News
Cities cancel Christmas parades, tree lighting In light of bad weather and increasing risks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all but one local municipality has canceled its Christmas parade.
Madison Middle lifted from gunfire lockdown Madison Police say the area around Madison Middle is all clear after reports of gunshots locked down the school this morning.
Mississippi Queen at home in Madison For this holiday season, the Mississippi Wing of the Commemorative Air Force has a special wish for Christmas: to help a local treasure take fligh
Polio survivor recalls battle with disease Talmadge Griffith grew up battling polio and couldn’t play baseball with the other boys, he recalls, but considers himself blessed. 
Editorials
BUCHANAN/Has Bibi boxed Biden in? If Israel, as is universally believed and has not been denied, was behind the assassination of Iran’s leading nuclear scientist, questions arise: 
LOWRY/Thanksgiving isn’t a lie We live in a time of heedless iconoclasm, and so one of the country’s oldest traditions is under assault. 
GETTING THE MESSAGE/Psalm 23 The best estate our souls can be is in a right relationship with God. The Lord Jesus promised a new covenant in his blood to provide for us. It is a covenant of grace, Christ providing what is required by God for man to be accepted by God. It is also a covenant of mutuality, that is, as Christ makes himself ours, we also make ourselves his.
Features
Wyeth Emily Faucett to wed Thomas Devin Ledlow Dec. 11 Dr. and Mrs. Donald Clarence Faucett of Madison, MS announce the engagement of their daughter Wyeth Emily Faucett to Mr. Thomas Devin Ledlow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Francis Ledlow of Bentonia, MS.
Sally Busby to wed Zachary Sanders Dec. 12, 2020 Sally Busby and Zachary Sanders met in middle school and have been friends ever since. She sat with him on the school bus. They were friends and neighbors growing up in Flora.
Sachika Braka Denham to wed Jogene Shelton Hand III Oct. 17 Mrs. Hema Denham of Ocean Springs, announces the engagement of her daughter, Sachika Braka Denham to Jogene Shelton Hand III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jogene Shelton Hand Jr. of Natchez. 
Obituaries
Sue Barron Watson Stock
Sue Barron Watson Stock, 92, died peacefully, at her home in The Orchard in Ridgeland, MS on November 24, 2020. She was born on … Read More
Mary Jane Lee
Mary Jane (Janie) Lee, 68, of Ridgeland, MS, died November 24, 2020, in St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, MS after a long battle … Read More
Thomas Schaefer
Thomas Edward Schaefer was born in Eupora, Mississippi April 1, 1928, and left this world peacefully on November 5, 2020 in Jackson, … Read More
Trending
Realtor alleged to have forced himself on woman MADISON — A realtor accused of grabbing a client while showing her a home in Madison and pulling her in for a kiss is out on bond after he was arrested and charged with simple assault last week.
Realtor accused of unwanted advances A Realtor accused of grabbing a client and pulling her in for a kiss is out on bond after he was arrested and charged with simple assault on Tuesday.
Full Moon Bar-B-Que set to open in Madison in ‘21 MADISON — Alabama-based Full Moon Bar-B-Que recently announced the expansion of its nationally recognized and award-winning brand into Mississippi.
MORE NEWS
Interpreter arrested for assault CANTON — A sign language interpreter known for his COVID-19 updates with Gov. Tate Reeves was arrested and charged with domestic violence by Madison County Sheriff’s deputies.
COVID cases rise by nearly 500 Madison Avenue Elementary School is now the only school in the Madison County School District yet to report a case of COVID-19, according to a report from the Mississippi Department of Health released on Tuesday.
Man arrested for apartment shooting RIDGELAND — A man has been denied bond after he was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident where 10 shots were reported fired at an apartment complex here last week.
Trash fee increases for Ridgeland residents on Reservoir RIDGELAND — City officials approved an agreement with the Reservoir’s governing body that included an incense in fees for trash pickup for roughly 375 residential customers within the city limits and just outside of it.
OTHER NEWS
R’land water receives perfect score Ridgeland drinking water received top scores from a recent inspection from the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Payne defeats Slater in runoff Less than 1,000 voters in Madison County decided last week’s runoff election for District 2 Election Commissioner.
Dancers selected as All Americans Two senior members of the Madison Central Mystix Dance Team were recently selected as All American through a virtual tryout with Universal Dance Association.
Craft brewery coming to Belhaven BELHAVEN — Fertile Ground Beer Co. has announced plans for a craft brewery to be located in the historic Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson.
Dave's Triple B celebrates Flora opening Chef David Raines celebrated the grand reopening of his popular Triple B Restaurant on Wednesday, Nov. 19
Ballet opens season with ‘The Nutcracker’ Under the direction of Jennifer Beasley, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet opens its 28th season with the holiday favorite The Nutcracker. The production will feature guest artists from across the nation and over 120 local dancers in four performances on December 5 and 6 at Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center.
Nissan helps build 650th Habitat house Habitat for Humanity is celebrating a major milestone with the construction of its 650th house in the Jackson metro, this particular one sponsored by Nissan.
School infections continue to rise The Madison County School District is reporting a large number of quarantined students within the last week in schools that had been lightly impacted by COVID-19 since schools started in-person classes in September.

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