Sexual assaulter sentenced to 40 years

A Canton man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual battery and felon in possession of a firearm related to an incident that happened in January, Madison County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett said.

Mackey tapped as Holmes VP

Dr. Teresa Houston Mackey is joining the Holmes Community College Goodman Campus as vice president for compliance and institutional research.   

New Stage offering SchoolFest Matinee performances

JACKSON – New Stage Theatre recently announced its 2022-2023 SchoolFest Matinee performances for a season aimed to entertain audiences of all ages.

Down Syndrome Society opens Buddy Center in R’land

RIDGELAND — The Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society officially opened the doors to The Buddy Center here with a grand opening celebration on Tuesday.

Greek restaurant flourishing

RIDGELAND – Native Greek Despina Mangafakis strives to bring authentic Greek cuisine to the table and said she can’t thank her patrons enough for the love, support, and loyalty shown to her YiaYia's Greek Kitchen since 2017.

Gluckstadt’s first female officer hired

The Gluckstadt Police Department continues to add to its ranks with its first female officer joining the force Tuesday night.

Responders to receive COVID-19 hazard pay

RIDGELAND — Local law enforcement and firefighters who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a premium hazard pay bonus of $1,000 from the state of Mississippi.

Plane lands near school with engine trouble

MADISON — The pilot of a small plane that made an emergency landing on Madison Avenue last Thursday evening cited engine trouble as the reason.

GLUCKSTADT — Germantown sophomore Julia Lever proposed the first Mayor’s Youth Council here on Tuesday night.

Man charged in hotel room murder

RIDGELAND — A Jackson man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old during a party in hotel room off of I-55 Monday evening, the authorities said.

CHAREN/America First immigration best

Postcards from the great American labor shortage: A couple arrives at the Seattle airport after a five-hour flight and stands in line at the car rental desk. People are angry.

Marilyn Rose of Ridgeland won three awards at the 41st Quilt Show & Competition, hosted by the Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee (SMQ) in Knoxville earlier this month.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Pride is a path to destruction

One we see that Obadiah was given a vision by the Lord. So he begins his prophecy with “Thus says the Lord God,” the standard introduction for a prophetic announcement.

Lost Rabbit condos being built

MADISON — Six high-end condominiums, a general store, and other future retail spaces are coming to 145 Republic Street in The Town of Lost Rabbit here.

‘MRI’ for trees aims for preservation

MADISON — Preserving old trees is behind brand new root mapping technology used on one of the willow oaks outside the historic old school gymnasium on Main Street this week.

2 Madison students remembered for kindness

Two Madison County high school athletes who died in a wreck west of Annandale in rural Madison County early Monday morning were remembered for their love of animals, their hard work and strong friendships.

St. Joe’s Murphy named Teacher of the Year

MADISON – St. Joe’s Jenna Murphy was named the 2022 History Teacher of the Year last week, a national award given in each state.

FLORA — Authorities are still unsure what caused an explosion at an oil well storage facility near here last Friday morning that resulted in six people suffering serious burns.

New Stage holding youth classes

JACKSON – New Stage Theatre recently announced its fall 2022 class schedule which includes the Youth Acting Troupe and Kids Studio.

Madison countians accepted to Rural Physicians Program

Three Madison Countians have been accepted into the Mississippi Rural Physician Program. 

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