News

2 teenagers arrested for murder in city park

CANTON — Two teens have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man found at a baseball field here just a week before Christmas.

COVID cases ballooning in schools

Not even one month into the new school term and there have been over 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students throughout public and private schools in Madison County, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

’70s Bear Creek water tower dismantled

MADISON — Bear Creek’s first water tower constructed in 1971 was dismantled earlier this month, although the structure had been out service for nearly a decade and a half.

Former Court of Appeals candidate charged with burglary

A former assistant district attorney for Madison County was arrested and charged with burglary in Jones County after he was accused of walking into a home earlier this month.

Editorials

EDITORIAL/Abortion alternatives

About 60 abortions a week are performed at the state’s only abortion clinic in Jackson.

EDITORIAL/State of the state is good

Life can’t be lived in a perpetual state of idleness and isolation, but considering the coronavirus pandemic, it must be lived with caution, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his State of the State address nailing precisely the state of our state if not the entire world.

BUCHANAN/Coexistence or Cold War?

“The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States... does not challenge that position.”

Features

Blair Richard and Jeremy Phelps wed Oct. 3 in Texas

Blair Lynn Richard and Jeremy Manship Phelps were married on a beautiful late afternoon on October 3, 2020 at the Duchman Winery in Driftwood, TX.  The wedding was held outdoors against a captivating backdrop of an elegant vineyard and breathtaking views.

Wyeth Emily Faucett to wed Thomas Devin Ledlow Dec. 11

Dr. and Mrs. Donald Clarence Faucett of Madison, MS announce the engagement of their daughter Wyeth Emily Faucett to Mr. Thomas Devin Ledlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Francis Ledlow of Bentonia, MS.

Sally Busby to wed Zachary Sanders Dec. 12, 2020

Sally Busby and Zachary Sanders met in middle school and have been friends ever since. She sat with him on the school bus. They were friends and neighbors growing up in Flora.

Obituaries
Rick L. Ericksen
Rick L. Ericksen,72, of Ridgeland, formerly of Antioch, IL, passed away December 22nd, 2021. He was born September 30th, 1948 in … Read More
J.S. “Brother” Harris, Jr.
J.S. “Brother” Harris, Jr., of Madison passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Read More
Earl Wayne Taylor, Sr.
Earl Wayne Taylor, Sr. of Canton, Mississippi stepped on his final “Stepping Stone” to heaven on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, … Read More
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Madison's Gateway Arch installation to begin Monday Installation of Madison's Gateway Arch will begin Monday on Main Street resulting in about a two-day road closure, the city said.
Prophecies of Christ from Isaiah fulfilled/Isaiah 61:1-3 If you were a Jew in Israel at the time of Jesus, you were waiting for the long-expected Messiah promised in God’s word.
Natchez Trace to close Monday, be detoured The Natchez Trace Parkway will be closed at Mississippi 43 and detoured starting Monday.
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Madison Central, Rosa Scott Choir director lauded Lisa Clark, Director of SATB and SSA Madrigals and the SSA Choir at Madison Central and Choral Director at Rosa
Single-dose radiation therapy treating early-stage breast cancer Merit Health Woman’s Hospital is the first hospital in Mississippi to offer single-dose intraoperative radiotherapy for qualifying early-stage breast cancer patients.
Hinds supervisors join opposition to proposed NCL landfill Hinds County supervisors this week formally stated their opposition to the proposed NCL solid waste landfill on North County Line Road in Madison County.
Schools raise new state flag Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn was at Rosa Scott on Friday along with other dignitaries for a flag raising ceremony commemorating the new state flag. 
OTHER NEWS

Man who murdered ex-wife among state's most wanted

RIDGELAND — One of the state’s most wanted, a man sought for parole violations in connection with the murder of his ex-wife in Jones County, was last known to be living at an apartment complex here.

Supes press pause on golf carts resolution

Madison County supervisors want more time to determine whether or not they want to pursue state legislation that would give them the authority to regulate golf carts. 

Checking COVID vaccine availability online best

Nearly 7,000 Madison countians have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Old Town Market under construction

RIDGELAND — Construction on Old Town Market is under way in the northwest corner of Sunnybrook Road and Jackson Street.

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Girl Scouts to sell cookies online during pandemic

Have a late-night craving for Girl Scout Thin Mints or S’mores, go to GrubHub.

Ridgeland man sentenced in sex crime

RIDGELAND — A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for attempted enticement and coercion of a minor after attempting to connect online and have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy last year.

Madison's Rounsaville named MDA head

Madison's John Rounsaville was named the leader of the Mississippi Development Authority today by Gov. Tate Reeves.

McGee appointed to national public safety and crime prevention committee

Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2021 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee, the Mississippi Municipal League announced Thursday.

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