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.

Water distribution sites open in Jackson

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. 

MADISON — Hoy Road east of Tisdale Road to Sundial Road will be restricted to local traffic only three days next week.

Madison County supervisors voted 3-2 this morning to opt-out of allowing medical marijuana dispensaries.

Madison opts out of medical marijuana

The city of Madison has opted out of medical marijuana.

Storm kills power to more than 5,000 customers

Entergy officials say that just short of 900 customers remain without power in the city of Madison following storms that downed power lines Wednesday afternoon.

Yandell Road will be closed near Smith-Carr Road beginning Tuesday morning at about 9 a.m. for emergency bridge repair work that could take up to a month, officials said.

Former alderman Steve Hickok has died

Former longtime Ward 4 Alderman Steve Hickok has died, Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler announced Friday evening.

'The Queer Bible' display sparks controversy at library

RIDGELAND — Several books being displayed prominently at the public library here including “The Queer Bible” have drawn the concern of citizens over the political nature.

Creating a separate judicial district in Jackson to prosecute and adjudicate cases is one of the most effective ways to combat the soaring crime rate, State Auditor Shad White said on Thursday.

Rep. Jill Ford had hoped her proposed medical marijuana bill would have gotten some consideration. It did not.

A Madison man whose family pet kangaroo escaped from their home last month was among three Americans who died in a private plane crash on Friday in South America.

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