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Monday, October 24, 2016
  • Madison growth exploding again
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:01 PM MADISON — City officials approved a host of site plans Tuesday that allow for more residential and commercial developments here.

    A site plan was approved for The Forum at Grandview Phase 3B, which officials said would add four new commercial businesses, two of which are unnamed restaurants.
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  • Lack of rain cited in CMU emergency repair work
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:01 PM CANTON — An emergency sewer declaration was made two weeks ago, Canton Municipal Utilities officials said, in part because of the current drought that allows for quicker repairs.

    CMU General Counsel Mike Espy read a letter from Engineer Rudy Warnock during Tuesday’s board meeting where Warnock explained that an emergency declaration allows them to take advantage of no rain so they can find and repair parts of the line that are not functioning properly.
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  • Residents object to warehouse, mini-storage
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM GLUCKSTADT — Developers were given the green light to move forward with construction of a commercial office warehouse building and mini-storage facility here despite efforts by neighbors who oppose the projects.

    Public hearings were held Monday night in front of the Madison County Board of Supervisors to appeal recommendations by the county Planning & Zoning Commission to approve site plans for separate commercial projects.
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  • Canton fighting flea infestation
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM CANTON — The Mayor and Board of Aldermen declared an emergency Tuesday afternoon due to a flea infestation terrorizing neighborhoods in the Presidential Hills area located in the city’s Ward 1.

    Affected streets include Garfield, Washington, McKinley, Wilson, Roosevelt, Hardy, Lincoln and Madison.
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  • Ambulance response times remain below requirement
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM Average ambulance response times are down throughout Madison County, officials said Monday.

    Madison County switched ambulance providers this year to Pafford EMS and Fire Coordinator Tom Lariviere said he and other first responders are happy with the results.
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  • A student was arrested with a fire arm at Madison Central

    A student was arrested after it was found he had a gun in his backpack at Madison Central High School this morning shortly after the first bell rang.

    The student was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor on school property and was transported to the Yazoo County Detention Center. A date will be set for him to appear in Madison County Youth Court at a later date.

  • New Stage Theatre Presents Our Town
    JACKSON—New Stage Theatre presents the American classic Our Town October 25-November 6, 2016. Curtain times and dates for performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $28.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3531 or ordered online at Sponsored by Sanderson Farms.
  • Panthers block field goal for win
    Two points was the short distance between two local rivals, one remains undefeated, the other is nursing their first loss of the season.

    Ron Jurney’s Canton Academy Panthers emerged undefeated in the cross-county rivalry. The 23-21 win clinched the Panthers their third straight district title.
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  • DUNCAN/Jesus: the dividing line
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:01 PM There are at least three parts to this passage. First, in verses 49 and 50, and especially in verse 50, Jesus makes a powerful declaration. He’ll follow it up in verses 51 to 53 with a penetrating question. Then, in verses 54 to 59, He turns to the multitudes and gives them an admonition, warning them because they lack spiritual discernment.  Read More
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/2nd Timothy 3:1-5
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM In this passage Paul laments the plague of nominal Christianity. Nominal means in name only, those who are in the church and profess to belong to Christ, but do not really belong. Paul summarizes the condition in the last of the passage: “Having a form of godliness but denying its power.” By power, Paul means the power to live a humble, godly life.
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  • SOMIN/Mobility and political freedom
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM 
    Americans will soon get a chance to vote at the ballot box. But too little attention has been paid to their declining opportunities to vote with their feet. If we want to expand freedom and opportunity for the poorest among us, we must get moving on making it easier for them to move. Sadly, the issue has been almost completely ignored by both major parties.
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  • LOWRY/Evangelicals without standards
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM Lanny Davis must be dizzy from the deja vu.

    Davis was a stalwart defender of Bill Clinton during the scandals of the 1990s. Little did he know that the excuses and rationalizations made for Clinton then would be repurposed by some of Clinton’s harshest and most moralistic critics for a Republican presidential contender.
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  • BROOKS/The beauty of big books
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM Not long ago, an astonishing book landed on my desk. It’s called “Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan” and it weighs in at an impressive 1,076 pages. The author is Anthony Kronman, a former dean of the Yale Law School.

    In an age of academic specialization, this is an epically ambitious book. In an age when intellectuals have lost their sense of high calling, this is an intellectual adventure story based on the notion that ideas drive history, and that to dedicate yourself to them is to live a bigger, more intense life.
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  • Pats’ defense highlights win over JA
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM JACKSON – Perhaps MRA coach Herbert Davis should move Ty Anthony to wide receiver.

    Well, maybe not. But, hey, the Patriots’ nose guard sure did display a soft set of hands - or at least a receptive bread basket - as he drifted to the flat and intercepted a pass here early in the fourth quarter at The Brickyard on Friday night. Not only did he pick off the errant pass at the Jackson Academy 35-yard line, Anthony, all 260 pounds of him, motored 20 yards on the return.
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  • Madison Central downs Starkville 29-14
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM Though Starkvile (5-3) tied the game 14-14 in the third quarter, the Yellowjackets did not have an answer for the Jags relentless 15-point onslaught to seal the game 29-14 in the jungle.

    Madison Central (5-3-1) has worked tirelessly to punch themselves into the elite conversation after tough losses of 33-24 to Brandon (7-2), 21-17 to Oxford (5-3) and 30-21 to undefeated Clinton. A decisive win over Starkville may be the end of that debate.
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  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM Two years ago, this time of the year, the Mississippi State Bulldogs ranked No. 1 in the nation for five straight weeks of the national college football poll.

    For two of those weeks, Ole Miss ranked as highly as No. 3.
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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM The Chicago Cubs, the best team in baseball this regular season, famously have not won a World Series championship since 1908 and have not played in a World Series since 1945.

    The Cubs have had so many splendid teams off and on during that drought, observers have tried to come up with a reasonable explanation. And, since there is none, many have blamed it on the Curse of the Billy Goat.
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  • Canton Academy moves to 8-0 with win over Clinton Christian
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM Canton Academy defeated Clinton Christian 43-7 on Friday night by excelling in all three phases of the game.  Special Teams had a big night as Ben Barr returned a kickoff for a TD and Nick Price blocked a punt which was picked up by Patrick Sandridge for a score. Nathan Earnhart led the way with three coverage tackles on the kickoff team and was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
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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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