Today's Top Stories

A Northside woman was shaken up this afternoon after driving her vehicle into a store at Maywood Mart.

The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m.

The woman crashed into a storefront between Smoothie King and Moe’s restaurant.

Foote hoping to draft ordinance governing temporary rentals

For the time being, residents are at the mercy of Airbnb owners who have the ability to run their temporary rentals unchecked.

The Madison County Property Owners Association (MCPOA) is steadily growing as more county residents join to have a unified community voice.

MCPOA board members have big goals for 2019.

Heart association plans annual gala

Listening and patience attributes for Larry Ratzlaff's successful career in banking and running

Many people say the lessons they learned playing sports translate well into their professional careers.

The co-owner of a Biloxi baseball team could soon be manager of Smith-Wills Stadium.

Only one firm submitted a proposal to manage the stadium, Kusche Sports Group.

Doughnuts

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners in Kim Duhs’ class enjoyed her annual “Doughnuts with Duhs” during their week study of the letter D. Shown are (from left) Jane Hester, Sawyer Johnson, Logan Cheek, Caroline Bryan and Reid Hurley.




Honor seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Miles, Patrick and Angela Marcus.


Swearing in

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District (Madison and Rankin Counties). He replaces Michael Guest who was elected to the U.S. Congress. The appointment was effective January 1, 2019, and Mr. Bramlett will fulfill the last year of Mr. Guest’s unexpired term.



DONATE TO CHILDREN

For the holiday season, the Mississippi Community Education Center and New Learning Resources Online donated special items to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Toys and books were purchased for the children hospitalized during the holidays.  The gifts, with Santa’s help were delivered to each patient.


TROOP TOUR

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Troop #3980 of First Presbyterian Day School toured the Capitol recently with parents and troop leaders. During the visit they spoke with Sen. Hillman T. Frazier, who gave them a perspective on the legislative process and the building’s history.



One extreme after another

Maybe it is best described through the lyrics of Conway Twitty and Sam Moore. Perhaps we can relate even more so to Tina Turner’s feelings on the subject. Should we venture even farther to the deep side of Jim Morrison and his classic especially with the opening prelude?




Diana Chapman Monsour

Services were held January 13 at Covenant Presbyterian Church for Diana Chapman Monsour. The Rev. Dr. Josh Cole officiated.

Mrs. Monsour passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family January 11 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 74.


United

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Metro senators join forces to back special funding districts

The fight for community improvement districts (CIDs) began anew this week, with the start of the 2019 legislative session.


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