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JACKSON — The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will open on Saturday as part of the state’s Bicentennial Celebration and President Donald J. Trump will be present.
  • 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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  • High court set to hear Costco case
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM With their Costco appeal, nine Ridgeland residents will finally get their day in front of the state Supreme Court early next year. Read More
  • Madison PD recognized
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM The Madison Police Department continues to be recognized for its commitment to professional excellence. Read More
  • County passes smaller auto TIF
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Developers looking to build two new car dealerships here received only half of the financing support they requested from the county Monday after supervisors approved a tax increment financing plan (TIF). Read More
  • Trail cam captures thief image
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Police here are seeking the public’s help in trying to identify a man allegedly responsible for several thefts in the city. Read More
  • Chapel of the Cross receives approval to build new sanctuary, support office
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM Chapel of the Cross received a green light Monday from county supervisors to build a new sanctuary and support building on 30 acres of land located south of the existing historic building.
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  • $600K allocated for Sunnybrook Road repairs
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM County supervisors agreed to spend the remaining unallocated funds from an $8 million road bond for three projects, despite pleas from the board president to reverse changes made two weeks ago.
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  • Jabs take over supe meeting
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM Monday’s meeting of the Madison County Board of Supervisors turned into an arena pitting two supervisors against one another in a battle of personal jabs that has since gone somewhat viral on social media — at least locally. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM Madison Avenue Elementary is “Decking the Halls” next Thursday with photographs with Santa Claus and other family entertainment. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM Madison will welcome the holiday season with its annual Christmas parade Saturday. Read More
  • Marshals search for auto burglar
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM The U.S Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force is asking for help from the public in locating wanted fugitive Leartis Townsend for auto burglary in Madison County. Read More
  • Toy store, school partner for annual collection drive
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM Olde Tyme Commissary in Ridgeland has teamed up with students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School to collect donations for the annual Toys for Tots Drive.
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  • Ridgeland alderman discusses truck route
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A city alderman expressed concern last Tuesday about some heavy trucks not following approved trucking routes through the city. Read More
  • Madison Christmas
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM A Christmas Village adorns the grounds in front of the famed Red Caboose off Main Street in Madison and is just part of a number of displays in the area that have been erected for the holidays. Read More
  • Clinton man killed after bike wreck
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — A 31-year-old Clinton man was killed in a motorcycle accident here last Tuesday. Read More
  • Supreme Court calls for new jury trial
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Madison County Circuit Judge, citing an error was made in the lower court during the initial trial. Read More
  • C Spire holding ‘wish’ contest
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM For the second year in a row, C Spire is getting into the holiday spirit by making Christmas wishes come true as part of its “Christmas Wish” contest. Read More
  • 100-year-old Ridgeland resident presented key to the city, bicentennial flag at birthday party
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A veteran of World War II and the Korean War turned 100 years old on Tuesday and was given a key to the city to commemorate the occasion.
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  • Tax Collector’s  office closes early
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM The early closing of the Madison County Tax Collector’s Office last Wednesday drew ire from a supervisor who questioned why the office closed when taxpayers were trying to conduct business.
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  • Aldermen split over auto TIF
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Financing for two more car dealerships was approved by aldermen in another split vote last week. Read More
  • Madison native joins Broadway Company
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Madison native Katie Ladner has joined the Broadway Company of Wicked the Musical. Wicked (the Untold Story of the Witches of Oz), with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, just celebrated its fourteenth anniversary on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre in October of 2017. Read More
  • Gluckstadt Road, Sulphur Springs get funded
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Supervisors are moving forward with a $3.3 million short-term bond that will pay for improvements on Gluckstadt Road and to complete the controversial Sulphur Springs Park in northeast Madison County. Read More
  • America’s oldest Singing Christmas Tree celebrating 85 years Dec. 1-2
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM JACKSON – For the past 85 years, students have readied their voices and gathered on a 35-foot tall structure to be part of the oldest singing Christmas tree tradition in the United States Read More
  • Parrott to speak at mayor’s breakfast
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Dr. Roger Parrott, president of Belhaven University, will be the featured guest speaker at the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, Dec. 5. Read More
  • Supes fire State-Aid engineer over map
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors voted 3-2 Monday night to fire their State Aid engineer after one supervisor charged that the engineer wasn’t working for the county as a whole. Read More
  • Business League names board
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM The Madison County Business League & Foundation is proud to announce the 2017-18 Board of Directors elected by its membership. The Madison County Business League & Foundation & Foundation was created in 2008 by the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) and the Madison County Board of Supervisors to promote economic planning and developmen Read More
  • Madison the City Chamber of Commerce is throwing itself a 30th anniversary party
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM The annual Madison’s Night Out on Dec. 1 celebrates 30 years of the chamber as it heads into its fourth decade of serving the business community. The party, complete with good music, delicious food and an extraordinary array of silent auction gifts, is set for 6:30 p.m. at Madison Square Center for the Arts on Main Street. Read More
  • Banks’ challenge set for late April
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM A jury trial has been ordered in the over two-year-old District 4 supervisor election challenge by Karl Banks. Read More
  • MCEDA to seek money over airport
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM The Madison County Economic Development Authority is seeking to recover nearly $1 million over a 2013 airport study they allege their legal counsel at the time improperly advised them to sign. Read More
  • Madison wins flip in supes’ vote
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors made sweeping changes to road projects Monday night with a new 3-2 voting alignment that includes funding for Gluckstadt Road, Weisenberger Road and Sulphur Springs Park.
