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Mac Haik has withdrawn opposition to the Gluckstadt incorporation and Canton annexation attempts scheduled for trial next month. 
  • Mac Haik ends objection to G’stadt incorporation
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM Mac Haik has withdrawn opposition to the Gluckstadt incorporation and Canton annexation attempts scheduled for trial next month.  Read More
  • Canton High receives $1K recycling grant
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM Canton High School, in conjunction with Keep Canton Beautiful, recently received a grant from the Mississippi Recycling Coalition to further recycling efforts on the school’s campus. Read More
  • Supes investing Reunion bridge money
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors are investing $8 million they received from the state Legislature last year to help with funding construction of a Reunion Parkway bridge over I-55.  Read More
  • 2 men suspected in gas station theft
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM MADISON — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two black males wanted in connection with a theft at a convenience store.  Read More
  • Judge told to repay contribution
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM The Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention recently issued an opinion stating Madison County’s newest Circuit Court Judge must repay nearly $19,000 for what they call an “improper campaign contribution. Read More
  • 3 now in race for District 4 supervisor
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:00 PM As of Tuesday afternoon, there were only two contested countywide races as candidates continue to file qualifying paperwork for this year’s election cycle.  Read More
  • MCHS teams takes first in academic competition against area schools
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM Madison Central High School’s Academic Competition team won first place in Mississippi College’s 35th Annual Academic Competition last month. Read More
  • Ridgeland Health Center construction set to begin
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — An employee health center being built by the police department is scheduled to be open as early as February 2019 with construction imminent. Read More
  • St. Joe rallies for alum battling illness
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM Carrie Maniscalco is a name many Madison County residents have probably never heard of before. But to the students, faculty, staff, and families in the St. Joseph Catholic School community in Madison, she means so much.  Read More
  • Counterfeit drugs seized, arrest made
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM  A Jackson man was arrested on multiple drug charges stemming from two recent drug overdose deaths in Madison County.  Read More
  • Supes address double fire taxing
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM Up to eight properties located in Madison the City are being taxed double for fire protection and officials are currently exploring the best option for the property owners after concerns were raised by the South Madison Fire District.  Read More
  • Banks files paperwork to run for supervisor
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:00 PM Former District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks was one of the first in line Wednesday morning to file his qualifying paperwork to run for the seat he held for more than 30 years.  Read More
  • Prosource building gets green light
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen last week approved a previously-tabled site plan and architectural review for a countertop warehouse and showroom after changes were made to the front facing side of the building. Read More
  • Carthage man charged with kidnapping Madison teenager
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM An 18-year-old Carthage man spent Christmas in jail after being charged with one count of kidnapping and simple assault domestic violence for allegedly holding his ex-girlfriend against her will. Read More
  • Counterfeit drugs linked to 2 overdoses in Madison County
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM State officials announced that two recent apparent drug overdose cases in Madison County were the result of drugs containing dangerous ingredients associated with counterfeit drugs. Read More
  • Governor taps Griffis, Wilson for judicial seats
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM Two Madison countians were appointed to spots in the state judiciary last week by Gov. Phil Bryant as a result of the retirement of Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller. Read More
  • MBI investigating pregnant woman death in Madison County jail
    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:00 PM A Grenada woman arrested in late November for allegedly transporting 103 pounds of marijuana through Madison died in the Madison County Detention Center over the weekend.  Read More
  • Canton hires superintendent
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM After narrowing down the search to two candidates last week, the Canton Public Schools Board of Trustees announced on Tuesday that a new superintendent has been selected to lead the school.  Read More
  • Family Dollar opening in old Rite Aid building
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen on Tuesday approved plans for Family Dollar to proceed with renovations of the inside of the old Rite Aid building at School Street Crossing here off Highway 51. Read More
  • Bramlett appointed district attorney
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM A Madison resident was appointed on Monday by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which encompasses Madison and Rankin Counties.  Read More
  • MSU engineering students helping Madison child
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM For a handful of Mississippi State seniors, designing a toy vehicle will be another grade, but for one Madison family, it will be an opportunity for their son with a muscular condition to move around and play with his friends. Read More
  • Supes OK $1.7M for upgrade to 911 system
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors approved spending over $1.7 million worth of upgrades to the county’s 911 system to replace the current aging system.  Read More
  • Madison County judges sworn into office
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. swore in Madison-Rankin circuit judges and Madison County Court judges on Dec. 18. Following the swearing-in ceremony, a retirement celebration for Judge Chapman was hosted by the Madison County Business League & Foundation. Read More
  • Forensic chief named Most Outstanding State Law Officer
