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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM
GLUCKSTADT — A moratorium on certain types of developments here pending an incorporation effort could be considered by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Costco re-zoning struck down by state Supreme Court
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 2:53 PM The City of Ridgeland illegally rezoned land off Highland Colony Parkway to accommodate a future Costco development, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled today. Read More
  • Kroger opening off-site gas station in Ridgeland
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The Kroger on Lake Harbour Drive here received approval Tuesday night to build an off-site fuel station, just a short way down the road.
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  • Ridgeland man given one last chance to repair burned home
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A property owner has one last chance to fix a house on Towery Court here that was badly damaged by a fire nearly three years ago. Read More
  • Expelled student threatens shooting
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — A 16-year-old expelled Canton High School student was arrested Sunday after making school shooting threats towards three schools here on Friday that led to a day-long lockdown. Read More
  • Firefighters assist egg drop
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND – The sixth-grade science classes at Ridgeland’s Olde Towne Middle School conducted a hands-on science experiment called the Egg Drop Challenge as part of a unit on physics and engineering. To illustrate Newton’s laws of motion, science teachers Alison Callahan and MaKesha Page divided their classes into teams of three to four students and challenged each team to design an Egg Transport Vehicle (ETV) to carry and protect a large raw egg while being dropped without the egg breaking or cracking.  
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  • Madison arrests 2 more for burglaries
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Two Jackson men turned themselves into local police after being wanted in relation to multiple auto burglaries here. 
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  • Restaurant owners settle lawsuit
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The tale of two steakhouses here ended this week when two restauranteurs settled an ongoing dispute over naming rights Read More
  • County’s law enforcement agencies train with Narcan
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County law enforcement began the rollout of the life-saving drug Narcan this week to each of its officers through a program provided by the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services within the Department of Mental Health. Read More
  • Feds pick zones for investors
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM Three areas of Madison County were recently designated as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” by the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service, which was done in an effort to spur economic growth in the county. Read More
  • Moratorium sought for Gluckstadt
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM GLUCKSTADT — A moratorium on certain types of developments here pending an incorporation effort could be considered by the Board of Supervisors.
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  • Dollar General opens in Ridgeland Saturday
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The Dollar General here on Highway 51 was missing one small detail until alderman approved a parapet raise last Tuesday evening. Read More
  • Parker Miracle Field opening at Hite Wolcott Park in Ridgeland
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM The City of Ridgeland in partnership with the Miracle League of Central Mississippi announced this week the grand opening of Parker Miracle Field at Hite Wolcott Park and the inaugural season of Miracle League baseball. Read More
  • Recycle day scheduled for April 28 in Madison
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM Keep Madison the City Beautiful offers residents the opportunity to pick up lunch when they drop off trash Read More
  • City goes all out to save dog
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM A Madison woman’s beloved dog was returned to her after it was scared into a storm drain while they were out for a walk near Madison Central High School on Saturday. Read More
  • Philley new principal at Madison Avenue
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County Schools officials announced this week that Dr. Melissa Philley will serve as the next Principal of Madison Avenue Elementary. Read More
  • Grilled Cheese toasted in Belhaven
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM BELHAVEN — Seven residents here are organizing a new event later this month to foster community pride and enjoy the spring outdoors with neighbors.
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  • Canton church has storied MLK?history
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — Holy Child Jesus Catholic Church was an integral piece of history during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, specifically during the March Against Fear in June 1966. Read More
  • CMU seeks millions in lawsuit
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM Canton Municipal Utilities is seeking more than $5 million and full ownership of Beattie’s Bluff Wastewater Treatment Facility in a counterclaim filed against the Madison County Wastewater Authority (MCWA) last month. Read More
  • Madison debate Tuesday
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County is a Republican stronghold in the State of Mississippi so it comes as no surprise that the first candidate forum for the Third Congressional District will be held here Read More
  • Official says mayor violated meeting act
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM A Canton Public Schools board member claims she was kicked out of last Tuesday’s meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and has since filed an Open Meetings Act complaint and affidavit in Madison County Justice Court. Read More
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM Two Madison Countians have been appointed to serve on Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s staff. Read More
  • Madison police nab fugitive in Jackson
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM MADISON — A 22-year-old Canton man was arrested Monday in Jackson by members of the Madison Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force after evading law enforcement since the middle of March
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  • Supes ask county nursing home for $1M to build walking trails
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors are asking the Madison County Nursing Home Board of Directors to allocate $1 million to the county for walking trail projects at Sulphur Springs Park and in the city of Madison.
