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Congressman Guest reads at Mannsdale

U.S. Rep. Michael Guest was in town last Friday morning to read to Mannsdale Lower Elementary School students as part of the Read Across America program. 

Supervisors renew talks for internet

Supervisors are back to the grant application stage following an agreement with an internet service provider that includes a $25 million plan to bring high speed internet to more than 3,000 homes in rural Madison County, officials say.

Madison receives award from Historical Society

The Mississippi Historical Society recognized the City of Madison’s commitment to historic preservation with the Award of Merit at the society’s annual conference last week.

City launches recycling rewards

RIDGELAND-A new recycling rewards program offers every household the opportunity to save money on purchases from area businesses just for being active recyclers, director of public relations Kim Cooper said.

Brummett named Merit Health CAO

Merit Health Central has named Vince Brummett, FACHE, as the new Chief Administrative Officer.

Butler Snow attorney to head state Bar

Meade W. Mitchell of Butler Snow LLP was elected the 2023 President-Elect Designee of the Mississippi Bar. 

Plan to create Railroad District costs $16M

RIDGELAND- City officials continue to look for funding for a plan to transform The Railroad District into a central, walkable downtown for the city that could cost more than $16 million.

Region 8 awards employees at banquet

Region 8 Mental Health Commission recently held its 2022 Annual Awards ceremony where they awarded Shawana Winstead the Melvin Ray Commissioner’s Award of Excellence among others. 

MADISON — A precautionary Boil Water Notice has been given to all city of Madison water customers east of Crawford Street.

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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