Cohesive Jackson Street downtown plan up for bid

RIDGELAND — Design services in a long-running plan to establish and enhance Jackson Street and the surrounding area known as the Railroad District are being sought.

Warren named Teacher of the Year

Anytime you pass the classroom of Courtney Warren at Canton Academy (CA), you will find dancing, costumes, and even rubber ducks. 

Canton drops lawsuit over Amazon fire truck

The back and forth over who will control a new $1.4 million ladder truck protecting an Amazon facility near Canton narrowly avoided a court challenge when aldermen dropped their lawsuit.

New COVID-19 cases remain low throughout county

Madison County recorded 57 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths in the past week, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Wednesday, Oct. 27, COVID-19 report.

Madison student has top score in the world

MADISON — A Madison Central junior is one of only six students in the world to make a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam for 2021. 

THC levels concern in draft marijuana bill

A draft medical marijuana bill is better than Initiative 65, state Sen. J. Walter Michel says, but he, like others, has concerns about the potency of marijuana cigarettes under what’s being proposed.

Madison firefighters train

Madison firefighters Lt. Tommy Stewart and Cameron Willson training on team building, maneuvering and advancing a charged hose line during a training last month.

Rice Road extension underway

The Rice Road extension project in Ridgeland is on track to be completed by the end of the year.

Healthcare part of Holmes expansion

RIDGELAND — Additional healthcare programs will be added in a Holmes Community College expansion here, county officials were told this week.

Game suspended after gun accidentally fired at Rosa Scott School

MADISON — An Edwards woman faces a charge of discharging a firearm within the City Limits of Madison after a concealed firearm she was carrying in her purse was discharged while she was attending a sporting event at Rosa Scott School on Monday.

JACKSON — Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday the appointment of Marlow Stewart who previously worked for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department to serve on the State Parole Board …

Tri-County wins softball state title

The Tri-County Academy Lady Rebels softball team brought home the fourth state championship in program history after a five-year drought.

Goodloe embracing position this season

Canton Academy senior running back Marcus Goodloe said he and his teammates are making football more of a priority than any other season in the past.

2 Madison students selected to MSU Homecoming Court

STARKVILLE — Two Madison residents were chosen by fellow Bulldogs to represent Mississippi State University on its 2021 Homecoming Court.

McGee receives award from tourism group

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee received the 2021 Governmental Tourism Leadership Award from the Mississippi Tourism Association last week. 

Trick-or-treating dates, times set throughout Madison County

Madison, Canton and Flora are moving trick-or-treating to Saturday, Oct. 30, while Ridgeland is sticking with the 31st.

2 new COVID deaths reported here

Madison County recorded 102 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths in the past week, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Wednesday, Oct. 27, COVID-19 report.

R’land adds license plate cameras

RIDGELAND — City officials will implement 12 new license plate reading cameras throughout town to help solve crimes following a successful pilot program of eight cameras implemented last year through a Georgia-based company.

Jag Singers Booster Club hosting golf tournament

The Madison Central High School Jag Singers Booster Club is hosting the inaugural Deep South Classic Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Whisper Lake Country Club to benefit the choral and theatre departments at Madison Central High School and Rosa Scott School. 

Family of Rosa Scott visits namesake’s school

MADISON — Descendants of Rosa Scott, for whom the Madison ninth-grade Rosa Scott School is named, visited the school on Monday to present a biography of the school’s namesake to the school library.

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