MADISON — Police officers were invited to the McDonald’s here on Highway 51 Wednesday morning to sip coffee with customers in a show of appreciation.

Hoy Road to open end of month

MADISON – Hoy Road is finally expected to be open to two-way traffic by the end of the month, officials said this week.

Madison police nab man after pursuit

A convicted felon driving a stolen pickup who led Madison police on a high-speed pursuit last week is accused of assaulting law enforcement officers as well and remains in custody on a more than $2 million bond, the authorities said.

Boychoir hosting fundraiser in Flowood

The Mississippi Boychoir is hosting its third annual “Be the Light” 5K and 10K race on Nov. 5 at the Flowood Nature Trail, and several Madison countians are excited to be participating.

Canton Flea Market next week

The Canton Flea Market is next Thursday, Oct. 13.

Teens sentenced for roles in carjackings

Three Jackson teens have each been sentenced for their roles in a carjacking spree that spanned multiple cities in the metro area last year, Madison County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett said this week. 

Scarecrow Fest moving to Liberty Park

Madison’s annual Scarecrow Festival is being moved to Liberty Park this year due to construction behind the Red Caboose on Main Street and the number of expected participants.

City approves new fire truck

RIDGELAND — A new fire truck to handle narrow roads and rough terrain in some of the newly annexed parts of the city has been approved to bid.

A convicted felon driving a stolen pickup led Madison police on a high-speed pursuit Wednesday morning and is now accused of assaulting law enforcement officers, the authorities said.

Thousands expected at Euro Fest

RIDGELAND — Euro Fest is the perfect event for European auto enthusiasts and once again thousands are expected for the 14th annual show here that starts on Friday at the Renaissance.

Madison prayer is for ‘revival’

An enthusiastic crowd answered “A Call for Prayer” in Madison in the first of its kind service designed to spark a revival that speaker Dr. Robert Jeffress believes will spread across the country.

Madison schools earn ‘A’ rating

The Madison County School District has once again earned a strong A rating, according to the 2021-2022 district and school accountability results from the state Department of Education.

Wildlife trail opening at LeFleur’s Bluff

JACKSON — The LeFleur’s Bluff Education and Tourism Complex will give children and families alike a fun new experience with the addition of a new museum walking trail and an outdoor pavilion this weekend.

Ridgeland senior aces ACT

Allen C. Richert III, son of Dr. Allen Richert, Jr. and Dr. Jan Richardson Richert and a senior at Ridgeland High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

Man receives 40 years in prison for kidnapping

A Jackson man got 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to his participation in a June 2022 conspiracy to rob a Ridgeland man and his elderly parents.

Kernizan joins Children’s as new COO

Expanding the vision of Children’s of Mississippi – to help all Mississippi children reach their full potential – is the goal of Chief Operations Officer Lorna Kernizan of Ridgeland, who joined the pediatric organization of the University of Mississippi Medical Center last month.

Rental code up for change

RIDGELAND — Rental property owners here will be subject to licensing and inspections of the property between tenants by the city, according to a proposed residential inspection code under consideration by the city.

Homecoming is Friday, Sept. 30 @ 7:30pm.

GermanFest set for this Sunday

Fresh sauerkraut, homemade desserts, children’s games, bratwurst, shish kabobs, and authentic German folk music are just a few of the things people can look forward to during Gluckstadt’s 35th Annual GermanFest this Sunday.

Ridgeland marijuana petition falls short

RIDGELAND — One of the nine confirmed forgeries on a pro-marijuana petition here was Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s signature, officials said.

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