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Three teenagers charged with capital murder in the death of six-year-old Kingston Frazier will have their preliminary hearing in Madison County Justice Court on Monday.

Dwan Wakefield, 17, of Ridgeland; D’Allen Tyreek Washington, 17, of Ridgeland; and 19-year-old Byron Delance McBride of Jackson remain in the Madison County Detention Center without bond.
  • Twelve year old shot at Ridgeland apartment complex doing very well
    Thursday, June 22, 2017 5:00 PM 
    RIDGELAND — A 12-year-old boy was shot at the Arbors At the Reservoir apartment complex on Lake Harbour Drive this afternoon.
    Lt. Tony Willridge of the Ridgeland Police Department said the child was shot in the face but “is doing very well.” Willridge said the bullet went through the cheek and appeared to have caused no structural or bone damage. 
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  • Madison police search for credit card suspects
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Police are searching for three male suspects wanted in connecting with an ongoing credit card fraud case dating back to April.

    The unidentified suspects include one black male and two white or Hispanic males who made unauthorized purchases inside the city on April 29, police say.
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  • Madison swearing-in set for June 29
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM Madison residents are invited to witness Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler and the Board of Aldermen take their oaths of office on June 29.

    Butler and the seven current members of the Board of Aldermen were elected to new four-year terms in the Republican primary in May and the general election on June 6. The swearing-in ceremony and a reception is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main Street.
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  • Lightning sparks natural gas fire
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — A natural gas pipeline burned for several hours Friday night after being set afire by a lightning strike, fire officials said.

    Madison Fire Chief Derrick Layton said firefighters responded to a call around 7:30 p.m. to a home in Northbay after being called out for a lightning strike.

    Layton said lightning struck a tree and the current went into the ground, ruptured the pipe and set it ablaze.
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  • Supervisor wants hotel tax
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM District 4 Supervisor David Bishop wants to explore a usage tax for hotels and motels in Madison County to raise money to repair roads.

    “This is a new idea I’m coming up with trying to find ways to get money for the county for roads and things of that nature,” Bishop said Tuesday night during a regular meeting. “I’ve noticed that a lot of hotels — they have for lack of a better word — they have a user tax.”
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  • Garden party opens 2017 ‘little season’
    The Governing Board of the Southern Debutante Assembly introduced the 2017 honorees at a garden party in the late afternoon on May 26 at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood.

    The garden party is among the first events of the “little season.” The debutantes, pages and page escorts will be presented formally in December at the Assembly’s White and Gold Presentation and Ball.
  • Developers close road to church
    LIVINGSTON — Supervisors ordered county officials to put together a plan by Friday to address the closing of a public  road by a private developer to a tiny, 160-year-old church here.

    Two weeks ago members of the Greater Livingston M.B. Church asked for relief from the Board of Supervisors regarding the closure of Livingston Church Road and how members of the congregation have to drive through a “maze” through parking lots in the Town of Livingston.
  • Mobile home destroyed in Gluckstadt fire
    GLUCKSTADT — A weekend fire destroyed a single-wide mobile here while the cause remains under investigation.

    The fire occurred at 127 O.C. Hunter Road, which is located south of Yandell Road and west of North Old Canton Road.

    Gluckstadt Fire Department Chief Henry Davis said they received the call at 9:19 a.m. Saturday and were on-scene at 9:26 a.m.
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  • LOWRY/Yes, hate speech is free
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM With the left feverishly attempting to squash unwelcome speech on college campuses, with the president of the United States musing about tightening libel laws, with prominent liberals asserting that so-called hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment, free speech in America at least has one reliable friend — the Supreme Court of the United States. Read More
  • BROOKS/Trump’s right about Russia
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business) about the nefarious things the Clintons were thought to have done back in Arkansas.

    Now I confess I couldn’t follow all the actual allegations made in those essays. They were six jungles deep in the weeds. But I do remember the intense atmosphere that the scandal created. A series of bombshell revelations came out in the media, which seemed monumental at the time. A special prosecutor was appointed and indictments were expected. Speculation became the national sport.
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  • CATO/The Afghanistan mistake
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM This article appeared in the New York Daily News on June 18.

