Today's Top Stories

Manpower and money hurting city’s efforts to repair streets

An average of 20 people experience physical violence from an intimate partner every minute in the United States.

JA Booster Club hosts event April 9

Margo Coleman uses golf to help teach young people skills for a successful life

A federal appeals court has given state lawmakers four weeks to redraw a state Senate district after a lower court determined the district violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

He has been a part of the Batte business even washing windows as a child. If he isn’t working, he would prefer to be playing golf. He is a beach bum.

Oh, my, he was great


Sports broadcaster extraordinaire Dick Enberg died during the Christmas holidays – December 21 to be exact – at the age of 82. He brought so much joy to my life, his passing shouldn’t go without comment.

So, of course, my first comment: “Dick Enberg, is gone. Oh my!”

Gardening Glimpses


I lost my gardening partner five weeks ago, and it doesn’t get any easier, day by day, going on alone.

Today would have been Herman’s 88th birthday.   

So hard to realize that all our projects, planned together, are now up to me, and of course son Kevin and great friend Pete McKay.

Counter Terrorism

Todd Bobe, special agent with the Jackson field office of the FBI, was the guest speaker at a recent lunch meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Bobe discussed the FBI’s efforts at counter terrorism investigations close to home in Mississippi.

Club speakers

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, Director of Life, Health, and Actuarial, Bob Williams, and Chief of Staff Sandy Ray recently spoke to the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Ray, Lion John Bell Crosby, Williams, Lion Rusty Healy, and Chaney.

Casey Smith

Casey Smith, PGA general managaer of the Reunion Golf and Country Club, has been awarded the Top Ten Under 40 Award presented annually by the City of Madison Chamber of Comcerce.


Major General (Retired) Allen Edmon Brewer, Dr. William Hollis Burrow III, Sam Robinson Coker, John Armistead Conway III, Justyn Bennett Dixon, Roger Mayo Flynt III; (front) Shelby Leigh Brewer, Courtney Lynne Burrow, Louise Montgomery Coker, Julia Rivers Conway, Mary Reid Dixon, Olivia Clair Flynt


Mark Wynn Garriga, Benton McInnis Hilbun, Paul Frederick Leslie McNeill, David Myron Thomas II, Craig Leon Miller, Dr. Edward Sidney Moak, Louis Hanner Watson Jr.; (front) Alexandra Adams Garriga, Elizabeth Scott Hilbun, Emma Alise McNeill, Leah Paige Thomas, Martha Tatum Miller, Whitney Bailey Moak, Jane Ashley Watson



Two area high schools have started what will be an annual competition to raise money for waterfowl conservation.