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CANTON — Nissan’s Bo Green, a 14-year veteran of the plant and among the 60 percent voting down the union last week, just wants the UAW to leave so they can get back to work.

While the United Auto Workers filed new charges with the National Labor Relations Board shortly before polls closed on Friday, it’s unclear what’s next or when or if there can be another union vote.
  • Ridgeland department heads discuss budgets
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — The Mayor and Board of Aldermen began hearing from department heads last week concerning the upcoming 2018 fiscal year and budget requests.

    Park Director Chris Chance specifically expressed concerns with fundraising over sponsors for the events held in Ridgeland. He said he has around 40 regular sponsors, but said recruitment has taken a hit since the person who was in charge of it recently left.
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  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM Residents in the Southwest Madison Fire District will likely see an increase in taxes next year as the fire district is seeking a 3.99 mill increase to offset costs associated with running two fire stations.

    District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen said the district needs new money to operate the new station that will be located in the Lake Lorman/Lake Cavalier area.
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  • Bike trail closing for repair
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A section of walking and biking trails on the Natchez Trace Parkway will be closed for at least a month for repairs, Parkway officials announced this week.

    Repairs will be made to trails from the Parkway Information Cabin located at milepost 102.3 to Old Canton Road at milepost 103.4.
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  • Court of Appeals upholds habitual criminal sentencing
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM The Mississippi Court of Appeals recently upheld a conviction in Madison County Circuit Court following an appeal by a defendant found guilty in 2015 of false pretense and conspiracy to commit false pretense.

    Cornelius Cannady was sentenced as an habitual offender in November 2015 to 15 years in prison for running a counterfeit check ring in Ridgeland. On appeal, Cannady sought a judgment notwithstanding the verdict or a new trial, claiming insufficient evidence and judicial/prosecutorial misconduct.
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  • Teens arrested, cruiser wrecks in police chase
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM A Richland patrol car pursuing a stolen vehicle up I-55 in Madison County Friday evening caught the wrong end of spike strips and crashed near Gluckstadt.

    The police officer was not injured but the engine caught fire, officials said.
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  • Hill Denson to be Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame
    The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) recently announced that Belhaven University baseball head coach Hill Denson will be inducted into the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018.

    Denson, of Madison, will be inducted along with 10 other inductees as a part of the Class of 2018.
  • Ridgeland store offers best of literary world
    The Bookshelf in Ridgeland brings a personalized touch and provides a family atmosphere to help all their customers find the book they need.

     Danny and Lisa Perry have owned the book store for nearly 23 years and have always brought a family touch to their Highway 51 location. The store has seen their son grow from a young child to a teenager behind the counter to a grown man. On any given day you can walk in and see the familiar face of a Perry behind the counter.
  • Threat of toxic chemical leak closes I-55 amid heat and rain
    The threat of toxic chemicals potentially leaking from an overturned tanker caused Gluckstadt firefighters to brave both the heat and stormy weather for 12 hours on Saturday as I-55 northbound traffic was re-routed through Madison.

    Capt. Nick Rushton said they were initially called to the scene at 1:30 p.m. and were there to prevent a toxic chemical from leaking or igniting. The incident occurred at mile marker 110 in Gluckstadt.
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  • EDITORIALS/The old 3-2 road punch
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM Our readers, no doubt, have heard of the old 1-2, when someone is punched in the gut, crumples over and they’re punched in the face before they really know what hit them, like a Mike Tyson knock out.

    In Madison County, there’s the old
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  • LOWRY/Google’s hypocrisy
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM The first thing to know about the instantly infamous “anti-diversity screed” written by an anonymous Google software engineer is that it isn’t anti-diversity or a screed.

    The loaded description, widely used in the press and on social media, is symptomatic of the pearl-clutching over the memo, which questions the premises and effectiveness of Google’s diversity policies.
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  • BROOKS/Getting Trump out of my brain
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM Last week The Washington Post published transcripts of Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders. A dear friend sent me an email suggesting I read them because they reveal how Trump’s mind works. But as I tried to click the link a Bartleby-like voice in my head said, “I would prefer not to.” I tried to click again and the voice said: “No thanks. I’m full.”

    For the past two years Trump has taken up an amazing
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  • BIER/Ignorant immigration reform
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM This article appeared on The New York Times on August 4, 2017.

    Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia recently introduced a bill that they said would cut legal immigration to the United States by 50 percent. They are right about that, but nearly everything else that they have said about their bill is false or misleading.
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  • DUNCAN/ I do not know Him
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM Turn in your Bible to Luke 22:54-62. In this passage we come to the denial of Jesus by Peter. This moving and heartbreaking story hsd three messages that I want us to focus on together. This passage teaches us something about our sin and the way that that sin is leveraged so that we go on to greater defections. This passage also teaches us something about the infinite mercy and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and it teaches us about the nature and necessity of true repentance. And so I want to meditate on those three themes with you. 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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  • Bobby Lee Harbin, age 79, of Canton, died August 4, 2017.

    A memorial service was held August 6 in the Chapel of McKibben and Guinn funeral home in Grenada. Burial followed in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

    Mr. Harbin, born July 6, 1938, was a native of Grenada, being the youngest son of Claude Wright and Jennie Myrtis Collins Harbin. Mr. Harbin was a graduate of John Rundle High School, class of 1956 and was of the Baptist faith.
  • Haywood Singleton Manning, Jr. (Woody), 79 years old, of Madison passed away on July 22, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

    A memorial service was held at Trinity Anglican Church on August 4, 2017. Woody was born in Bastrop, Louisiana to Gertrude B. Manning and Haywood S. Manning, Sr. on March 8, 1938.
  • Gerald H. Siemsen, M.D., 85, of Ridgeland, passed peacefully on July 21, 2017.  Gerald was born October 31, 1931 on a farm near Holyrood, Kansas, the son of Nellie Margaret (Finke) and Albert Walter Siemsen.

    He married Martha Lou (Knight) on June 15, 1991 in Steele, Missouri.
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