R’land man sentenced to 20 years for child porn

A Ridgeland man who was already a registered sex offender has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the possession of more than 1,000 images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children, according to Attorney General Lynn Fitch.

New Stage’s season opener set in heart of the Delta

JACKSON – New Stage opens the season with a passionate ode to the power and truth of the Blues and is set in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

Firm hired to make Jackson Street ‘downtown’

RIDGELAND — A “more local, more downtown” walkable Jackson Street is the aim of a plan here after a Memphis firm was hired this week to assist in the planning and design of the long-discussed project.

New surgery option benefits hysterectomy patients

A new minimally invasive option for hysterectomy procedures is now available to central Mississippi patients. Known as vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES),

Special district proposed to fight crime in Jackson

A separate judicial district to prosecute cases in the heart of Jackson is one of the most effective ways to combat record violent crime that is spilling over into the suburbs, some state officials have said.

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.

Chamber distributes $275,000 to charities

Before the Madison the City Chamber of Chamber disbanded last year, board members distributed more than $275,000 to several charities.

Preservationists clash with developers

Preservationists and developers are clashing over a proposed convenience store on Gluckstadt Road near the historic Chapel of the Cross.

Potency of marijuana at issue in legislature

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

Sweethearts for 60 years share secret to success

Noel and Ruth Jacobs met in study hall during their junior year high school and have been sweethearts ever since.

GLUCKSTADT —  The mayor says that they hope to have a police chief hired “sooner rather than later” as they continue to review resumes and interview candidates.

Entergy increasing power rates

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi is raising electricity rates for its customers.

Merit announces heart program

Merit Health Heart is the new umbrella name for the network’s multidisciplinary specialists in cardiology, imaging, nutrition and cardiovascular surgery,

RIDGELAND — A seafood restaurant here will improve its outdoor dining options after city officials gave the go-ahead last Tuesday.

The Big Apple is coming to the Mississippi Children’s Museum next month for their biggest fundraising event of the year — Ignite the Night: New York State of Mind. 

A convicted felon has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in connection with the recent fatal shooting of two cats with a pellet gun around his residence.

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

European flair coming with Township hotel

TOWNSHIP — Mississippi’s first AC Hotel by Marriott is adding a European flair to Ridgeland for both business and leisure travelers

Reunion splitting off new development

MADISON — Reunion will break off 240 acres south of Reunion Parkway into a separate but similar residential community abutting Inglesid

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