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Legal bills in a federal class action lawsuit against the Madison County Sheriff’s Office have surpassed $500,000 as lawyers continue with depositions in the case with no clear ending date in sight.
  • Holmes first community college in nation to offer PSY 2543-Applied Behavior Analysis course
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Beginning in March of 2018, Holmes Community College will be the first community college in the nation to offer PSY 2543 – Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This is an online course that counts toward the 40 hours of training needed to apply for the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. Read More
  • Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home expands with Flowood location
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Wright and Ferguson has been serving the Jackson area for 95 years. The funeral home announced this week they are expanding and have opened a new location in Flowood to better serve families in the metro Jackson area.
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  • Family injured in I-55 car accident
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Police continue to investigate a crash that occurred here on Sunday afternoon that resulted in three Richland residents being sent to the hospital. Read More
  • Trump: ‘Treat every citizen as equal’
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM President Donald Trump toured both the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Mississippi Museum of History  on Saturday and spoke to guests inside. on Saturday. Read More
  • Walmart Madison presents $480K to state nonprofit groups
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Walmart officials gathered at the Supercenter on Grandview Boulevard here Monday to announce that the company has awarded over $500,000 to state nonprofits as part of its Mississippi State Giving program. Read More
  • White new head of Justice Institute
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Shadrack White has been named Director of the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI). MJI is a legal organization that represents ordinary citizens, taxpayers, and business owners whose constitutional rights are threatened by government actions. White replaces MJI’s previous director who was appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi. Read More
  • High Court upholds 3 convictions
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld three felony convictions stemming from a 2015 Madison County Circuit Court case. Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen seek edits to zoning
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance mostly concerning hotel usage are being considered and a public hearing has been scheduled for early next year.
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  • Smith selected to lead FPDS
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM A former Madison-Ridgeland Academy administrator had been tapped as the new head of First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson. Read More
  • Flu cases growing in metro Jackson
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County physicians and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting early spikes in flu activity for this season. Read More
  • Fees top $500K in ACLU suit
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Legal bills in a federal class action lawsuit against the Madison County Sheriff’s Office have surpassed $500,000 as lawyers continue with depositions in the case with no clear ending date in sight. Read More
  • Service for grief-stricken Dec. 20
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM A special service for those who are struggling with grief, brokenness, and loss during a season of celebration is being held next week at The First Presbyterian Church of Jackson.
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  • Police nab 4 for auto burglaries
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Police have arrested four Florida men they say are responsible for a series of auto burglaries at a park. Read More
  • Madison man killed in crash
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — A 49-year-old Madison man who neighbors say was known for his epic Halloween decorations and had a kind heart and loved the Lord died here in a one-car accident on St. Augustine Drive Sunday evening. Read More
  • Indictments handed down in Kingston Frazier murder case
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM Indictments in the Kingston Frazier murder were returned last week by a Madison County grand jury Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen clarify Parkway routes
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Trucks and the Highland Colony roundabout came up again among aldermen this week, as officials sought clarity on policy.
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  • High court set to hear Costco case
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM With their Costco appeal, nine Ridgeland residents will finally get their day in front of the state Supreme Court early next year. Read More
  • Madison PD recognized
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM The Madison Police Department continues to be recognized for its commitment to professional excellence. Read More
  • County passes smaller auto TIF
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Developers looking to build two new car dealerships here received only half of the financing support they requested from the county Monday after supervisors approved a tax increment financing plan (TIF). Read More
  • Trail cam captures thief image
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Police here are seeking the public’s help in trying to identify a man allegedly responsible for several thefts in the city. Read More
  • Chapel of the Cross receives approval to build new sanctuary, support office
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM Chapel of the Cross received a green light Monday from county supervisors to build a new sanctuary and support building on 30 acres of land located south of the existing historic building.
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  • $600K allocated for Sunnybrook Road repairs
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM County supervisors agreed to spend the remaining unallocated funds from an $8 million road bond for three projects, despite pleas from the board president to reverse changes made two weeks ago.
