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Legislation is still alive in the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate to help fund construction of a bridge on Reunion Parkway in anticipation of a future interchange.
  • Ridgeland denies siding for building in bad condition
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — City aldermen denied the use of metal siding on a U.S. 51 building expressing concerns that the underlying material was not in good condition. Read More
  • Supes order cleaning at Red Oak
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM County supervisors ordered the cleanup of property in Red Oak Plantation Tuesday night after declaring the home to be a public health hazard. Read More
  • Titans Robotics teams heading to state tourney March 2-3
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM All four Ridgeland High School Robotics Teams are eligible to compete in the state championship competition after their one outlier qualified at an event hosted at RHS this past weekend.
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  • Suspect in custody for murder in Canton
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM CANTON — A 19-year-old year wanted in connection with a murder and subsequent carjacking here over the weekend turned himself in to police Tuesday night, Canton Police Chief Otha Brown said.
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  • Cleanup ordered for illegal dump
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Supervisors approved the cleanup of a dumpsite off North Livingston Road Tuesday night after property owners said they had no intention of removing all the rubbish from the site.
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  • Election commissioners forced to plan around Bible school
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Madison County Election Commissioners were in panic mode Tuesday after a local church said their could not use the building as a voting precinct for the upcoming June primaries due to Vacation Bible School. Read More
  • Supes table rezoning 10 acres off Yandell Road
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Despite multiple county supervisors telling a developer he met the burden of proof to rezone 10 acres of land off Yandell Road, the board tabled approval until the first meeting of March following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night.
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  • Germantown residents plead for new traffic control after 4-way removal
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Residents of Germantown subdivision vehemently oppose a decision by county supervisors made earlier this month to remove two stop signs from Stribling Road at the Church Road intersection.
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  • Olde Towne Middle School threat was hoax, but counselors on duty
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Police say an alleged threat against students at Olde Towne Middle School held no water In the wake of a school shooting in Parkland, Fla,, that left 17 dead last week.
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  • Reunion funding drops to $8 million
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Legislation is still alive in the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate to help fund construction of a bridge on Reunion Parkway in anticipation of a future interchange. Read More
  • County will cut mowing costs with weed control
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors doubled the number of miles the Road Department can use weed control in an effort to cut down expenses associated with mowing this spring and summer. Read More
  • High court denies appeal for man found guilty of robbery
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM A Canton man going by the street name “Dirt” was denied an appeal by the Mississippi Supreme Court last week after being convicted in 2016 of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Read More
  • Flora Police search for ATM thief
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM FLORA — The police department here is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect accused of attempting to break in an ATM here on Feb. 3. Read More
  • Appeal declined in  2013 Ridgeland murder case
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM The appeal of a Madison County man convicted in 2013 of multiple counts including armed robbery and accessory after the fact to murder was denied by the Mississippi Supreme Court last month. Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen approve updating junk car ordinance
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND - Aldermen removed a criteria from their ordinance governing junk cars that requires vehicle inspection stickers following action in 2015 by the state legislature to no longer require the permits. Read More
  • Titans hosting robotics tourney
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM Now that they have made something of a name for themselves, the Ridgeland High School Robotics Team prepares to host the last qualifying event for the state championship on Saturday. Read More
  • Youth Court declares Wakefield an adult in Kingston Frazier trial
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM Dwan Diandro Wakefield will stand trial as an adult in the May 2017 murder of six-year-old Kingston Frazier following certification in Madison County Youth Court last Thursday. Read More
  • Supes president wants to review tax exemptions
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM The president of the Madison County Board of Supervisors wants to take a closer look at businesses and organizations that receive ad valorem tax exemptions in Madison County after last week’s meeting where the board granted one religious society an exemption. Read More
  • Field grows to six for Congressional seat as educator enters GOP primary
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM A sixth contender has qualified to run in the GOP primary June 4 to fill the Third Congressional District House of Representatives seat currently held by Rep. Gregg Harper.
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  • Board mulling food truck law
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen have begun preliminary discussions on how to deal with food trucks, with a short conversation at a work session last Monday.
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  • Gunn files bill to fund Reunion
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM Mississippi Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn dropped a bill last week that would fully fund a bridge on Reunion Parkway at the site of a future interchange.