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  • Tax collectors office closes early on the day before holiday
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:00 PM 
    Dozens of Madison County taxpayers looking to renew a car tag and pay property taxes were out of luck Wednesday afternoon. 
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  • Developer indicted over $587K
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM A Jackson developer was indicted by a Madison County grand jury last month on charges of wire fraud and embezzlement for allegedly using over $587,000 of bond proceeds for other use. Read More
  • Keep Ridgeland Beautiful members attend annual multi-state conference
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM Mississippi and Alabama share many of the same values and qualities — traits such as southern charm, warm hospitality, and friendly cooperation. This was evident as Mississippi and Alabama joined forces, once again, to host the annual Keep Mississippi/Alabama Beautiful Conference. Each year, the two sister-states alternate in sponsoring the important event. Read More
  • New owners investing millions in mall
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — A year after purchasing Northpark mall, the new owners have announced plans to invest millions into renovations beginning next year.
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  • Ridgeland rethinks access to  new store
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials approved a site plan for access to a proposed Dollar General on U.S. 51 that has been the topic of discussion for some months. Read More
  • Supervisor exploring options to fund trails
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM A Madison County supervisor is seeking help from the county nursing home to come up with one-time funding to build walking trails and accessories in his district. Read More
  • 3 appointed to serve on P&Z
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Three new members have joined the Madison Planning & Zoning Commission to provide guidance in overseeing the city’s master plan for development. Read More
  • School closes due to outbreak
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM FLORA — Tri-County Academy will be closed for the rest of the week due to a flu outbreak, it was announced. Read More
  • Christmas light fight now in court
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Neighbors of the popular Richardson Light Show on Sundial Road here have filed a complaint in Madison County Chancery Court for an injunction to stop the event by declaring it a nuisance. Read More
  • Supes apply for bike trail funding
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Madison County supervisors are competing for $1.7 million in federal funds to build multi-use trails here leading to Strawberry Patch Park.
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  • County ups rent fee by 1,200 percent
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM CANTON — Madison County supervisors increased the cost to hold events on the grounds of the historic courthouse by as much as 1,200 percent Monday.
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  • Higginbotham Automobiles sells Porsche dealership
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM JACKSON  – Higginbotham Automobiles, LLC. announced Wednesday the sale of the Porsche of Jackson dealership with plans to focus on its growing Mercedes-Benz of Jackson dealership. Read More
  • County OKs 2 rezonings
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County supervisors approved two rezoning petitions presented to them on Monday, in addition to approving two site reviews for businesses in the Gluckstadt area.
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  • Lake Harbour gas line almost moved
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM RIDGELAND — Crews are finishing up an extensive gas line relocation project here as part of the ongoing Lake Harbour extension project. Read More
  • School bus in fender bender
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM A Madison County School District bus carrying Velma Jackson High School students was involved in a fender-bender last Thursday, school officials reported. Read More
  • County 9-1-1 system in need of upgrade
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM Madison County’s 9-1-1 operating software is so old that it is no longer supported and is at a serious risk of shutdown in the future, EMA Director Minor Norman told the Board of Supervisors on Monday.
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  • Madison aldermen table action on unkept houses
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON — Public hearings were held Tuesday night to address property cleanup on three different sites here, but the board voted to table any action and allow its legal counsel to review the best course of action. Read More
    
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  • EDITORIAL/Bad news for hooligans
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM The antifa movement has had a free ride in American public opinion since its hooligans first came to public notice in the riots at the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/What happened to decency?
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM You’d think it’s 1964 all over again with the charged headline “Protests, boycott planned” spread across the top of the daily newspaper in connection with a civil rights milestone, but instead of the Klan or civil rights workers, there’s a huge picture of President Trump.
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    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM In the morning darkness of Wednesday, Kim Jong Un launched an ICBM that rose almost 2,800 miles into the sky before falling into the Sea of Japan. Read More
  • LOWRY/No, Flynn didn’t violate Logan Act
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM In December 2016, Michael Flynn was three weeks from becoming the national-security adviser to the next president of the United States. Read More
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 PM Turn in your Bibles to Genesis 1:3-31. What I'd like to do is give you an overview of the creation days. There really is so much here that we could spend a tremendous amount of time in it. We are going to look at it in three parts. Read More
  • 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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  • TCA shooting team members qualify
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM In 2015 the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks started the Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Program. This program promotes the youth of today to be the hunters of tomorrow by competing in 3 areas of shotgun events.  Young men and women compete in Sporting Clay, Skeet, and Trap events.  The sport and program are continuing to grow. In 2016 there were seven schools with approximately 100 students participating in the program and now there are ten schools with over 155 students competing.
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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
  • Martha Saxon Stott, 69, of Ridgeland died on November 27, 2017 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Virginia Sigrest Phillips of Flora lovingly known as Jenny Lou, died on Nov. 23rd, 2017. She was born March 5th 1940.  A chapel service was held on November 30th at Breeland Funeral Home.   Virginia was a Flora native who lived in Canton from 1962 until she and her husband Buck moved back to "the old family place" outside of Flora in 1988.
  • Shirley Ann (Adams) MacNealy, 86, of Madison, died  November 22, 2017.  Her husband preceded her in death 16 days earlier. Shirley was born January 4, 1931 in Ashland Wisconsin.  
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