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County secures $4M broadband grant

Madison County is receiving over $4 million from the state to provide broadband internet to homes in the rural northeast part of the county currently unserved. 

Three people were inducted into the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Hall of Fame last week.

GLUCKSTADT — Two police officers revived a young woman who had overdosed Friday night by administering NARCAN and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 

$10 billion Amazon Web Services center coming to Madison County

A $10 billion Amazon Web Services center that will generate 1,000 new jobs is coming to Madison County at two sites, Gov. Tate Reeves announced this week. 

Sales tax down for December nearly 14 percent

GLUCKSTADT — Despite concerns over a dip in sales tax returns at the end of last year, city officials say businesses continue to open in the city.

Physical therapy clinic specializes in baseball injuries

GLUCKSTADT — A physical therapy clinic specializing in baseball players hopes to bring precise, data-based training and therapy to athletes, owner Bill Thomas says.

Students from Madison-Ridgeland Academy involved in MRA's Student Leadership Institute dedicate a morning to actively expressing their love for the community. 

2 arrested for Canton murder

CANTON — No motive has been established after two Jackson men were arrested in connection with a fatal shooting here last month.

Gardner serves as Senate Page

Jada Gardner of Ridgeland recently served as a page for the Mississippi Senate. 

Ridgeland aldermen prepping for redistricting

RIDGELAND — A consultant will present proposed maps and discuss guiding principles of redistricting during a public hearing set for Tuesday at City Hall.

Police launch phone app to pay tickets

RIDGELAND — A smartphone app that will allow citizens to view a crime map, pay tickets, and submit tips was officially announced last week,.

Livingston facility sent back to committee

A heartfelt plea about providing aid to disabled senior citizens likely saved a project from being denied by county supervisors after a lengthy hearing last week that pitted residents from the Livingston area against the developer of a proposed assisted living facility. 

Soulshine opened in December

GLUCKSTADT — A popular pizza restaurant introduced a new fast-casual concept when it opened its second Madison County location here in early December.

$100 million sports complex planned for Gluckstadt

GLUCKSTADT — Developers will present a $100 million sports facility proposal to city officials at a specially called meeting tonight.

History Channel reality show looking for antiques

A long-running show on the History Channel show is looking for “historically significant or rare items, in addition to unforgettable characters and their collections” as they film in Mississippi in February, producers say.

Mother, son arrested for murder

CANTON — A Yazoo City mother and her 16-year-old son have been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man here last week that wounded his son.

Convenience store under construction on Highway 51

A new convenience store in the northwest corner of Highway 51 and Colony Park Boulevard should be complete this summer, developers say.

Old city hall building demolished accidentally

RIDGELAND — A portion of the old city hall building was demolished by mistake this week, officials have said.

Ice shuts down roads, schools

The Madison Parkway Bridge over the railroad remained closed on Wednesday, although city officials said they hoped improving conditions would allow them to open it in the afternoon.

Livingston developers file for bankruptcy

Developers behind the Livingston Township development have filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on one of the associated corporations, federal court records show. 

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