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  • Camden Library creating community garden
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM CAMDEN — The Madison County Library System will create a community garden at the Paul E. Griffin Library located at 116 Parkside Avenue here after receiving approval from the Board of Supervisors Monday to move forward with the project. Read More
  • Additional plans for Holiday Inn Express, Tru by Hilton OK’d
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Further items in the site plan and architectural review process of the ongoing Tru by Hilton and Holiday Inn Express on West Ridgeland Avenue were approved Tuesday evening Read More
  • Supervisors renovating justice court teller area
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors on Monday approved nearly $13,000 in renovations to the teller section of the Justice Court building. Read More
  • Ridgeland fire rating improves  to Class 4
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Property owners here can expect to see insurance savings after the city drops into a more favorable fire rating. Read More
  • 2 arrested in Madison burglaries
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM MADISON — Police made two arrests Monday following a weeks-long investigation into a rash of auto burglaries. Arrest warrants for two other individuals believed to be involved in the thefts have also been issued. Read More
  • Supes take no action on Pace’s request for staff
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM A request by Madison County Tax Collector Kay Pace for more money to hire additional staff was tabled by the Board of Supervisors on Monday after neither Pace nor someone representing her office appeared before the board to answer questions.
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  • Ridgeland ordinance restricts storage units
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Despite protest from developers of a proposed StorageMax facility on Highland Colony Parkway, landowners and residents, aldermen went ahead with a zoning ordinance Tuesday evening to restrict the use of indoor, climate-controlled storage facilities in the city limits. Read More
  • MEC hosting luncheon
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM The Mississippi Economic Council has a packed slate for their annual meeting and luncheon offering seminars on tech, workforce training and education with insights and implications from within the state and beyond. Read More
  • Shapley’s responds to Shapley
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — The current owners of Shapley’s insist they bought the name with the restaurant two decades ago in response to a federal lawsuit Mark Shapley filed last month over naming rights. Read More
  • Gluckstadt inches closer to city status
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM A five-week trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 6 to determine whether or not Gluckstadt is allowed to incorporate and become Madison County’s fifth municipality after incorporators successfully won the jurisdictional hearings last week.
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  • Taggart deciding on Senate by Friday
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM Madison’s Andy Taggart, noted Republican and former chief of staff to former Gov. Kirk Fordice, said Wednesday he will announce his decision by the end of this week on whether or not to run for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s senate seat in a special election this November. Read More
  • New traffic  signal going in near  UMMC
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM JACKSON — A traffic safety project near The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is underway on Woodrow Wilson Avenue and North State Street. Workers have placed detour signs and staged barrels for the Woodrow Wilson portion of the project. Read More
  • Harper hosting Military Day in Madison
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM MADISON — U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper is hosting his annual Military Academy Day at Madison Central High School here next Saturda Read More
  • Supes increase budget for Citizens Services by $400
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM The Madison County Citizens Service Agency received a $400 per month increase in appropriations from the county last week.
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  • Schools promoting safety for proms
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM Local school and law enforcement officials are looking to engage students in the lead up to prom season to ensure that they have fun while making wise decisions.
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  • Ridgeland road equipment explodes
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — The Public Works Department will receive a full refund for a large piece of road equipment that reportedly exploded earlier this year. The explosion resulted in no injuries. Read More
  • Residents ask supervisors to pass vicious dog ordinance
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM Two dog owners asked county supervisors last week to adopt a vicious dog ordinance that requires owners of animals that attack people or other pets to be responsible for monetary damages incurred.
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  • Officials tour Northeast Madison County
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM To bring a lot of “movers and shakers” out into rural Madison County and showcase specific needs, ranging from economic development to housing, was the aim of tour last week.
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  • Ridgeland aldermen approve Circle K rebranding plans
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — The Circle K convenience store on Rice Road here is joining a host of others freshening up their image. Read More
  • Unlocked vehicles lead to rash of larcenies
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM MADISON — Police are investigating a recent rash of auto burglaries in the city and are reminding citizens to lock up vehicles at night Read More
  • Insurance premiums rise slightly for county
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM Insurance premiums for the county rose by a small percentage for the upcoming year and are due to market conditions, officials said last week. Read More
  • Woodcreek Homes and groundbreaking
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM CANTON — A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for a new, $12 million housing project that will provide homes for 60 families. Read More
  • Elementary schools are patrolled by police
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM While the county’s elementary schools don’t have dedicated resource officers, they’re covered well by regular law enforcement patrols, schools officials said.
