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  1. Martinson

    Rep. Martinson's home burns in blaze

    Longtime state Rep. Rita Martinson's home in the Gluckstadt area was destroyed Friday night by a fire.

    • Mar. 16, 2015
  2. Students' art is on display through April 12.

    Young artists recognized in competition

    The Mississippi Museum of Art is pleased to recognize winning students from the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards of Mississippi Regional Competition.

    • Mar. 16, 2015
  3. Lizzie Lee, 12, of Madison practices her tennis serve during her lessons held at Ridgeland Tennis Center. Photos by Kathy Matheny/Special to The Herald

    Tennis lessons in Ridgeland


    • Mar. 16, 2015
  4. Locals named to deans' lists

    Rachel Ashworth of Madison was named to the Dean's List at the University of Memphis for the fall 2014 semester.

    • Mar. 16, 2015
  5. Burns

    Garden Club of Jackson to hold fundraiser

    Garden Club of Jackson will hold its annual fundraiser, a luncheon, on Thursday,.March 26, at the Country Club of Jackson, beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are $50 per person.

    • Mar. 16, 2015
  6. Enroll for the 2015-2016 school year!

    In order to attend kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015.

    • Mar. 16, 2015
  7. Goodwill Art Show set for Sunday in Madison

    Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services (GIVS) and the Madison Square Center for the Arts are hosting the 27th Annual Goodwill Art Show Awards Ceremony and Reception 2 p.m.

    • Mar. 17, 2015
  8. Last year's cool, cloudy weather didn't keep Ridgeland students, teachers and community members from participating in the 2014 Titan Trot 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. This year's Trot will be held at Ridgeland High School on Saturday, March 28. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m. The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K will start soon thereafter.

    Titan Trot is March 28

    It'll be a morning of community and camaraderie as Titans of all ages take to the streets for the Titan Trot 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run at Ridgeland High School on Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m.

    • Mar. 11, 2015
  9. Residential landscaping: Large or small?

    I don't know what your options are when you read this sentence, but if you don't have anything else going, it's landscape quiz time. No, nothing big here, this is 'landscape lite' for sure, and I just wanted to ask you one question.

    • Mar. 11, 2015
  10. First Baptist Church of Flora held their monthly Sonshiners event.The speaker was Lauren Compere, Miss Wheelchair Mississippi from Madison. She is currently a Student at Mississippi College and plans to participate in Miss Wheelchair America in July. Sonshiners is a group of Community Christians, not only Baptists, who come together once a month in fellowship as seniors. For more information, call (601) 879-8022.

    Sonshiners meet in Flora

    • Mar. 11, 2015
  11. Levi Bowen, 5, of Pelahatchie, paints a cross during a spring break activity session Monday called Jesus Loves Me at Easily Amused on Jackson Street in Ridgeland.

    Creating crosses


    • Mar. 11, 2015
  12. Refuse To Be A Victim program set for April 12

    The award-winning crime prevention and personal safety seminar, Refuse To Be A Victim, will be conducted on April 12 at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 444 Northpark Drive, Ridgeland, from 4-8 p.m.

    • Mar. 11, 2015
  13. The Mississippi Rush Jackson U12 Boys Elite Blue team won the prestigious Red Diamond Vulcan Cup Soccer Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend. The Red Diamond Vulcan Cup is one of the Southeast's premier soccer tournaments, hosting 261 teams from nine different states around the country. The Jackson U12B Elite Blue are the champions of the U12 8v8 Silver bracket, winning games against Atlanta Fire United (GA), Brandon Futbol Club (MS), Decatur Dekalb Soccer Association (GA), Hattiesburg FC (MS) and Tuscaloosa United Soccer Club (AL). The team is coached by Brad Smith.

    Rush wins Vulcan Cup

    • Mar. 11, 2015
  14. Run Up for Downs is Saturday

    When participants step up to the starting line at the Third Annual Run Up For Downs race, they won't be competing just for themselves, they'll also be raising funds and awareness for Down syndrome through the Runnning For Lily Charity.

    • Mar. 11, 2015
  15. No Limit Jiu-Jitsu in Gluckstadt had six competitors in the 2015 Louisiana State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in New Orleans. Pictured are, back, from left, Gus Strobel, Eric Spellman, Thomas Silas, Blaine Presley and Gene Silas. Anthony Mitchell is kneeling in front.

