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.

Red ribbons

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Gabrielle Morris, Leah Richardson, Eeshaan Bajaj, and Caleigh Hankins dressed in red to participate in Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to raise awareness regarding the dangers of drug abuse.


Quiz bowl

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Quiz Bowl team competed in the seventh annual Mustang Invitation Tournament at Murrah High School. They competed against 22 other teams from all around Mississippi and the surrounding states, placing first in the tournament for the fourth year in a row.




Green beans

Mannsdale Upper Elementary School collected more than 900 cans of green beans in November for donation to Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (MadCAAP).



Cardinal spellers

St. Richard spelling scholars participated in the schoolwide spelling bee recently. After 16 long rounds, the two winning students who will move on to the district spelling bee are Natalia Elmore, who won first place, and Sofia Liberto, who placed second.


Author reads aloud

Students from Jackson Academy’s lower school (from left, front) Tanslei Evans, Stone Skipper, Katherine Fowler, and Carme Claire Thrash joined author Toni Tyler (back) on stage after a reading of her newly published book “Annie Em’s Red Shoes.”



Letter of intent

Madison Central High School seniors (from left) Adrian Harris and Gabe Wilcox signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at the University of Louisiana Monroe.


DUI Arrests Increase

More patrols and checkpoints in Madison County may have led to an increase in DUI arrests during the holidays.

The city of Ridgeland saw an increase in DUI arrests from December 21, 2018, to January 1, 2019, which Police Chief John Neal said could be due to an increase in checkpoints and the extra time off for the holiday season.



LOHO Annual Meeting Jan. 10

LOHO residents will have a chance to sound off on the neighborhood association’s new bylaws and budget at a meeting this week.

LOHO’s first official “neighborhood-wide annual meeting” is slated for Thursday, January 10, at the River Hills Club. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., according to a release.


Eagle Scouts

At a recent Troop 1 Eagle Court of Honor the following Scouts were awarded the Rank of Eagle (from left) Will Fletcher, Dixon Hughes, Noah Berry, Grant Hughes, Clayton Mahaffey, Gibson Cheney. Troop 1, chartered in 1916, is beginning its 103rd year of scouts.


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