Christmas village turns 50

MADISON — The historic Christmas Village in front of the Red Caboose on Main Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 

Canton Christmas kicks off 35th year

CANTON — Mississippi’s original City of Lights prepares to shine this holiday season.

Christmas parades set across the county

Madison County cities are getting ready for the Christmas season with plans for parades, markets, and more. 

Warnock indicted in CMU bribes

Former Madison County engineer Rudy Warnock and three Canton officials have been indicted by a federal grand jury on bribery charges stemming from controversy during Warnock’s tenure with Canton Municipal Utilities in 2016-2017. 

St. Joe students elected governor, house clerk

MADISON –  St. Joseph Catholic School junior Paige Loyacono was elected governor for the 2023 session of LEAD Mississippi Youth Legislature, which will convene next fall.

Small Business Saturday Nov. 26

RIDGELAND — Small Business Saturday is fast approaching this weekend following Mayor Gene McGee’s proclamation earlier this month that certified Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday. 

City officials announced an amended trash collection schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday.

MADISON — An Oklahoma fugitive was apprehended after a high-speed chase initiated by Madison Police Wednesday morning ended in Gluckstadt.

MADISON — Henry Thornton “H.T.” Drake, Rosa Scott’s first principal, was celebrated on Sunday on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

Gluckstadt obtains land for police department

GLUCKSTADT – The Lucky City has obtained two acres of land to construct a building for the police department and municipal court, Mayor Walter Morrison announced last week.

Medical office coming to Madison

MADISON — Ground was broken here Tuesday morning for a brand new multi-use medical office facility to be completed in December 2023. 

Guy Bowering Day proclaimed in Madison

MADISON -- Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler surprised Alderman Guy Bowering Tuesday night by proclaiming Nov. 25 as “Alderman Guy Bowering Day” in honor of Bowering’s birthday and service to the city. 

Man pleads guilty to murder, drugs

A Madison County man received 30 years without parole after pleading guilty to murder and drug trafficking charges, according to Madison County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett.

Madison’s first ‘Merry Market’ set for Dec. 10

MADISON — The first annual Merry Market is set for Dec. 10 here on Main Street at Montgomery. 

Judge Arthur speaks at luncheon

Jackson Legal Professionals Association, a local chapter of NALS, the association for legal professionals, recently celebrated Court Observance Week by attending a luncheon at Martin’s Downtown in Jackson, featuring Honorable Madison/Rankin County Circuit Court Judge Dewey K. Arthur, as the keynote speaker.

St. Andrew’s receives bus grant

St. Andrews Episcopal School, one of 22 recipients of a Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality grant, will put the funds towards new buses, school officials say.

Columbia opening at Renaissance

Columbia Sportswear, a global outdoor leader known for its innovative outdoor apparel and footwear, will be joining the Ridgeland community with the opening of a brand store at The Renaissance at Colony Park, the first of its kind in Mississippi. 

Local leaders honored at annual Vision Celebration

The Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) and the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) hosted the 14th annual Vision Celebration last month where 500 Madison County Business League & Foundation members, elected/appointed officials and special guests attended the luncheon.  

Kimberly Ragan, OD, of Madison, has been named a Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) 2022 Community Service Award finalist.

Revell Ace Hardware renovating Madison Ace store

MADISON — The Madison Ace Hardware store here on Highway 51 is becoming Revell Ace Hardware’s eighth location soon. 

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