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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:30 PM
Residents in 23 neighborhoods in unincorporated parts of Madison County had a big surprise when they got home from work last Friday — their trash had not been picked up by the county’s solid waste crews.

Only three of the county’s six trucks ran Friday as many employees simply did not show up for their last day of work in the conversion to privatizing pickup.
  • JACKSON - St. Dominic Memorial Hospital has plans to renovate and expand the current Emergency Department located on its main campus to the tune of over $40 million.
  • Two local pageant title holders will work doggedly April 16 to help raise funds and fun for Webster Animal Shelter in Madison during their "Crowns and Hounds" event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shelter is located at 525 Post Oak Road in Madison.
  • RIDGELAND - KidFest! promises to deliver more fun and flexibility than ever before with new attractions and the return of some crowd favorites during four fun-filled days this year.
  • Madison County has waged a legal war with former County Engineer Rudy Warnock as both sides have filed lawsuits recently over work products created during his time as engineer.

    The two sides had recently been in mediation over unpaid invoices and work products which Warnock had not given the county.
  • County supervisors on Monday approved the funding for the road plan which aims to repair and improve 16 roads.

    There are nine roads that will be fully-funded by the county.
  • Several members of the Madison County business community lobbied county supervisors on Monday to develop a conference center, which they say is a great need and currently stymies business opportunities.
  • MADISON - A local dentistry group aims to give back to the community with a day of free dental care on Friday.
  • Farmers and kitchen artisans ready to bring fresh goodness to the Downtown Madison Farmers Market will meet on April 19.

    Growers and producers - both returning vendors and newcomers considering joining the market -- are invited to the 10 a.m. meeting at Madison Square Center for the Arts. The growers meeting offers the opportunity to make application and get ready for the market's third season of Tasty Tuesdays.
  • In its second year, the American Cancer Society Tennis Classic presented by St. Dominic's will be held in honor of Ole Miss student and Madison Central Alumni, Anna Hill. Hill bravely battled ovarian cancer in high school. All who know Anna, watched her handled her battled with poise, grace and her own brand of humor. Hill is a currently a freshman at Ole Miss and a member of Delta Gamma.
  • The second annual SON Valley Rally 5k run/walk and one mile fun run is set to take place May 21, 2016 at 8:00 am at Colonial Heights Baptist Church 444 Northpark Drive Ridgeland.
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