Gluckstadt Journal
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Mississippi Candy Company now open

Mississippi Candy Company owner Leigh Lamkin says her lifelong goal was to teach and own a candy store, both of which she has achieved. 

Firefighters pay tribute on 9/11

Two Gluckstadt firefighters climbed the same number of floors as the World Trade Center on a stair master in more than 80 pounds of gear last week in memory of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Construction begins on new performing arts center

Germantown High School broke ground on Sep. 18 to begin construction of its Performing Arts Center. 

El Sombrero appreciates love from community

El Sombrero District Manager Robert Silvera says the best part of running their new restaurant in the Lucky City is receiving such a warm welcome from the local Gluckstadt community. 

New police department under construction

Gluckstadt broke ground earlier this month on a new Police Department expected to be completed in August or September of next year. 

Trustmark branch nears completion

The new Trustmark branch in Gluckstadt off of Calhoun Station Parkway is on track to open at the beginning of the year, bank officials said.

City project lighting streets

Entergy crews installed street lights along Gluckstadt Road this week as the first of three lighting projects they have slated for the city.

Plans for new Post Office start to take shape

Gluckstadt Mayor Walter Morrison said he has wanted a Post Office for the past two years, and plans are finally starting to come into focus. 

Interchange to spark growth

The $26 million Reunion Parkway extension over I-55 that broke ground earlier this month will open up economic development and relieve traffic congestion here, officials say.

Wayback Burgers serving up quality meals

Wayback Burgers owner Govinda Krishna says his main goal is to make sure each customer is satisfied and that everyone is served with a smile. 

GLUCKSTADT — Residents here can expect a new Pediatric Haven location this summer.

Giachelli to lead operations as division president

Southern Bancorp Bank last month announced the promotion of Jason Giachelli to Division President.

Multiple developments on Parkway

GLUCKSTADT — A pharmacy, a toy store, restaurants, a nail salon and more are coming to Calhoun Station Parkway.

New K-9 to aid with narcotics investigations

Members of the Gluckstadt Police Department are excited and looking forward to having their first police dog to help with narcotics investigations. 

Mayor’s Youth Council continues to expand

The Gluckstadt Mayor’s Youth Council is hoping to double in size going into its second year, organizers say.

New police department coming soon

GLUCKSTADT — Construction on a new $8 million police station just off the Calhoun Parkway is expected to begin this summer.

Gluckstadt pursuing annexation

GLUCKSTADT —  Aldermen here voted unanimously last Tuesday to move forward with annexation, while at the same time opposing the city of Madison’s proposed annexation.

2 vehicles involved in wreck

GLUCKSTADT — A two vehicle rollover collision on Gluckstadt Road late Tuesday afternoon caused delays for about an hour, Gluckstadt Police officials said.

City’s sales tax collections keep rising monthly

Though sales tax diversions appear to have leveled off, city officials in Gluckstadt say the revenue is still ahead of their initial projections.

Federal flood insurance now available

The City of Gluckstadt has joined over 22,000 communities nationwide that are allowed to purchase federally backed flood insurance. This availability follows the community's adoption and enforcement of ordinances to reduce flood losses and acceptance by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

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