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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter is one of several Madison countians mulling a run for the Republican nomination in the Third District Congressional race following news last week that Gregg Harper would not seek a sixth term.
  • Police searching for suspects in liquor store shooting
    Monday, January 15, 2018 11:42 AM 
    RIDGELAND — Police are actively searching for two unidentified black males wanted in connection with a violent robbery Thursday night at a liquor store near City Hill on Lake Harbour Drive.
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  • MDOT investing over $60 million in county over next 4 years
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM Adding a third lane to I-55 at I-220 is part of $60 million in work the Mississippi Department of Transportation has planned over the next four years, according to a report released last month.
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  • PSC looking into rate decrease
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM The Mississippi Public Service Commission has requested that the Public Utilities Staff investigate possible rate reductions available to Mississippians due to the reduction in corporate income taxes as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read More
  • Wendy’s eyeing Gluckstadt
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM GLUCKSTADT — The Madison County Planning & Zoning Commission will discuss two site plans, including one for a new Wendy’s restaurant here, along with holding three public hearings at its meeting Thursday. Read More
  • Police searching for auto burglar
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM MADISON — Police are asking the public’s help in locating a man wanted for one count of auto burglary. Read More
  • Trace hosting music event at cabin
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on Jan. 20 from 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. The Natchez Trace String Band, a small group of local acoustic musicians, will fill the cabin with the sounds of traditional folk, country, and bluegrass music. Read More
  • Former owner of Mint the Restaurant pleads guilty
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM The former owner of a popular Ridgeland restaurant pleaded guilty Monday to one count of embezzlement. Read More
  • Madison’s Waller to lead MEC as president
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM A Madison man has been tapped to lead the Mississippi Economic Council as its new president and CEO after serving in the interim capacity for the last eight months. Read More
  • Narcan not carried by local law
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM Law enforcement agencies in the county are considering carrying the lifesaving drug Narcan for overdoses. Read More
  • Guest in as Baxter, others mull run
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter is one of several Madison countians mulling a run for the Republican nomination in the Third District Congressional race following news last week that Gregg Harper would not seek a sixth term. Read More
  • Beauty and the Beast finale
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  will end its local run at New Stage Theatre on Jan 14. The show features several Madison County actors and actresses. There are three shows left, with 7 p.m. performances on Jan. 12-13 and a 2 p.m. performance Jan. 14. Tickets are $35 for adults or $28 for seniors, students, or military. Read More
  • MSO’s Mozart By Candlelight to travel Mississippi
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM JACKSON — The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will perform its ever popular Mozart by Candlelight this January 12th – 14th. The annual all-Mozart concert is made even more magical by the warm glow of hundreds of candles.
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  • Wilson elected to serve as chair of steering committee
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM Sarah Beth Wilson of Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A. was recently elected by the Madison County Young Professionals (MCYP) Steering Committee to serve as the MCYP Chairperson for the 2018 year, Read More
  • Ridgeland police department to donate six vests to Fayette PD
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — The Police Department here will be donating a variety of protective gear to the Fayette Police Department following approval by the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. Read More
  • Teen killed in Farmhaven crash
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM FARMHAVEN — A minor driving a Mini-Cooper was killed last Friday morning in a wreck with an 18 wheeler near this community. Read More
  • Ridgeland mayor appointed to national crime committee
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM Ridgeland Mayor Gene F. McGee has been appointed to a committee with the National League of Cities that will develop policy recommendations related to crime prevention and public safety. Read More
  • The Gluckstadt Fire Department battled an early-morning blaze Wednesday
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM The Gluckstadt Fire Department battled an early-morning blaze Wednesday at a double-wide trailer on Old Jackson Road. The occupant was not injured but the trailer was lost. Read More
  • The Gluckstadt Fire Department responded to NYE wreck
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM The Gluckstadt Fire Department responded to a one-vehicle wreck New Year’s Eve on North Old Canton Road by Pearl River Church Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and her vehicle struck a tree. She was treated for a minor head injury.
