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A man with a felony record fleeing Madison Police in a high-speed chase on Sunday morning was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit near Ridgeland City Hall, the authorities said.
  • Woman killed in Trace wreck
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM A 28-year-old Vicksburg woman was killed in a single car accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Madison County on Sunday. Read More
  • Search continues for new Canton superintendent
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM The Canton Public Schools Board of Trustees has narrowed its search for a new superintendent from 19 down to two, the district announced in a release this week.  Read More
  • Museum unveils new learning tool for kids
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Children’s Museum recently revealed its new Rigamajig play system – granted by Morgan Stanley and the national non-profit KaBOOM!. Read More
  • Aldermen table plans over look of building
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen last week tabled a local firm’s request to build a countertop warehouse behind their Cole Street location that would store and display masonry, citing concerns over the building’s aesthetic design. Read More
  • R’land receives check for wreck
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM The Police Department received an insurance check for a police cruiser that was involved in a one-car accident last month, Police Chief John Neal told the board of aldermen last week. Read More
  • Judge applies for drug court grant
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County is applying for a piece of an overall $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help fund the adult drug court.  Read More
  • Alderman, school member arrested for voter fraud
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM A Canton alderwoman, Canton Public Schools board member and former fire chief are among the seven people arrested last week on multiple counts of voter fraud stemming back to the 2017 Canton municipal elections.  Read More
  • Supes demand cleanup of dirty apartments
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors have given low-income housing partnerships in Canton until January to clean up three different overgrown lots, some with trash and other debris.  Read More
  • Ridgeland pulls out of MCWA
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM The City of Ridgeland is withdrawing from the Madison County Wastewater Authority, Mayor Gene F. McGee confirmed last week. Read More
  • Candlelight Tour of Jackson this Friday
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON — Enjoy free live music, holiday decorations, and traditional treats this Friday at the 23rd annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour of the Governor’s Mansion, the old Capitol and more.  Read More
  • Williams to lead Homeland Security
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM A Madison County woman is now heading up the Mississippi Office of Homeland Securit Read More
  • Madison native succeeds in Nashville
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM There’s a platinum record hanging on the wall in Ashley O’Keefe’s Nashville apartment. Read More
  • Gluckstadt fire district expansion OK’d
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors approved a resolution Monday for the South Madison County Fire Protection District, commonly known as the Gluckstadt Fire Department, to move forward with an annexation of three areas in an effort to provide relief to residents currently living outside of fire jurisdictions.  Read More
  • First case of flu confirmed by state health department
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting its first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2018-2019 flu season. The case was reported in an adult. Read More
  • St. Anthony’s hosting gala
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — St. Anthony Catholic School is preparing for its annual Starry Night Gala’s landmark tenth iteration of the school's treasured fundraiser. Read More
  • The Olde Towne Middle School Band performs
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Olde Towne Middle School Band performs during the Ridgeland Christmas Parade held on Saturday. Read More
  • Gluckstadt incorporation proceeds
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Gluckstadt incorporation effort will continue as scheduled with a trial set for February 2019 after a judge denied a petition by the main opposition, Mac Haik, last week for mediation.  Read More
  • Truly mad over ‘lack of respect’
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — Mayor Dr. William Truly cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday night against appointing a new member to the Canton School Board after initially threatening a veto for what he called “disrespect” towards his office.  Read More
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen voted Tuesday to table a vote until April on approving a contract to pay the manager of the city’s new farmer’s market following a lengthy executive session.  Read More
  • Hope Hollow prepares for Open House
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM Hope Hollow Ministries looks to spread some Christmas cheer with an Open House and Christmas party scheduled for Sunday. Read More
  • Nikolis remembered for devotion to son, music
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM A Madison man known for his love of music and devotion to his son died Nov. 16 in a two-car crash in Neshoba County. Read More
  • Dr. Batson remembered for life’s work
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON — Dr. Blair E. Batson, the first chair of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, died Nov. 26. He was 98. Read More
  • Parades, tree lighting scheduled
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM Madison and Ridgeland are getting into the Christmas spirit this week with a number of events ranging from parades to an annual city celebration.  Read More
  • Women arrested for theft at Ulta
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Police arrested two women on Monday who are alleged to be involved in a multi-state felony shoplifting ring after attempting to steal items from the Ulta Beauty Supply store on Grandview Boulevard here.  Read More
  • 103 lbs. of pot seized
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — A drug interdiction officer working on I-55 early Monday morning arrested two people for drug trafficking after finding 103 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle, police said.  Read More
  • Aldermen approve car dealerships
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen approved site plans and a conditional use permit that will put Audi, Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships in motion on Sunnybrook Road next to Patty Peck Honda. Read More
  • Fugitive in R’land assault located by U.S. Marshals
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM A Florence man wanted on domestic violence charges in Ridgeland has been picked up by U.S. Marshals in Louisiana where he had family. Read More
  • McDonald’s facelift OK’d
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The McDonald’s on Highway 51 here will receive a facelift after aldermen approved an architectural review for the fast food restaurant.  Read More
  • Miss Teen Madison the City crowned Miss Teen Magnolia State
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM Savannah Richardson, Miss Teen Madison the City, was crowned Miss Teen Magnolia State Sunday. Read More
  • Group promotes flower sales
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM The Flower Growers of Mississippi are launching the first of many Flower Festivals this weekend at the Renaissance at Colony Park to spark awareness for an agricultural market they say has gone largely unrecognized.  Read More
  • House destroyed by fire
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM A Mannsdale Road residence was destroyed by fire over weekend while the homeowners were away. Read More
  • Journey to the North Pole exhibit open at Museum
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM Mississippi Children’s Museum’s Journey to the North Pole exhibit opened on Monday and is slated to stay open through the first week of January. Read More
  • AG’s office busts 3 for copper theft
