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Pictured are GPD officer Duane Montgomery, Chief Barry Hale and Lt. Kyrie Lucas.
The Gluckstadt Mayor and Board of Aldermen recently recognized two officers who saved a woman’s life from an overdose late last month by administering NARCAN and CPR.
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City applies for grant to widen Weisenberger

A Weisenberger Road widening project could go a long way to improve traffic flow in Gluckstadt, Mayor Walter Morrison said.

Chinese restaurant serves up classics

Chef Song Zhenz has received many compliments since opening a new Chinese restaurant in Gluckstadt a month ago.

Celebrating 25 years in business

With 50 years of marriage and 25 years in business together under their belt, Michael and Debra Gallaway say the secret success in both is “laughter.”
Gluckstadt firefighters worked to detail Engine 3 Tuesday.

City celebrates firefighters

Aldermen declared the third week of February as Firefighter Appreciation Week and the community turned out in full support. “Oh yeah, they did!” Division Chief Nick Rushton said of …

Gluckstadt collecting cans for charity

As the March of The Mayors food drive comes to a close this week, Mayor Walter Morrison says it is not too late to contribute.
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City’s newest firefighter wants to make a difference

Justin Wells graduated from the Mississippi Fire Academy on February 22.
Gluckstadt’s newest rookie firefighter grew up in Madison County and says he looks forward to serving his community.

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THOMAS/Trump promises to protect Christians

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 24: Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump gestures to supporters as Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) looks on after Trump spoke during an election night watch party at the State Fairgrounds on February 24, 2024 in Columbia, South Carolina. Trump defeated opponent Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Republican primary. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Speaking to an audience of devoted fans at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville last Friday, Donald Trump said if re-elected president he will

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Fentanyl seized from man walking down 55

Wetzel was arrested with a backpack that contained over 100 Fentanyl pills, over a pound of marijuana individually packaged, and $2,700 in cash, GPD Chief Hale said.
GLUCKSTADT — An Illinois man accused of trafficking fentanyl after he was arrested on foot along Interstate 55 here early Monday remains in jail on a $1 million bond.

G’stadt gets more body cams

GLUCKSTADT — City officials approved the purchase of five more police body cameras bringing the total number to 15.

Soulshine opened in December

Lauren Leard, general manager for the Gluckstadt location of Soulshine, presents a three meat pizza.
GLUCKSTADT — A popular pizza restaurant introduced a new fast-casual concept when it opened its second Madison County location here in early December.

Physical therapy clinic specializes in baseball injuries

GLUCKSTADT — A physical therapy clinic specializing in baseball players hopes to bring precise, data-based training and therapy to athletes, owner Bill Thomas says.

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RIDGELAND — The contractor who accidentally demolished the old city hall building here has been identified as a company out of Clinton.
MADISON — A town hall was held Tuesday for the city to receive community input on plans to build out a downtown development on 17 acres at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 51. 
Madison County Board of Supervisors President Gerald Steen wants to abandon Bozeman Road work inside the city of Madison to focus more on road improvements that are “100 percent in the county.”

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Entergy Mississippi customers are very familiar with our company’s role: generating and transmitting power to their homes and businesses 24/7. What they may not know is that we bring more than just electricity to Mississippi. We bring jobs, too.
A motorcycle accident on Mississippi 22 near Flora that fatally injured a Brandon man on Sunday is under investigation.
MADISON — A Whataburger restaurant will open here later this year on Grandview Boulevard without the brand’s trademark orange on the exterior.
Madison County Board of Supervisors President Gerald Steen wants to abandon Bozeman Road work inside the city of Madison to focus more on road improvements that are “100 percent in the county.”

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MCCT makes presentation to Madison County Schools

The Madison County Community Trust, philanthropic arm of the Madison County Business League & Foundation, proudly presented Madison County Schools with a check for Virtual Reality headsets provided by MCBL&F member Lobaki. These headsets allow students the ability to experience career exploration virtually and are equipped with training simulations for certain career choices. This grant continues the commitment to training the future workforce of Madison County.

Canton Academy American Government class visits Supreme Court

Twenty seniors from Canton Academy’s American Government class visited the Mississippi Supreme Court on Oct. 3. Attached for your consideration is a photo from the students’ visit to the Supreme Court. Presiding Justice Jim Kitchens, in the middle of the group photo, gave students an overview of the Judicial branch of government, explained the differing roles of the trial and appellate courts and answered students’ questions about court proceedings. Students were accompanied by parent chaperone Alison Spivey, front row, second from left, and government teacher Tim Busch, at far right, front row.

2023-2024 Madison County Youth Leadership Class selected

Pictured, front row from left, are Georgia Love Greenlee Doty, Jackson Prep; Connor Young, St. Andrews; Thomas Blanks, Jackson Academy; Julia Lever, Germantown High School (Middle) Amelia Rose Cook, Canton Academy; Bryce Perry, Tri County Academy; Warren Hutchinson, Madison Central High School; Destinee Stewart, Ridgeland High School (Back) Connor Odom, St. Joseph; Serenity Chesser, Velma Jackson High School; Jamarion Fleming, Canton High School; and Blayne Williams, Madison Ridgeland Academy.

The Madison County Business League & Foundation and MCEDA Announce the 2023-2024 Madison County Youth Leadership (MCYL) Class. All public, private, and parochial schools in Madison County, plus Jackson Academy and Jackson Prep, select one junior to represent their respective school in the program. All students are Madison County residents.

Holmes Ridgeland Campus announces 2023 Homecoming Maids

Pictured are the Holmes Community College 2023 Ridgeland Campus Homecoming Court members. They are (left to right) Freshman Maid Maddison Turner of Byram, Freshman Maid Addison Sawyer of Madison, Student Body Maid Kennedy Manning of Brandon, Sophomore Maid Presleigh Powers of Carthage and Sophomore Maid Kamilah Millsap of Madison.

Holmes Community College recently announced members of the 2023 Homecoming Court.

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U.S. Supreme Court denies Mayfield family appeal in Cochran case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the wrongful death case against Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler by the widow of a former Chris McDaniel senate supporter who killed himself in 2014 after being prosecuted by the city for his role in a nursing home videotaping scheme that backfired. 

Visit Ridgeland rebrands, opens new center

Explore Ridgeland, formerly Visit Ridgeland, celebrated its rebranding along with a new visitor’s center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday. Mayor Gene McGee, center, cut the ribbon for the center located at Renaissance at Colony Park.

The Ridgeland Vistors Center rolled out a new brand and bike share program at their grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at their new space at the Renaissance last week.

Madison crime statistics remain low for 2023

Danger on the street. Blue flasher on the police car at night.

MADISON — There were no major violent crimes here in 2023 allowing the city to maintain its “relatively low crime rate,” Madison Police Chief Gene Waldroip said after crime statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation were released. 

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