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  • Madison holds first ‘trash’ court
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM MADISON — The city held the inaugural proceedings of a new environmental court on Wednesday, which is aimed to tackle nuisance properties within the city limits through court-levied fines. Read More
  • Jones elected new president of the Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 PM District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones was named president of the Board of Supervisors following a unanimous vote Tuesday morning. Read More
  • Madison County schools set to open an hour later due to weather concerns
    Tuesday, January 2, 2018 1:24 PM 

    Madison County School officials have announced they will have a delayed start for students on Wednesday, January 3, their first day back in session after Christmas Break, citing weather related precautions.

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  • Ridgeland apartment complex undergo exterior renovations
    Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Pinebrook Apartments received final approval for exterior improvements last week. Read More
  • Info needed on auto burglars
    Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:00 PM The search for three suspects wanted in connection with a string of auto burglaries in the county is continuing. Read More
  • C Spire sending teen to Super Bowl
    Wednesday, December 27, 2017 6:00 PM A Madison County middle schooler battling brain cancer will be heading to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis this year thanks in part to C Spire and its second annual Christmas Wish program.
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  • Madison police nab alleged thief
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Police have apprehended a suspect they believe is responsible for recent burglaries in the area after receiving tips from Crime Stoppers.
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  • Christmas Eve services, other activities planned
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM There is no shortage of holiday cheer in the Jackson metro area during the Christmas season. Read More
  • County, municipal documents filed with Secretary of State now available online
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM JACKSON — More than 5,500 county and municipal documents filed with the Secretary of State’s Office are now available for search and review online.
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  • Ridgeland firefighters assemble bikes for Salvation Army
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — City firefighters helped assemble bikes and organize toys for over 2,200 people this month in conjunction with the Salvation Army. Read More
  • Supes argue over Reunion road committee
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM Although supervisors remain unanimous in support of the Reunion interchange, they were split on who should serve on a five-person committee to select an engineer for the initial phase of the project.
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  • Auto shop given OK to alter fence
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM GLUCKSTADT — The owner of Capital Body Shop received approval from county supervisors Monday night to change fence material at their new location on Autobahn Loop here, but they were denied a height change. Read More
  • No relief given for tax error
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM An inventory reporting error will cost a glass supplier to Nissan nearly $17,000 after supervisors denied a request to amend the company’s personal property assessments for the year.
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  • Trucks dumping debris illegally
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM County officials say trucks from Jackson have been bringing what appears to be construction debris and dumping it on a vacant lot off North Livingston Road.
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  • Madison-Ridgeland Academy students win Congressional App Challenge
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM Two Madison-Ridgeland Academy students took top honors in a congressional competition to design and produce an app for the platform of their choice.
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  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — An assisted living facility located here received approval Tuesday night from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to expand. Read More
  • Holmes first community college in nation to offer PSY 2543-Applied Behavior Analysis course
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Beginning in March of 2018, Holmes Community College will be the first community college in the nation to offer PSY 2543 – Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This is an online course that counts toward the 40 hours of training needed to apply for the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. Read More
  • Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home expands with Flowood location
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Wright and Ferguson has been serving the Jackson area for 95 years. The funeral home announced this week they are expanding and have opened a new location in Flowood to better serve families in the metro Jackson area.
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  • Family injured in I-55 car accident
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Police continue to investigate a crash that occurred here on Sunday afternoon that resulted in three Richland residents being sent to the hospital. Read More
  • Trump: ‘Treat every citizen as equal’
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM President Donald Trump toured both the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Mississippi Museum of History  on Saturday and spoke to guests inside. on Saturday. Read More
  • Walmart Madison presents $480K to state nonprofit groups
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Walmart officials gathered at the Supercenter on Grandview Boulevard here Monday to announce that the company has awarded over $500,000 to state nonprofits as part of its Mississippi State Giving program. Read More
  • White new head of Justice Institute
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Shadrack White has been named Director of the Mississippi Justice Institute (MJI). MJI is a legal organization that represents ordinary citizens, taxpayers, and business owners whose constitutional rights are threatened by government actions. White replaces MJI’s previous director who was appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi. Read More
  • High Court upholds 3 convictions
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld three felony convictions stemming from a 2015 Madison County Circuit Court case. Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen seek edits to zoning
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance mostly concerning hotel usage are being considered and a public hearing has been scheduled for early next year.
