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Starting Friday, masks are optional inside Madison County Schools buildings

Beginning Friday, Sept. 24, Madison County Schools students will no longer be required to wear masks in the district’s school buildings but will be required to wear masks on school buses, the school district announced in a Thursday, Sept. 23, letter to families.

Efforts underway to build hero a house

Madison County Sheriff’s deputies have launched a campaign to rebuild the home of their colleague, Deputy Brad Sullivan, who survived multiple gunshot wounds in 2019 and has been on the long road to recovery ever since.

GermanFest this Sunday in Gluckstadt

GLUCKSTADT — Get ready to celebrate German culture with bratwurst, sauerkraut and polka music at the annual GermanFest on Sunday.

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Alexandria Lauren West to wed Bobby Garrett Hill Sept. 25

Raymond and Stephanie Walters of Madison and Greg and Kim West of Waynesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alexandria Lauren West, to Bobby Garrett Hill, son of Woody and Kim Hill of Grenada. 

UMMC taking part in study that explores use of cold platelets in trauma patients

JACKSON — Dr. Matthew Kutcher remembers treating a patient who was bleeding profusely from gunshot wounds when he arrived at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department.

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Full Moon Bar-B-Que set to open in Madison in ‘21 MADISON — Alabama-based Full Moon Bar-B-Que recently announced the expansion of its nationally recognized and award-winning brand into Mississippi.
Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition MADISON – Madison-based Vertex Aerospace has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Raytheon Technologies Corporation’s Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines, the company recently announced.
$2M Rice extension going west at U.S. 51 RIDGELAND — A $2 million plan to extend Rice Road west across U.S. 51 establishing another entrance into to the new City Center complex moved closer to reality last week after officials accepted a bid.
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Madison County Schools respond to Hurricane Ida Edith Mitchell, assistant superintendent of Madison County Schools, holds up a new T-shirt to honor the collaboration of Madison County Schools and St.
Gluckstadt approves first full budget GLUCKSTADT — The city has approved a $3.5 million budget for its first full year of operation with a little room to spare. Officials managed to keep things in the black with expenditures …
Volleyball facility planned for Ridgeland An eight-court volleyball facility is set to make Ridgeland it's new home as early as March, owners said.
MRA’s Pledge and Prayer Madison-Ridgeland Academy 5th graders recently led the pledge and prayer for elementary chapel.
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McCollum to retire, Hart to lead city’s public works

RIDGELAND — City officials announced Monday the appointment of Alan Hart, the current community development director, to the head of the city’s Public Works Department effective Oct. 1.

Supervisors issue $6M road, bridge bond with low interest

Madison County this week accepted a low bid on a short-term $6 million capital improvements loan to fund road a bridge work throughout the county.

Madison approves $37M budget for next year

MADISON — A $37.6 million budget for Fiscal 2022 that did not include a tax increase was approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen earlier this month.

COVID deaths increase by 8

Madison County has recorded eight new deaths and 159 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Sept. 22 report.

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Cajun Fest returns to St. Francis after 1-year hiatus

MADISON — St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church has been hosting Cajun Fest and celebrating families coming together with the community for three decades. 

Madison Central hosts tribute for 9/11

Madison Central Air Force JROTC cadets organized and held a memorial ceremony last Friday honoring first responders and others who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and a field in rural Pennsylvania.

BBQ cookoff Saturday on the Square

CANTON — A BBQ Cook-Off competition Saturday on the historic Square will offer plenty of food and activities, organizers said.

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