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Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • Madison County students chosen to attend MSA
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM Several Madison County students have the opportunity to complete their junior and senior years of high school at the Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) in Brookhaven. Read More
  • Orangutans removed from Jackson Zoo
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM JACKSON — Over the weekend, Jackson Zoo Deputy Director Dave Wetzel was informed by the Orangutan Species Survival Plan of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that the longtime Bornean orangutan residents would be permanently moved to other AZA properties.
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  • From Madison to Atlantic City
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis is leaving Madison Monday morning to compete for a shot at Miss America in three weeks.

    Lewis and her family are new to Madison, but says she feels like she has lived here much longer.
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  • Alleged killer used fists, feet in brawl
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A 35-year-old Brookhaven man has been charged with murder for the beating death of James Dewight Brown, 53, following an incident in the early morning hours last Friday.

    Bruce D. Martin Jr. was charged with the murder of his mother’s boyfriend and remains held at the Madison County Detention Center without bond.
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  • Unemployment rate still low in county
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM Madison County continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, according to figures released by the Mississippi Department of Unemployment Security.

    Madison County is tied with Union and DeSoto with 5.1 percent unemployment, according to June 2016 figures. Rankin County leads the state with the lowest rate at 4.5 percent. The highest unemployment rate is Jefferson County, with 17.6 percent unemployed.
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  • Madison police search for liquor store robber
    At approximately 10:40 a.m. today, the Madison Police Department received a report of an armed robbery of the Terra Nova Wine and Spirits Store located at 1060 Highway 51. Officers were immediately dispatched to the business and surrounding area.
  • Injury aside, Patriots roll
    NATCHEZ – A little less than five minutes into the game, MRA’s entire football team came together along the sideline in a bunched circle near midfield and put their arms around each other in solidarity.

    Across the way, one of their teammates, Breckon Young, was down on the field after sustaining what appeared to be an injury to his head or neck area on the previous play. Play was suspended as the medical staff and trainers on hand attended to the junior wide receiver/punter.
  • Election contest fight rages on as former circuit clerk claims irregularities
    Former Madison County Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook is calling into question the District 4 supervisor race, noting many irregularities during the vote counting process.

    Westbrook signed an affidavit which was included on a court filing by former District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks in his ongoing elections contest with David Bishop.
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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM The Christian should always be mindful of being faithful to his Lord. The faithfulness of the Christian is to proceed from remembrance of Christ’s death for his sins. There are obstacles to being faithful, but they are there to be overcome. Paul tells Timothy in verse one to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” In order to be strong in the face of opposition, temptation, and hardship, Timothy must yield himself to the power of the truth of Christ.
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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM We continue our way through Luke’s Gospel today by looking at Luke 11:37-54, which contains the outline of a very awkward dinner conversation. Jesus has been invited into the home of a Pharisee, a respected leader. For us, the very word Pharisee tends to churn up in us a condescending contempt. That word would not have evoked that kind of a response in Jesus’ day. People in Jesus’ day would have revered the Pharisees. They were religious leaders, lay leaders of synagogues throughout the land who were calling Jewish people back to the Bible, to live by the Book, to not cave in to the cultural corruption of the occupying Romans the way the Sadducees were caving in at every turn and giving cultural ground. And so the people revered the Pharisees as among the holiest of all those in Israel. Read More
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break the law and endanger the nation’s secrets, she doesn’t hesitate. She salutes smartly and does as she is told. Read More
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM Happy birthday, welfare reform. Twenty years ago today, August 22, leaders of both political parties gathered in the White House Rose Garden to watch President Clinton sign the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which represented the most extensive revision of federal anti-poverty policy in more than 30 years. Read More
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM We’ve clearly had a failure of leadership in this country. The political system is not working as it should. Big problems are not being addressed.

    But what’s the nature of that failure? The leading theory is that it’s the corruption: There is so much money flowing through Washington that the special interests get what they want and everyone else gets the shaft. Another theory has to do with insularity: The elites spend so much time within the Acela corridor that they don’t have a clue about what is going on beyond it.
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  • Mavs drop opener to NWR
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM Never one to dwell on the past, Tim Shramek’s Mavericks are looking at what’s next.

    “Practice this week is going to look like it always does. We got our feelings hurt last Friday sure but now we now we have to get over that because we have a game to prepare for this week,” Shramek said Monday.
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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM The Jaguars took the first game of the season after a fourth down field goal and defensive stand in overtime in the Jungle.

    Head Coach Anthony Hart said that he gives all the credit to his defense and special teams “having a really good night.”

    Sophomore kicker Cole Nation, earned his spot Friday night after kicking the game winning field goal 13-10 victory over Meridian. A stingy defense gave the Jags plenty of time to catch their stride.
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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM If you've never heard of Mississippi's Possum Bowl, you might want to listen in...

    It started in back in 1984. Roe Burns, now a 66-year-old Lincoln County cattle farmer, was a young, energetic head football coach at Loyd Star, near Brookhaven. He was trying to build some football enthusiasm in what was traditionally basketball country.
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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM The Ridgeland High School Titans (0-1) went into halftime this past Friday holding on to a 14-13 lead against Callaway, but the Chargers prevailed in the second half pulling away by a touchdown in the third quarter. The final score was 27-20, Callaway.

    Senior Ja’Kel Haymon had two rushing touchdowns and junior A.J. Stephens had one passing for the Titans.
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  • CLEVELAND/Bailley Howell honored for career on and off the court
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:00 PM 

    We honored the remarkable life of Mississippi sports legend Bailey Howell this past weekend in a fundraiser for Sunnybrook Children's Home in Ridgeland.

    The original idea had been for the event to be a roast. Wiser heads prevailed. I mean, how do you roast Bailey Howell? Answer: You can't, unless you make things up and Bailey's life has been too well-lived to inject fiction.

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  • Alice Hamil of Madison beloved mother, proud grandmother, determined follower of Jesus and devoted servant, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on July 11, 2016. Funeral services were held July 13 at First Baptist Church of Madison.

    Alice was born in Canton, Mississippi, to Helen Speake McHenry and William Preston McHenry.
  • Henry Gordon Shamburger, of Madison, Retired Director of the Pastoral Care Department at Baptist Health Services died on July 14th at St. Catherine's Village in Madison. Chaplain Shamburger was born on Sept. 3, 1925, in Meridian, MS and graduated from Meridian High School. He served 3 years in the U.S. Navy during WWII and fought in the South Pacific.
  • Janie Marshall Hughes passed away July 8, 2016 in Madison. She was born in Flora on January 12, 1934. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi.
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