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM A 33-year-old Madison man was one of three people arrested last week for allegedly stealing copper cables from AT&T utility poles. Read More
  • Group searching for residents of ‘60 Canton study
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — In 1960, the students of Holy Child Jesus High School here became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. They joined more than 400,000 teenagers from across the country, including 3,479 students from 16 schools in the state. Read More
  • Madison students honor veterans
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM A special Veterans Day Program was held on Monday, November 12, 2018 hosted by Madison Avenue Upper Elementary. Madison Avenue Lower Elementary helped to host the special program.   Read More
  • Madison police bust up counterfeit check ring
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Police broke up a forgery ring last Friday afternoon, arresting seven men who all lived outside the city.  Read More
  • Churches no longer polling places
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County Election Commissioners said on Wednesday that they will be looking for three new polling places for the 2019 county and statewide elections after receiving news from three local churches that no longer wish to serve in that capacity.  Read More
  • Circuit clerk expects big turnout for runoff vote
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will open on Saturday until noon for eligible voters looking to vote in Tuesday’s runoff by absentee ballot.  Read More
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM After spending $200,000 since 2011 to repair Caroline Boulevard, county supervisors approved hiring a geotechnical engineering firm Monday to find out why the roadway continues to be in disrepair.   Read More
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:00 PM Judge T. Kenneth Griffis Jr. of Ridgeland will become the next Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals,Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. announced last Friday. Read More
  • Madison Station earns $5K
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Madison Station Elementary School was announced the winner of the Building Healthy Schools Grant by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation last week. The school will receive $5,000 for its demonstrated commitment to creating a healthy school environment. Read More
  • Canton native earns Naval Combat Readiness Command in Norfolk
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM NORFOLK, Va. – A 2006 Canton High School graduate and Canton native is serving at Navy Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command here. Read More
  • Supervisors approve election equipment
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM A surge of new voters has led county officials to approve the purchase of seven new voting machines. Read More
  • Singing Tree scheduled
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM For the past 85 years, Belhaven students have readied their voices and gathered on a 35-foot tall structure to be part of the first and oldest singing Christmas tree in the United States. This year, students will continue that tradition for the 86th performance of Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree. Read More
  • Ridgeland police seek input for assessment
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM The Ridgeland Police Department is about to undergo a rigorous re-accreditation process from a variety of state law enforcement officials and community and personal input to make sure they are compliant with state standards. Read More
  • Aldermen OK U.S. 51 building plans
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — An old building on Highway 51 is set to receive a facelift after alderman approved architectural review plans last Tuesday. Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen vote to lease new street sweeper
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen accepted bids on a new street sweeper lease last Tuesday, which was a major item of discussion during Fiscal Year 2019 discussions earlier this year. Read More
  • Snell: Parkway East shortfall request a formality
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM A recent request for a shortfall payment by Hancock Bank to Madison County supervisors over the failed Parkway East Public Improvement District was a mere formality, Board Attorney Katie Bryant Snell told supervisors last week. Read More
  • Inactive voters cause election ire
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Canton poll managers drilled Madison County Election Commissioners Wednesday morning for placing a number of voters on the inactive voter list, forcing those voters to vote in last Tuesday’s general election by affidavit ballot.  Read More
  • Supervisors start plans for drivers license place
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors are looking to build a state drivers license testing station in Canton after multiple conversations with the Department of Public Safety.  Read More
    
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  • EDITORIAL/Voter fraud
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM Every election cycle people often make jokes about keeping an eye on the ballot boxes in Canton.  Read More
  • EDITORIAL/Hillary’s tour flops
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM Every promoter knows the formula for a sell-out. Book a hall or an arena too small for the crowd you expect. Customers fighting for a seat is a great advertisement for whatever you’re selling, and when you call it a sell-out no one can argue. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/Chaos on the border
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM A funny thing about caravans. They move. In the weeks before the midterm congressional elections, the Democrats and the media chastised President Trump for the attention he paid to the caravan of thousands of migrants moving steadily from Central America, through Mexico, toward the American border. Read More
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM In Katowice, Poland, all the signers of the 2015 Paris climate accord are gathered to assess how the world’s nations are meeting their goals to cut carbon emissions.  Read More
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM Occupational licensing laws force Mississippians to spend time and money to receive permission from the government before they can earn a living.  Read More
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Germantown’s season comes to an end with a loss to the Lafayette Commodores in the first round of the 5A playoffs. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM Germantown dominated their cross-town rivals in the regular season finale for both Ridgeland and Germantown. Read More
  • St. Joe high school student journalists win high-profile national sports writing awards
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON – St. Joseph Catholic School juniors Joe Pearson and Andrew Sanli won national awards this month for sports writing from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York City. Read More
  • Weekly Football Roundup
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM Leading Germantown through the air was sophomore quarterback Colton Gardner. Gardner went eight for 12 through the air for 131 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also ran for a touchdown. Junior Brock Morris threw the ball six times completing two of those passes for 44 yards. He also threw two interceptions. Read More
  • Texan Anna Schultz wins Women’s Southern Golf Association for third time at Reunion
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM Texan Anna Schultz led wire-to-wire, finishing in style with a 71 that included a hole-in-one, Thursday to claim the 2018 Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship this week. It was 11 years between titles for Schultz, who also won the event in 2006 and 2007. Read More
  • Sylvia Soileau Richard passed away peacefully on December 7, 2018 at the age of 74 at St. Catherine's Village. 
  • Katherine Bryan Lampton died December 6, 2018 from injuries resulting from a fall. 
  • Cydney Catherine Simmons Wallace, 42, of Ridgeland, passed away at UMMC on November 20, 2018
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