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  • Jabs take over supe meeting
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM Monday’s meeting of the Madison County Board of Supervisors turned into an arena pitting two supervisors against one another in a battle of personal jabs that has since gone somewhat viral on social media — at least locally. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM Madison Avenue Elementary is “Decking the Halls” next Thursday with photographs with Santa Claus and other family entertainment. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM Madison will welcome the holiday season with its annual Christmas parade Saturday. Read More
  • Marshals search for auto burglar
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM The U.S Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force is asking for help from the public in locating wanted fugitive Leartis Townsend for auto burglary in Madison County. Read More
  • Toy store, school partner for annual collection drive
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM Olde Tyme Commissary in Ridgeland has teamed up with students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School to collect donations for the annual Toys for Tots Drive.
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  • Ridgeland alderman discusses truck route
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A city alderman expressed concern last Tuesday about some heavy trucks not following approved trucking routes through the city. Read More
  • Madison Christmas
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM A Christmas Village adorns the grounds in front of the famed Red Caboose off Main Street in Madison and is just part of a number of displays in the area that have been erected for the holidays. Read More
  • Clinton man killed after bike wreck
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — A 31-year-old Clinton man was killed in a motorcycle accident here last Tuesday. Read More
  • Supreme Court calls for new jury trial
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Madison County Circuit Judge, citing an error was made in the lower court during the initial trial. Read More
  • C Spire holding ‘wish’ contest
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM For the second year in a row, C Spire is getting into the holiday spirit by making Christmas wishes come true as part of its “Christmas Wish” contest. Read More
  • 100-year-old Ridgeland resident presented key to the city, bicentennial flag at birthday party
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A veteran of World War II and the Korean War turned 100 years old on Tuesday and was given a key to the city to commemorate the occasion.
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  • Tax Collector’s  office closes early
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM The early closing of the Madison County Tax Collector’s Office last Wednesday drew ire from a supervisor who questioned why the office closed when taxpayers were trying to conduct business.
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  • Aldermen split over auto TIF
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Financing for two more car dealerships was approved by aldermen in another split vote last week. Read More
  • Madison native joins Broadway Company
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Madison native Katie Ladner has joined the Broadway Company of Wicked the Musical. Wicked (the Untold Story of the Witches of Oz), with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, just celebrated its fourteenth anniversary on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre in October of 2017. Read More
  • Gluckstadt Road, Sulphur Springs get funded
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Supervisors are moving forward with a $3.3 million short-term bond that will pay for improvements on Gluckstadt Road and to complete the controversial Sulphur Springs Park in northeast Madison County. Read More
  • America’s oldest Singing Christmas Tree celebrating 85 years Dec. 1-2
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM JACKSON – For the past 85 years, students have readied their voices and gathered on a 35-foot tall structure to be part of the oldest singing Christmas tree tradition in the United States Read More
  • Parrott to speak at mayor’s breakfast
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Dr. Roger Parrott, president of Belhaven University, will be the featured guest speaker at the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, Dec. 5. Read More
  • Supes fire State-Aid engineer over map
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors voted 3-2 Monday night to fire their State Aid engineer after one supervisor charged that the engineer wasn’t working for the county as a whole. Read More
  • Business League names board
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM The Madison County Business League & Foundation is proud to announce the 2017-18 Board of Directors elected by its membership. The Madison County Business League & Foundation & Foundation was created in 2008 by the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) and the Madison County Board of Supervisors to promote economic planning and developmen Read More
  • Madison the City Chamber of Commerce is throwing itself a 30th anniversary party
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM The annual Madison’s Night Out on Dec. 1 celebrates 30 years of the chamber as it heads into its fourth decade of serving the business community. The party, complete with good music, delicious food and an extraordinary array of silent auction gifts, is set for 6:30 p.m. at Madison Square Center for the Arts on Main Street. Read More
  • Banks’ challenge set for late April
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM A jury trial has been ordered in the over two-year-old District 4 supervisor election challenge by Karl Banks. Read More
  • MCEDA to seek money over airport
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM The Madison County Economic Development Authority is seeking to recover nearly $1 million over a 2013 airport study they allege their legal counsel at the time improperly advised them to sign. Read More
  • Madison wins flip in supes’ vote
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors made sweeping changes to road projects Monday night with a new 3-2 voting alignment that includes funding for Gluckstadt Road, Weisenberger Road and Sulphur Springs Park.
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  • Tax collectors office closes early on the day before holiday
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:00 PM 
    Dozens of Madison County taxpayers looking to renew a car tag and pay property taxes were out of luck Wednesday afternoon. 