    Jiu-Jitsu competitors

    • Mar. 11, 2015
  16. The Rev. Robert McCallum, pastor at Priestly Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Canton, led House members in an opening word of prayer. From left are Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Rep. Mary Coleman (D-Jackson), McCallum and Deputy Clerk Lisa Davis, a parishioner of Priestly Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

    Opening prayer

    • Mar. 12, 2015
  17. Historical Society to meet

    The public is invited to the meeting of the Historical Society of Ridgeland (HSR) 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ridgeland Library at 397 U.S.

    • Mar. 12, 2015
  18. tarkville players celebrate with the trophy following their overtime win against Madison Central in the MHSAA 6A Boys Championship. Bob Smith/Special to the Clarion Ledge

    6A Boys: Starkville wins OT duel with Madison Central

    Eleven days of madness culminated in storybook-like fashion.

    • Mar. 16, 2015
  19. The blooms of the Cajun hibiscus series, such as this Light My Fire, usually last only one day, but they typically bloom from spring until frost. MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman

    Upcoming MSU gardenshows prepare for spring

    Mother Nature has been teasing gardeners lately as the weather flips back and forth from warm, early-spring days to freezing temperatures and winter precipitation. I want summer to arrive!

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  20. Germantown High School Future Business Leaders of America district winners will advance to the state competition, set for April 8-10 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Jackson.

    Germantown FBLA

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  21. Rep. Greg Holloway (D-Hazlehurst) was joined on the Capitol steps today by Sens. Kenny Wayne Jones (D-Canton) and Sollie Norwood (D-Jackson) to welcome alumni from the three Historical Black Universities for Unity Day at the Capitol. Visitors were introduced in both chambers before they held a press conference on the Capitol steps.

    HBCU alumni at Capitol

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  22. From left are Rep. Rita Martinson (R-Madison), Timothy Cook, Anastasia Osborne and Speaker Philip Gunn.

    Local students serve as House pages

    Several local students recently participated in the page program for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff.

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  23. From left are Brooklyn Mendez of Mandeville, La., Dylan Woolsey of Brandon, Jessalee Shivers of New Hebron, Dawn Little of Florence and Pam Chapman of Flora, program director; second row, Kelsie Giles of Clinton, Lauren Austin of Brandon, Kaylee Rochelle of Greenville, Mary Hartfield of Hattiesburg, Morgan Mason of Brandon; third row, Kenneth Davis of Vicksburg, Elliott Pettus of Flowood, Joe Kellum of Jackson; fourth row, Harrison Schuerman of Flowood, Charlie Carpenter of Louise, Steven Ladd of Vicksburg, Prasanth Prasannasaswathan of Pearl and Justin Haskins of Flowood.

    Hinds CC students visit Capitol

    Hinds Community College first-year Physical Therapy Assisting students from the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center attended Mississippi Physical Therapy Association Legislative Day at the State Capitol on Feb. 26.

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  24. Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, an ophthalmologist from Madison, served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 4. In that capacity, Dr. Mitchell was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staffers whole in session. She is standing with Capitol Nurse Ann Lincoln, left.

    Doctor of the Day

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  25. From left are Seth Albritton, Jake Mabus and Speaker Philip Gunn.

    Students serve as legislative pages

    Seth Albritton of Canton recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff. Albritton is the son of Erik and Stacie Albritton and attends Germantown High.

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  26. Darryanna Warren

    Warren a state finalist in pageant

    Darryanna Warren, daughter of Felicia Miller of Madison, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Mississippi Pageant to be held May 28-30 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  27. Ballroom dancers to meet

    Magnolia Ballroom Dancers' Association will hold its March dance, 'St. Paddy's Jig,' on Saturday, March 14, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main St., Madison.

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  28. William Carey announces honors

    William Carey University has announced the President's and Dean's List Scholars for the Winter Trimester. President's List Scholars have a perfect 4.0 grade point average and Dean's List Scholars must have at least a 3.5 grade point average.

    • Mar. 9, 2015
  29. From left are Shrinidhi Sathish and Tommy Vaughan.

    MRA announces spelling bee winners

    Madison-Ridgeland Academy held its annual school spelling bee. Shrinidhi Sathish was the sixth-grade first place winner and Tommy Vaughan was the sixth-grade alternate. Shrinidhi will be representing MRA in the District Spelling Bee in March.

    • Mar. 16, 2015
  30. Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker provides details on missing toddler Myra Lewis. Greg Jenson/The Herald

    Camden toddler still missing

    One year ago, a Camden toddler disappeared seemingly into thin air, prompting a huge manhunt and leaving authorities wondering how a child can simply vanish.

