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Monday, December 5, 2016
  • Deputies nab auto burglar in Lost Rabbit
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:02 PM A 20-year-old Rankin County man was arrested by Madison County Sheriff’s deputies early Tuesday morning and is said to be responsible for a rash of recent auto burglaries that targeted Ashbrooke, Lake Caroline and Lost Rabbit. 
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  • Wilson retains Court of Appeals seat in runoff
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM Incumbent Jack Wilson will remain as the Court of Appeals District 3, Position 1 judge after winning Tuesday’s runoff election with 58 percent of the vote over challenger Madison County Judge Ed Hannan. Read More
  • Mapping error leads to rezoning redo
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM NEW CASTLE — A rezoning proposal that drew ire from neighboring residents here will be back on the county agenda soon after an error was discovered by the new Planning & Zoning Director, Carl Allen. Read More
  • Chestnut Hill home battle continues
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM CHESTNUT HILLS — Homeowners battling with the developer of a subdivision here will have to wait another week before some type of resolution is made by the Madison County Board of Supervisors in an ongoing dispute over the minimum square footage of homes on nine undeveloped lots. Read More
  • McCarty book signing at Renaissance celebrates the lives of internationally-known Delta pottery makers
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM A limited edition book highlighting the lives and careers of Pup and Lee McCarty, the makers of  Merigold, Mississippi’s internationally-known McCarty Pottery, will be available locally exclusively during a signing event at Inside Out in the Renaissance in Ridgeland on Dec. 7.    Read More
  • US Marshals looking for man out of Madison County

    The US Marshals service is asking for your assistance in helping locate Carlos Demond Dozier. Carlos Dozier is wanted out of Madison County Sheriff's Department for Possession of Firearm by a Felon.

  • Jags battle but lose 38-34
    Madison Central (10-4-1) lost 38-34 in a thrilling rematch with one loss Clinton that included four lead changes.

    Two familiar opponents, these two teams have played every year since 1994, but never in the playoffs in front of nearly 10,000 reported spectators.
  • ‘The Nutcracker’
    MADISON — Revel in the holiday spirit of “The Nutcracker, A Christmas Play,” as the Center Players Community Theatre prepares to bring the story of the classic ballet to the Madison Square Center for the Arts Dec. 8-11.

    “It’s exactly the same story you get in the ballet but the dialogue fills out the story. The audience will be surprised at how well it all translates from the dance,” director Robby Scucchi said. “Children will fall in love with the characters in their colorful costumes.
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  • PERRY/Clinton Trumped in Miss.
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM Republican Donald J. Trump carried Mississippi with 57.9 percent of the vote for President of the United States on November 8, earning him Mississippi’s six votes in the Electoral College. He received a greater percentage of the vote than Republicans Mitt Romney in 2012 (55.3 percent) or John McCain in 2008 (56.2 percent), but fell short of President George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004 when Bush took 59.5 percent. Trump’s 700,714 raw votes bested Bush’s 684,981 votes from 2004; but, Trump fell short of the raw votes posted by Romney (710,746) and McCain (724,597).
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  • LOWRY/Can Dems quit identity politics?
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM For the Democrats, no activity is immune from reflexive accusations of sexism and racism, not even soul-searching.

    The initial postelection debate on the left has brought some tentative breaks with the party’s oppressive and self-limiting identity politics. And they have been met, predictably, with a furious counterattack wielding all of the usual rhetorical weapons of identity politics — lest fresh air penetrate the intellectual and political hothouse where transgender bathroom issues loom incredibly large and it is forbidden to say “all lives matter.”
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  • TANNER/The infrastructure boondoggle?
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM Stephen Moore, a Trump economic advisor and a man I know and respect, recently told congressional Republicans that, since Donald Trump won the election, it is their duty to deliver on his agenda — even if his policies are bad ideas. Umm, no. Bad ideas are bad ideas, even when voters choose them. Otherwise, we all should have gone along with every bad idea that President Obama proposed over the last eight years. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM Over the past few decades, party loyalty has been the defining feature of national politics. Especially in the House but even in the Senate, members deferred to their party leaders. Congress as a whole deferred to the presidency. Members of the president’s own party acted as his foot soldiers. Members of the other party acted as his opposition.
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  • DUNCAN/‘Jesus cared about the Lord’s Day. A lot’
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM Turn in your Bible to Luke 14:1-6 as we continue our way through this great gospel. Jesus is addressing a group of Pharisees with whom He is dining, and the subject of the Sabbath comes up. Throughout the gospels you find Jesus in conflict with the Jewish leaders over Sabbath observance. They were concerned that Jesus was undermining the traditions of the elders, and Jesus regularly responded to them that their traditions had in fact undermined Moses. Their adding to the Word of God had actually undermined the theology and practice of the Sabbath Day in the Word of God. Read More
  • Equestrian Team at Mississippi College wraps up Fall 2016 season at Georgia tournament
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM Mississippi College equestrian team riders finished the Fall season in style with an impressive showing at a recent Georgia tournament.

    Topping the highlight reel for the Blue & Gold was MC senior captain Maggie Waters. The Zanesville, Ohio rider and her horse earned a first-place ribbon in the category of open over the fences.
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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM MADISON – The first thing one notices upon entering the lobby of MRA’s gymnasium is the trophy case filled with gold balls. Enter into the gym itself, and there’s championship banners galore. Step inside longtime coach Richard Duease’s office and there’s even more title paraphernalia and countless Coach of the Year plaques from year’s past.

    Yes, MRA’s dominance in boy’s basketball is real. All the trophies, banners and plaques are just further proof of that.
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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM The late, immeasurably great Boo Ferriss could have become a Major League manager had he chosen that path. With his people skills and his baseball acumen, he surely would have been a splendid one. Read More
  • Madison Central advances
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:00 PM TUPELO — The Madison Central High School Jaguars ended Tupelo High’s perfect season last Friday in a 38-17 thumping to advance to the 6A state championship semifinals this week.

    Madison Central (10-3-1) will take on Clinton (12-1) this Friday in Clinton. Earlier this year in week six the Arrows beat the Jags 30-21.
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  • Velma Jackson wins big
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:00 PM CAMDEN — Velma Jackson kept a seven-game win streak alive this past Friday night after defeating the North Pontotoc Vikings 56-42 in the 3A state championship quarterfinal match.

    Falcons quarterback Antavious Willis scored the first touchdown of the matchup on a scramble from behind center. The Vikings answered to take it to 7-7 in what appeared like it would be a long night of back-and-forth.
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  • Alice Hamil of Madison beloved mother, proud grandmother, determined follower of Jesus and devoted servant, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on July 11, 2016. Funeral services were held July 13 at First Baptist Church of Madison.

    Alice was born in Canton, Mississippi, to Helen Speake McHenry and William Preston McHenry.
  • Henry Gordon Shamburger, of Madison, Retired Director of the Pastoral Care Department at Baptist Health Services died on July 14th at St. Catherine's Village in Madison. Chaplain Shamburger was born on Sept. 3, 1925, in Meridian, MS and graduated from Meridian High School. He served 3 years in the U.S. Navy during WWII and fought in the South Pacific.
  • Janie Marshall Hughes passed away July 8, 2016 in Madison. She was born in Flora on January 12, 1934. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi.
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