    After President Trump gave Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced it will send an additional 4,000 troops to the embattled nation. Mattis, who has acknowledged that the United States is “not winning in Afghanistan right now,” is believed to favor a more aggressive strategy that would require thousands more troops beyond the 9,800 already deployed.
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  • REYNOLDS/B.A.T. tax no free lunch
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM This article appeared on Investor’s Business Daily on June 16, 2017.

    House Republican leaders Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, are still pushing their year-old scheme of a “border adjustable tax” (BAT) to exempt exports from their proposed 20% corporate tax while disallowing firms any deduction for the cost of imported parts, materials or inventories.
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  • DUNCAN/Prepare the Passover
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00 PM Turn to Luke 22:1-13. In the passage before us today we find ourselves on the day of the preparation for the Passover lamb. Jesus and all His disciples will celebrate what is the last Passover—not just the last Passover of His life but the last Passover, because the sign of Passover is going to be completely fulfilled in Him.  Fourteen hundred and seventy years or so before this night, Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt, and they had been literally saved by the Passover lamb. The lamb was prepared and slaughtered, and its blood was spread on the doorposts of the houses in which the children of Israel resided, and when the death angel came to take the lives of the firstborn of Egypt, Israel was spared. The exodus, the miraculous escape from Egypt, was made possible by the blood of the Passover lamb. Read More
  • Canton Academy Lady Panthers win their 4th Consecutive MAIS Class AA Track and Field State Championship
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM The Canton Academy Lady Panthers went into the 2017 track and field season with a lot of spaces to fill from the 2016 state championship team. That team graduated several seniors that participated in multiple events. Under the leadership of Head Coach Ben Williams and assistant coaches, Kenner Purvis, Craig Bowman and A.B. Williams, the Lady Panthers proved they were back to defend their state crown. They scored 151 points and had six state champions in individual events to Claim their 4th consecutive Class AA Track and Field Championship on May 6th at Jackson Prep. Read More
  • Canton Academy Boys Track Team wins the 2017 MAIS AA Track and Field State Championship
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM The Canton Academy Boys Track Team won their first state championship in track since 1999 on May 6th at Jackson Prep. Led by head coach Ben Williams and assistant coaches, Kenner Purvis, Craig Bowman and A.B. Williams the boys team scored 102 points and accumulated two state champions in individual events to win the AA State Championship. Read More
  • Murray State next stop for Gilmore
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON – Devin Gilmore quickly became a fan favorite upon his arrival at MRA four years ago for his aerial exploits and vast array of jaw-dropping dunks.  

     The Patriots’ high-flying swingman formally announced on Tuesday he will be taking that high-wire act nearly six hours north to Murray, Kentucky – home to Murray State, site of Gilmore’s college destination of choice.
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  • MRA tennis duo wins championship
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:00 PM  RIDGELAND – First things first, Isaac Johnson and Gray Johnson are not brothers.

    “I mean, we look so much alike can’t you tell,” deadpanned Gray, tongue in cheek.

    Neither is adopted, either, although they often joke about it. “It’s his week this week,” Isaac said, with a big grin as he pointed toward his playing partner.
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  • Father and son bond through weightlifting, prep for event
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM A St. Joseph High School junior discovers a love for powerlifting that brings him even closer to his dad.

    Pat Frascogna, 54, and his only son, 17-year-old, Franco, do all the usual things a father and son do together with one exception; they are training for the competitive powerlifting circuit, too.  Pat was a competitive powerlifter some decades ago but, as he says, "the tyranny of life dictated my time be spent away from the weightroom".
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  • Mary Carol White, 75, of Madison, died in her home surrounded by her family on June 11, 2017.

    Mary Carol was born in Ethel, MS on May 12, 1942 to the late Sam and Renna Mangrum Steed. She graduated from Ethel High School and soon thereafter married Monty B. White.
  • Mr. Albert Davis Moore, 81, of Ridgeland, died Tuesday June 13, 2017 after a strong battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday June 17, 2017 in the chapel of Parkway Funeral Home, Ridgeland MS.  

    Entombment was in Parkway Memorial Gardens.  Albert, the son of the late Jeff Davis Moore and Mary Ellen Moody was born January 17, 1936 in Winston, County, Mississippi.
  • Daisy Irene Mullins, of Madison, was the youngest of eight children born to Lafayette and Edna Mullins on the family farm outside of Holden, West Virginia.

    Daisy's WWII short story "The Trunk" was published by the University of Mississippi Museums in a book of "WWII Memories."
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