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Twenty-eight robotics teams from across Madison County Schools converged on Madison Crossing Elementary last week for the district’s annual VEX IQ Robotics Invitational Event. 

Rep. Ford co-sponsors transgender legislation

A House bill that would limit access to gender reassignment surgeries for children under the age of 18 and prevent the use of public funds has the support of Gov. Tate Reeves and many Madison countians.

Banks, Bishop rematch shaping up

Former District 4 Supervisor David Bishop is making another run for that seat while Flora Mayor Les Childress has thrown his hat into the Tax Collector’s race. 

Flora Supper Club will offer fine dining

FLORA — Chef David Raines has announced he’s converting his celebrated Dave’s Triple B Barbecue Restaurant into an exclusive supper club more reflective of his extensive culinary training.  

Romantic serenades for strings on tap

A string musician will surprise your sweetheart with a classical love song, a balloon, and a card at the place of your choosing!

21-year-old arrested in deadly shooting

FLORA — A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting in Kearney Park earlier this month, the authorities said.

Some of the Keep Ridgeland Beautiful committee members attended the Keep Alabama-Keep Mississippi Beautiful joint meeting in Birmingham, Ala., held January 26-27.

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Michael Guest, Republican for Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District, has been appointed as the vice chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security. Chairman Mark Green of Tennessee announced the leadership assignments last Friday.

McGee appointed to crime council

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2023 Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee. 

St. Joe students receive Scholastic Art awards

Two St. Joseph Catholic School art students, Camryn Cassreino and Lillian Boggan, have won high-profile awards in the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

The Madison Central High School Choir performed on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, in the rotunda to resounding applause.

LATINO/PERS fund in the danger zone

Mississippi’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) is in trouble. It has been that way for quite a while. Only no one wants to admit it. Addressing the fault lines in the program is fraught with peril for politicians.

Ice & Vice owner Justin Harmon says part of their mission is to support children in foster care and young adults who have aged out of foster care. 

Boy Scouts honored by city

MADISON – Life Scout Wilson Caudell said it felt great to be recognized along with his fellow Scouts for all the work he and his Troop 15 put into rebuilding the Simmons Arboretum bridge. 

Gluckstadt board split on inspections

GLUCKSTADT — An ordinance requiring residential inspections here failed because the mayor says the city isn’t prepared for the volume of work.

2 jump in race to be next Tax Collector

Following Kay Pace’s announcement last week she would not seek another term in office, two candidates have now entered the race and will face off in the Republican Primary in August to be the next Tax Collector. 

Ridgeland doctors help establish burn center

Two doctors who live in Ridgeland are among the large team of doctors, administrators and other staff at the University of Mississippi Medical Center who have established the Mississippi Burn Center on its main campus.

Jackson man arrested after high-speed chase

A Jackson man was arrested and charged after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase that began in Madison and ended in Canton this past weekend, the authorities said.

Dancing ‘animals’ to take stage

Barnyard animals that claim the barn is too cold for comfort? 

1 killed in Kearney Park shooting

FLORA — A fatal shooting in Kearney Park is under investigating, the authorities said.

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