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  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM MADISON — Larcenies in the city led to a slight increase in crime in 2017, according to uniformed crime rate statistics released by the Police Department last week. Read More
  • Controversial storage units on Highland Colony Parkway lead to new moratorium
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — City aldermen instituted another building moratorium, this time on climate-controlled storage facilities following a pending application to build one on the Highland Colony Parkway. Read More
  • Madison Central sends tribute video to Pats’ Gostkowski
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM Although the final score of Sunday’s Super Bowl wasn’t to kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s liking, a personalized message from his hometown high school before the big game brought about a smile.
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  • McIntosh family, Germantown High School receive awards
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM A Madison County family and Germantown High School were recognized recently by Mississippi Blood Services for their work last year in raising awareness of and support for the organization. Read More
  • McGehee announces retirement
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM After 21 years of serving in various functions in the Madison County School District, Superintendent Dr. Ronnie McGehee announced on Friday his intentions to retire by June Read More
  • Ridgeland burglar to serve 25 years in jail
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM A Jackson man was sentenced last week to 25 years in prison as an habitual offender for a house burglary in Pine Knoll  Ridgeland last summer. Read More
  • RPD aids Narcotics officers in drug bust
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM Ridgeland police assisted in the arrest of a Jackson man suspected of distributing heroin following a month-long Bureau of Narcotics task force investigation. Read More
  • Students serenading for Valentine’s
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM Belhaven music students will get a taste of the music business as they offer string Valentine serenades in conjunction with the upcoming holiday. Read More
  • FLORA — A special election will be held next month to fill the vacant Ward 2 alderman seat after the resignation of Marvin “Bubba” Mullins on Jan. 31.
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM FLORA — A special election will be held next month to fill the vacant Ward 2 alderman seat after the resignation of Marvin “Bubba” Mullins on Jan. 31. Read More
  • Supervisors hire $60K lobbying firm
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM Madison County will now have representation at both the state and national capitals after supervisors approved hiring a lobbying firm for $60,000 a year on Monday.
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  • Washington pleads guilty, agrees to testify in child’s murder trial
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM One of the three defendants in the Kingston Frazier murder case accepted a plea deal on Monday in exchange for his testimony to put the alleged killer behind bars. Read More
  • Supreme Court justices hear arguments in Costco lawsuit
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM Oral arguments were presented before the state Supreme Court on Monday with residents accusing Ridgeland of spot zoning in order to bring a Costco to the Highland Colony Parkway. Read More
  • Board OKs ‘go cups’ at Renaissance
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Parts of Renaissance at Colony Park were designated a “leisure and entertainment district” Tuesday evening, allowing individuals to walk around with open containers of alcohol. Read More
  • McGehee stepping down as Madison superintendent
    Friday, February 2, 2018 5:00 PM Dr. Ronnie McGehee has announced that he will step down as Superintendent of the Madison County School District on or before June 30, 2018. The Board of Education of the Madison County School District thanks Dr. Ronnie McGehee for his many years of service to the school district. Dr. McGehee was appointed as interim Superintendent in late 2010 and was elected to serve his first term as Superintendent beginning in 2011 and elected again in 2015. Previously, he served the District as an assistant principal, lead principal, and deputy superintendent. He has served the Madison County Schools for twenty-one years. Read More
  • Shell store, new Summerhouse Realty office approved by Ridgeland aldermen
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — As construction on a new Dollar General begins off U.S. 51, a convenience store down the road is getting a facelift as a branded Shell.
