Today's Top Stories

City successfully battles fallout from freezing weather

At press time, the capital city was bracing for another round of sub-freezing temperatures, which could again challenge the city’s worn out water mains.

The first phase of the Reunion interchange might be funded through this year’s state bond bill, say county officials.

Rep. Denny targeting increasing CCID funding, changing voting laws during session

Four Ridgeland road improvement projects will be underway within the coming months.

Madison County’s new recycling system is still working well for a portion of its citizens living outside city limits.

More volunteers are needed for the Mississippi Blues Marathon.

The annual race is days away, and race officials still need volunteers to guide runners and provide support.

Energy speaker

David Gates was the guest speaker at a recent Rotary Club of Jackson meeting. Shown are (from left) Duane O’Neill, President Brooks Buchanan, Gates, and Neddie Winters, Rotary president-elect.

Tim Basel

Tim Basel, PGA Head Professional of Reunion Golf and Country Club, recently received the 2017 Gulf States PGA Professional of the Year award, the highest honor paid to a Gulf States PGA Professional.

Miss Raphael and Sigh to exchange wedding vows March 3 at First Baptist

Miss Raphael and Sigh to exchange wedding vows March 3 at First Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lane Thornton and Mark Edward Raphael announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Alexandra Raphael, to William Blake Sigh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Edward Henderson Jr. and William Ray Sigh, all of Madison.

I wonder as I wander


‘Twas the week before Christmas and I went to my church,

But I felt lonely, so turned away with a lurch.

And that’s when I felt a soft tug on my sleeve.

You’ll miss next Sunday, and that’ll be Christmas Eve.

A Christmas service, I didn’t think I could face;

Too soon I’d drive alone on up the Natchez Trace.

Holiday gathering

Mona and Ted Enstrom recently hosted Magnolia Travel Group’s Christmas party. Enjoying the evening were (from left, back) Jose Sosa, Ted Enstrom, Dottie Grubbs, Trey Tracy, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, April Stevenson; (front) Joe Upton, Amy Mayhue, Kim Sims, Lindsey Upton, Jennifer Wooten and Mary Kathryn Sharpe.

Speech and Debate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s middle school speech and debate team recently traveled to Hattiesburg for the Sacred Heart Middle School Invitational. Both public forum debate teams – Charles Sanders/Joy Dhar and Kara Pickett/Yasmine Ware – had winning records. Pickett and Ware were recognized as semifinalists.

Sign for tennis

Madison Central High School senior Megan Humphreys signed to play tennis at the University of North Alabama next fall. Shown are (from left) Claire, David, Megan and Kim Humphreys.



John Carter “Jack” Stamm, a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, died Saturday, December 30. He was... READ MORE


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