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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM
CANTON — The next generation Nissan Frontier will be built here, company officials announced on Tuesday, while affirming their commitment to manufacturing in Madison County and Mississippi.

“We are proud to be a part of the fabric of this community,” Jose Munoz, chief performance officer for Nissan Motor Company and chairman of Nissan North America, said. “Over the last 14 years we have entrusted Nissan Canton with some of our company’s most important vehicles.”
  • Pay raises, patrol cars part of Madison budget
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — The city’s nearly 240 employees will all see a three-percent cost of living raise for next fiscal year if the proposed $24 million budget is approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen this month.

    There will be no tax increase, said Susan Crandall, director of finance and administration.
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  • Mannsdale Elementary receives fitness gear
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Mannsdale Upper Elementary School is receiving a new array of fitness equipment courtesy of the BlueCross & BlueShield of Mississippi Foundation.

    The Foundation awarded Mannsdale with The Project Fit America Program, which includes indoor and outdoor P.E. equipment, training for teachers, curricula and lesson plan support supplies.
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  • Ladder stalls traffic on I-55
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — A metal ladder in the middle of I-55 caused a multi-vehicle pileup with one man being ejected from his vehicle.

    Four people were involved in the wreck Monday after the ladder caused vehicles to swerve across multiple lanes. 
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  • Cantonian killed in 43 wreck
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM A 52-year-old Canton man was killed in a two-car crash Friday evening on Mississippi 43 near Endris Road.

    Randle Moore died of injuries suffered in the crash after being transported to a hospital.
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  • Brazil named wildlife CEO
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM The Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (FMWFP) welcomes Don Brazil as its newest Chief Executive Officer.

    Brazil is currently the President of Brazil and Associates, LLC in Madison which specializes in the discovery and evaluation of timber, agricultural, and recreational properties for private investors and recreational clients. He also serves as a real estate agent for Rice Realty Group, LLC in Vicksburg.
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  • St. Andrew’s opens new center
    RIDGELAND — St. Andrew’s Episcopal School unveiled its newest state-of-the-art $14 million Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC) here on Sunday to a crowd of over 1,000 students, parents and alumni.

    The 65,000 square-foot facility boasts a number features, including three competition courts, multi-purpose floor, Jumbotron, coaches’ offices and even a gift shop.
  • st. joe wins rivalry 29-7
    St. Joe earned a decisive win over local rival St. Andrew’s (1-3) in a 29-7 showdown in Ridgeland last Friday.

    St. Andrew’s managed to return a fumble for a touchdown early but a stout Bruins defense kept them sputtering for the rest of the night. The Bruins' relentless air attack would steadily hang points on the board throughout the night.
  • printing their own future, It’s Vinyl Y’all succeeding in Gluckstadt
    A small team of three people and two dogs are dutifully trying to bring the best product in the signage market to the entire metro area from Gluckstadt.

    Austin LaSource and his wife, Lauren, have been at the Gluckstadt location of their signing business, It’s Vinyl Y’all, since October 16 but have been doing online business for the past four years.
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    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM Many years ago I recall watching the Disney cartoon Robin Hood. The character Alan-a-Dale was a minstrel whose voice was Roger Miller. I can still remember the words in the song of lament he sung over the dismal conditions at one point in Nottingham: “Every town has its ups and downs; sometimes the ups outweigh the downs; but not in Nottingham.” Read More
  • BROOKS/Harvey, Irma, Jose and Noah
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM Is there anything we can learn from hurricanes, storms and floods?

    People have been asking that question for thousands of years, and telling stories that try to make sense of natural disasters. These flood myths are remarkably similar to one another.
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  • EDITORIALS/The price of minimum wage
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM The Washington Times said in an editorial recently:

    It’s easy to be generous with someone else’s money. Politicians get away with it because the average American does not understand fundamental economics. Raising the minimum wage by law is popular because many people think no one has to pay the costs. When someone posts a reminder of how the world works, the ignorant scream.
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  • BUCHANAN/Tribalism marches on!
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play.

    Both had run in The Orange County Register on June 30, 1991.
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  • LOWRY/Dems alluring to Trump for now
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM President Donald Trump is looking for a congressional leader he likes. Mitch McConnell has been found wanting, so now the president is flirting with Chuck Schumer.

    Trump sided with Schumer and Nancy Pelosi last week on an agreement to extend the debt ceiling for three months. The Republican leadership in Congress wanted a longer extension,
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  • High school football roundup
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM Germantown (1-3) dropped another loss to .500 Clinton 42-14 in Madison County on Friday night.

    Germantown managed two touchdowns in the third and fourth quarter after a 7-0 halftime deficit, but could not overcome 28 points the Arrows posted in the third quarter and a final touchdown in the fourth quarter.
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  • Panthers charge to   45-14 win
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM Canton Academy found their stride in week three posting a 45-14 win over Trinity Episcopal Day School (1-3) in Canton.

    Quarterback Kade Pigg and wide receiver Patrick Sandridge took turns hammering in touchdowns on the ground and leading the team to 546 total yards.

    Sandridge carried the bulk of the weight with 27 carries for 301 yards and three touchdowns. He recorded 58 yards for his longest run.
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  • Pats overcome sluggish start, win 39-14
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON – The halftime show was delayed Friday night as there were technical difficulties in getting the music to play through the sound system.

    It was only fitting on this night. MRA’s football team surprisingly experienced technical difficulties of its own for the better part of 2 ½ quarters.
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  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6:00 PM EMPHIS – MRA was rocking and rolling early on Friday night here on the picturesque Briarcrest campus.

    The Saints, however, sent the Patriots home singing the blues.
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  • Casey Smith named PGA General Manager at Reunion Golf & Country Club
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Casey Smith has been named PGA General Manager of the Reunion Golf & Country Club. Smith will oversee management of Reunion’s Robert “Bob” Cupp designed golf course, as well as all club facilities. Come 2018 Smith will be responsible for the management of Reunion’s new $15 million, 30,000 sq. ft. Country club presently under construction. Casey comes to Reunion from the Tuscaloosa North River Yacht Club where he served as Director of Golf and Assistant General Manager. Casey is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management program at Mississippi State University. Read More
  • Jared Cameron Entrekin, age 26, of Madison, died on September 7, 2017.  Jared was born on February 2, 1991 to Lynn and Julie Entrekin.

    A native of Madison, Jared graduated from Madison Central High School in 2009. He attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of the famous Maroon Band, and co-founder and President of the Wake Boarding and Ski team.
  • Mollie Holland Bridgforth died at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, Mississippi on September 3, 2017. She was 91. Mollie was born in Pontotoc County, MS on March 5, 1926. She was the ninth of ten children.

    After graduation from Tupelo High School, Mollie became a legal secretary in the office of Sam E.
  • Leo J Klaas, 91, of Ridgeland, died on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Funeral services were held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Friday, September 8, 2017 followed by Interment at Lakewood Memorial Park.  Mr. Klaas was a WWII veteran, having served in the ARMY Air Corps for two years. During his service, he received an American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal.
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