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Ridgeland employees to see 5% pay increase

RIDGELAND — Following a three-decades long trend, no tax increase is planned here, but city employees can expect five-percent across-the-board pay raises following budget approval this week.

Jackson water flowing again, thanks to actions by the state

Water pressure has been returned to the city of Jackson with the help of the state, Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Monday, adding that “the health department told me this morning that [tanks are] full for the first time in months.”

Bishop awarded Parker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Phyllis Bishop of Madison is chief of the division Dr. Paul Parker started at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Now she holds the chair named for him.

Gov. Tate Reeves today announced that the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Mississippi National Guard, Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi Forestry Commission, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture, Andy Gipson, in conjunction with Hinds County and the City of Jackson are opening water distribution supersites throughout the area impacted by the water crisis.

Gluckstadt launches bottled water drive for Jackson

JACKSON — Faucets could start flowing Wednesday evening as water tanks fill, Gov. Tate Reeves told reporters Wednesday afternoon without giving a precise time, as the state took command of the drinking water crisis that’s left hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses without running water. 

Shooting range set for Highway 51

RIDGELAND — An indoor shooting range and gun retailer is set to bring their second metro location to Highway 51 here about a year from now.

Blue Ribbon Riding Academy in Madison County recently hosted a book signing/launch to celebrate “Twinkie- A Grand Canyon Mule,” a juvenile fiction book written by Nancy Dickens of Madison.

Madison hosting prayer gathering

MADISON — Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler is inviting all residents to participate in “A Call to Prayer” on Thursday, Sept. 22, to gather, enrich their hearts, and to pray for themselves and one another.

Newest Madison carwash open for business

MADISON – The new GoShine Express Carwash on Highway 51 is open for business to give residents here another option to keep their cars clean.

A First Responders Appreciation Picnic on Sept. 11 is a way to say thanks to those putting their lives on the line every day, organizers say. 

RIDGELAND — A mandatory evacuation of the Harbor Pines Mobile Home Community was ordered Saturday ahead of anticipated flooding of the nearby Pearl River.

Madison mayor lauds Constitution

MADISON – Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler recently signed a Proclamation making the week of September 17 - 23 National Constitution Week to commemorate the day the Founding Fathers signed the United States Constitution. 

MADISON – The Marshalls Department Store off of County Line Road is coming to Grandview Boulevard here soon.

Library contracts bring end to dispute

The Ridgeland Library will return to normal operating hours on Sep. 7 following a contract resolution between the city and Madison County Library Board.

MDOT closing Highway 43 bridge for repairs

The Mississippi 43 bridge over north edge of the Reservoir is closing for repairs for two weeks starting Sept. 6, the state Department of Transportation announced.

Ridgeland standoff ends with arrest

RIDGELAND — A man is in custody on assault and animal cruelty charges following a three-hour standoff with law enforcement last week on Nolan Circle, the authorities said.

Amazon warehouse officially open

The new Amazon fulfillment center at the Madison County Mega Site is open for business following a ribbon cutting last week that featured local and state officials.

Urgent care, offices planned off 463

MADISON — An urgent care clinic, medical and accounting offices, and a law firm are planned for Mannsdale Park Drive right off Mississippi 463 in 2023.

Madison man shoots roommate in dispute

A Madison man was arrested on assault and drug charges after allegedly shooting his roommate in the Tidewater subdivision over the weekend, the authorities said.

Taco Loco serving authentic Mexican food

GLUCKSTADT –  Taco Loco owner Taqueria Danielle Leon said her restaurant is the best place to come for authentic homemade Mexican cuisine.

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