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Madison Car and Air Show

More than 800 people turned out for the third annual Hangar Hangover Car and Aiplane Show at Madison’s Bruce Campbell Field last Saturday, organizers said.

Girl’s day at the capitol

Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Tori Johnston was the special guest speaker of state Rep. Jill Ford at Girl’s Day at The Capitol this year.

$2M Rice Road extension project in full swing

RIDGELAND — A $2 million project to extend Rice Road west across U.S. 51 establishing another entrance into the new City Center complex is well underway.

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Record keeper to tassel turner: UMMC Registrar gets doctorate

Since taking the reins as Registrar at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2019, Emily Cole of Madison estimates she has accepted about 1,000 new students into various academic programs at the state’s foremost academic health sciences center.

Museum receives national honor

The Institute of Museum and Library Services recently announced The Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson, as one of six recipients of the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to

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State high court upholds Banks’ 2019, 57-vote win for District 4 Madison County Supervisor The Mississippi Supreme Court last week upheld Democrat Karl Banks’ Nov. 5, 2019, 57-vote victory over Republican Jim Harreld to the District 4 Madison County Board of Supervisors.
Gluckstadt officials now official The new mayor called it both an end and a beginning during a formal certificate of incorporation signing ceremony for the city of Gluckstadt last week.
Homeowners, developer reach agreement over subdivision An attorney representing homeowners in the Lake Grey Castle area called off a public hearing they had requested for the June 7 Madison County Board of Supervisors meeting after the homeowners reached an agreement with the developer of a new subdivision known as Mipitou.
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Madison man keeping city beautiful while out jogging Plogging is a recent phenomenon in which joggers pick up litter for a full-body workout while cleaning their streets. 
Gluckstadt firefighters rescue dogs from house fire GLUCKSTADT — Two dogs are lucky to be alive after firefighters rescued them from a kitchen fire last Saturday.
Madison couple donates $10M to UM OXFORD (AP) — A Madison couple is giving $10 million to the University of Mississippi's athletics foundation, and the school's basketball and event arena has been named for them.
Nolan Circle speed limit lowered to 25 mph RIDGELAND — City officials lowered the speed limit on a street connecting Wheatley and School streets after residents have asked for measures to slow thru traffic.
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Paul Moak celebrating 75 years

Paul Moak Automotive is celebrating 75 years with the same legendary focus on customers and service, from the heyday of in-person sales on Auto Row along south State Street in Jackson to today’s web-driven model.

Madison man robbed in driveway

MADISON — Police are searching for two suspects in a mugging in which a wad of cash in a bank envelope was ripped from a man’s pocket in a Madison neighborhood.

Jacobs retires after 13 years on Madison board

Ken Jacobs attended his final Madison Mayor and Board of Alderman meeting as Ward 3 Alderman on Tuesday after deciding not to seek re-election to the seat he has held for 13 years.

Danks remembered for service

Dale Danks Jr. of Madison is being remembered by the cities of Madison and Jackson for his years of service to both after he died June 9 at the age of 81 following complications from a stroke. 

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Truly wins 3rd term as Canton mayor

CANTON — Democrat Mayor William Truly won re-election for a third term last week fended off a challenge from Republican Charles “Chip” Matthews.

Gluckstadt mayor ready to launch new city

GLUCKSTADT — The new mayor has a hefty task ahead of him launching Mississippi’s newest city practically from scratch.

Madison County receives Entergy grant

In the competitive world of economic development, everyone is looking for that extra edge. Madison County Economic Development Authority, along with nine other Mississippi economic development groups, will get help with that in the form of a 50/50 matching grant from Entergy Mississippi’s Excellerator Competitive Communities program. 

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