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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Jon D. Williams Cotillions is offering its first course in Madison in 2019 at Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main St. Students shown here are from Madison-RIdgeland Academy, with their parents, at the parents party at the 2018 winter session, from left, Grace and Parks Fuller, Missy and Harper Kinkade, Mathew and Chasity McQueen, Lauren and Hamp Laws and Michelle and Win Crews.
Jon D. Williams Cotillions is offering its first course in Madison in 2019 at Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main St. Students shown here are from Madison-RIdgeland Academy, with their parents, at the parents party at the 2018 winter session, from left, Grace and Parks Fuller, Missy and Harper Kinkade, Mathew and Chasity McQueen, Lauren and Hamp Laws and Michelle and Win Crews.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM
Ten-year-olds will dance the foxtrot one week and the waltz another, but the skills they learn in the Jon D. Williams Cotillions classes in Madison this winter go beyond the dance floor. 
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors are looking to build a state drivers license testing station in Canton after multiple conversations with the Department of Public Safety.  Read More
  • Madison Station earns $5K
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Madison Station Elementary School was announced the winner of the Building Healthy Schools Grant by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation last week. The school will receive $5,000 for its demonstrated commitment to creating a healthy school environment. Read More
  • Canton native earns Naval Combat Readiness Command in Norfolk
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM NORFOLK, Va. – A 2006 Canton High School graduate and Canton native is serving at Navy Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command here. Read More
  • Supervisors approve election equipment
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM A surge of new voters has led county officials to approve the purchase of seven new voting machines. Read More
  • Singing Tree scheduled
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM For the past 85 years, Belhaven students have readied their voices and gathered on a 35-foot tall structure to be part of the first and oldest singing Christmas tree in the United States. This year, students will continue that tradition for the 86th performance of Belhaven’s Singing Christmas Tree. Read More
  • Ridgeland police seek input for assessment
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM The Ridgeland Police Department is about to undergo a rigorous re-accreditation process from a variety of state law enforcement officials and community and personal input to make sure they are compliant with state standards. Read More
  • Aldermen OK U.S. 51 building plans
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — An old building on Highway 51 is set to receive a facelift after alderman approved architectural review plans last Tuesday. Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen vote to lease new street sweeper
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen accepted bids on a new street sweeper lease last Tuesday, which was a major item of discussion during Fiscal Year 2019 discussions earlier this year. Read More
  • Snell: Parkway East shortfall request a formality
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM A recent request for a shortfall payment by Hancock Bank to Madison County supervisors over the failed Parkway East Public Improvement District was a mere formality, Board Attorney Katie Bryant Snell told supervisors last week. Read More
  • Inactive voters cause election ire
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Canton poll managers drilled Madison County Election Commissioners Wednesday morning for placing a number of voters on the inactive voter list, forcing those voters to vote in last Tuesday’s general election by affidavit ballot.  Read More
  • Canton man charged in deadly hit-and-run crash
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM A 30-year-old Canton man has been arrested on multiple charges following a deadly accident Friday night on Mississippi Highway 16 near Way Road.  Read More
  • Ridgeland promoting small businesses
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The city is teaming up with the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Ridgeland Tourism Commission to drive commerce to small businesses during this year’s Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. Read More
  • Customers rally for Chevron cashier after bad flooding
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — A 77-year-old cashier at the Hoy Road Chevron here has been overcome with joy after customers banded together to help her rebuild her home after heavy flooding a couple months ago.  Read More
  • Aldermen mull over  farmers market pay
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — A request to pay the the volunteer manager of the city’s new farmers market was tabled. Read More
  • liberty village upgrade
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM A new addition opening this week at Liberty Village is the first phase of a three-year expansion designed to make the Madison playground more accessible to children of all abilities. Read More
  • Plunkett sentenced to 10 years in prison
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM A Flora attorney indicted on multiple counts of embezzlement in October 2017 was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday, with four years suspended.  Read More
  • Northpark hosting inaugural 5K race
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Northpark is launching a new 5K race that will benefit a local teenager with Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. Read More
  • Arthur, Stewart to meet in circuit judge runoff
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM A runoff election will be held to determine the next Circuit Court Judge for Madison and Rankin counties after a majority winner failed to emerge from a four-way race Tuesday.  Read More
  • MSU Homecoming Queen and Miss MSU from area
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM The 2018 Mississippi State University Homecoming Queen was Emily Turner (left) of Madison. In addition, the 2018 Miss MSU was Shelby Baldwin of Ridgeland. Read More