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  • Developer indicted over $587K
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM A Jackson developer was indicted by a Madison County grand jury last month on charges of wire fraud and embezzlement for allegedly using over $587,000 of bond proceeds for other use. Read More
  • Keep Ridgeland Beautiful members attend annual multi-state conference
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM Mississippi and Alabama share many of the same values and qualities — traits such as southern charm, warm hospitality, and friendly cooperation. This was evident as Mississippi and Alabama joined forces, once again, to host the annual Keep Mississippi/Alabama Beautiful Conference. Each year, the two sister-states alternate in sponsoring the important event. Read More
  • New owners investing millions in mall
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A year after purchasing Northpark mall, the new owners have announced plans to invest millions into renovations beginning next year.
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  • Ridgeland rethinks access to  new store
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials approved a site plan for access to a proposed Dollar General on U.S. 51 that has been the topic of discussion for some months. Read More
  • C Spire launches new internet era
    RIDGELAND – C Spire began offering this week its game-changing suite of wireless fiber-based fixed broadband internet access, which promises super-fast and affordable connectivity up to 100 Mbps, and related services to over 91,000 homes and businesses in over 40 markets across Mississippi.
  • RyanMan Foundation donates $30K from race to Batson Children’s Hospital
    Families with children fighting cancer will be provided some much-needed assistance thanks to a recent donation from the RyanMan Foundation to Batson Children’s Hospital. The Hospital received a $30,000 donation from the Foundation, a local group whose mission is to improve the quality of life for kids and their families as they battle childhood cancer in Mississippi. This year’s donation brings the total to $82,000 in three years.
  • Road to Recovery Madison teen survives horrific accident
    Despite a horrific four-wheeler accident that has left him paralyzed from the chest down, a Madison teenager and college freshman is not going to let that get in the way with the rest of his life, no matter what challenges may be put in his way.
    
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  • EDITORIALS/Dignity for all
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM “A glorious and momentous occasion,” is how former Gov. William F. Winter described Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the adjacent Museum of Mississippi History.
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  • BUCHANAN/What should we fight for?
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM “We will never accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea,” declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna. Read More
  • LOWRY/Too anti-Trump to check
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM It’s a wonder that President Donald Trump devotes so much time to discrediting the press, when the press does so much to discredit itself. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/Hard life of George Soros
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Life can be almost good anywhere if you’re a billionaire. George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire who once shorted the British pound to bring down a conservative government in Britain, has been on a rant that the government in his native Hungary has grown so oppressive that life there is more miserable than it was during the occupation by the Soviet Union Read More
  • BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE/The first things: The days of creation (2)
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Turn in your Bibles to Genesis 1:3-31. Last time we talked about a few things to keep in mind when we try to understand the days of creation, whether they are liter 24-hour days or something else. 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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  • Four Co-Lin baseball players ink with four-year schools
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Four Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves signed with four-year schools on Wednesday to continue their baseball careers after their time in Wesson. Anthony Clapp, Christian Day, Hayden White, and Justin Hutton are all early signers and still have the 2018 season at Co-Lin. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Jackson Prep made Mississippi High School football history Friday night by ending an undefeated season with their sixth straight state championship in a crushing 38-3 defeat of Parklane (10-4) at Mississippi College.
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  • TCA shooting team members qualify
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM In 2015 the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks started the Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program. This program promotes the youth of today to be the hunters of tomorrow by competing in 3 areas of shotgun events.  Young men and women compete in Sporting Clay, Skeet, and Trap events.  The sport and program are continuing to grow. In 2016 there were seven schools with approximately 100 students participating in the program and now there are ten schools with over 155 students competing.
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  • Tri-County heading to championship
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM Tri-County Academy (9-4,1-2) survived another week with a decisive 36-26 victory over Prairie View Academy (9-4,1-1), which has earned them a trip to the championship game against St Joseph (11-2,2-1) Greenville today (Thursday.) Read More
  • Narcissa Richardson, 90, passed away Saturday December 9, 2017. Funeral services were held December 12, 2017 at Parkway Funeral Home.
  • Elsie Allyne Hart (Lyon) Johnson, 87, of Madison died December 08, 2017. Services were held at Breeland Funeral Home on December 11, 2017. Burial was in the Canton Cemetery.
  • Mrs. Lille Mae Ellis, 94, of Madison passed away on November 28, 2017 at Cottage Grove Nursing Home Facility. Service were held on December 8, 2017 at Pleasant Green MB Church in Pocahontas, Mississippi. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
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