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM A Ridgeland woman was named Most Outstanding State Law Enforcement Officer Tuesday at an awards ceremony held by Southern District United States Attorney Mike Hurst. Read More
  • The Garden Club of Madison tours Mississippi Governor’s Mansion
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM The Garden Club of Madison enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion December 5, 2018 Read More
  • Woman killed in Trace wreck
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM A 28-year-old Vicksburg woman was killed in a single car accident on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Madison County on Sunday. Read More
  • Search continues for new Canton superintendent
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM The Canton Public Schools Board of Trustees has narrowed its search for a new superintendent from 19 down to two, the district announced in a release this week.  Read More
  • Museum unveils new learning tool for kids
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi Children’s Museum recently revealed its new Rigamajig play system – granted by Morgan Stanley and the national non-profit KaBOOM!. Read More
  • Aldermen table plans over look of building
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen last week tabled a local firm’s request to build a countertop warehouse behind their Cole Street location that would store and display masonry, citing concerns over the building’s aesthetic design. Read More
  • R’land receives check for wreck
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM The Police Department received an insurance check for a police cruiser that was involved in a one-car accident last month, Police Chief John Neal told the board of aldermen last week. Read More
  • Judge applies for drug court grant
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County is applying for a piece of an overall $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help fund the adult drug court.  Read More
  • Alderman, school member arrested for voter fraud
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM A Canton alderwoman, Canton Public Schools board member and former fire chief are among the seven people arrested last week on multiple counts of voter fraud stemming back to the 2017 Canton municipal elections.  Read More
  • Supes demand cleanup of dirty apartments
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors have given low-income housing partnerships in Canton until January to clean up three different overgrown lots, some with trash and other debris.  Read More
  • Ridgeland pulls out of MCWA
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:00 PM The City of Ridgeland is withdrawing from the Madison County Wastewater Authority, Mayor Gene F. McGee confirmed last week. Read More
  • Candlelight Tour of Jackson this Friday
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON — Enjoy free live music, holiday decorations, and traditional treats this Friday at the 23rd annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour of the Governor’s Mansion, the old Capitol and more.  Read More
  • Williams to lead Homeland Security
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM A Madison County woman is now heading up the Mississippi Office of Homeland Securit Read More
  • Madison native succeeds in Nashville
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM There’s a platinum record hanging on the wall in Ashley O’Keefe’s Nashville apartment. Read More
  • Gluckstadt fire district expansion OK’d
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors approved a resolution Monday for the South Madison County Fire Protection District, commonly known as the Gluckstadt Fire Department, to move forward with an annexation of three areas in an effort to provide relief to residents currently living outside of fire jurisdictions.  Read More
  • First case of flu confirmed by state health department
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting its first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2018-2019 flu season. The case was reported in an adult. Read More
  • St. Anthony’s hosting gala
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — St. Anthony Catholic School is preparing for its annual Starry Night Gala’s landmark tenth iteration of the school's treasured fundraiser. Read More
  • The Olde Towne Middle School Band performs
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Olde Towne Middle School Band performs during the Ridgeland Christmas Parade held on Saturday. Read More
  • Gluckstadt incorporation proceeds
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM The Gluckstadt incorporation effort will continue as scheduled with a trial set for February 2019 after a judge denied a petition by the main opposition, Mac Haik, last week for mediation.  Read More
  • Truly mad over ‘lack of respect’
    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — Mayor Dr. William Truly cast the tie-breaking vote Tuesday night against appointing a new member to the Canton School Board after initially threatening a veto for what he called “disrespect” towards his office.  Read More
  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen voted Tuesday to table a vote until April on approving a contract to pay the manager of the city’s new farmer’s market following a lengthy executive session.  Read More
  • Hope Hollow prepares for Open House
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM Hope Hollow Ministries looks to spread some Christmas cheer with an Open House and Christmas party scheduled for Sunday. Read More
  • Nikolis remembered for devotion to son, music
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM A Madison man known for his love of music and devotion to his son died Nov. 16 in a two-car crash in Neshoba County. Read More
  • Dr. Batson remembered for life’s work
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON — Dr. Blair E. Batson, the first chair of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, died Nov. 26. He was 98. Read More
  • Parades, tree lighting scheduled
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM Madison and Ridgeland are getting into the Christmas spirit this week with a number of events ranging from parades to an annual city celebration.  Read More
  • Women arrested for theft at Ulta
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Police arrested two women on Monday who are alleged to be involved in a multi-state felony shoplifting ring after attempting to steal items from the Ulta Beauty Supply store on Grandview Boulevard here.  Read More
  • 103 lbs. of pot seized
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — A drug interdiction officer working on I-55 early Monday morning arrested two people for drug trafficking after finding 103 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle, police said.  Read More
    
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