  • $38K raised for injured player in Greenville-Madison Central game
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM A Greenville football player has received an outpouring of support from people in Madison after a horrific injury during Friday night’s bout with Madison Central. Read More
  • Ridgeland passes new food truck ordinance
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Aldermen unanimously adopted an ordinance that will allow mobile food vendors the opportunity to operate legally within the city of Ridgeland. Read More
  • Gluckstadt fire wants to expand
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM The South Madison County Fire Protection District, commonly known as the Gluckstadt Fire Department, is looking to annex three areas in hopes of providing relief to people living outside current fire district jurisdictions.  Read More
  • Olde Towne teacher preaches early detection, positivity
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM When most teachers start a new school year, they’re focused on getting to know their new students, working on lesson plans and preparing their classrooms. But, for Olde Towne Middle School’s Michelle Denson, the 2017-18 school year did not begin how she had planned or expected. Read More
  • Canton church celebrates 175 years
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM First Baptist Canton will celebrate their 175th anniversary this weekend with fellowship, a worship service and lunch that will meditate on the church’s long history. Read More
  • Timber schemer sentenced to prison
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM A former Madison resident who bilked investors out of over $100 million in a Ponzi scheme involving fraudulent timber rights was sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison this week. Read More
  • R’land police seek persons of interest
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — Police here continue to search for suspects wanted in connection with ongoing burglary investigations in the city. Read More
  • Circuit court judge race headlines local election
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County voters will head to the polls Tuesday for the general election featuring a host of federal contests and a handful of local bout Read More
  • Subdivisions form new countywide coalition
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County subdivisions are banding together to create a group that gives them a collective voice and helps increase the flow of information between individual residents and neighborhoods. Read More
  • County park needs $2.5 million
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors last week acknowledged an estimated $2.5 million is needed to finish building out the controversial Sulphur Springs Park in the northeastern part of the county. That total includes nearly $1 million for a community health center. Read More
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM Kids of all ages now have the opportunity to sign up for regular sessions to read to a furry friend at the Madison Library. Read More
  • School District opfficials report alleged threat not credible
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County School District Communications Director Gene Wright said that yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, October 24, a student at Germantown High School reported a rumor of a potential threat of violence against others in the school community. Read More
  • RPD needs help identifying suspect
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:00 PM Ridgeland law enforcement have reported that over the past several months, there have been sporadic incidents of vehicle burglaries at apartment complexes and neighborhoods in Ridgeland.  Read More
  • Ridgeland aldermen approve Marriott Hotel plans
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — The Township at Colony Park continues to chug closer to a hospitality complex that will include two Marriott brand hotels, an event hall and room to continue to develop with the approval of site plans for one of the hotels last Tuesday evening. Read More
  • Belhaven, JA sign exchange
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM Mr. Kevin Russell, Belhaven’s Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing and Mr. Jack Milne, Head of School at Jackson Academy signed a special memorandum of understanding this week, outlining the terms of a tuition exchange and scholarship program.  Read More
  • UMMC battling opioid epidemic
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s first-ever addiction program has a new resource that gives patients what’s considered the national gold standard of care in treating opioid use disorders. Read More
  • Upstairs Downtown in Canton next week
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — Buildings lining the historic downtown Square here are filled with rich history, some dating back over a century.  Read More
  • Traffic light upgrades to cost $3M
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM RIDGELAND — City officials are searching for money for a significant overhaul of traffic signals in five key places citywide worth an excess of $3 million in construction costs. Read More
  • Supes deny extra cleaning for court
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM A request by court personnel for full-time cleaning in the Circuit Court building was denied by supervisors last week after a discussion over the necessity.  Read More
  • Fraud alleged at fire department
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM A former state law enforcement official asked county supervisors last week to investigate the Camden Fire District for what he alleged was ongoing fraud and misappropriation of funds within the volunteer fire department Read More
  • Madison Station students discuss elections
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann gave a presentation to 174 Madison Station fifth graders Tuesday about the importance of civic responsibility, specifically voting as part of their ongoing Promote the Vote program. Read More
  • Tidewater bridge out Friday for repairs
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Federal bridge inspectors have called for the closure of a bridge located on Tidewater Lane over Culley Creek here. Read More
  • Parkway East payment nixed
