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Canton’s fall Flea Market is widely considered the event that officially kicks off the holiday season in the metro and serves as one of the county’s brightest treasures for family and friends to experience.  more
A Ridgeland-based attorney, Madison County Native and amateur sleuth, along with a small team of fellow internet investigators, has developed a novel suspect in a well-known case that has left the Federal Bureau of Investigation scratching their heads for the past fifty years. more
For nearly 100 years, northeast Madison County was home to a pair of resorts known for their baths and swimming holes drawn from local wells and springs. According to the late Canton historian Jim Lacey Jr., Artesian Springs enjoyed its “heyday” in the 1850s and was burned to the ground during the Civil War whereas Allison’s Wells came into being at the turn of the century and went strong until it burned in January of 1963. more
Most people may not know just how much history is behind the City of Madison, and that it started as nothing more than just a train stop.  more
Canton became a town in 1936 but became a Hollywood star in the 1990s. The county seat of Madison County has long been a gathering place for business and the legal doings but the central Mississippi picturesque hamlet has become a favorite of the motion picture industry. Ever since Matthew McConaughey came to town to conquer his first leading man role in a feature film, A Time to Kill, the first John Grisham novel to get the Hollywood big screen treatment, the city has had key lights and gaffers and more scurrying about.  more
Preserving small-town history is no easy task, but the Friends of Flora endeavors to do just that and more.  more
All things are connected, the saying goes. A butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil and sets off a tornado in Texas, or anyone in the entertainment industry can be connected to Kevin Bacon in seven steps. more
Another chapter in the 169-year-old history of the spacious Montgomery House property in downtown Madison is being written as a city park and botanical garden take shape, part of the historic city center that will include planned residential and commercial developments, a big vision of Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler’s for decades. more
Colorful cardigans, charming ceramics, hand carved furniture, your new favorite necklace; hidden gems stud the shelves at the antique and consignment stores. more
Next time you are at the Mississippi Coliseum for a college basketball game, concert or rodeo remember that a half-mile beneath your feet is the vent of a volcano that has lain dormant for, by best geological estimates, some 70 million years. more
One of the many Antebellum attractions to see here is the Priestley House, a Greet Revival built in 1852, but there are lesser-known landmarks such as the Old Madison County Jail built five years after the Civil War. more
A tradition continues in November when the Chula Homa Hunt rides to the hounds and to the thrill of the chase. more
Jackson emerged as one of America’s most bustling capital cities in the early 20th century, and Capitol Street became the city’s beating heart. Visitors from far and wide came to see downtown for themselves, and many stayed in Capitol Street’s cluster of hotels, like the King Edward, the Heidelberg, or the Walthall. more
The influences of the Mississippi Blues has spread worldwide like the reaching limbs of the canopy of a large oak with a complex root system that stretches over much of the American south, but the strong trunk at the center sits firmly in Mississippi. “Welcome to Mississippi, the birthplace of America’s music” State welcome signs proudly say. more
Though it likely only existed as a town for approximately 15 years, Beattie's Bluff remains a crossroads of Madison County, Mississippi and American history and has been brought back to local relevance as the site of a $40 million wastewater plant that services the Nissan Plant, Canton and other parts of the county. more
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