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A new building for the Tax Collector and Tax Assessor is being considered in south Madison County.
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Supes grill lobbyist over no state funds

The lobbying firm hired by the county for $8,000 a month to influence the state Legislature said Madison County is a “victim of its own success” when grilled on Monday about why the county did not receive an appropriation for roads for the first time in six years. 

Madison Central Val and Sal headed to Princeton

Madison Central High School Salutatorian Sophie Gao, left, and Valedictorian Stephanie Ko, right, will be attending Princeton University in the fall.

I-55 bridge closures are Thursday night and in June

Thursday night marks the last night of overnight lane closures on I-55 at U.S. 51 until June.

Jackson Prep claims 6A state championship

The Jackson Prep Patriots finished the season with a 9-4 win over Hattiesburg’s Presbyterian Christian, claiming the MAIS Class 6A title in the process.

I-55 bridges will experience lane closures next week overnight

Lanes will be closed overnight next week on Interstate 55 in Madison County to accommodate updates to two bridges here, Department of Transportation Officials say.
Madison Middle School students Austin Yang, Kareem Eleraky, Lucas Pavalock, and Stavya Bhardwaj won the Sportsmanship Award at the VEX Robotics World Championship.

Madison Robotics students win world title

Fifteen robotics students in Madison County Schools are now 2024 World Champions! Four teams from across the district earned trophies at the 2024 VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas this month.
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Murder suspect killed in shootout

Ivory James Welch

RIDGELAND — A 42-year-old law instructor at the Mississippi College School of Law was murdered here along with her sister and mother over the weekend.

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THOMAS/Two contrasting congressional days

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks to reporters after her attempt to remove Mike Johnson (R-LA) from Speaker's position fails, Washington, DC, May 8, 2024.  Greene introduced a motion to vacate the Speaker's office, which was defeated by a motion to table the issue immediately afterward. (Photo by Allison Bailey / Middle East Images / Middle East Images via AFP) (Photo by ALLISON BAILEY/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images)

Last Friday in Washington there was evidence of why only 16 percent of the public approve of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll.

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Horecky family to compete on Family Feud show

Kala and John Horecky with their three daughters Katilyn Billingsley, Clara Ward Newton and Helen Anne Horecky on Family Feud.

A dentist, his wife, and their three daughters will compete Friday night on the nationally televised game show Family Feud.

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Ground was broken on a new $10 billion  Amazon Web Services center in the Madison County MegaSite on Monday.
Business owners in the Lucky City have until July to install security cameras on their premises if they do not already have them.
The discount grocery chain Aldi is one step closer to coming to Ridgeland next to Costco after city officials approved the site plans this week with stipulations like bricks.
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The Levi distribution facility at Gluckstadt will close, company officials announced earlier this month.
A portion of Yandell Road will close for over two months to replace two bridges.
MADISON — A new antiques and gift shop opened here last week with a ribbon-cutting that brought city officials and other business owners.
Federal aid sought by Governor Tate Reeves could help repair 31 homes damaged in Madison County and five other counties during April storms, Gov. Tate Reeves announced.
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Holmes art students earn awards at 2024 MCCAIA State Student Art Competition

Pictured are Holmes art students (left to right) Hannah Hurst of Jackson, Emeree Moncrief of Madison and Caroline Newman of Jackson. These three students, along with (not pictured) Allison Mott of Madison, earned awards at the 2024 Mississippi Community College Art Instructors Association (MCCAIA)’s Student Art Exhibition and Competition.

Four students from Holmes Community College’s Ridgeland Campus earned awards at the 2024 Mississippi Community College Art Instructors Association (MCCAIA)’s Student Art Exhibition and Competition. Award winners included Hannah Hurst of Jackson, Emeree Moncrief of Madison, Allison Mott of Madison and Caroline Newman of Jackson. The students were recognized during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 27, at Southwest Mississippi Community College.

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