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Strain remembered for selflessness Madison Alderman-at-Large Warren Strain has died 10 months after he suffered a massive stroke that left him in a coma he emerged from miraculously but never fully overcame after being home for almost two months.
Mayor Mary challenging marijuana Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler filed an emergency appeal before the state Supreme Court to have a marijuana initiative on Tuesday’s ballot deemed unconstitutional. 
4 local races top ballot for election Madison countians will go to the polls next week to vote for election commissioners along with a President of the United States and a U.S. Senator, among others.
MRA Kindergarten Celebrates 50 days Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s Kindergarten celebrated 50 days into the semester with a 50’s themed school day.
Editorials
EDITORIAL/Trump for President Three Supreme Court appointees  — possibly two more originalists in a second term — are reason alone to re-elect Donald J. Trump President of the United States.
EDITORIAL/No on Initiative 65 The Mississippi Legislature has failed repeatedly to take up medical marijuana, but enshrining pot in the state Constitution is not the answer. 
BUCHANAN/Biden special prosecutor? If Joe Biden loses on Nov. 3, public interest in whether his son Hunter exploited the family name to rake in millions of dollars from foreign donors will likely fade away.
Features
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.
Sachika Braka Denham to wed Jogene Shelton Hand III Oct. 17 Mrs. Hema Denham of Ocean Springs, announces the engagement of her daughter, Sachika Braka Denham to Jogene Shelton Hand III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jogene Shelton Hand Jr. of Natchez. 
Lauren Olivia Benoit to wed Tyler Austin McKinzie in Oct. Ronnie and  Lorena Tompkins of Madison along with Tim and Alana Benoit of Maurice, Louisiana, announce the engagment of their daughter Lauren Olivia Benoit to Tyler Austin McKinzie, son of Jim and Melissa Sherwood of Brandon and Steve and Sarah McKinzie of West Point.
Obituaries
Joe Brooks Chapman, Jr.
Joe Brooks Chapman, Jr. of Madison, MS, age 86 entered his eternal home on October 23, 2020 after a brief illness.  Joe was born … Read More
Derwood Ray Boyles
Derwood Ray Boyles was promoted into Glory on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  He was born on March 20, 1928, to Silas Boyles and Lurline … Read More
May Gannon Malone Allen
May Gannon Malone Allen., 97, of Madison, Mississippi, died Saturday October 3, 2020 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in … Read More
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Madison Alderman Warren Strain has died

Madison Alderman Warren Strain has died, WLBT is reporting.

Madison County added to mandatory mask order

Madison is among seven new counties requiring a face covering and social gatherings until Nov. 11.

Suspect in fatal Canton drive through shooting arrested

CANTON - One male is in custody following a shooting in the McDonald's drive-through that occurred Wednesday evening that left one dead and three in critical condition, one of which is a 13-year-old.

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Home Place celebrates Halloween Ghosts, skeletons, bats and witches have taken up residence at The Home Place in Madison as Halloween approaches.
Cities wrap up Halloween plans Madison officials are leaving major Halloween decisions to neighborhood associations this year.
Teen dies following McDonald’s shooting CANTON — A second victim, a 13-year-old male, succumbed to his injuries in the McDonald’s drive-through shooting last week.
Flora man pleads guilty to murder of older disabled man A Flora man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of an elderly disabled man in February of last year.
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Camden man pleads guilty to murdering girlfriend A Camden man received a sentence of 40 years after he pleaded guilty to murdering his girlfriend earlier this year with a homemade shotgun. 
Ridgeland aldermen pass resolution against Initiative 65 RIDGELAND — Two aldermen voted no on a resolution passed by city leaders here offering the “city’s” opinion on the controversial medical marijuana initiative on the ballot this election. 
2020-2021 Youth Leadership Class announced Madison County Business League & Foundation is proud to announce the Madison County Youth Leadership Class of 2020-21. Pictured are:
Tri-County Academy Homecoming Court Tri-County Academy recently celebrated Homecoming. Pictured are:
Reservoir development underway Expedition Point, a residential development under construction on the Ross Barnett Reservoir at Brown's Landing, has a Spring 2021 competition date, developers have announced.
Shaw turns project into published book What started as an idea for a fun project turned into a successfully published children’s book for Allison Shaw of Madison. 
Christmas light show cancelled MADISON — The famous Richardson Light Show has been cancelled this year due to Hoy Road construction.
Supes OK landfill needs assessment Madison County supervisors pivoted on Monday to move forward with a solid waste needs assessment that could possibly open the door for a third landfill in the county after previously denying such a study.

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