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Ridgeland votes to exit county’s waste plan

RIDGELAND — As the future of the NCL landfill west her remains uncertain, city officials voted to remove themselves from the County’s solid waste plan in a move one alderman said would expose an “outrageous” and “fraudulent” assessment and reduce the county’s need for an additional landfill.

COVID vaccine available locally

The COVID-19 vaccine will be available today, Jan. 15, at the Madison County Health Department in Canton and registration is required.

JPMorgan Chase, 7th largest bank in world, opening branch here

RIDGELAND — JPMorgan Chase, the seventh largest bank in the world, will bring a roughly 40,000-square-foot branch complete with a drive-through ATM to the financial corner of Steed Road and the Highland Colony Parkway after aldermen gave their unanimous approval.

Peco Foods closing down Fulton Street plant

Peco Foods announced Friday that they would be closing the Fulton Street location in Canton as one of three Mississippi locations closing.

Editorials

BUCHANAN/Killing Trump with riot

Donald Trump has stumbled and fallen, and the establishment is not going to let slip this last opportunity to stomp him and his movement to death. 

LOWRY/Twitter deranged our politics

Donald Trump was the president of Twitter.

Be fruitful plants of Christ, even amid COVID/Isaiah 51:3

This past year was a difficult year for our country, our communities, our families, and the same could be said for people around the world. It was also difficult for the church.

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
Horace McCormick (Mac) McMurphy
Horace McCormick (Mac) McMurphy, Age 91, of Madison, MS, passed away on January 7, 2021.  Horace was born August 27, 1929 in Forest, … Read More
Ben Lavelle "Benny" Childress
Ben Lavelle "Benny" Childress of Flora passed away at the age of 63 on January 6, 2020 at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital. Read More
Robert Case Everett
Robert Case Everett, 81, of Madison died January 7, 2021 at St. Dominic Hospital. A private Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at … Read More
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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. You would have been familiar with the book of Isaiah which is rich in Messianic prophecies. In the first 3 chapters of Luke we find prophecies of Christ from Isaiah fulfilled.
TrustCare opens new kids clinic in Gluckstadt GLUCKSTADT — For head pediatrician Dr. Catherine Phillippi, making going to the doctor as fun as possible for their smaller patients is the aim with state-of-the-art technology and scheduling.
DUNCAN/The kingdom of God will prevail Please turn with me in your Bible to Daniel 2:1-49. This passage begins with the half-remembered and consternating dream of a pagan ruler. These verses also remind us that God is sover
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Madison County Schools go to distance learning ahead of snow threat Madison County Schools are transitioning to distance learning on Monday due to inclement weather, the district said on Facebook.
Peco Foods announces Fulton Street closure Tuscaloosa-based Peco Foods announced today that they would be closing the Fulton Street location in Canton as one of three Mississippi locations closing.
Wingard Home aim is self-sufficiency JACKSON — Helping the homeless and displaced escape the government welfare trap to find work, independence and financial stability in a Christian environment is the aim of the Wingard Home.
Black Ax opening location at Northpark RIDGELAND — A premier dining and entertainment destination featuring axe throwing lanes, dart boards, and new-to-market menu items is set to open here at Northpark mall this summer.
OTHER NEWS

Deaths up 14 in week as cases on the rise

Madison County recorded more COVID-19 deaths this past week than any other week since the outbreak began last Spring. 

Process, not marijuana, issue of Initiative 65 appeal

An appeal to consider the constitutionality of an initiative legalizing medical marijuana is about the plain language of the state Constitution and a reduced number of Congressional districts, not the wisdom of legalizing medical marijuana itself, Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler says.

Car fire clogs up southbound lanes

MADISON — State and local agencies worked for about 40 minutes to clear a car in the southbound lanes of I-55 last Wednesday morning.

Flora police search for suspect in multiple burglaries

FLORA — Police here are requesting public assistance in identifying a suspect connected to several auto burglaries in town which included the taking of two handguns.

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Videos show staged I-55 shutdown

Social media video is being used  to track down suspects in a staged shutdown of I-55 northbound just above Lakeland Drive New Year's Day night.

Indian Association donates $100K to the Campaign for Children’s

The Indian Association of Mississippi raised over $100,000 for the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi to help complete funding of the hospital’s Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower.

Camden man guilty in 2 murders

A Camden man received  two life sentences plus 30 years in connection with the murder and burning of his wife and stepdaughter in the summer of 2018.

Fire destroys Antebellum home in Canton

CANTON — An investigation continues into the fire Saturday afternoon that destroyed the circa-1850 Shackelford House here that was being restored.

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