Donut Barn has new ownership

MADISON — Frank Phann, the new owner of Donut Barn here, has goal is to serve customers good food while spreading the word of the Lord.

4 youths sentenced in drive-by shooting

CANTON — Four young men accused of shooting innocent bystanders during a drive-by shooting here in December were each sentenced to 20 years in prison last week, Madison County District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced. 

Wayback Burgers now open in Gluckstadt

GLUCKSTADT — Wayback Burgers is now open here with their legandary cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes.

Wilbourn receives Entergy scholarship

Deanna Wilbourn of Madison is among five Mississippi high-school graduates who have received $5,000 scholarships from the Entergy Community Power Scholarship program.  

Trustmark, Ridgeland to hold shred-it day

Trustmark, the city of Ridgeland and Shred-It, the largest document destruction provider in the world, are offering complimentary, secure document destruction in Ridgeland.

Gluckstadt hires its first court clerk

GLUCKSTADT — Stephanie Gerlach has been hired as the city’s first Municipal Court Clerk after action by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen last Thursday night as the Lucky City continues to come into its own.

New Stage kicks off season with ‘Clue’

Claire Justice Porter said she is proud to represent Madison while taking part in New Stage Theatre’s Season 57 opener, “Clue.”

Madison gathers water for Jackson

Ridgeland High School seniors James Woody and Deanna Ruffin said their favorite part of being involved in the water drive for Jackson Public Schools is knowing they made a difference.

Madison men set alligator record

Two Madison alligator hunters set a new state record for the longest female alligator on Aug. 28.

Supes OK $149M budget for next year

A $149 million county budget that that includes $20 million in federal COVID-19 CARES Act relief funds was approved by the Madison County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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. 

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