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  • Smith selected to lead FPDS
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM A former Madison-Ridgeland Academy administrator had been tapped as the new head of First Presbyterian Day School in Jackson. Read More
  • Flu cases growing in metro Jackson
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County physicians and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting early spikes in flu activity for this season. Read More
  • Fees top $500K in ACLU suit
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM Legal bills in a federal class action lawsuit against the Madison County Sheriff’s Office have surpassed $500,000 as lawyers continue with depositions in the case with no clear ending date in sight. Read More
  • Service for grief-stricken Dec. 20
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00 PM A special service for those who are struggling with grief, brokenness, and loss during a season of celebration is being held next week at The First Presbyterian Church of Jackson.
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  • Police nab 4 for auto burglaries
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Police have arrested four Florida men they say are responsible for a series of auto burglaries at a park. Read More
  • Madison man killed in crash
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — A 49-year-old Madison man who neighbors say was known for his epic Halloween decorations and had a kind heart and loved the Lord died here in a one-car accident on St. Augustine Drive Sunday evening. Read More
  • Indictments handed down in Kingston Frazier murder case
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM Indictments in the Kingston Frazier murder were returned last week by a Madison County grand jury Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen clarify Parkway routes
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Trucks and the Highland Colony roundabout came up again among aldermen this week, as officials sought clarity on policy.
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    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM The Mississippi gopher frog (or the “dusky gopher frog” in official federal parlance) may soon get his 15 minutes of fame, but the frog deserves better than being a pawn in a case that pits an overreaching government agency against property owners. The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to take a momentous federalism and property rights case because its ramifications will extend far beyond the fate of a frog. Read More
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:00 PM Informing Iran, “The U.S. is watching what you do,” Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous.
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  • Tri-County Academy loses in state championship game to St. Joseph-Greenville 44-14
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Tri-County Academy dropped their third straight visit to the final game posting a 44-14 loss to the St. Joseph Greenville Fighting Irish (12-2,2-1) at Jackson Academy last Thursday evening.
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  • Four Co-Lin baseball players ink with four-year schools
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Four Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves signed with four-year schools on Wednesday to continue their baseball careers after their time in Wesson. Anthony Clapp, Christian Day, Hayden White, and Justin Hutton are all early signers and still have the 2018 season at Co-Lin. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Jackson Prep made Mississippi High School football history Friday night by ending an undefeated season with their sixth straight state championship in a crushing 38-3 defeat of Parklane (10-4) at Mississippi College.
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  • Tri-County heading to championship
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM Tri-County Academy (9-4,1-2) survived another week with a decisive 36-26 victory over Prairie View Academy (9-4,1-1), which has earned them a trip to the championship game against St Joseph (11-2,2-1) Greenville today (Thursday.) Read More
  • Gail Greer Sykes of Madison passed away January 5, 2018. She was born on July 1st, 1954, to Marcel and Mary Nell Greer
  • Mary Hudgins Gainey went home to be with her Lord and Savior January 6, 2018. She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1935 to Evelyn McCall Brown and Clarkson Armfield Brown. Her father's career took the family to New Orleans, Louisiana in 1942 and then to Jackson, Mississippi in 1949.
  • Bobbye May Henderson, 84, of Madison passed away peacefully, December 24, 2017. Funeral services were held at Carthage United Methodist Church on January 2, 2018. Born on February 10, 1933, to her parents
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