    • Mar. 5, 2015
  31. Cheyenne Spirit is an outstanding coneflower that produces a delightful mix of flower colors ranging from rich purple, pink, red and orange to yellows, creams and white. MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman

    Plan to include coneflowers in garden

    Through the column and television show 'Southern Gardening,' I have the chance to share some of my favorite landscape plants with home gardeners all across Mississippi.

    • Mar. 5, 2015
  32. Spring is a busy time for bees and beekeepers, as longer days and warmer weather bring the first flowers, such as this henbit, into bloom. MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence

    Bees and beekeepers keep busy during the spring

    Spring is a busy time for bees and beekeepers, as longer days and warmer weather bring the first flowers into bloom.

    • Mar. 5, 2015
  33. Rezoning underway in Gluckstadt

    The Madison County Planning Commission unanimously approved Thursday a request to rezone a parcel at the intersection of Gluckstadt and Bozeman roads in Gluckstadt.

    • Mar. 5, 2015
  34. In 2015, the Rev. Samuel Swayze Chapter of the Colonial Dames 17th Century will be celebrating 50 years of being organized. At a recent meeting at the Country Club of Jackson, Dr. Lura Scales presented a program on Pocahontas history. In honor of Pocahontas, the Colonial Dames Society provides scholarships to Native American descent persons interested in pursuing medical professions. From left are Dr. Lura Scales and Toni Layer, chapter president.

    Colonial Dames

    • Mar. 3, 2015
  35. The Fluid Control Division of Parker Hannifin located in Madison recently awarded charitable contributions through its Parker Hannifin Foundation to Holmes Community College, Hinds Community College and the United Way of the Capital Area. The focus of the Parker Hannifin Foundation is to support educational institutions, health care organizations, and various local charities.

    Parker Hannifin gift

    • Mar. 3, 2015
  36. Read Across America at MAUE

    Madison Avenue Upper Elementary celebrated Read Across America Day recently. Students could dress as their favorite storybook character.

    • Mar. 3, 2015
  37. Tulane to host series of workshops

    Tulane’s School of Continuing Studies Madison Campus is set to host a special series of campus workshops open to the public beginning Friday, March 20. The first workshop will inform Metro area residents about the importance of their dreams, the second will offer healthy tips on weight loss, and the final one will discuss the essential health benefits of superfoods. The workshops will meet at the Madison Campus located at 2115 Main St.

    • Mar. 4, 2015
  38. Canton getting EPA help

    The Environmental Protection Agency has selected Canton as one of 22 communities nationwide to receive assistance from its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program.

    • Mar. 5, 2015
  39. Canton seniors celebrate holiday

    While some couples and friends wish to enjoy Valentine's Day alone, many seniors in Canton look forward every year to celebrating the holiday together in fellowship.

    • Mar. 5, 2015
  40. Late winter in Mississippi sometimes brings both blooms and snow. MSU Ag Communications/Kat Lawrence

    Plants should rebound from snow

    Winter storms make pretty landscapes, but many homeowners wonder what impact the ice and snow will have on plants that already started preparing for spring.

    • Mar. 2, 2015
  41. Purple and Gold Ball is April 11

    Metro Jackson Chapter of Alcorn State University Alumni will honor Rep.

    • Mar. 2, 2015
  42. Firm enhances parental leave policy

    The law firm of Baker Donelson has launched an enhanced parental leave policy, which now allows for 16 weeks of paid leave as well as intermittent leave for male and female attorneys.

    • Mar. 2, 2015
  43. Juniker Jewelry rendering

    Juniker Jewelry moving from Jackson to Madison Highlands

    Juniker Jewelry plans to move in August from its location in Highland Village in Jackson to a new center in Madison.

    • Mar. 3, 2015
  44. BJ Howard

    Reveille named Grand Champion

    On Feb. 21, Reveille was named Grand Champion at the West Jones Invitational along with earning caption awards for Best Vocals and Outstanding Visuals as they performed their show '

    • Feb. 26, 2015
  45. Haynes

    Property taxes would rise if bond issue OK'd

    As the March 31 vote on a $33 million bond issue for Canton schools nears, district officials have determined what the impact will look like for taxpayers who just saw a slight uptick in taxes after a millage rate increase went into effect in October.

    • Feb. 26, 2015
  46. Brown

    Traditional beginning of landscape process is here

    Well, we've finally made it to mid-winter. Ski trips are history and the holiday season is a distant memory. But blue sky days will soon outnumber wet, gloomy ones and, yay, spring is right around the corner.

    • Feb. 26, 2015
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