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GLUCKSTADT—An alderman who wanted to remove the distance requirement for convenience stores and liquor stores to increase competition was immediately met with opposition during Tuesday’s board meeting. 
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One of the department’s drone operators, Investigator Bryce McCarra, demonstrates the use of the indoor drone at police headquarters.

Drone will help protect Madison schools

MADISON — In a proactive move, the Madison Police Department is planning to employ a specialized indoor drone this school year to enhance the safety of schools in our community.

Gluckstadt cracking down on unlicensed businesses

GLUCKSTADT — The city will soon crack down on businesses operating here without a privilege license. City Clerk Lindsay Kellum told aldermen on Tuesday that there are several outstanding privilege licenses. 
Limestone dumped on I-55 in Gluckstadt on two separate occasions slowed traffic and caused delays.

Limestone accidentally dumped on I-55

GLUCKSTADT — A Clinton construction firm accidentally dumped limestone on I-55 here, holding up traffic two mornings in a row this week.

Freedom Ridge gets safety nets

RIDGELAND — Work is expected to begin this week on a netting system around the softball fields at Freedom Ridge Park to keep foul balls from adjoining fields hitting spectators.

Assisted living home goes to G’stadt

GLUCKSTADT — After withdrawing plans for construction of a 15-bed assisted living facility at historic Livingston following opposition of nearby residents, developers found a new home here and received unanimous approval from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on Tuesday to proceed with the project. 
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Ridgeland Police Department at (601) 856-2121, submit a tip on the Police App, or call CrimeStoppers at (601) 919-2223.

Police search for shoplifting suspects

RIDGELAND — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a trio in a felony shoplifting incident last month at the Renaissance.
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Ridgeland recognized for building, planning

Left to right: Bayleigh Sears, Jordan Lohman, Steven Ramsey, Tally Berry, Robert Ray, Scott Swinny, Jr., Drew Smith, Mayor Gene McGee, and Bryan Johnson

RIDGELAND — Two separate organizations recognized the city in June for its ability to attract global brands and stimulate economic growth here.


THOMAS/The Biden cover-up

US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris raise their arms as guests cheer after watching the Independence Day fireworks from the White House in Washington, DC on July 4, 2024. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Anyone hoping the interview of President Biden by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News would allay fears by growing numbers of Democrats that the president is not mentally fit to serve another four years must be disappointed.


Dump truck collides with minivan, shuts down road

Public Works employees clean up gravel after a dump truck rolled over.

An accident last Monday involving a dump truck and minivan resulted in minor injuries but a big mess, Gluckstadt Police Chief Barry Hale said.

MADISON- Police are investigating reports of shots fired in a Madison subdivison early Thursday morning, authorities say.
MADISON — The Bonefish Grill here is one of 41 restaurants closed by the parent company, a company spokesman said.
erson suspected of shooting into a dwelling in Madison’s Northbay is being sought by state and local authorities.
A Madison County teen is making waves in the golf world, traveling across the country and competing against some of the best players in the country this summer.
Madison’s state Rep. Jill Ford held her annual Girls’ Day at the Capitol recently where she invited young ladies from Madison County to learn more about government and the legislative process. 
Madison County’s assessed value of real and personal property increased by over $70 million, marking a 3.4 percent growth since last year, Tax Assessor Norman Cannady told the Board of Supervisors on Monday. 
A 19-year-old man pleaded guilty to the February murder of his guardian and mentor.

Holmes art students earn awards at 2024 MCCAIA State Student Art Competition

Pictured are Holmes art students (left to right) Hannah Hurst of Jackson, Emeree Moncrief of Madison and Caroline Newman of Jackson. These three students, along with (not pictured) Allison Mott of Madison, earned awards at the 2024 Mississippi Community College Art Instructors Association (MCCAIA)’s Student Art Exhibition and Competition.

Four students from Holmes Community College’s Ridgeland Campus earned awards at the 2024 Mississippi Community College Art Instructors Association (MCCAIA)’s Student Art Exhibition and Competition. Award winners included Hannah Hurst of Jackson, Emeree Moncrief of Madison, Allison Mott of Madison and Caroline Newman of Jackson. The students were recognized during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 27, at Southwest Mississippi Community College.

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