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06/26/2014 - 5:39am

Leading Reveille at Madison Central High School for the upcoming year, are (from left) Rebecca Shofner, Joseph Strode,  Gavin Lyall, and Meredith Bradford.  These students will be leading the 47 singer/dancers, 17 crew...

06/26/2014 - 5:37am

On Senior Class Day, seven members of the Class of 2014 at Jackson Prep were named to the Jackson Preparatory School Hall of Fame.  This honor is reserved for seniors who have distinguished themselves in the academic and co-...

06/25/2014 - 4:22pm

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06/25/2014 - 4:17pm

MADISON COUNTY has approved three road agreements with the cities of Madison and Ridgeland, with work on several Ridgeland streets to be finished by the end of the budget year.

Last week the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved...

06/25/2014 - 4:07pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND and a property developer have reached a legal settlement, with the city receiving less than 15 percent of the amount owed for TIF bonds issued.

 Because the developer, LR Company, failed to repay its portion...

06/25/2014 - 3:57pm

JOHN RAVENSTEIN and business partners are breaking ground next month on the first phase of a new shopping center, Madison Highlands, to be located next to Broadmoor Baptist Church on Highland Colony Parkway in Madison.

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06/25/2014 - 3:52pm

RIDGELAND’S assistant police chief, Randy Tyler, will step in after Chief Jimmy Houston retires July 24.

Tyler and Mayor Gene McGee will work together to find a new assistant chief, McGee said.

McGee and the board of...

06/25/2014 - 3:45pm

Deb Coleman is chairman of the Leadership Greater Jackson (LGJ) board of trustees and a 2008 graduate of LGJ. She is an analyst at the state Legislative Budget Office and is retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard. Coleman was...

06/25/2014 - 3:40pm

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06/25/2014 - 3:11pm

Hosemann hits Voter ID out of the park

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06/25/2014 - 3:04pm

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06/25/2014 - 2:59pm

JACKSON - We are coming up, soon, on the 40th anniversary of Dizzy Dean’s death. Four decades: hard to believe. Not so long ago, on a drive home from the Gulf Coast, we paid a visit to Ol’ Diz in Bond, the community he once made...

06/25/2014 - 2:57pm

Students in kindergarten through grade six at Jackson Academy enjoy an annual field day each year where they run relay races against the other classes in their grade level.   Enjoying lower school field day are (from left...

06/25/2014 - 2:55pm

Sheila Fratesi Dickard of Greenwood and Richard Paul Dickard Sr. of Tchula announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Rebecca Dickard, to Nathaniel England Upchurch of Brandon.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Martha...

06/25/2014 - 2:53pm

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Pace of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Kelly Pace, to Jacob Randall Rogers, son of Danette and Steve Williams, and Randy Rogers of Tuscaloosa.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of...

06/25/2014 - 2:50pm

Will Godfrey was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a recent Court of Honor held by BSA Troop 279 of Madison United Methodist Church. He is a junior at Germantown High School and a member of Madison United Methodist Church. His...

06/25/2014 - 2:46pm

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06/25/2014 - 2:45pm
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06/25/2014 - 2:38pm
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State health officials say there is no evidence that people have gotten...
06/25/2014 - 2:37pm
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06/25/2014 - 2:35pm
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06/25/2014 - 2:34pm
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06/25/2014 - 2:32pm
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Federal funding for the program has already been committed to various traffic-...
06/24/2014 - 6:03am

Dr. John M. Yarborough Jr.

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06/19/2014 - 9:55am

Delmar Leon Simmons Jr.

Services will be held June 20 at First Presbyterian Church for Delmar Leon “Billy” Simmons Jr. of Jackson. Visitation will be at 11 a.m.,with the...