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM The bond trustee for the failed Parkway East Public Improvement District continues to seek shortfall payments from Madison County despite a settlement agreement reached earlier this year between the county and Assured Guaranty, a bond insurer.  Read More
  • County moves forward with clean-up of properties
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Madison County supervisors ordered a survey to be done to determine whose land a dilapidated mobile home sits on before moving forward with the cleanup process.  Read More
  • Supes split on plaque for Barber
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON — Supervisors were torn Monday over whether or not to erect a plaque at the Highway 51 tax office complex here in honor of former Tax Assessor Gerald Barber.  Read More
  • UMMC team hits record high
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM JACKSON — The most critically ill and injured children in the state have never had so many physicians and nurse practitioners at their side. Read More
  • Ridgeland starting Farmers Market
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM Ridgeland will host its first city-sponsored Farmers Market this weekend after officials approved an agreement with a church. Read More
  • Former CMU head to fight auditor
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM CANTON — Former Canton Municipal Utilities General Manager Kenny Wayne Jones plans to fight a demand from the State Auditor’s Office for over $78,000 after news broke on Tuesday that he was one of 13 cited for widespread misspending practices.  Read More
  • Canton Schools retain overall ‘D’ rating
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM The Canton Public School District received a “D” overall accountability rating with three of its eight schools receiving “D” scores and one school falling, official results released by the state last week show. Read More
  • Warnock added to airport suit
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM A circuit judge has ordered former County Engineer Rudy Warnock to be added as a defendant in an ongoing lawsuit over a $1.2 million top-secret 2013 airport study the Madison County Economic Development Authority alleges was illegally approved.  Read More
  •  Madison Central Speech and Debate excels
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM The Madison Central Speech and Debate Team continued its streak of excellence recently at the Northwest Rankin Speaks inaugural Individual Events Invitational. The team only brought 14 students, the majority being novices, and was named runner-up at the tournament. Additionally, the team's Debate Captain, Jack Day, won third place Individual Sweepstakes Winner.  Read More
    
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BREAKING NEWS

  • EDITORIAL/Shady Espy
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:13 PM Mike Espy has a history of surrounding himself with shady characters, many of them right here in Madison County. A simple Google search will lead to his scandalous tenure as Secretary of Agriculture during the Clinton administration. Bribes, gifts, indictments, resignation — all make for great Washington D.C. fodder. Read More
  • EDITORIAL/Dewey Arthur for judge
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Conservative Dewey Arthur is in a run-off for Circuit Court Judge with a liberal trial lawyer. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM In a rebuke bordering on national insult Sunday, Emmanuel Macron retorted to Donald Trump’s calling himself a nationalist. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM In the overtime of the 2018 elections, the left can’t decide whether it opposes casting doubt on election results or insists on it.  Read More
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM When President Trump emerged victorious in 2016, along with Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, many hailed the night as ushering in a new era of government.  Where the path was seemingly paved to achieve key legislative priorities for conservatives:  Repeal ObamCare, defund Planned Parenthood, build the wall, defund Sanctuary Cities, and cut taxes.  Easy, huh? Read More
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 PM Germantown’s season comes to an end with a loss to the Lafayette Commodores in the first round of the 5A playoffs. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:00 PM Germantown dominated their cross-town rivals in the regular season finale for both Ridgeland and Germantown. Read More
  • St. Joe high school student journalists win high-profile national sports writing awards
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM MADISON – St. Joseph Catholic School juniors Joe Pearson and Andrew Sanli won national awards this month for sports writing from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York City. Read More
  • Weekly Football Roundup
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:00 PM Leading Germantown through the air was sophomore quarterback Colton Gardner. Gardner went eight for 12 through the air for 131 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also ran for a touchdown. Junior Brock Morris threw the ball six times completing two of those passes for 44 yards. He also threw two interceptions. Read More
  • Texan Anna Schultz wins Women’s Southern Golf Association for third time at Reunion
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM Texan Anna Schultz led wire-to-wire, finishing in style with a 71 that included a hole-in-one, Thursday to claim the 2018 Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship this week. It was 11 years between titles for Schultz, who also won the event in 2006 and 2007. Read More
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Grace McCool Luckett was held on November 13, at Breeland Funeral Home in Canton. Burial was in the Canton cemetery. Born in Winston County on November 7, 1925, Mrs. Luckett had made her home in the Farmhaven community for the past sixty-eight years.
  • The Reverend Bruns McKie Myers, III, of Madison, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018, at 68 years of ag
  • Joseph Allen Haynes, 76, of Ridgeland died November 6, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital. Born November 10, 1941, in Jefferson Davis County, Joe was the son of Allen Haynes and Flora Booth Haynes. 
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