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  • High court orders a re-hearing of sentence
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM A re-sentencing hearing for a Bentonia man handed a life sentence as a violent habitual offender after a 2015 Flora robbery has been ordered by the state Supreme Court. Read More
  • Motorist killed on I-55 after hitting truck
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM MADISON — A 77-year-old Jackson man died after rear-ending a tractor trailer slowed in northbound traffic on I-55 Tuesday afternoon, the authorities said. Read More
  • Madison chamber toasts 30th
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM Chamber businesses, professionals and volunteers gathered last week to celebrate the organization’s three decades of working in the city at the annual awards banquet. “Thirty years of service could not have been possible without our loyal members, our generous sponsors and our dedicated volunteers,” 2017 chamber President Hugh Warren said. Read More
  • R’land chamber holds annual banquet
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM Some 300 business leaders and city officials filled the Hilton Jackson’s ballroom Tuesday night celebrating Ridgeland’s economic growth and development during 2017 and honoring volunteers for their dedicated service to the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ridgeland. Read More
  • Blue Cross hosting Fun Run Feb. 3 in Ridgeland
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi will host the fifth annual Get Ready to Run Kids’ One-Mile Fun Run at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland Saturday Read More
  • Arguments Monday in Costco case
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM Oral arguments in the Costco zoning challenge are scheduled to begin on Monday before the state Supreme Court Read More
  • Banks gets July trial date
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00 PM Karl Banks’ election challenge will have to wait another six months. Read More
  • Officals report a Fatallity on the interstate
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:30 PM A motorist was fatally injured in a rear end collision with an 18 wheeler Tractor trailer on Interstate 55 at the Highway 463 exit, Tuesday afternoon. Read More
  • Prizes available for girls, schools in governor’s cybersecurity training challenge
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:00 PM Governor Phil Bryant announced this month a new, innovative cybersecurity training partnership between the SANS Institute and the State of Mississippi called GirlsGoCyberStart. This training is a free online game where every Mississippi high school girl can discover her talents in cybersecurity and learn about the field. Read More
  • Business ordered to install new fire system
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:00 PM A business owner has been given three months to install a fire suppression system at his Industrial Drive location that specializes in online sales of automobile related products that fire officials say are potential fire hazards. Read More
  • Murder Motel escape room open in Ridgeland
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A new murder motel located on Old Canton Road here has been a popular destination for hundreds of people over the last two weeks.
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  • Red Oak trash hearing Feb. 20
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:00 PM Residents in Red Oak Plantation are still seeking relief from the county with regards to junk property that was supposed to be dealt with last summer. Read More
  • 16 bridges in county ordered closed
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:00 PM Government officials recently ordered the closure of more bridges in Madison County bringing the total number to 16, the county engineer told supervisors last week. Read More
  • Fugitive held in Madison jail
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:00 PM A Philadelphia man wanted on federal charges is being held in the Madison County Jail after barricading himself in his home and losing a fight with federal marshals Monday morning. Read More
    
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  • EDITORIALS/Madison County needs land
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Madison County has a lot of good qualities, but one thing it lacks is land ready and available for industrial development, the new head of economic development told the Canton Rotary Club last week.
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  • BUCHANAN/Russian trolls act of war?
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. Read More
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM It turns out that, with apologies to Nancy Pelosi, Republicans really did have to pass the tax bill so people could find out what’s in it. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/Bungling at the FBI
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM A policeman’s lot is not a happy one, and these are miserable days for the FBI, stung by accusations that it bungled high-profile political investigations, and just when the legacy media was ready for an all-out assault on Donald Trump and guns for conducting the massacre of children in Florida the FBI is revealed to have ignored a tip that would likely have prevented unspeakable tragedy. Read More
  • DUNCAN/Reaping the whirlwind
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM Please turn in your Bibles to Genesis 4:1-16 as we continue our study in the foundations of the faith. This chapter reveals to us the consequences of sin and the reality of death. Now the curses of God upon Adam's disobedience come to rest in his own family life. But even in this poignant story of sin and misery, we have a picture of the patience of God. This passage moves forward in five scenes, so let’s look at them. Read More
  • Leigh Avara of Madison completes final course of state REALTORS Institute
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:00 PM REALTORS is pleased to announce that one of its members, Leigh Avara of Madison, recently completed the final course of the Mississippi REALTORS Institute.
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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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  • 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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  • William Chandler “Bill” Brunson Sr.
    William Chandler “Bill” Brunson, Sr., 97, went peacefully into the arms of his Lord on February 19, 2018.
  • Shellye Stanley McCarty, 71, passed away February 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family and friends after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Quitman, Mississippi, on July 29, 1946, daughter of the late Helen Florence Atkinson Stanley
  • William T. Lee, of Ridgeland was born in Shivers, Mississippi on February 27, 1931.
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