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Limestone accidentally dumped on I-55

GLUCKSTADT — A Clinton construction firm accidentally dumped limestone on I-55 here, holding up traffic two mornings in a row this week.

Gluckstadt cracking down on unlicensed businesses

GLUCKSTADT — The city will soon crack down on businesses operating here without a privilege license. City Clerk Lindsay Kellum told aldermen on Tuesday that there are several outstanding privilege licenses. 

Drone will help protect Madison schools

MADISON — In a proactive move, the Madison Police Department is planning to employ a specialized indoor drone this school year to enhance the safety of schools in our community.

Distance issue with liquor stores

GLUCKSTADT—An alderman who wanted to remove the distance requirement for convenience stores and liquor stores to increase competition was immediately met with opposition during Tuesday’s board meeting. 

MADISON — After a decade of on-and-off attempts to compete on Jeopardy, Larry P. Wellington finally achieved his dream, with his episode airing Wednesday afternoon. 

Ridgeland teen earns welding scholarship

A Ridgeland grad hopes a welding scholarship will be the start of a career he is excited about.

Mississippi Speaker of the House Jason White announces a fourth Select Committee and its appointments to study Capital and Metro Revitalization.

Man sentenced to 25 years for fentanyl

A Canton man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the sale of fentanyl in Madison and Gluckstadt.

Supes want everyone to have internet

As part of their initiative to bring broadband access to all Madison County residents, county officials are asking for input from residents to help identify areas with low or no access to high-speed internet.

Teenager pleads guilty to murder

A 19-year-old man pleaded guilty to the February murder of his guardian and mentor.

County’s value increases by $72M

Madison County’s assessed value of real and personal property increased by over $70 million, marking a 3.4 percent growth since last year, Tax Assessor Norman Cannady told the Board of Supervisors on Monday. 

Madison’s state Rep. Jill Ford held her annual Girls’ Day at the Capitol recently where she invited young ladies from Madison County to learn more about government and the legislative process. 

Locals named to health board

The Mississippi Health Care Association (MHCA), the state’s largest long term care trade association, recently announced new officers on its Board of Directors for 2024-2026, including two from Madison.

Trent Lott Leadership Institute celebrates 25 years

OXFORD – As the Trent Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 25th anniversary, it continues to break new ground in developing future leaders through its unique programs.

Storm assistance offered here

Governor Tate Reeves’ request for Individual Assistance for counties affected by the April 8-11 severe weather and tornadoes was approved by the White House, he announced this week. During that time the state experienced 13 tornadoes, severe storms, flooding, and straight-line winds.

Belhaven in Top 10 for MBA

Forbes has named Belhaven University one of the top 10 institutions in the nation for its online MBA in Entrepreneurship program for 2024.

Aldermen pass new ordinance for food trucks

Food truck operators will pay an initial fee of $1,000 or $50 per day for special events to operate in Gluckstadt after an ordinance passed last month to clarify the city’s policy.

Happy birthday Gluckstadt

Officials celebrated the city’s third birthday on June 6, along with Lt. Gov Delbert Hosemann.

Hederman wins 43 award for printing

Hederman Brothers Printing, Direct Mail and Signage recently won 43 Best of Category awards in the 2024 Printing Industry of the South (PIAS) Graphic Awards in Destin, Florida. 

Gluckstadt Police Chief Barry Hale, left, accepts a $5,000 check from the Gluckstadt Madison Business Alliance at the June 11 city board meeting at City Hall. 

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