soccer team fought to the state championship and won, defeating Brandon High School and all odds. 
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Madison music teacher inspires her students Lisa Clark, Madison Central SSA and SATB Madrigals director, said her top priority is motivating her students and having them realize their potential. 
COVID-19 cases continue to decline Madison County reported 54 new confirmed COVID-19 case and five new COVID-19 deaths over the past week, according the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Wednesday report.
Aldermen enact moratorium on storage units RIDGELAND — City officials instituted a six-month moratorium on the location, permitting and construction of indoor climate-controlled storage facilities within the city limits.
Blown transformers, fallen limbs Madison issue Blown transformers and fallen limbs have caused power outages in Madison, Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler said Thursday morning.

$1M bond in Grandview kidnapping incident

MADISON — A Florida man arrested here last week still remains in police custody facing domestic violence and traffic charges and a $1 million bond, officials said. 

PR chapter honors Madison resident as outstanding professional

JACKSON — The Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) Central Chapter awarded accolades in a recent chapter meeting to its 2020 Outstanding Professionals and an exceptional volunteer board member.

University Physicians moves clinic operations

JACKSON – Convenient access to care in multiple specialties is available for residents of Madison County and surrounding areas in clinics staffed by University of Mississippi Medical Center surgeons and specialists.

Jackson Prep creates a New Strategic Tuition Plan

Jackson Prep is pleased to announce a strategic tuition plan to meet the needs of

Canton author publishes new book on hunting trips

What started out as a journal of hunting memories for Jim Crews has turned into a published book of stories, “Amid the Cypress.” 

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.

Hawkins-Butler, McGee unopposed in mayoral races

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler and Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee both will each serve another term in their respective seats after Friday’s municipal election qualifying deadline passed without anyone filing to run against them.

Amazon construction well underway

Amazon officially announced last week that it will be bringing a fulfillment center to their approximate 69 acres at the Madison County Megasite with projections to create as many 1,000 full-time jobs.

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Landfill battle now in Legislature

Investors in a proposed third landfill in Madison County are continuing to push the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to approve the landfill site even after the company withdrew its application, an attorney representing a coalition opposed to the dump said Thursday.

Bill aims to set up rules for athletes

A bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing in female sports at Mississippi schools and universities passed the state Senate 34-9 with four senators voting present late on the night of Thursday, Feb. 11.

Amid storm, garbage pickup a concern

Madison City Hall was taking calls Wednesday morning assisting residents with questions about garbage collection and roads but urging them to stay home.   “(We are) trying to keep …

Dedication held for new City Hall

RIDGELAND — About 100 people turned out Sunday afternoon despite sleet and snow for a dedication ceremony at the new Ridgeland City Hall at U.S. 51 and W. School Street.

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COVID-19 cases on the downslide

Madison County COVID-19 numbers continue to drop or stay steady as the state Department of Health has reported one new death over the past week in the county.

Broken compressor blamed on gas-like odor from landfill

RIDGELAND — A gas-like odor coming from the Little Dixie Landfill has generated numerous complaints,  Mayor Gene F. McGee said.

Madison Schools closing Tuesday

Citing winter storms and potential power outages, Madison County School officials have announced the canceling of classes for tomorrow.

'Extreme Threat' for ice/snow likely in Madison County

Snow accumulations of up to six inches and ice accumulations up to one-half-inch are possible before Tuesday afternoon, officials said Sunday afternoon as Madison County remains under a winter storm warning.

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