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Holcomb living out his childhood dream

FLORA — Twenty-two-year-old Karlton Holcomb is living out his childhood dream of becoming a pilot, having recently joined the ranks of corporate pilots at Wheels Up, one of the largest private aviation companies in the world.

Pepsi Pops to light up Old Trace Park on May 10

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s annual Pepsi Pops concert promises a prime setting, beloved pop tunes, and splashy pyrotechnics for an irresistible evening, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Old Trace Park on the Barnett Reservoir.

Lever awarded scholarship

The Madison County Business League & Foundation and the Madison County Community Trust award the students who participated in the 2023-24 Madison County Youth Leadership class with a $500 scholarship. 

Jaquavian Montrez Williams of Flora recently served as a page for the Mississippi Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. 

Fire damages apartments

RIDGELAND — No injuries were reported in an apartment building fire here last week that damaged about eight units.

The Madison Central 2023-2024 "Jags" Varsity Tennis Team, Head Coach Brad Boteler, and assistant coaches David Boteler and Seth Male, were honored on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, with a Mississippi Senate Proclamation for winning the MHSAA 2024, 7A State Championship,

Northbay Garden Club meets

Rosemary Rosa was the guest speaker for the April meeting of the Northbay Madison Garden Club.  

Gluckstadt PD nabs golf cart thieves

GLUCKSTADT — A third suspect has been identified after a second Alabama man was arrested last month in connection with a rash of golf cart thefts here and in Madison.

Ridgeland man pleads to sex crime

RIDGELAND — A man here faces 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to molesting a 10-year-old girl.

Keifer’s opens new Madison restaurant

MADISON — Keifer’s held a soft opening here Tuesday that included a ribbon cutting and luncheon with a host of city officials.

Providence Hill will host their annual shooting tournament starting this weekend on the grounds.

Choir performs for legislators

The Germantown High School Choir and Choir Director Jordan Langworthy, performed at the second-floor rotunda of the Capitol last month, as part of Lt. Governor Hosemann’s tradition of allowing students to share their talents which gives lawmakers time to reflect on the importance of the job they are at the Capitol to do. 

Magnola District plan questioned in Gluckstadt

GLUCKSTADT — A site plan for the Magnolia District approved in December was questioned during a special Wednesday meeting.

Law Enforcement Appreciation

Madison County economic development and chamber organizations are making plans for 2024 Madison County Law Enforcement Appreciation Week May 13-17.

Former NFL player tapped to lead St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School announced this week that former University of Mississippi and Tampa Bay Buccaneer football player Channing Ward has accepted the role of head football coach.

Philley to lead school curiculum

Madison County Schools announced last week Dr. Melissa Philley will serve as the district’s next Director of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Federal jury calls deemed a scam

Several people in the Southern District of Mississippi, which includes Madison County and all counties south and along I-20, reported to have received phone calls and emails with threats of prosecution for failing to appear for jury service, federal court officials announced this week. 

Man accidentally shoots himself at gas pumps

GLUCKSTADT — No charges are expected after a man accidentally shot himself in the leg at a convenience store here Sunday night.

25 years given for cocaine

A Canton man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for possession of cocaine.

Lake Caroline C-store plans withdrawn

The developer behind a controversial convenience store near Lake Caroline has withdrawn plans to allow the county to determine the zoning classification on the property. 

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