Storms damage 15 houses across Madison County

Fifteen homes in mostly rural Madison County were reported damage in severe weather last week, according to Mississippi Emergency Management.

Second annual Ring of Faith race set for New Year ’s Eve

MADISON — The Knights of Columbus Council (KC) 9543 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is putting on their second “Ring in Your Faith” 10K/5K run-walk this year on New Year’s Eve.

2 new officers join Gluckstadt Police

GLUCKSTADT The Lucky City continues to expand its police force by swearing in two more new officers Tuesday night. 

Immigrants become U.S. citizens

Eighty-four immigrants recieved U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at Madison Central High School  last week. 

Police arrest 4 for $17K heist at Ulta

MADISON — Four Louisiana women were arrested and charged in a shoplifting scheme that took more than $17,000 worth of merchandise off of store shelves here last week, the authorities said..

Ridgeland adding 10 license plate readers

RIDGELAND — Another 10 license plate reading cameras are being installed bringing the total number to 30 here.

Madison Middle School students tour Capitol

Madison Middle School students and teachers in the Pathways gifted program visited the state Capitol earlier this month and spoke with State Sen. Walter Michel about governmental process. 

Thompson retires after 4 decades of service

MADISON — Dr. Brenda Thompson is retiring from the Madison County School District this month after more than 40 years as a classroom teacher and administrator.

Holiday patrol nabs wanted Missouri couple

MADISON — A man and a woman wanted on felony shoplifting in Missouri were arrested here Tuesday afternoon after a brief police chase, the authorities said.

A children's book depicting Santa Claus as a gay man married to another man is part of a Christmas display at the Ridgeland Library.

Water distribution sites open in Jackson

Gov. Tate Reeves today announced that the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Mississippi National Guard, Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi Forestry Commission, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, and Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture, Andy Gipson, in conjunction with Hinds County and the City of Jackson are opening water distribution supersites throughout the area impacted by the water crisis.

Gluckstadt launches bottled water drive for Jackson

JACKSON — Faucets could start flowing Wednesday evening as water tanks fill, Gov. Tate Reeves told reporters Wednesday afternoon without giving a precise time, as the state took command of the drinking water crisis that’s left hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses without running water. 

MADISON — Hoy Road east of Tisdale Road to Sundial Road will be restricted to local traffic only three days next week.

Madison County supervisors voted 3-2 this morning to opt-out of allowing medical marijuana dispensaries.

Madison opts out of medical marijuana

The city of Madison has opted out of medical marijuana.

Storm kills power to more than 5,000 customers

Entergy officials say that just short of 900 customers remain without power in the city of Madison following storms that downed power lines Wednesday afternoon.

Yandell Road will be closed near Smith-Carr Road beginning Tuesday morning at about 9 a.m. for emergency bridge repair work that could take up to a month, officials said.

Former alderman Steve Hickok has died

Former longtime Ward 4 Alderman Steve Hickok has died, Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler announced Friday evening.

'The Queer Bible' display sparks controversy at library

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.

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