Local leaders honored at annual Vision Celebration

The Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) and the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) hosted the 14th annual Vision Celebration last month where 500 Madison County Business League & Foundation members, elected/appointed officials and special guests attended the luncheon.  

Madison optometrist named finalist for award

Kimberly Ragan, OD, of Madison, has been named a Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) 2022 Community Service Award finalist.

Revell Ace Hardware renovating Madison Ace store

MADISON — The Madison Ace Hardware store here on Highway 51 is becoming Revell Ace Hardware’s eighth location soon. 

Quilt of Valor given to army veteran, alderman D.I. Smith

RIDGELAND — An alderman here has been recognized by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Veterans Day observance

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith delivers remarks at Ridgeland’s Veterans Day ceremony last week.

Madison central homecoming

Madison Central High School crowned Ava Dear the 2022 homecoming queen. 

St. Joe performing classic movie

MADISON — Christmas is arriving early this year at St. Joseph Catholic School with student actors performing the classic comedy “A Christmas Story” this weekend.

Comcast fail leads county broadband in limbo

A $22 million project to bring broadband services to nearly 33,000 residents of northeast Madison County sits in limbo after internet service provider Comcast failed to submit a federal grant application in a timely manner, county officials said.

Gluckstadt Mayor’s Youth Council shaping up

GLUCKSTADT — The Mayor’s Youth Council here continues to shape up with confirmed members and concrete ways to be involved with the new city. 

$2.85M road work closes parts of Parkway

RIDGELAND — Work crews closed the south end of the Highland Colony Parkway from Cole Road to Marketridge Drive Monday morning for road project that’s expected to be ongoing for up to five months.

Guest defeats Young to cruise to another term

Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Guest handily defeated Democratic Shuwaski Young last night to cruise to another term with over 70 percent of the vote across the district. 

Two more join Gluckstadt PD

GLUCKSTADT — Two more sergeants were sworn in Tuesday night as the Police Department here continues to expand its ranks in the new Lucky City. 

Veterans Day ceremony set for Friday

RIDGELAND — Retired Col. John McCollum said the Veterans Day observance here is a great way to honor veterans and their families for putting their lives on the line for the freedom the country enjoys today. 

Seals to serve on nationwide council

Charlotte Seals, superintendent of Madison County Schools, has been selected to serve on the national American Heart Association Superintendent Council.

Gluckstadt aldermen adopt resolution for band win

GLUCKSTADT — City officials officially recognized the Germantown High School Marching Band’s state championship win Tuesday night with band director Justin Harvison in attendance. 

Highland Colony Parkway closure announced

The city of Ridgeland will close the south end of the Highland Colony Parkway from Cole Road to Marketridge Drive beginning Monday, November 7, 2022, at 8:30 a.m., city officials announced Thursday.

History on the move

MADISON — A house from the early 1900s was moved from the corner of Madison Avenue and Magnolia Street last week to a new location as part of a project to restore and renovate historic buildings downtown. 

Wicker honors World War II vet

RIDGELAND — World War II veteran Howard “Jeff” Jefferson Parker, Jr., was presented with a Combat Action Ribbon for his service in the Navy Armed Guard during World War II by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker this past Friday.

ACT scores reported to be higher in Madison

Recently released ACT data shows that students in Madison County Schools are exceeding score averages on both the state and national level, Madison County School District officials reported.

Madison mayor honors CPA with proclamation

MADISON — Wallace Collins said having Oct. 22 proclaimed as “Wallace Collins Day” in honor of his service to the city was a great finishing touch to his career. 

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