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  • Jackson Zoo plans move
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM JACKSON — The prospect of the Jackson Zoo moving to LeFleur's Bluff State Park has one Northside mom of four ecstatic. Read More
  • Canton Mayor vetoes aldermen’s attempt to remove CMU members
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM CANTON — An attempt by aldermen here last week to remove two members of the Canton Municipal Utilities Board of Commissioners for fiscal irresponsibility was swiftly met with a veto by Mayor William Truly.
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  • Kindergarten registration set for April 4
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM Madison County Schools will begin registration for next year’s Kindergarten students on April 4. Read More
  • Special needs teen molested, man arrested
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 6:00 PM A 62-year-old Ridgeland man was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of gratification of lust against a special needs teen. Read More
    
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  • EDITORIALS/Gluckstadt moratorium
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM With Gluckstadt’s pending incorporation — which seems likely — a moratorium on certain types of development seems to make sense so the new city could determine its own growth. Read More
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM Ten days ago, President Trump was saying ‘the United States should withdraw from Syria.’ We convinced him it was necessary to stay.”
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  • LOWRY/The moralist takes on the president
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM James Comey did it, naturally, for the children. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/The hysteria state
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM The judge who ruled the other day that coffee purveyors in California must put a cancer-risk warning label on their beans calls to mind the old joke about the man, getting a little long in the tooth, who was told by his doctor that he would have to give up wine, women and song. “But Doc,” he replied, “if I have to give up wine and women, what will I have to sing about?” Read More
  • DUNCAN/“The sanctity of life”
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:00 PM Turn in your Bible to Genesis 9:1-7. As we have reviewed the early chapters of the book of Genesis, we have seen the work of creation recounted in Genesis 1. We've seen the special favor of God Read More
  • Germantown High School’s Shooting Team competed in the Marine Corps National Championship in Ala.
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00 PM Germantown High School’s Shooting Team competed in the Marine Corps National Championship in Anniston, Alabama. The team placed 13th in the nation. Out of thousands of shooters, Gabby Lazarou (right) placed 10th in the nation and J.D. Harrill (left) placed 30th. Gabby was invited to compete in the National Finals at Camp Perry, Ohio. Read More
  • R’land seeks Miracle League players
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:00 PM Ridgeland Recreation & Parks, in partnership with the Miracle League of Central Mississippi, is currently taking registrations for the inaugural season of Miracle League baseball in Ridgeland. The league is designed for anyone who has developmental and/or physical challenges that prevent them from playing in a mainstream league. A Miracle League Field will be in use for the games. Volunteer buddies will assist the players as needed. Read More
  • Weatherspoon brothers at awards event
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:00 PM 

    Mississippi State University head basketball coach Ben Howland poses with Madison County brothers Quinndary Weatherspoon and Nick Weatherspoon during the C Spire Gillom, Howell Trophies award ceremony.

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  • Canton High School Signees
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Canton High School wide receiver Antoine Robinson (far left) and defensive back Zahlyn McGruder (left) received full scholarships as they signed their letters of intent to continue their education and continue playing the sport they love. Read More
  • Tri-County Academy loses in state championship game to St. Joseph-Greenville 44-14
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Tri-County Academy dropped their third straight visit to the final game posting a 44-14 loss to the St. Joseph Greenville Fighting Irish (12-2,2-1) at Jackson Academy last Thursday evening.
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  • Wanda Jeanne Sanders Copeland, 92, of Madison passed away on April 13, 2018. Wanda was born in Lumberton, Mississippi and lived in Meridian, Jackson and then Madison.
  • Grace F. Houston passed away at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center on April 16, 2018. Grace was born in Preston, MS on June 3, 1926 to Virgie and Harvey Fulton.
  • Mavis Latham passed away peacefully at the Madison County Nursing Home in Canton after a yearlong battle with Alzheimer's. A service was held April 11 at Breeland Funeral Home with burial in the Canton Cemetery. Mavis O. Latham was born at home in rural Attala County, Mississippi near Kosciusko on August 20, 1920.
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